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Is grey the new blonde for mature women?

Updated on September 22, 2013

Being congruent ...

I observe people, it's a hobby of mine. Many of the people I observe are my peers. You know, older women. I do this because, like women of all ages, I am comparing myself with them. I am looking to see if there is any idea, any look I can use myself. I suppose you could call it stealing style.

But there is one style that really doesn't appeal, that thing some of us do to persuade others that we are still young. Oh, I don't mean the very rich who can have face lifts and every artifice known to plastic surgery to stay looking young. No, what I mean is the woman you see, or rather your old man sees, from the back and you can see he's expecting to see a sexy young thing but you intuit that maybe all is not what it seems.

She's slim, has long blonde hair and dresses in the latest fashion, sickeningly with the most divine and expensive-looking boots. You see, you're jealous already. You're waiting for her to turn around and when she does you get a shock as you take in the full effect of the wrinkles under the thick foundation, the heavy-duty eye make-up overlaying the crow's feet and the lipstick bleeding into the lines around the mouth.

You register the disappointment on your husband's face with mild satisfaction and think it serves him right. One thing you don't expect to feel however is your own disappointment.

Me ... all freckles and unruly grey hair ... it doesn't do ruly.
Me ... all freckles and unruly grey hair ... it doesn't do ruly. | Source
Nice hair cut ... full marks for trying!
Nice hair cut ... full marks for trying! | Source
This is an older woman ... honestly.
This is an older woman ... honestly. | Source
Grey-haired and obviously happy in her skin ... bravo!
Grey-haired and obviously happy in her skin ... bravo! | Source
Class is not necessarily only the province of the young.
Class is not necessarily only the province of the young. | Source

Letting the side down.

And I have to admit that I do feel disappointed when this happens. As far as I'm concerned here's another woman letting the side down by trying to appear younger than she is, an ostrich woman, head firmly in the sand, desperately trying to hang onto a disappeared time.

She just isn't congruent and I always wonder what she is trying to prove, why she is trying to prove it ... and who she is trying to prove it to.

It's not feminism ...

It's not feminism that makes me feel let down by the women who struggle to keep people guessing about their age, it's more a case of my own bloodymindedness. Why should we feel obliged to do it? We really need to examine our motives here ... honestly ... and I'm guessing we don't really do it so much for other women; we're most likely doing it for men.

Paradoxically, men who let their hair go grey tend to look sensational, think Matt Le Blanc in his new incarnation or George Clooney. Whereas a man with dyed hair looks ... obvious ... and vain. I don't know about you but I find vanity in a man so off-putting. I mean a man may well be vain, but as long as I don't know he is I will continue to like and admire him. Contrary, huh?

Why I don't and won't colour my hair.

I allowed the grey in my hair to take over when I was 52. My hairdresser had been kindly calling it 'Nature's blonde' for some time, bless him. It may have arrived somewhat early but I had been fighting a losing battle with white roots for some time. My hair grows very quickly and I would have a grey parting a couple of days after colouring, so it may appear that it was forced on me. Not so.

I could have done what other women do and bleached it lighter or had pale streaks put in but I just couldn't face going field-mouse colour. It just seemed so predictable, so boring, it was what most women did.

So I opted to go grey and have a tousled, surfer-granny look though admittedly the unkempt look was rather forced on me as my hair is as bloody-minded as I am and I'm damned if I'm going to spend half my life wrestling with the stuff. Even so it hasn't been such a bad trip.

Not everyone understands my stand!

When I was widowed and had been living on my grey-haired own for a year, one of my oldest friends mentioned that she thought it was now time that I started dating again. I was only 55 and she thought I needed a new love interest in my life. She suggested in her true, blunt, Yorkshire woman way that I should start by colouring my hair and getting rid of 'that grey'.

I didn't dare tell her that I had been fighting romantic prospects off with a stick for the last year. I had simply lost a bit of weight and bought some biker boots and that had been enough for men who didn't know my story to make passes at me. One of them was in fact becoming a bit of a nuisance, probably liking my 'I'm not trying' attitude. But really, no, I wasn't trying.

