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MnMommy2
05-30-2012, 10:31 PM
Decisions, decisions... my hair is way overdue for coloring touch-up, it is as short as my current profile photo. I am completely gray/white, no here and there stray grays, everywhere white. I started going gray at 18 and at age 30 I was completely white, I am 35 yrs old now and I color/re-touch my hair every 4 weeks with a box color.
I am contemplating getting my hair like extremely boy short then just letting it grow out or then going to a salon and getting the color out (been dying it black for 3 years) I want to go brown or possibly dark red. I am just sick of my hairstyle and color and want a change. I have the box color ready to go, but almost just want to chop it all off and start fresh. What shall I do? I have really thick hair as well and naturally wavy, it is not a good wave either, it looks goofy and I have to almost always straigthen it. I have almost 1.5 inches of white hairs against black hair right now. I haven't found a good stylist really and hop around to other places still. Sucky all around.

Colleen
05-30-2012, 10:38 PM
I love Becki from Whippy Cake's hair! It's like yours, but I think it might have more layers and is styled differently. I just love, love, love her haircut (and her products!). I had thought about getting it cut like hers a couple months back. I just wasn't sure if I wanted to go that short...

Whippy Cake Blog (http://whippycake.com/blog/)

Ambelleina
05-30-2012, 11:16 PM
Dude, that is AWEsome! I started greying at 14/15/16 and I've always wanted to just go completely grey. Mine don't even go grey anymore, they go white and I have them ALL OVER my head. I'm 26! Sometimes I dye it, sometimes I don't. It hasn't been dyed in some months and the whites pop out within a month of dying. I just color for special occasions, then I let my hair just be itself the rest of the time. I WISH I could cut my hair as short as yours. Short hair makes me face look fat(ter). Plus my hair grows insanely fast. It's so long, so thick and HEAVY and hot. I think you would look great with a deep red! OR with black and burgundy lowlights. Ooh, I love your hair! :D

Lisa
05-31-2012, 12:05 AM
Chop it off! I bet you'd look terrific with an uber short pixie cut! Try it with your natural white/gray color or throw in some pink or purple tips!

It's only hair, it will grow back!

kl.winters
05-31-2012, 12:20 AM
Chop it off! I bet you'd look terrific with an uber short pixie cut! Try it with your natural white/gray color or throw in some pink or purple tips!

It's only hair, it will grow back!

I agree with a cut similar to Jamie Lee Curtis even if you left it your natural hair color and let the grays come through, you'd be cute! Check her hairstyle out. I think she looks so chic with her gray hair.

http://www.dailymakeover.com/appImages/galleryImages/celebrity_hairstyles_ladies/Jamie_Lee_Curtis+Mar_23_2007.jpg

Twin Mom Scraps
05-31-2012, 12:53 AM
if you are brave, i too love the jamie lee curtis do too...so hot!!! :) although i totally wish i could go red :) but if you naturally have dark hair then "silver" might look more natural for you. although, i love the style in your profile picture, i think it is totally cute :)

Tree City
05-31-2012, 01:50 AM
your avvie pic has always reminded me of one of my good friends. She has a blog about being pregnant (well, she just had the baby, so I guess technically now it's a blog about new parenthood, but I digress). Every week of her pregnancy, she took a series of belly pics so there are lots of pics of her hair to check out lol. I think you could totally do the short hair like hers (she used to be totally bleach blonde, and brunette, and now she's the dark black like you).
Anyway, the reason I bring this all up lol is that I think you could definitely rock the pixie cut!
Here (http://trickypebbles.tumblr.com/page/6) and here (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0jr48ffS61qbpkpfo2_250.jpg) and here (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxm3l4Wc1g1qbpkpfo3_250.jpg) are some pics of my friend. :)

prettyingreen
05-31-2012, 01:41 PM
welll those are all some super cute hair styles!!! i couldnt ever go that short, i look to much like my brother to do that LOL.... but i think you look totally cute with your cut now i bet you could go shorter, and i'd say red! ;)

prettyingreen
05-31-2012, 01:51 PM
ok i think i just found my new hair cut! thanks colleen LOL
http://whippycake.s3.amazonaws.com/images/swanky-souffle/junk-drawer1.jpg

nutsaboutgabe
05-31-2012, 01:54 PM
Rachel - you could totally rock that!


ok i think i just found my new hair cut! thanks colleen LOL
http://whippycake.s3.amazonaws.com/images/swanky-souffle/junk-drawer1.jpg

trina513
05-31-2012, 03:12 PM
I need to update my do too - but I think I'm waiting till after my sister's wedding - so its plenty long for an up-do - but I have like flat, thin, straight hair - so I can never do anything fun with it :(

I love the pink and purple tips idea!! I think you'd look super cute short!!

