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Salt and Pepper hair what to wear?

crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
As my hair has grayed, it is now pretty white in the front, shading through gray to near black at the back.
It may sound striking, and on a good day it looks pretty good.
What I'm wondering now is if other gals with this multicolor hair going on feel comfortable wearing prints in thier clothing?
Lately I've been putting on, then taking off anthing with a print, my hair is just too busy and fights with it.


  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,206Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i can't answer your question about prints -- i do have a stripped long-sleeve tee that i love, it is blues. by the time i stopped coloring my hair, the front was just about 90% white, soooo......

    i will say what i can't wear anymore -- white!! hahaha! i look like casper the ghost now! nor light colors -- so that part of my wardrobe is over, unless i top it off with a dark color. even jewelry has to be darker colors. altho my silver jewelry still works.

    i believe there is a whole thing about colors to wear/to avoid in going grey looking great book.

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  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    I guess its a case of knowing it when I see it, but its kind of frustrating, I'll put something on then realize its just too busy.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,699Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I almost never wear prints, never have, but I'm one of those people who wears what I like no matter what. Yes, I want to look nice for others but in the end I have to be happy and comfortable in my clothes. I don't see any reason not to wear a print with multi-color hair, but again it's all in what makes you comfortable.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That can be tricky, but it really all depends on what one likes, and senses what is happening with different looks next to variegated hair. Since the original poster already picked up on the fact that prints appeared to be "too busy" with her transitioning hair, she would be wise to wear them instead in smaller amounts and go with solid colors in larger pieces of clothing, unless said prints picked up her hair colors - then it could be a harmonious look.
    Like jeepcurlygirl, I've never been much of a print person myself(I usually look awful in them, save for maybe a scarf or something.) However, some embellishment or detail on the clothing construction itself can be stunning and elegant. Some of us due to our general look need this. I know for myself, going with clothing that is solid AND just plain doesn't suit - it ends up just looking generic and needlessly plain on me. That solid colored item has to have something else going for it, either some surface detail or construction as I mentioned. And I don't even have the s+p-colored hair as I still color, and likely will for some time.
  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    I tend to stay away from prints because it's really hard to wear them without looking like an old lady. Just my opinion. I think scarves (so ubiquitous these days) are tricky, too--I think it's very hard to wear them without looking old. With a coat, to stay warm, ok, but just as an accessory? I just can't do it.
  • ocwavyocwavy Posts: 38Registered Users
    Oh I feel your pain, literally. I have also had PF for more years than I can count. The latest episode was only cured with 3 injections from my favorite Podiatrist. As for insert the custom orthodics are the best but if thats not an option , Good Feet does a good job of fitting. If that is something you are interested in don't go for th whole package. They push for the sport etc. Just get one of the inserts and move around to all your shoes. If like me you wear sandals alot Teva has several casual looks that will hold the inserts and then Mephisto has a few that work well and have good support. I wish I were one of those folks that had relief after a few weeks but alas not the case, it was many many months and I am religious about maintaining where I am today. Good luck, it is pain in the butt but can be helped. This is harder than figuring out the curly girl issues :-)
  • kasdenkasden Posts: 1,040Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I never thought about prints being a problem for salt and pepper hair! I guess I need to pay more attention. There are some colors I just can't wear, but I'm with Jeepy - I wear whatever I like.

    I like the idea of having a print or some color in a scarf. I found this video of 25 ways to wear a scarf in 4.5 minutes. Thought you ladies might enjoy it!
    2c/3a, fine, low-med porosity, below BSL, mod CG since 9/09

    "I'm fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world." - Leigh Standley
  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I disagree about scarves automatically making one look old - it all depends on what kind of scarf and how one wears it. What counts is what looks good on you and what you like. Personally I do a lot of oblong scarves folded in half and worn European style with the ends drawn through the resulting loop and that doesn't look old at all! In fact, I get a ton of compliments about how this sets off my face and hair. I see lots of people of differing ages with this and it's easy too - no tricky knots required. To keep materials current, avoid the "old lady"-type of prints and go with an interesting material. Can be anything from a Thai silk up to a heavily-textured knit, whatever makes you look good, in colors that suit one's face and hair. This all can look very elegant, but certainly not "old".
  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,481Registered Users Curl Novice
    kasden wrote: »
    I never thought about prints being a problem for salt and pepper hair! I guess I need to pay more attention. There are some colors I just can't wear, but I'm with Jeepy - I wear whatever I like.

    I like the idea of having a print or some color in a scarf. I found this video of 25 ways to wear a scarf in 4.5 minutes. Thought you ladies might enjoy it!

    Thanks for the link - I actually enjoy wearing scarves and like finding new ways to wear them!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,985Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    What a great video; thanks for sharing that!

    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder

    You are beautiful!

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