The last word ...

The other day I was having coffee in the garden centre cafe with my present beloved (you know you are getting old when you start frequenting garden centres) and listening to him with one ear (multi-tasking as usual) whilst discreetly watching four mature women friends also having coffee.

Two of the women had short, badly dyed, badly crimped hair that made them look really old though I suspect they were only my age, which I refuse to consider as old. One of them had that expensively mouse-coloured and elaborately teased hair, a testament to her hairdresser's art. She was also expensively dressed but she too looked old and predictable.

The final woman was, I assessed, the oldest of them all, but she didn't seem it. Her hair fell in a well cut, classic, silky, grey bob. Her clothes were stylish, youthful even, but not inappropriately so; a sort of long cardigan coat in a subtle colour worn over jeans and boots.

Admittedly she was not overweight which certainly helps the way clothes hang and, despite the lines on her face, her expression was fun-filled and vitally alive. She had such immense style that it made her instantly eye-catching. And the beauty of it was, she seemed totally unaware of how good she looked.

There is an old truth that most women become invisible to men from middle-age onwards; ordinary, everyday women like me that is, (I don't include Cher or Oprah in this generalisation of course) but this lady proved to me that it was possible to grow old both stylishly and congruently and I felt immensely heartened by her.

The last word ...

Ageing is a subject that exercises my mind a lot … obviously because I am ageing. Also it is because I feel we are needlessly exhorted to be something other than what we are … and that I find intensely annoying.

So to continue the discussion see this post on my blog ‘Sleeping with the cat ...'


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    • Angie Jardine profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Jardine 

      7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Oh, how wonderful!!! You put it so cleverly, cody … and you reminded me of that moment when the last of your ‘old’ hair is cut off and the ugly duckling suddenly emerges as a beautiful, if mature, swan. That moment is such a revelation, isn’t it?

      I absolutely adore my hair now it is grey, and it seems to suit my colouring much better than it ever did when I coloured it!

      I need a new profile pic as I have grown it a bit longer and love it even more now. I simply wash and condition it and leave it to dry … I don’t even own a brush or comb.

      One thing that does make a difference however is the fact that I live in a soft water area which means that my hair, although tousled which is how I prefer it, is always soft. Washed in hard water it is like wire wool as it is quite coarse and that is definitely not a good look. ;)

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      7 years ago

      I just let my hair grown out this year and I am 59 yr. Like most of you the thought of letting my nature color grow out frightened me... All that grey would it age me ? So this year I retired and then decided to let it grow out...I have been a very unnatural red head for 30 some odd years....I wore hats all winter as my roots began to appear....I could not believe how much grey I least 50 percent...most being around my face..bangs and sides.....then I just had the last of my very unatural red cut off.....I have to tell you I just love hair is gray with salt and pepper around the back of my looks beautiful.....I never thought I would love it this much.....The funny thing is my family love it also....and I saved 20 dollars this wk alone because of it.....anytime I am out at the grocery store or eating out the checkers are sure to include my senior discount without me even me...I am not insulted....just loving every minute of my age...At last...I have stopped chasing that fountain of youth.....because I love my age and I look great :)

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      Angie Jardine 

      7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      @fpherj48 … wow, thank you for the kind words! I have a sort of face of pixie face that thankfully suits short hair … though the jowls are beginning to sag a bit. I am so grateful to you for leaving your comment and for the votes but even more so for agreeing with me.

      @Levertis Steele (cool name!) Again, many thanks for the comment and the votes and yes, it’s amazing how many people compliment grey hair. It seems that allowing one’s hair to go grey is so unusual that it is a talking point for a lot of people, most often women. I have been told I am ‘brave’ … I didn’t like to tell them I was just lazy :)

      I love the sound of your mum, she sounds so spirited. I’m so pleased to have brightened your day.

