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   Posted 1/5/2010 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Today's Koffee Klatch topic isn't easy because it's 'truth' Have you ever colored your hair? There are lots of ways and amounts you can add color to your can dye it, bleach it lighter, wash out colors that only last a few days, highlights, frosts, tips, and on and on. This can either have been done at a salon or at home...doesn't matter. But it's time to fess up...Do you or would you color your hair?

Um, I guess I have to tell the truth also..huh? It wasn't until about 6-8 years ago that I started to get a few gray hairs on my head. Didn't really bother me...I could just yank them out since there were so few...lmbo But in the past 5 years or so I was spending too much time trying to get those little stinkers out! tongue I have never dyed, bleached or done anything like that to my hair (except for one stupid mistake of letting someone practice on me, died it back the next day myself!!) So I decided that if I frosted my hair, just a tiny bit, it would disguise the gray and give my hair some life. It worked just great. It's a very tiny amount so it's not noticeable but it does act as a great camouflage. smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 1/6/2010 2:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't colored my hair in about 10 years - it's naturally a dark black-brown color. BUT in high school and for a few years after I had platinum hair and then pink hair, and I LOVED it. I would do it again in a heartbeat! It made me feel cool. :) But it's too expensive to maintain, and I really like my hair color now. (Knock wood) I don't have any grays yet, but I'm watching for 'em! I can't wait to have all white hair again!

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   Posted 1/6/2010 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my - I have tons of gray, and have for a long time. I've been coloring my hair since I was about 28. I go different colors every time....but I've mostly been going lighter lately, because it hides the gray better as my hair grows. I have more gray hair than my mother has - I'm 47. I've thought about letting it go all gray - but my hubby has such a baby face that I'll look like his mother!
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   Posted 1/6/2010 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I use to color my hair in my twenties at home.  My hair is a very dark brown and I use to go lighter shades of brown and I did some reds.  I am in the same boat, getting more and more grays.  I have also been able to just yank them out but more keep coming so I have been debating now for a while on whether I would start coloring to cover the grays and at this point I don't know, that would be an awful lot to keep up with so I may just let the gray come on in.............But I may change my mind when they start really taking over.  Hope everyone is well.  Soft hugs to all!

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   Posted 1/6/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I color my hair at home every 6-8 weeks to cover the gray. I use a shade lighter than my natural color to turn the gray into "highlights" (I wonder if I'm fooling anyone, lol).

I've been a couple of times to have it professionally done, but I didn't like it any better than when I do it myself. Besides, the high cost and trying to fit my neck into that torture device they call a sink just made it not worth it for me.

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   Posted 1/6/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I must confess that I am a hair dye junkie. I am constantly changing my look by coloring my hair. Right now it is black. I normally do some kind of red, but my husband said it would be nice to see me with black hair, and I hadn't done it in a while, so I went black. I actually got two boxes for three bucks, so I have an extra box. LOL. I have put temporary green in my hair. I still have some left. I doubt it would show up with my hair being black. LOL. But, yes, I love to color my hair. I am not ashamed to admit it.
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   Posted 1/6/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I have frosted my hair and loved it but it got to expensive. I tried that comb on stuff at home but it came out very uneven. I have dark blonde hair and I'll be 5o this year :( so I havent noticed any grey but my eyebrows are black and I have had plenty of grey there, those are the ones that get plucked very quickly! I think grey hair is can be very attractive though on many people!
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   Posted 1/6/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   

I have been coloring my hair for 42 years now, I'm 57. Those who are near my age may remember when Clairol first came out with Summer Blond. The summer I was 15, I used my babysitting money and bought a box of Summer blond, that was the beginning.

My natural color is now coming in as silver white, but I've gone strawberry blonde this winter.

I have been blonde, brunette, and a red head, and have had fun being all!

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   Posted 1/6/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been coloring my hair since I was a teenager.  I have mousy blonde hair naturally but I have colored it very blond, almost white.  My natural hair is turning a beautiful silver white and some day I will be able to stop the coloring.  It does suite my coloring and my eyes and I have had people so surprised that I do color my hair.  They thought it was natural!  I got a kick out of that.
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   Posted 1/6/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Once when I was about 24. Since then I've used wash out red twice. I've got a lot of white in my hair
and I mean pure white. They say the whiter the hair the healthier you are. I use HGH and it helps to
slow down the progression of it. At 55 I have a lot less than any other family member.

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   Posted 1/6/2010 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I colour it a little redder than normal in the middle of fall, to give myself a little energy pick up for the colder months.

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   Posted 1/6/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My best friend in high school mother had a beauty shop in their house and as soon as mine starting turning dishwater blonde we started coloring it and I haven't seen my natural color since and don't plan on ever seeing it. I have had it every shade of blonde there is and frosted but now I go light blonde so the grey will blend in a little better. The lighter the color you use the harder it is to cover the grey.
If I ever get to where I can't get it done my sisters and niece all know they best keep my hair colored. smilewinkgrin I came into this world as a blonde and I plan on going out as a blonde.
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   Posted 1/6/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I was badly injured in an auto accident when I was 27. After that, my hair started turning gray really fast. Now it's silvery on top and in the back, still some dark blond around my face, mixed with silver. I've been coloring it since I was 28. Now it's a medium blond with highlights and lowlights. So I've been coloring it for over 30 years.

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   Posted 1/6/2010 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm seeing a pattern here. One of these days they are going to tell us that it was hair coloring all along that causes fibro! (just kidding) :)
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   Posted 1/6/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I have always been a redhead, except for the first six weeks of my life. My mom actually took me to the dr. to find out what was wrong when my hair turned red,( the rest of my family is dark brown,my dad had black hair). It is pretty gray now, I can tell by the roots, but I've been coloring for years and intend to continue. Diane
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   Posted 1/6/2010 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I'm not a "real blonde" but when the fog sets in, you'd never know it.......I'm not hiding grey...just fog!!!! LOL
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   Posted 1/7/2010 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been coloring my hair for about the last 12 yrs, starting at 16. I've been every color once or twice, even blue and purple. When I met my current husband I had my hair dark brown, but when he saw my auburn roots he freaked out and insisted I get rid of the brown as the red fits my temperment, which I had done professionally. Now I only highlight my hair which gives me strawberry blonde streaks.

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