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B) stopped dying 4 17.39%
C) stopped curling 3 13.04%
D) started shaving head 6 26.09%
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:46 AM   #21
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Took all the dye out, let it go natural which is a silvery gray/white and quite pretty and letting it grow midback now. I wear it in a twist or in a ponytail off my neck and shoulders now. I never would have 1. let it grow so long when working and 2. never let it go natural while in sales where you have to give an impression you are younger all the time. I love it long, wavy and natural now...alot easier on me and the budget.
However, I still use a pro to cut my long bangs and trim it evenly in back. I couldn't cut it if I wanted to in back as it is too long now.

If I were a man and balding, I would do the Bruce Willis thing where he cuts all of it in a stubble-like haircut. VERY sexy!
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None of the above. B never applied, C still does it by itself, D will happen when bald spot gets over half dollar size. Meantime trim when it gets unruly, once every six months or so get it cut short. Or when DW nags sufficiently for a cut, maybe.
Natural silver by now, once was blond.
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:41 PM   #23
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One of my role models at the coffee shop always showers, shaves and arranges his hair every day, says it is really important to him. He's been retired 7 years. I plan to spend more time (and maybe more expense) on such activities. I'm inspired by an old friend who told me my hair looks better when I'm not working.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:41 PM   #24
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Doing nothing different and going gray fast. I dont plan on dying it.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:58 PM   #25
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B is not applicable. D not under consideration.

I might cut my hair shorter which would allow C. - so E.
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On a slight tangent, I know one or two fairly recent retirees (men) who stopped attending to their hair, clothes and even hygiene to some extent (in this case, ear and nose hair qualify). DW commented that their look is almost derelict, or has a feeling of "Screw you. I'm retired and I can do whatever I want." True enough, though it probably doesn't do much to expand their social network.

And remember that an unexpected breakdown in hygiene and grooming sometimes is an early sign of dementia.
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On a slight tangent, I know one or two fairly recent retirees (men) who stopped attending to their hair, clothes and even hygiene to some extent (in this case, ear and nose hair qualify). DW commented that their look is almost derelict, or has a feeling of "Screw you. I'm retired and I can do whatever I want." True enough, though it probably doesn't do much to expand their social network.

And remember that an unexpected breakdown in hygiene and grooming sometimes is an early sign of dementia.
I did something similar in the first 2 months after retiring (did not get to smelly); I then constructed a personal schedule for personal hygiene (and watering plants and cleaning house...).

But I still don't cut my hair.

"Down to where it stops by itself."
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Dang it Doc, now I may have to give up my tussled look. DW may confuse my selective hearing with dementia.
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"Screw you. I'm retired and I can do whatever I want."
T-shirt spotted in Walmart the other day: "I'm retired; do it yourself"...

Not fully retarded retired yet, but I'll go either burr or ponytail. No combover, thank you...
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I went burr for the first two years of retirement, then back to my regular cut. Took about that long for DW to gain confidence in her ability to cut it for me. She does a great job.
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"Screw you. I'm retired and I can do whatever I want."
I think I'm going to feel that way for quite a while once I am newly retired. It probably won't be THAT obvious, though, because I don't necessarily want to look sloppy!

Well, maybe a little bit... but not really gross and scuzzy!
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For the summer I just do a high and tight. Winter I let it grow a bit because it gets cold in California..
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the other odd thing i noticed is that the greyer it gets the shorter i keep it.

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When I have a fresh haircut, my hair seems more grey. I think my barber can actually cut out the brown hairs leaving only the grey!
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Grey hairs are shorter and thicker, natural colored hairs are longer and thinner.

So what we need is a cutting unit that targets short, thick hairs and leaves the nice long natural colored ones alone...
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