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MINNESOTABOB's Photo MINNESOTABOB Posts: 34
11/12/09 12:59 A

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I get my hair cut sometime during the first week of each even month. (I donate blood in the odd months.) I keep it quite short--about an inch to two inches on top, shorter on the sides. That makes it brain-dead simple to "style": Towel dry, then work a little gel into it, and use fingertips to part and work it into place.

I began life as a very light blond. The couple summers I lived at the pool, it turned green. In high school, it started looking more red, and by college it was medium brown. Now it's starting to go a little grey, but I'm OK with that. I probably won't use a color rinse.

I *will*, however, use a trimmer every couple weeks on my eyebrows. There's something unpleasant about a guy who looks like caterpillars have taken up residence on his skull.

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11/9/09 3:49 P

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Cut & color every 6,7 wks. I never tried to self color after seeing my mom get color all over the bathroom when I was younger. When she could afford it she enjoyed salon color in her later years and I've always gone that route too. It's expensive but I don't smoke, buy lottery tickets or buy coffee out and brown bag it for lunch so getting my hair done is my indulgence.

Sue


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11/9/09 8:49 A

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My hair is past my shoulders. It was straight and blonde as a child. My mom would give me pixies, feather looks and poodle perms. Now it has a natural wave/curl to it so I keep it this length and use curl gel to give it its boring look. I also have been coloring myself for years. I went from jet black hair to now what I like is mousy brown which better suits my dark bushy eyebrows.

In a prebariatric program hoping to get approval for weight loss surgery.

Be Blessed!

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11/6/09 10:11 P

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I have it 'buzzed' off about every other month. I can't stand long hair. I much prefer it buzzed so it's zero maintenance!
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TWISTOLOMEW Posts: 2,021
11/6/09 12:51 A

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I've had my hair long to my waist, short to the point of shaved up my neck, and everything in between. Sometimes home coloured, sometimes professionally done, sometimes streaked... I've had red hair, black hair, honey-caramel, blonde-streaked... whatever sort of struck my mood and my wallet. I have the good fortune of having curly hair that behaves, so I can pretty much wash & go at any length. Which means I can also limit hair dresser visits to 2x a year still look pretty good the months in between!

My hair and I have a deal - I don't do too much to it chemically on a daily basis, and it doesn't make me look stupid :-)

Right now it's a short-ish 20s starlet style with ringlets, no colour and a few grays that are twisted into the curls so only I know where they are ;-D ... and I'm debating about letting it grow to donate it to locks of love, I'm just not sure I have that kind of patience!

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11/3/09 3:05 P

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My DD did that for several years.... let it grow for close to two years, then have a long pony tail cut off. She did this to donate her hair to 'Locks of Love' who makes wigs for cancer children.

This year she decided to get it cut into a style, rather than just 'cut' ... so she's not letting it grow any more, but I think she's donated about 4 times.... so she's earned a break ;)

Dee

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�Even if you are on the right track, you�ll get run over if you just sit there.� --Will Rogers
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11/3/09 11:36 A

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my hair is currently about shoulder length. flecks of gray that i won't bother to color out. it's very no-maintenance. i use aussie shampoo/conditioner and barely have to brush it.

i usually let it grow for about 3 years, until it's down to my behind, then i have my mom cut it into a page boy. i usually get a pony about 12-14 inches when she does it.

i've been to a salon once in my entire life, they did a nice job with a soft perm, but it's just not my thing to spend $100 on my hair (my mother actually paid for it for a present).

i've had just about every length, included shaved off entirely (didn't look very good). when i was younger, i used to chew my hair and get gum in it, so my mom cut it really short and people would ask me if i were a boy.

nora


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SANDGEE62's Photo SANDGEE62 Posts: 905
11/2/09 12:41 P

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short hair. Gets trimmed every two months. Maintence free is my motto.

I have 5 white/gray hairs which I wear with pride. I was doing some highlighting till the cost got probitive and I realized all I had to do to get red highlights was be in the sun.

I use to have butt length hair till college. Stems from when I was 6 and my mom wanted to give me a peter pan/page boy style cut. My hair was so straight I looked like a boy for two months.





