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Ladies...question about gray hair

by TONI H / March 28, 2006 4:52 AM PST

I'm 60 this year and have dark brown hair that had very, very little gray in it until this past year. Now I have lots of it and it's noticeable. I don't mind having the gray throughout, but don't have the faintest idea of what type of conditioner or oil treatment works best on stopping it from feeling so coarse. I don't color my hair....tried a rinse on it a few years back but it wasn't the shade I expected and didn't try anything else.

Got any suggestions to get a shine because it's pretty dull looking or at least a soft feeling back into what I have?


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I've noticed that as my wife gets older...
by EdH / March 28, 2006 5:40 AM PST

her hair has become darker. This is especially noticable after she visits the hair salon.

What up with that?

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(NT) (NT) We will NEVER tell!!!!
by Glenda / March 28, 2006 6:14 AM PST
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Gray hair is a PITA:(
by Glenda / March 28, 2006 6:13 AM PST

I use Tresemme Anti breakage formula and the conditioner, and when I switch I go to the Tresemme Moisture rich formula. It has been the only brand that doesn't dry the gray out even more and my hair stays silky:) The only time my hair gets coloring is when I visit Evie and she fixes me up:)

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by James Denison / March 28, 2006 7:57 PM PST

Get a buzz cut and wear a wig. That way you look the way you want in public, and at home you don't have to worry with it anymore. It's easier than doing all the treament and dying, and the haircut at the men's barbershop will be a lot cheaper.

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Unless that 'buzz cut'
by TONI H / March 28, 2006 8:14 PM PST
In reply to: Wig

looks even a little bit like Halle Berry's, I would imagine you're telling me I could also kiss off any hope of a love life after the haircut as it seems to me that a buzz cut on a woman in bed would be a real turn off.

I'm glad you're not one of my 'advisors'......lol


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The man you're looking for
by James Denison / March 28, 2006 8:30 PM PST
In reply to: Unless that 'buzz cut'

You might find just the man you're looking for at the barbershop. All the times I've had to sit there waiting for the chair over the years, I've heard more than a few men who considered themselves as God's gift to women. So if you are looking for one of God's gifts just waiting for you......

Some more advantages of a buzz cut is it's cooler in the summer when working in the garden or just sitting around the home. When you go shopping or anywhere for that matter without the wig everyone will treat you really nice, thinking you are making a comeback from chemo treatment.

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You may
by Terry Browne / March 29, 2006 1:15 AM PST
In reply to: Unless that 'buzz cut'

wear it in bed too during the act.

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Typical male response when
by TONI H / March 29, 2006 2:25 AM PST
In reply to: You may

you haven't a clue about a subject. Wigs do NOT stay put without having something to attach it to (say with 'bobby pins' to existing tresses underneath it or a comb built into the wig that 'digs' into the also existing tresses). A buzz cut with a wig would be like a bald man attempting to wear a 'bowler' hat in bed and not have it move around or fall off. You don't exactly GLUE a wig onto your head, hon, nor do you just plop it onto your head and expect it to stay put without some type of anchoring done.....

I have wigs....they're for social appearances only and not for sleeping (or otherwise) activities.


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I was kidding Toni...
by Terry Browne / March 29, 2006 3:08 AM PST

And if I offended you in any way I apologize.


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I thought you were serious lol
by TONI H / March 29, 2006 3:16 AM PST
In reply to: I was kidding Toni...

and sat here laughing out loud as I typed my response. You did not offend me at all......it was fun, and we don't get many posts here in SE that are. Thanks for giving me something to chuckle about....it almost made me laugh as hard as EdH's response about his wife's hair getting darker as she aged (but after a visit to the beauty shop lol)


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(NT) (NT) olive or coconut oil helps
by jonah jones / March 28, 2006 8:11 PM PST
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There is some stuff.
by Angeline Booher / March 28, 2006 10:29 PM PST

When I first started getting a few gray hairs, they were just fuzzy little annoyances. Now at almost 74, the gray hair is more noticeable throughout, but those fuzzy little "outcroppings" still exist.

I have my hair cut at SuperCuts. You don't often get the same person, so there are a few different things they used. One was sort of what I would call a pompade - rubbed on the hands and then over the finished hair. Others used some sprays. But they all worked. The products (Paul Mitchell) aren't cheap, so I have only bought a hair spray when it was half price to use for the few special occasions I have. I did go to a Mardi Gras party, and one person thought I had put some silver spray on my hair.

I just blow dry my hair for special times, air dry the rest of the time. I welcome the gray because it gives my straight hair more body.

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