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago from Southern Clime

      Thank God that someone has something positive to say about women's gray hair! Men have it together. If they are as gray as gray can get, they still think that they look good. I have to applaud them. It is past time for older women to appreciate their gray. I do not quite know why some aging hair is called gray, but mine is white and black. The white glistens like it is electrified. I did not begin liking it until I got loads of compliments from women, children, and a few MEN! So, I stopped dying it black 10 years ago.

      My mom's hair is all electrical white, and she looks well. She is 82, has all of her teeth except two, never had a cavity until this year, no wrinkles, and she's a smiley person. She "drives" a wheelchair and is the epitome of aged beauty. Grey foxes are indeed lovely!

      When older women start loving their natural selves more, others will, too. Grey foxes, or golden girls, are beautiful when they ditch the Old Mother Hubbard hairstyles, take good care of their bodies, groom well, smile, and love themselves.

      I am delighted and thankful that you wrote this hub, Angie. You have brightened my day! I am voting up, interesting, useful, and beautiful!

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      7 years ago from Carson City

      Angie......I am with you! My greys are peeking through more and more at a steady pace.....and they can just keep coming, as far as I'm concerned. I have my pride about appearance and do as much as possible in terms of "up-keep" on this aging (gracefully, I hope) body of mine.......coloring my hair, is not on the list. Silver streaks do not annoy me in the least.

      For the record.......your natural hair color and your style are perfect for you! With a face as naturally gorgeous as yours, you needn't worry about hair color...that's for sure! You glow with beauty. Hate to tell you, but you didn't need that stylish lady in the garden to prove anything. All you had to do was look in the mirror!.......... UP++

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      Angie Jardine 

      7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Hi Liz … cheers! Thanks for all the votes etc. and the comment. It is always nice to have in-depth thoughts from folks.

      If you have fine hair I bet it will look really super when it goes grey. I have to have mine short as it has a tendency to bite back when it gets peeved. Soft hair always looks genteel and feminine.

      Good luck with it when the time comes.

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      Liz Elias 

      7 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Good for you, Angie! I salute your personal honesty and integrity. I've been fighting off gray for a while, now, and though my hair is still 'mostly' its original color, the gray encroaches a bit more each year. (month?)

      I did the coloring thing for a while, using the do-it-yourself products, as professional service isn't in my budget. In the end, I decided it was a waste of time and money, because I like my hair short, 'pixie-cut' (similar to yours, from you photo, it seems), and what is the point of always cutting of the color you spent money adding in?

      My hair doesn't grow super-fast, but it does grow, fast enough that by the end of a season, it's time for a new cut. Like you, I don't care to waste time fussing with hair that won't cooperate. Mine is arrow-straight, thin and fine; it won't 'take' a set, and I don't like to blazes with it. Short, wash-and-go, that's my "style."

      A great-aunt of mine had silver hair the entire time I knew her--my mother, who knew her when she was young, said that Auntie went gray at the tender age of 20-something. It looked fabulous on her!

      I raise my glass to all the natural women out there!

      Voted up+++across and shared!

    • Angie Jardine profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Jardine 

      7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      I think you are right, Stephanie …

      Strangely enough, although I wasn’t trying to attract men, my short grey hair always made them look twice. It could have been attraction or it could have been ‘What the …!’ The main thing was I really didn’t give a damn …

      I can honestly say my grey hair gave me a sort of freedom.

      Bless you for stopping by to leave me your comment.

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      Stephanie Henkel 

      7 years ago from USA

      I think that grey or white hair is beautiful! I had my first grey hair in my twenties and by 40, my head was streaked with silver. I did the dying bit for a few years, but when I gave it up, my hair looked so much better. In fact, I got more complements on my white hair in my 50's than I did on my dyed hair in my 40's! Now I'm happy and comfortable with my white hair - it's just me! :)

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      Angie Jardine 

      7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Hi girls! Thanks for taking the time to comment on this hub … which started out as a bit of a rant I must confess. I do get mad when women constantly ‘put out’ for men especially when they (the women) are getting on a bit.

