boltnrun Posted March 7, 2018 Share Posted March 7, 2018 I am a middle-aged woman. For years I have been dying the roots of my hair to keep them the same color as my natural hair color, which is pretty much jet black. Since my hair grows quickly, I have visible grey roots in less than a week. Which, in order to keep it looking decent and not so obvious, means I have to dye my roots every two weeks. First of all, this is a pain in the butt. It adds an extra 45 minutes to my getting ready routine. It also gets a bit expensive...since I use store bought box dye it only costs about $7 a box, but that's $14 per month-ish. And I have a hormonal condition that causes my hair to fall out a lot more than average, so I worry that excessive dying will cause my hair to fall out even faster. I won't go to a salon since that would be even more expensive...one of my friends pays $125 a session! I know there are less expensive salons but again, that's a lot of money. So, I'm thinking about just letting nature take its course and allowing my hair to go grey. Currently I have about 1/3" of an inch of grey roots showing. Normally I'd be dying my hair today (even have a box of dye in my bathroom), but frankly, I'm getting tired of all the effort it takes to do this. I do realize that allowing my hair to go grey will most likely affect my dating options. I'm not currently dating but am hoping to start. My face and figure look early to mid 40s (according to both friends and strangers), but the grey hair could possibly take me out of the running with a lot of men who prefer a woman who at least LOOKS younger than she is. I'm not trying to date younger. I prefer men in the late 40s to late 50s age range, but I wonder how many of them would be willing to date a woman who looks middle-aged rather than an early 40s-ish looking woman. Honestly, though, I'm leaning toward just letting it go. I'd actually like to have the entire thing be grey but I'm afraid of the effects that the chemicals would have on the rest of my hair (it would require my natural color to be stripped and the grey color to be added). I don't want the rest falling out lol! Has anyone done this? If so, how did you feel about it? And men, would grey hair affect your attraction to a woman if she is otherwise in good shape and takes care of her face and figure? Thanks for any help and suggestions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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