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Shit. Do I look "Witchy"?
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ChoporNot · 04/12/2021 19:37

Saw an ex-colleague in town today. Not seen her for c7/8 years. Bit of chit chat, small talk. And then "So you have embraced the grey. I thought of doing it in lockdown but was scared of having that witchy vibe... You're kind of rocking it though...." A bit of a pause, a change of subject and soon after we went our separate ways.

DIdn't think much of it then. But now it is digging at me. Do I look witchy? Midlength grey curls. A bit of frizz - then my curls nearly always have a bit of frizz.

Photos attached. Would normally be wash- day today - but playing sport tomorrow morning so eeking it out an extra day - so not an "insta-best-photo-possible.

Should I listen to the "Witchy" or the "Rocking it"? I know I look my age and don't really care. But I am just wondering if I need to rethink the length/style? I am nearly 50 (like days from being 50) so wondering if am over-thinking it cos of that...just having a bit of a crisis.

Honest opinions please?

Shit.  Do I look "Witchy"? Shit.  Do I look "Witchy"?
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EnjoyingTheSilence · 06/12/2021 08:11

Your colleague may just have awkwardly been trying to compliment you. Some people (me included) seem completely unable to say the right thing. She said you were rocking the grey, so go with that.

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VitaminA · 06/12/2021 08:06

I think you look attractive, but you would look even more attractive with dyed hair.

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DerTrotzkopf · 06/12/2021 08:03

350 posts confirming you are beautiful OP. Surely you've taken on board their compliments by now and can feel better about yourself..

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Fritilleries · 06/12/2021 06:55

You are very beautiful. Not witchy. You do have a touch of magical about you, elvish? Blush

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furbabymama87 · 06/12/2021 06:53

You are beautiful, have lovely eyes and a very youthful face. You could take years off your age if you wanted to, by dyeing it.

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ElectraBlue · 06/12/2021 06:40

You are so beautiful!

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Anotherlovelybitofsquirrel · 06/12/2021 05:23

Agree with the stunning verdict. You look amazing.

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MissCrowley · 06/12/2021 05:22

I'm a witch and you don't look like me so I'll say no.

Also every time this thread comes up in my feed I've been biting my tongue because I find the title pretty offensive.
Just because you have grey hair doesn't make you look witchy ffs.

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DBI78 · 06/12/2021 04:40

It looks great. I don't see why women (or men) should feel they have to colour their hair to fit in. I'd assume your friend is talking about herself not you and was tactless in how it came across.

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KittyWindbag · 06/12/2021 04:02

Your hair is stunning and what beautiful bone structure you have! A stunner.

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JimCarreysMask · 06/12/2021 02:42

If she is a bitch then she was probably being bitchy. If she was anything like me, she’d be admiring your hair and sad she’d not be able to have that herself. I’d say something like that about myself. In fact I once said I wish I didn’t have to wear makeup every day and I got an earful for it, the person thought I was being rude about their choice not to wear makeup. It was a genuine ‘wish I could get away without makeup everyday comment’ so it may well just be a clumsy compliment.

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mrshoho · 05/12/2021 21:31

Beautiful hair! Definitely rocking it!

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bunglebells · 05/12/2021 19:04

I think you look really cool!!!

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tiktokniknok · 05/12/2021 18:55

*Omg STRONG curls and the GREY looks good

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tiktokniknok · 05/12/2021 18:54

String curls and the feet looks good. Amazing skin!

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Myshitisreal · 05/12/2021 18:48

My hairdresser calls me witchy but he's been my hairdresser 30 years. He's laughing as he says it, and I do look gothic 😂

You my dear look wonderful. She's a catty bitch.

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Kenworthington · 05/12/2021 18:43

Fuck me backwards. You look INCREDIBLE. Your hair is AWESOME. Am well Envy

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RestingMurderousFace · 05/12/2021 18:06

I've never met a witch with curls. You look great, truly.

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DietrichandDiMaggio · 05/12/2021 17:59

[quote JollyJoon]@DietrichandDiMaggio
I don't know why you're so insistent on conflating grey hair with body shape and weight.

People are slim for a huge range of reasons, from that being their natural size, to having a healthy lifestyle, to being looks obsessed, to being sporty.

People dye their greys for one reason and that's to look better. Which is also the only reason people where makeup. That's why I find it weird to pretend you arent bothered by society's gaze.

Probably the reason for this is that the grey movement is just a trend and like any other fashion will be gone within 5 years. It's a kind of vanity veiled as a political statement.[/quote]
Ok, I could have said do you think people who aren't bothered about what they wear, other than it being clean and functional, shouldn't wear make-up? Just your reasoning seemed to be that because someone didn't spend time, effort and money doing something that would make them look better in the eyes of some other people, why do they bother with the other.

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NigellaSeed · 05/12/2021 15:33

Oh wow OP. If you looked half decent I probably couldn't be bothered to comment. I think you look amazing.

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MargotsBumpyNight · 05/12/2021 15:31

People pay an absolute fortune to attempt to get hair like yours. It's fabulous and so are you!

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Pinkspecs · 05/12/2021 15:22

You have great hair, definitely not witchy.
I agree with PP that she was rude.

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TurquoiseDragon · 05/12/2021 15:20

You look great. Your ex-colleague was being rude.

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Arrowheart · 05/12/2021 14:38

You look beautiful!

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Westerman · 05/12/2021 14:34

You look fabulous, OP! Maybe that person was a bit jealous.

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