      @Mary … I bet your hair will breathe a sigh of relief now you have stopped bleaching. Enjoy your grey hair, m’dear and many thanks for the votes.

      @happy … thanks for the kind words about my hair. In truth I don’t have a lot of say in the matter. It simply does its own thing … I just try to keep it well fed from the inside :) I think you have hit the nail on the head when you say it takes a certain confidence to be happy in one’s own skin but I suppose it could also take a lack of ego. I’m a Buddhist and losing one’s ego is a basic starting point.

      @jools … I know exactly what you mean because mine is salt and pepper too. It is quite dark at the back just above my neck … I would love it to be that wonderful white colour or an even silver but it isn’t and I suspect it is going to take absolutely ages to attain that. I once asked a hairdresser to bleach it white … disaster, it went a dirty blonde and did not suit me.

      @Judi … I never have my hair cut by a hairdresser. One, I can’t afford it and two, the constant ‘are you going out at the weekend’ etc drives me nuts. So my husband just shears it with those clipper things that men use. High maintenance, I ain’t. If I had lovely soft silky hair I might make more of an effort to have a neat bob … but I don’t so I have to manage with the wire wool effect.

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      Judi Brown 

      7 years ago from UK

      I can't be bothered to have my hair cut very often, much less dye it! I noticed my first grey hair in my twenties - twenty years later there are definitely a few more, but mercifully my eyesight is failing, so I don't notice them too much :D

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      Jools Hogg 

      7 years ago from North-East UK

      Angie - I want you to convince me, really I do but I am still dyeing mine every 6 to 8 weeks because it is just too salt and peppery for me to let iy grow out grey. I think if it came in greyer quicker, that would tip the balance. Mind you, it is just a matter of time so maybe within the next year or two, I will give in and have it all grey, we'll see....

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      I love grey hair as long as it's healthy and shiny, as yours looks in the photo.

      I got my first grey hairs as a teenager and by the time I turned 50 (a decade ago), I stopped dying, streaking or frosting it completely.

      I think that in our society it takes someone who's self-confident, authentic and comfortable in her own skin to go "grey" as there is definitely an expectation that women should dye their hair.

      I enjoyed this hub and nodded in agreement when your friend suggested you dye your hair to attract men and this was your first thought: "I didn't dare tell her that I had been fighting romantic prospects off with a stick for the last year."

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hey, I've earned every grey hair in my head! I used to bleach when I was younger, but NO more!

      Good Hub. I voted it UP, etc.

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      Angie Jardine 

      8 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      @wheelinallover - your mother and grandmother sound like my kind o' gals. I always used to dye my hair but was often worried about the possible link between the darker dyes and bladder cancer. I guess I now believe that if my old man can't love me for who I am (grey hair et al) then he just isn't worthy of me. That sounds conceited but I don't mean it that way. I just believe we are worthy of being loved without the superficials being of over-riding importance.

      @Golfgal - as far as I'm concerned going au naturelle hair wise just makes good financial sense too ... as well as freeing me up to do all the other things I want to find time to do. I may be a bit of a maverick as I really hate having to go and have my hair done anyway ... chitchat bores me ... and they keep you so long! I just get my husband to run a clipper over my head whenever it gets too unruly. There isn't a lot I can do about my hair anyway ... it has a mind of its own.

      Many thanks to both of you for taking the time to comment so kindly on my hub. All the best ...

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      8 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      Hey Angie, I totally enjoyed your rendition of aging gracefully and openly going gray. I totally agree that gray is the new blonde. I used to be a frosted blonde since age 16 until this past year when i decided that $150 high lights and low lights intermixed with my gray was no longer the way I wanted to live. I went el natural too this year at age 53. I absolutely love it and feel totally great about it. Thanks for the great story and written so well. And by the way... You look FABULOUS.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 

      8 years ago from Beatrice, Nebraska U.S.

      Angie I don't want to put them completely out of business. I use hair dye, have had to every time I donate to locks of love. I have had gray in my hair since age 17. It appears to be genetic because my mother, grandmother, and aunts all started going gray in their teens.

