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  • The Gray and Silver Hair Trend - It's Real, and It's Empowering - Discuss

    Women of all ages are seen sporting various shades of silver and gray tresses or going gray gracefully, no matter the method or reasons. What do you think?

    Have you noticed the gray hair trend taking root? Are you a part of it? Do you know someone that is? Tell us your thoughts about this growing revolution.

    Whatever you may think of the sprouting of this “granny hair” trend, it is blossoming everywhere.

    As a result, we decided to look deeper into this growing fashion statement, what started it, why it's so popular, and share what we learned.

    You can read the full article we wrote here:

    https://www.womens-health.com/gray-hair-trend

    Then come back and tell us what you think!
    "Be what you're looking for."


  • I think grey hair looks lovely. I see no reason a person should not dye their hair grey. Plus, older women feel flattered by the fashion. Because losing hair/hair becoming grey in old age can be deeply distressing. If fashion helps older people deal with this, then it is great to have that fashion.

    Fashion should fit all people: such as curvy women now advertising clothing. The world - and fashion industry - has realized that not all women are skinny. There is a huge market for plus size clothing, hence the fashion boom.

    I liken this to the grey hair fashion: because women are beautiful no matter their age and need to celebrate living long and happy lives. If fashion helps this, I am all for it. And women have always been seen as objects of beauty and older women - as I've said - are beautiful, too. Because fashion should not be only for the young.

    That's what I think.

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    • I have a few greys on the side of my hair but I keep it shaved close.

      I noticed 1 or 2 on my pubes recently but I keep that shaved on 0 with a razor

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      • It's great on the younger women I think. I love the silver I see occasionally.
        Being middle aged, I'm ok with delaying my greys as long as possible. I have a patch of white that I hide for now.

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        • Great perspectives! I have a few myself, mainly on the left temple which I think is weird...but whatever. My boyfriend is 11 years younger than me with very dark hair and he has a head full of grays. I think if mine got heavier and was localized to one spot, it would probably bother me enough to color it until it was at least consistent. But then again, perhaps I just wouldn't care.

          I admire and think women who go gray naturally are lovely! I know that for most of them, especially dark-headed ladies there is a tough transition.
          "Be what you're looking for."

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          • Agreed, Ashlee. T.

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            • Originally posted by Ashlee T. View Post
              Great perspectives! I have a few myself, mainly on the left temple which I think is weird...but whatever. My boyfriend is 11 years younger than me with very dark hair and he has a head full of grays. I think if mine got heavier and was localized to one spot, it would probably bother me enough to color it until it was at least consistent. But then again, perhaps I just wouldn't care.

              I admire and think women who go gray naturally are lovely! I know that for most of them, especially dark-headed ladies there is a tough transition.
              If were going grey all over would you just leave it to develop naturally or dye it so it was a shiny grey or white colour? I personally think that it can look like you don't care about your appearance if you let it go grey and it's messy or patchy. That's just my opinion of course. But I think if you're happy being grey then it can look great with a toner through it.

              I love the dyed grey/silver style on younger women who can pull it off. On long hair it looks awesome

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              • Grey public hair would put a downer on my or a partners mortality lol. I don't want underneath my underwear to ever look old!

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                • I just saw this!

                  Originally posted by MrMr View Post

                  If were going grey all over would you just leave it to develop naturally or dye it so it was a shiny grey or white colour? I personally think that it can look like you don't care about your appearance if you let it go grey and it's messy or patchy. That's just my opinion of course. But I think if you're happy being grey then it can look great with a toner through it.

                  I love the dyed grey/silver style on younger women who can pull it off. On long hair it looks awesome
                  I'm not sure, really. It seems like so much easier of a transition for those who are already blonde. I almost think I'd do a washout color a couple times per year until the gray had mostly taken over, then once I stopped the dye I'd have a more consistent color. But then again, I have some friends who are going gray and their "silver highlights" really look lovely. I guess it all just depends on how it comes in.

                  My boyfriend is 11 years younger than me and has a LOT of gray hair. I told him if he keeps trying to pull them out he will be bald soon.

                  I don't think I'd ever notice gray hairs down below on a guy. But then again, the "going gray" thing has been much more acceptable for men over the years. Whether it's on their head, chest, armpits, face, etc...it's just sort of been accepted as part of "being a man."

                  "Be what you're looking for."

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                  • I love when people go naturally grey! My greys come in super wiry, so I color my hair. A friend's grey came in like perfect highlights! Looks very cool.

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                    • Originally posted by Julia W. View Post
                      I love when people go naturally grey! My greys come in super wiry, so I color my hair. A friend's grey came in like perfect highlights! Looks very cool.
                      Hah! Some of mine are wiry too... a couple near my right temple are straight-up growing out like PUBES. They defy gravity. I'm pretty sure they're doing it on purpose.

                      I'm trying to "will" myself to grow silver hair because I love the way it looks. I only do bright red or pink lowlights beneath my natural color so I get the flair of color without disturbing my greys too much.

                      But watching the way it's growing in, and seeing how my mom's looks... I'm pretty sure it's going to take a long time. One of my aunts has hair that's nearly snow-white (my dream!) but my mom's hair looks more like silver highlights that have just gotten heavier over the years. I'm thinking I'll probably follow that same path. Which isn't terrible... it's kinda like my hair is decorated with tinsel.

                      Except for those stupid temple pubes.

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                      • "temple pubes"...that's hilarious.

                        I don't think that I'll ever be ready to accept the whole grey hair thing. I have a single patch at the top center of my head and if I were a black haired girl, it would be lovely, like Stacy London or some other classy looks I've seen worn by celebrities. Mine, though, is anything but classy looking. I am a dark blonde naturally, and I get highlights regularly to brighten me up and then she covers that grey for me. I part in the center while the grey is covered, and then as it grows out, I part on the side to help hide it. lol
                        Maybe some day. For now, no. I just can't. I admire those that can, but I'm not ready.

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                        • I love gray hair!! For both men and women. I honestly can't wait to go gray but based on when my mom's hair went gray it won't be for a while. I think there's something really classy/chic about gray hair. Maybe it's because you associate it with being older but it's a very elegant look to me. Seeing a young person with gray hair is like seeing someone with really gorgeous red hair. It's beautiful because it's unique!

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                          • grai hair is good !
                            Last edited by PippaSutherland; 07-26-2021, 05:22 AM.

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                            • Love grey hair on men and women! Some of the most beautiful women I've ever seen have the salt and pepper, it's so striking and someone mentioned it being really nice paired with long hair and I agree. Whenever I see a woman sporting grey/salt and pepper hair I HAVE to approach them and tell them how beautiful they are.

                              Silver foxes...well, yes, please and thank you! And that's not just in regards to age, of course. A man of any age that gets some greys is always super sexy to me. I love it.

                              I've got greys growing in for sure, they're a bit wiry but are starting to come up a bit more uniformly, especially at the top of my head but you can't tell unless I part my hair a certain way but I don't go out of my way to hide it. Actually I've got a little posse of greys that have grown into my long side bangs so they cascade down when I wear my hair down and curled. I like it personally. I can't wait to have more grow in because I plan on looking like Storm from X-Men, haha. Seriously, I can wait to sport salt and pepper at least before going straight silver/grey.

                              I know some women who have gone to salons and dyed it simply to be more uniform if their greys weren't even enough to be able to pull it off naturally, which I understand.

                              But yeah, I'm in love with grey!

                              And thanks for adding "temple pubes" to my vocabulary, Alison H. LMAO. I'm actually a "bare Barbie" so I don't have to worry about that! Haha.

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