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October 16, 2008 8:19 AM Subscribe
Aging-gracefully-Filter: Tell me about successfully growing out medium-to-long grey hair without looking ridiculous.
posted by chesty_a_arthur to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 30. I work in Web site product marketing. I want to grow my 30-50% grey hair out without looking dumb while it's happening and without looking really old when it's done. Has anyone done this successfully? What were the stages, how did you handle the inevitable look of being unkempt, and what was the result like?
I really like the current color of my hair (auburn) but I can't really afford the time and money to keep it up, so it looks great for about a week every time I dye it, and like a frizzled orange mess thereafter. It's incredibly dry and 3b curly with curls ranging in size from dime-diameter to much larger.
Extra points if you can reassure me that it's not going to make me look like an irrelevant old has-been to my colleagues or future employers. (In other words, tell me how hot your grey hair is!)