      Grandmother used a special tea she concocted as a natural dye until her fifties, then let the gray take over. Until her forties she sold a foot off her hair every year. At the time she sold her hair it was generally three feet long. Through all the years I never saw my mother or grandmother wear make up. I won't say they didn't just that I never saw them with it on. They were both beautiful women. I am not the only one who said it. My mother was still attractive to men and dating in her early seventies.

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      Angie Jardine 

      8 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      @Peggy W - thanks for commenting on this hub, Peggy. I quite agree with everything you say. I used to colour my hair a lot when I was young and vain ... now I am old and vain I decided to give it a miss. I don't have to pay for hair colour and it saves time. It's a win win situation. :-)

      @wheelinallover - again, many thanks for taking the time to leave a thoughtful comment. You make some very perceptive points. And wouldn't it by nice to put a spoke in the works of cosmetic companies ... because we're worth it!

      Thanks to both of you for the votes etc.

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      Dennis Thorgesen 

      8 years ago from Beatrice, Nebraska U.S.

      Some people look good with gray and salt and pepper hair. I am beyond the years when a relationship means anything to me, however still enjoy looking at beautiful women. Beauty I find has more to do with attitude than physical looks. A natural smiling face often shows more beauty than all the cosmetics and hair dyes combined. The attitude of "I will be who I am" means more than all the younger style clothing. If more women would learn this the cosmetic companies would lose a lot of business.

      Voted up, and awesome.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Angie,

      I'm with you 100% on this one! I had one grandmother whose hair turned totally white at age 35 and I thought that she looked beautiful all the years that I knew her. I have grey hair and except for a few highlights put into my hair many years ago, I have never colored my hair and do not intend to do so. My hair also grows fast so it would be a losing battle. I think that grey or even white hair is nature's way of softening the looks of people when they age. I guess that is why so many older people who DO color their hair tend to go with lighter colors. Why not let nature do it for free? We should learn to embrace all stages of our life and enjoy each to the fullest. Voting this up, useful and beautiful.

    • Angie Jardine profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Jardine 

      8 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Well, bless you, ishwaryaa22.

      It is very kind of you to comment ... and the compliments are very well received! Ageing gracefully is a really difficult process ... perhaps the answer is not to try too hard.

      Maybe acceptance of the natural process is the wisest thing.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      This is a very thoughtful & smart hub. Women age gracefully like fine wine and get better with age. See Meryl Streep-she indeed aged gracefully! My mother,49, & my grandma, 70, both aged gracefully & still looked good for their age! You looked very pretty and stylish with cute short hair. I respect your refreshing attitude and viewpoints in this engaging hub.

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up and socially shared.

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      Angie Jardine 

      8 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Hi silvie, many thanks for the comment ... and the compliment.

      Glad to hear you too have grey hair and are enjoying it. Looks may be ephemeral but let's hope health isn't.

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      8 years ago

      Very nice Hub! And you and your hair look lovely.

      I love my grey hair too.

      I look at some of the older stars and they may look wrinkle free but I think young is something you really can't get back, when you compare a 20 year old and and a fifty year old, no matter, how fit, wrinkle free one is the 20 year old has something you just can't buy, so why do we keep trying?

      I would rather age gracefully and strive to be fit, healthy and look elegant like Lady number 4 you mentioned in your Hub!

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      Angie Jardine 

      8 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      @remaniki - well, thank you so much for your kindness! It is so reassuring when I discover other women who think as I do about ageing. Sure there are many women of my age that look way better than I do - especially after digging the garden :-) - but I think it's stupid to try and compete. So, I'll just try to be me ... but nicer.

      @shampa - hi and thank you so much for the votes and social share. Maybe it will start the ball rolling and lots more women will feel less pressured to try to keep themselves looking younger than they are. We can only hope that those who do feel pressured start to feel happy in their own skins, eh shampa?

      Thanks to both of you for dropping in on this hub to add such thoughtful and kind comments.

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      8 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and awesome!