Colleen
05-31-2012, 03:52 PM
You should do it, Rachel! I love it! :)
ok i think i just found my new hair cut! thanks colleen LOL
http://whippycake.s3.amazonaws.com/images/swanky-souffle/junk-drawer1.jpg

Sarah
05-31-2012, 03:57 PM
I chopped mine recently

Sarah
05-31-2012, 04:00 PM
4940

How short I went.
I also dyed it a little lighter, and am using sun-in for more lightening. White hairs blend in better with blond, which is closer to my natural.

GingerScraps
05-31-2012, 05:00 PM
That is so funny about your gray hair at a young age!
I'm that same way! When I was in 5th grade a kid on my bus found a gray hair on my head!! Lol.
I started dying in 8th grade. And have had sooooo many different colors. Right now I'm as close to my natural color as possible. And yep, it is every 4 weeks out of a box color for me too :)
I will tell you, black is VERY hard to strip out of your hair. I know this from personal experience. I had a blue black color for about a year, when I tried to strip it out, I had to process it so much it was totally fried! And I did cut it super short, like shaved in the back and spikey on the top.
So you might wanna just go short rather then put your hair through the bleaching process.
Whatever you do.... We want pics!! :)

Oh and Rachel, love that!!
And Sarah, your hair looks cute! I like the color too :)

Sarah
05-31-2012, 05:07 PM
Thanks, Ginger! :D It's lightened A LOT since I took that shot :D
And that was only like a week ago :D

StarWarsFans
05-31-2012, 05:37 PM
I used to have my hair short.

http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/StarWarsLovers/DSMAvatar.jpg

prettyingreen
05-31-2012, 05:56 PM
oh wow tricia you tottaly rock that do! love it

Tree City
05-31-2012, 08:24 PM
oh wow tricia you tottaly rock that do! love it
:smiley-vault-signs- (http://forums.gingerscraps.net/images/smilies/smiley-vault-signs-015.gif)

I haven't had a hair cut since last June.
it's so tough to find someone who can cut very curly hair well. I'd LOOOOOVE to go short like all these pics but I'd look ridiculous.

StarWarsFans
05-31-2012, 08:31 PM
I liked the ease of my short hair, but as I gained weight, I felt it looked better to keep it long to hide my chubby cheeks. LOL! Now I'm just so use to having it long, I'm not sure I could go back.

I also have a friend who has really short hair and it is SO cute!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/StarWarsLovers/GingerGirl%20Layouts/55198_458140247034_359717_o.jpg

Sarah
05-31-2012, 08:33 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197472_6056410265_9529_n.jpg
The shortest I've ever gone. That was me at my Senior Prom

MnMommy2
05-31-2012, 10:19 PM
Well I caved this morning and used the box color and my hair is all black again. Do you know if any salons would touch my hair being I do box color it and do a lowlight on it or whatever you call it? I still would like some 'reds' or something in it. I am going to try to go somewhere, not sure where this weekend and get it cut. I will have to look online at some hairstyles, not sure if I can do the Jamie Lee Curtis look, that is really short, but with this thick hair it still feels like it can be thinned out more that it is already.

Sarah
05-31-2012, 10:20 PM
Salons, if they're worth their snuff, will understand, and help you out :D
If they won't, you don't want to use them anyway.

Ambelleina
06-05-2012, 05:33 AM
Just got my hairs cut tonight and wahh, it's shorter than I wanted. :(

But it's sooo much lighter and less hot on my neck. :)

When I got up and saw all the hair all over the floor, it was like Chewbacca shaved his body. I HAVE SO MUCH FLIPPING HAIR.

I still have a lot of hair and 1/4 of it's gone!

prettyingreen
06-05-2012, 03:08 PM
Just got my hairs cut tonight and wahh, it's shorter than I wanted. :(

But it's sooo much lighter and less hot on my neck. :)

When I got up and saw all the hair all over the floor, it was like Chewbacca shaved his body. I HAVE SO MUCH FLIPPING HAIR.

I still have a lot of hair and 1/4 of it's gone!

pics or it didnt happen :P lol i wanna see :)

MnMommy2
06-06-2012, 05:39 AM
i am going to try to get in this weekend for a haircut and a massage. I still have a 60 minute massage gift certificate from my hubby, it was my bday present in January for Panache Salons. I figure I need to wait until school is over, last day is tomorrow for me and the boys, then I can fully relax without doing last minute end of year stuff. Which I am going to sit at the school an hour and sell yearbooks to incoming parents for the 6th grade graduation. Then go to the school I work at and finish off the last day of school.