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9/3/10 12:48 A

No. Think of all the women in the old days with long hair. I remember watching an older lady who had hair down to her knees, combing it. She was lovely.

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9/3/10 12:43 A


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9/3/10 12:27 A

No way - as long as the style works for them - I have fond memories of my grandmother's braid hidden all day wound around her head too- but I know women with fabulous silver or gray long hair. It would be a shame to cut.

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9/3/10 12:10 A

I don't know. I'm almost 47 and mine is almost down to my butt.

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9/3/10 12:00 A

I think it depends of each individual, at any age.

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9/2/10 11:37 P

I'm fifty-two and I wear my hair long. I don't color it, never have, and people - both men and women - stop me to compliment me on it. I loved my maternal grandmother's hair... It was silver and very long, past her waist. She braided it and pinned it into a neat bun. I always begged her to leave it loose, but she always said that was for "young girls..." It was long like that until the day she died in her eighties...

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9/2/10 11:36 P

Not at all!

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9/2/10 11:35 P


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9/2/10 11:33 P

I think each person needs to be aware of how they look with long hair. It can be beautiful at any age but it can also be very uncomplimentary if it doesn't work for you or if it not taken care of. That said, I wear short hair because I have never been happy with how longer hair lays for me.

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9/2/10 11:31 P

Absolutely not! As long as they are still able to care for it!

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9/2/10 11:26 P

I hope not. My hair is much easier to care for when it is long. I still get a lot of compliments on how pretty my hair is by both women and men.

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9/2/10 11:23 P

No, it isn't the length of the hair - it's the attitude that goes with it. A 60 yr-old with a perky attitude and long hair is as youthful as a 25 yr old w/long hair.

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9/2/10 11:23 P

No, I love long hair and think it is wonderful to see a senior( 60 + ) who has long hair. My mom will be 65 this October and her hair has always been at least to her shoulder or longer. emoticon

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9/2/10 11:22 P

A woman should wear her hair however SHE wants and it's no one else's business.

I will be 50 next year and most people think I'm in my early 30's. My hair is thick and healthy with no gray so I keep it almost to my waist. Long hair is much more flattering on me than short. I've had it both ways but always love it longer.

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9/2/10 11:05 P

I don't think so but, I also think long hair on a woman depending on how they wear it makes most of them look old.

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9/2/10 10:57 P

Nope! I will be 47 next month and my hair is halfway down my back!

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9/2/10 10:52 P

No - age does not matter. It DOES need to be neatly trimmed and not all scraggly on the ends - and that is true for any age.

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9/2/10 10:47 P

There are women who don't cut their hair at all due to religous reasons, too. The Seek Men who are Indian don't cut their hair. It is not just women.
I had short hair for a good while, but I grew it and it is on my neck. I have been putting it up. I also had longer hair in my day when I was younger. Usually women do look good in shorter hair when they get older for some reason but they should trim it to make it look nice and healthy.
Wow, hair up to the knees must be hard to take care of. I know a few people who have long hair. One woman I know I don't think she trims it often.
Long or short life goes on I guess.
Cyrella emoticon

Edited by: LOOZNIZGR8 at: 9/2/2010 (22:49)

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9/2/10 10:46 P

emoticon Excuse me? What do you consider too old and what is too long? SO times I have mine down to my waist. It is my hair..if figure I have the right at my age to wear it either long or short.
Haven't heard any brave enough to confront me to my face about it.

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9/2/10 10:28 P

No. But it should be trimmed nicely.

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9/2/10 10:26 P

I've heard that too, but in this day & age--I'm not sure it makes any difference. I had long hair, down to the middle of my back but I was always wearing it up, & my husband didn't care, so I cut it short. It is much easier to take care of, & I like it better.

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9/2/10 10:16 P

No way--they usually only cut it when hot flashes start but you don't have to

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9/2/10 10:13 P

I hope not, I am growing mine out right now

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9/2/10 9:56 P

It depends on the person.

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9/2/10 9:42 P

I don't think it's really anyone's business.If a woman is comfortable with her long (or short) hair, why is it anyone's concern?