      It is an excellent hub and a great tribute to the ladies who believe in aging gracefully. Sometimes I wonder why women hide their age which is disgusting in my opinion. I just can't make you feel that how much I liked your thought along with your style of writing. Simply loved it and sharing it socially.

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      Rema T V 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      Oh, what a beautiful hub and what a lovely attitude you display Angie!! You look very graceful and pretty.

      I think I should call it a strange coincidence..I'm 52 and have decided to do away with hair color. I believe in aging gracefully and in style, so I totally agree with you.

      Added to the nice message from this hub, I also loved the beautiful comment from what_say_you. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

      It feels good to think that there are like-minded people all over the world despite several differences.



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      Angie Jardine 

      8 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Hi Gypsy ... hmmm, yes. I think I have a bit of that too despite my bravado. It's okay if I think I have weathered time a bit better than them or if they have had obvious 'fixes' or if they obviously have serious money to spend on their looks. I prefer the 'au naturelle' look so it doesn't bother me.

      If they still look good without doing anything (damn them) I start to lose confidence a little ... :)

      So glad you are happy with your freckles ... I think I will never learn to love mine. But, more importantly, thank you for taking time to comment on my hub. Bless you!

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      Gypsy Willow 

      8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Interesting hub, whereas I'm happy in my own skin I dread meeting people I haven't seen in perhaps 10 years. Then I realise they are 10 years older too!

      PS I love freckles, I'm covered in them!

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      Angie Jardine 

      9 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Hi Clucy ... I think it has a lot to do with being too idle to spend time on doing stuff to myself, really. Lol. Sometimes it looks okay ... but really it is pepper and salt and I envy those women with silver hair. I once tried to have it dyed silver and it went yellow ... didn't suit me at all.

      I don't have to fight men off now ... just my husband : )

      Many thanks for taking the time to comment.

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      Kristin Tamke 

      9 years ago from Frederick, MD

      I love your hair!! I have had grey hair for some time, I have to dye it, it isn't coming in as nicely as yours is. There are 2 women at work that have the more gorgeous grey hair. They wear it well and it seems to make them just sparkle. Great blog. I really LOVED the comment about you having to fight off isn't about the looks, more about the personality and attitude you project. That is sexy.

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      Angie Jardine 

      9 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Aw, thanks, Michael ... you have a lovely foot!

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      michael ely 

      9 years ago from Scotland

      Ha Ha. Sorry about that Angie. I just meant that it really suits you. Definitely meant as a compliment. Michael.

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      Angie Jardine 

      9 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Hmm, Michael ... not toooo sure about the Matt Le Blanc/George Clooney thingy ... but in the spirit of positivity I'm going to take it as a compliment.

      Much more importantly ... thanks for stopping by and leaving me a kind comment. x

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      michael ely 

      9 years ago from Scotland

      I don't know what you looked like before Angie but you look pretty good with your short grey hairdo. Dare i say almost a female equivalent of Matt Le Blanc/George Clooney!!!

      All the best. Michael.

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      9 years ago from Louisiana

      Right back at ya Angie!!! I really enjoyed your hub!!!

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      Angie Jardine 

      9 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Wow! How kind are you, what_say_you? I'm immensely flattered by your comments and am particularly in tune by your phrase 'I don't want to be sexy ... I want to be loved'. I am with you on that 100% - this sexy granny business is one of the more off-putting sides of our modern lives ... along with the early sexualisation of kids. Why do we have to try to be sexy? I have a life ... a vivid life of my own and I just will not conform! (Mini rant!)There is more to life than sex ... not that my old man would agree All the best ... Angie

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      9 years ago from Louisiana are beautiful just the way you are. I got my first grey hair when I was 20. I have been dying my hair ever since...every color. I am 38 now but I don't see myself doing this when I get to my 50's..I want to be grey at the right time. My granny was grey and when I have grandchildren I want to be grey. I don't want to be sexy...I want to be loved. I want to have my health and I want to be happy and quite frankly I can't see myself obsessing over my hair!!! You are my idol!!!


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