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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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MissusArmitage · 07/12/2021 13:32

Not witchy-you look fantastic.
I've learned that you need a v thick skin when you embrace any kind of natural hair. Why people think its OK to comment I do not know!

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DivorcedAndDelighted · 07/12/2021 21:19

I think you look beautiful and your hair texture looks gorgeous. Being honest, personally I think grey is ageing and in your shoes I'd want to try dyeing that gorgeous hair with eg blonde highlights. However, I think women often make a positive choice to embrace that and say "I have earned my silver" and are proud to look their age. It depends what you want though, and what look you're aiming for. I am the same age as you and started going grey quite young so I feel negatively about it. Personally I find that having my hair coloured (not grey) makes me look healthier and younger all round. Nature had its way with me for years of childbearing, but now she can back right off!

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DivorcedAndDelighted · 07/12/2021 21:40

@DivorcedAndDelighted

I think you look beautiful and your hair texture looks gorgeous. Being honest, personally I think grey is ageing and in your shoes I'd want to try dyeing that gorgeous hair with eg blonde highlights. However, I think women often make a positive choice to embrace that and say "I have earned my silver" and are proud to look their age. It depends what you want though, and what look you're aiming for. I am the same age as you and started going grey quite young so I feel negatively about it. Personally I find that having my hair coloured (not grey) makes me look healthier and younger all round. Nature had its way with me for years of childbearing, but now she can back right off!

Please ignore my comment OP - I've just read a bit more of the thread and seen that you made a conscious choice to embrace the grey and did it very well. I misunderstood the point of the post and you don't need randoms like me chiming in on the general grey debate!
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IlonaRN · 08/12/2021 09:40

Your hair is gorgeous, and I wish I had curls like yours!
You don't look witchy at all!!

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coronafiona · 08/12/2021 09:44

I love it Smile. I would (respectfully) suggest some colour in your face, bronzer or blush as grey can drain your skin tone - but pointless for sport and for the purposes of this post! I follow Trinny London for makeup tips but don't buy her stuff as it's ££

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Deathraystare · 08/12/2021 16:39

Not only is your hair lovely but the colour of your top really suits you!

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