I'm almost thirty and my hair comes down to my knees! I plan to let it grow as long as it wants to as long as I am physically able to take care of it! :)

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9/2/10 9:35 P

I love long hair on all women, but an older woman (60+) who has long hair is DAMN SEXY! natural gray or otherwise.

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9/2/10 9:33 P

I believe it is a personal choice

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9/2/10 9:25 P

I don't think so. But sometimes they wear it long too long. I have worn my hair long for about four years. I go tit cut to a mid length style sort of a bob and everyone went nutts giving me compliments. I should have cut it sooner.

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9/2/10 9:24 P

I've heard this and think it's actually the middle range that ages people. I can't get my hair dresser to cut mine short enough. I've been thinking maybe a marine barber might be who I'm looking for. I want wash and go. Out the door in 15 minutes flat. :)

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9/2/10 9:21 P

I hope not, because I look terrible with short hair. lol

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9/2/10 9:00 P

I think it depends on many factors such as your facial structure, type of hair, color of hair, rather you wear it up or down ect. Some people look awsome with long hair when there older and some don't. So I guess my answer is depends...


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9/2/10 8:57 P

no; i think that is a matter of personal taste. but then I have never been a fashionista. emoticon

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9/2/10 8:55 P

I hope not, because I can't stand how I look with short hair. emoticon

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9/2/10 8:52 P

I think it depends on how much time you are willing to devote to it. And also some people just look better with a certain length of hair - women or men. I had very long hair (for me) for a year or so then got tired of only wearing it up because it's fine and gets so tangled - so I had it cut short again. Best thing I've done in ages.

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9/2/10 8:49 P

Yes, once a woman gets past 60 or so, long hair is just not ok.

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9/2/10 8:47 P

I'm 44 and had hair down to my waist. I cut about 6 inches off and it looks much better. I think neater can look younger if you have the right color.

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9/2/10 8:41 P

I don't think so it depends of your hair how thick it is the shape of your face and mainly your taste

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9/2/10 8:40 P

I once read that in the fairy tales only princesses and witches had long hair. Most older women don't look great with long hair unless they wear it up.

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9/2/10 8:32 P

It's not so much being too old to wear long hair, it's just that after a certain amount of sag in the face happens, wearing your hair UP or in a short style can visually LIFT your features.

My grandmother had long hair but wore it up in a french twist during the day. She looked fab in it, very regal.

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9/2/10 8:31 P


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9/2/10 8:28 P

Very interesting question, I've been giving it a thought and noticed that I don't know anyone over 40 with hair longer than shoulders...I don't know why though. I saw beautiful women with long hair that looked fantastic. It is such a personnal thing, I guess the important thing is to feel pretty and sexy :-) When I turned 30, I felt the need to shorten my hair...for no particular reason. I'm guessing it's more because of the shape of my face than because of my age.

nice question.

Edited by: AUD007 at: 9/3/2010 (07:11)

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9/2/10 8:25 P

Good topic. Personally, after I hit 60, I do tend to cut it shorter.

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9/2/10 8:23 P

Hair does seem to thin as we age. Long hair may look dry and scraggly once it turns white. I can imagine that post-menopause hair would be weaker but I have no personal experience.

I do think there may be a subconscious message between long hair and perceived fertility. Long hair on a woman who is past her childbearing years may seem unsettling.

It's a very interesting topic. Great question!!!

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9/2/10 8:23 P

I'm forty and I just started growing my hair in the spring. I think it depends on the person and the amount of upkeep you put into keeping it healthy.

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9/2/10 8:19 P


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9/2/10 8:14 P

I don't know the reasoning behind that, but my grandma had full head of long hair to her waist and she was beautiful, I admire her hair, she was in her 80s, I have long hair and as long as it stays helthy, I will keep it.

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9/2/10 8:10 P

I remember hearing that yrs ago. My grandmother used to have long white hair but she always had it in a bun. The only time should let it down was to shower or go to bed. I think it depends on the person's preference.

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9/2/10 8:08 P

No, poor health ages a person and long hair on a droopy person makes them look droopier.

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9/2/10 8:04 P

My mother used to say that after a particular age (40? 50?), a woman shouldn't wear her hair long. I'm not sure I understand the reasoning, but I'm wondering if you have ever heard this, and what you think of it. Does long hair age a person?

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