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Why do middle aged women dye their hair that flat brown colour, the shade of cheap chocolate?

(128 Posts)
moondog Wed 21-Sep-11 21:26:11

It's horrid. Stop it.

fortyplus Wed 21-Sep-11 21:28:26

Not as bad as that red one! grin

moondog Wed 21-Sep-11 21:29:44

I remember when a bush of hennaed frizz was all the rage.

BedHog Wed 21-Sep-11 21:30:20

Do you mean the colour that looks kind of orange from certain angles in bright sunshine?

Yes, it's awful, particularly when in that collar length, wavy, layered sides semi-mullet kind of style. You know the type I mean!

Vesta1 Wed 21-Sep-11 21:30:28

what about going natural - ie all grey? My neighbour did it last year. Oh dear, added 10 years instantly.

BedHog Wed 21-Sep-11 21:31:17

People would henna their bush!!! shock

moondog Wed 21-Sep-11 21:31:57

You got it Bed!
Perfect description of what I mean.

glitterkitty Wed 21-Sep-11 21:32:21

I think most ppl would prefer glossy swishiness but perhaps hair is flat and dead and dye cant help -despite adverts claiming it can?

Dosent hair go pube textured in middle age?

moondog Wed 21-Sep-11 21:32:30

Better than cheap chocolate clour (with white roots peeking through)

motherinferior Wed 21-Sep-11 21:36:54

No, I'm 48 with very short non-pube-textured hair.

budgieshell Wed 21-Sep-11 21:36:58

Thats a bit like asking why do young women use fake tan making them look like they have been wood stained.

The answer, brown is better than white and orange is better than white. In a nut shell white sucks.

glitterkitty Wed 21-Sep-11 21:38:57

<strokes motherinferiors hair> mmm. glossy.

<stares at own dead ginger straw>

motherinferior Wed 21-Sep-11 21:39:41

(I didn't say it was glossy, just not overly pubeish grin)

glitterkitty Wed 21-Sep-11 21:42:20

white is ok for teeth though.

brown or orange teeth would not look v good.

AnyFucker Wed 21-Sep-11 21:45:06

I have been lead to believe that S+B was one of the safe, non-bitchy areas of MN

I had my hat nailed on

fortyplus Wed 21-Sep-11 21:45:59

I think white is preferable to orange - especially if orange skin is topped off by yellow peroxide hair with black roots showing!

glitterkitty Wed 21-Sep-11 21:47:22

thats painting a beautiful picture, 40+... plus loooong thick patently false eyelashes? Skin coloured lips, or unnatural pink?

Nippysnippy Wed 21-Sep-11 22:42:48

I think your comment's pretty cheap and pointless O.P.

Ifancyashandy Wed 21-Sep-11 23:25:00

I've yet to find a home dye that doesn't make your hair colour flat.

I have chocolate brown hair. But rich coloured. Coz I pay a bloody fortune for a professional to do it every month.

meltedchocolate Wed 21-Sep-11 23:44:28

Not as bad as when they dye it yellow. Oh wait. What's that? Blonde you say? Are you sure?
Those that have managed to dye theirs yellow are convinced that they have blonde but will snigger at other women who have gone more to the yellow side of blonde hmm Why do you not see the same colour in the mirror?!

meltedchocolate Wed 21-Sep-11 23:45:10

oops that was a tad bitchy blush grin

kerrymumbles Wed 21-Sep-11 23:47:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

seasalt Wed 21-Sep-11 23:53:02

Because they can't afford to go to the hairdressers, that's why!

marilynwhirlwind Wed 21-Sep-11 23:54:53

I guess no matter what we they do they're we're always going to judge us them because we're they're older than them us.

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Wed 21-Sep-11 23:56:11

OOH, yes, that lovely yellow colour which makes you look like you are nicotine stained! confused

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