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ANARIE's Photo ANARIE Posts: 13,209
11/2/09 11:32 A

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I went about ten years without a cut! It was down past my waist. Then I went to a cheapie haircut chain place and asked for a trim. The "stylist" said she thought she needed to take about 4 inches to get all the split ends, and I agreed. Instead she chopped it back to barely shoulder length. And she did a crappy job of that, too; I had to go somewhere else and have them fix it. At the second place, I had them cut bangs. Now I'm debating whether to grow the bangs out. I think I'm going to say no, and trim them myself today.

I've had pretty much every length in the past. My mom always wanted to keep it super-short when I was little. Part of the reason I keep it long right now is that it grows really fast, so a short cut takes a lot of maintenance. If it were short, I'd need a trim every 4 weeks or so.

I color it myself, with plain old cheap drugstore stuff. It has always taken chemical treatment unevenly, which means every perm I ever had was a total disaster, but also that the coloring looks very natural, like real highlights. And while my grays resist the dye, the "highlights" help blend them in. They do look like blond highlights if you don't look too close.

Even though I was really mad about this last haircut, I do think that a roughly shoulder-length cut is easiest to take care of and gives the most styling options. I can wear it up or down, and it will stay in a scrunchie when I run now. When it was longer, the weight of the hair always made it slide out.

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11/2/09 11:16 A

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I cut and color my own hair when the mood strikes. I have been a close friend of "miss Clairol" for years. My hair would be snow white like my mothers if I did not color. I started going grey at the tender age of 13 like my Great Grandfather who was snow white almost his entire life of 104 years.

I cut my own hair in long layers...a reverse layer cut because of the natural curl. I have not been to a stylist since 1983.

I need something new which requires me going to one but I am chicken. My hair grows so slowly and I don't know what I would do if I did not like the style on me. I am set in my ways.

Vicki



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ECOMUFFIN's Photo ECOMUFFIN Posts: 2,057
11/2/09 10:58 A

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Dee, talk to your stylist. You may be able to strip the color and dye your hair a gray closer to your natural color. Could make the "grow-out" phase a lot less painful!

~Alicia
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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ECOMUFFIN's Photo ECOMUFFIN Posts: 2,057
11/2/09 10:55 A

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I've been "chemically-enhanced" for over 20 years. I don't even want to think about how much money I've spent on bleach! LOL

I usually have to have my roots done every 8 weeks and I have my hair cut every other visit. Just long layers, real low-maintenance.

Some winters I switch to a darker, all-over color (saves a ton of money), but I'm going on a cruise in a couple of weeks and I think I want to be blonde!

~Alicia
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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DEEANN8's Photo DEEANN8 Posts: 5,144
11/2/09 9:29 A

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I get mine cut about every six weeks (sometime 8).

I always had long hair, but then it started acting up and wouldn't lay right in the back -- always looked like a crooked part going sideways down the back of my head.... so had to get it shorter to make it act right.

Now I keep it in a wedge cut (easy... can just let it go, put it in a poney tail, or curl it under slightly if going out, etc.

I started coloring my hair about 10 years ago to cover some grey and now debate on letting it go natural (mostly grey), but can't decide if I REALLY want to be a grey granny.... and hate the thought of the growing out process.

Dee

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11/2/09 9:06 A

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How often do you cut your hair ? or change the style ? Do you get it colored ? Do you use a blow dryer ? Tell us about your hair !

I'm boring... boring... boring... I can't tell you the last time I cut my hair. When I was a teen, I had my hair cut short. I hated it. I eventually let my hair grow long. I used to have bangs in the front. Had that forever, got sick of it and let them grow out. Now, my hair is long and the same length.

Boring me, I usually just braid it. I don't color it. I'm too lazy. I also like my grey/white hairs. I affectionately call them my "blonde" highlights. LOL !!! Nah, grey hair doesn't bother me.

I really do need a change though, but I don't know what to do. I want something simple. no muss. no fuss.

How about you folks ? Guys ? You too !

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