Long Hair forever

susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,374Registered Users Curl Novice
I'm 49 and dithering again about how many years I can wear my hair long...and we've been watching Season 2 of Alias....if Faye Dunaway can do it at her age, I can do it until I am her age!

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My son wears combat boots (and a parachute). So does my son-in-law.
The older I get, the less patience I have with cleverness. Thomas Sowell.
Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve. Benjamin Franklin.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain.

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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,165Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Hmmm, Im 45 and starting to dither a bit too. I think if I could find a hairdresser I could trust to cut it properly I'd probably opt for shorter (though never "short"). Most of the time I'm quite happy with the length but I like to straighten it sometimes and then I think I look, well, a bit silly really.
    'Tis a dilemma.
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  • MaloryMalory Posts: 379Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I personally don't think Faye Dunaway looks good like that at all. I think she looks creepy.
  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    I don't think the creepiness factor is due to her long hair, which is stunning. What I don't like is the kabuki mask-like face. These people really need to lay off the Botox and plastic surgery!

    btw susancnw - Love the new avatar pic! What kind of heat is your puppy packin'? :compress:
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  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,487Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    misspam wrote: »
    btw susancnw - Love the new avatar pic! What kind of heat is your puppy packin'? :compress:
    ditto! :wink:
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    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
    Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
    Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I was blessed with thick shiny hair, and I intend to wear it long for however long it is thick and shiny. If it ever goes thin, dull, or stringy, I'll cut it shorter. Until then, I intend to let the world enjoy it long.

    Faye looks creepy because of her multiple face lifts and big white fake teeth. Her hair is gorgeous though.
  • g-stringrannyg-stringranny Posts: 2,701Registered Users
    Yea, the 1st thing I noticed was her face, then her hair. I wear my hair long, but I'm starting to get a lot of knots. I need to make an appointment for a trim. I will probably always have long hair, but will wear it up when I get older.
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  • susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,374Registered Users Curl Novice
    I admit that it is not a great pic of her....but watching her on Alias (yeah, all the tricks that they can play with film) she looked pretty amazing. Hubby pointed it out first actually.

    No idea what kind of gun that Coco has...I can find out. Friend of mine sent the pic, I had another friend offer to alter it a bit so her gun and bow will both be pink and match. A girl's gotta coordinate!:wink: She looks like a friend's Maltese that is known by the nickname "killer' to the UPS man.

    The caption is compliments of my son.
    My son wears combat boots (and a parachute). So does my son-in-law.
    The older I get, the less patience I have with cleverness. Thomas Sowell.
    Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve. Benjamin Franklin.
    Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain.

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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    susancnw wrote: »
    I admit that it is not a great pic of her....but watching her on Alias (yeah, all the tricks that they can play with film) she looked pretty amazing. Hubby pointed it out first actually.

    No idea what kind of gun that Coco has...I can find out. Friend of mine sent the pic, I had another friend offer to alter it a bit so her gun and bow will both be pink and match. A girl's gotta coordinate!:wink: She looks like a friend's Maltese that is known by the nickname "killer' to the UPS man.

    The caption is compliments of my son.

    Not to nit pick or anything. Isn't matching your bow and gun considered too old-fashioned? You know, too matchy? Personally, I like my bow and Glock to offset each other. I guess it's just personal preference. :wink:
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,213Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    susancnw wrote: »
    I'm 49 and dithering again about how many years I can wear my hair long...and we've been watching Season 2 of Alias....if Faye Dunaway can do it at her age, I can do it until I am her age!

    faye.jpg
    I think it partially depends on your body type - how tall you are, etc. Can you give us some particulars? Also, what is your fashion style? Long hair isn't conservative and can look frumpy with certain clothing. With very dramatic clothing or loose flowing clothing it can look great. Have you looked at any books on fashion that give you ideas? Is your hair grey? How is it styled? Summing up, I don't think age by itself is the determining factor for the length of one's hair. Interested to know more about your look...
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    I plan on keeping my hair long until I die.
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
    I had my hair cut really short (to grow out a relaxer), but it made me look much older. I think my face is too round for short hair. (And it's gotten worse after 40!)

    Once it was about chin-length, I got a great cut from a girl in San Diego, but sadly, she moved away. :cry:

    That's OK... I believe I look best when my hair is long (several inches past shoulder-length right now) and when it's in its natural BIG, curly poofiness! :)

    P.S. Though her hair is gorgeous, Faye Dunaway scares me no matter what her hair looks like. :eek:
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  • susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,374Registered Users Curl Novice
    I'm 5'6"....do I have to confess the weight? I'm starting South Beach Diet on Monday. Have to finish the book again, do my shopping, etc.

    Casual look most of the time..jean and t-shirts. Love tailored shirts but most of them don't fit right now so...will lose the weight instead of buying new again. besides, they are great shirts. When I wear skirts or dresses, I usually go with a more romantic style...sweaters and tailored slacks. There is always some softness around though.

    VERY round face - Charlie Brown pizza face anyone? So I often wear bangs of some sort or something over the forehead...even if it is very light or brushed to the side.
    My son wears combat boots (and a parachute). So does my son-in-law.
    The older I get, the less patience I have with cleverness. Thomas Sowell.
    Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve. Benjamin Franklin.
    Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain.

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  • MaloryMalory Posts: 379Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    misspam wrote: »
    I don't think the creepiness factor is due to her long hair, which is stunning. What I don't like is the kabuki mask-like face. These people really need to lay off the Botox and plastic surgery!

    To me, the creepiness is the Botox-face combined with the teenage California beach-girl hair. They don't go together. The hair makes the face look worse because you expect to see that hairstyle on someone younger, so it just brings out the fact that she doesn't look young.

    I think she looks witchy-looking (in the stereotypical wicked witch of the west-type way).
  • bettinflabettinfla Posts: 389Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't know how old she is but she has to be in her
    60s and I am 60 and wish I looked THAT good -- phoney teeth and all!!!
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  • susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,374Registered Users Curl Novice
    She's close to 70...
    My son wears combat boots (and a parachute). So does my son-in-law.
    The older I get, the less patience I have with cleverness. Thomas Sowell.
    Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve. Benjamin Franklin.
    Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain.

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  • g-stringrannyg-stringranny Posts: 2,701Registered Users
    I googled her & she is 67.
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  • hadtochangemynamehadtochangemyname Posts: 628Registered Users Curl Neophyte
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  • BugEyeZBugEyeZ Posts: 314Registered Users Curl Novice
    why can't you wear your hair long until you die? why allow somebody else dictate how you should look?
    when all else fails...eat:icescream:
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,716Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Whether or not WE think she looks good (the hair is gorgeous, the botox and teeth not so much), the important thing is if SHE thinks she looks good. If she does, then what we think doesn't mean diddly.

    Same goes for all of us. If I like my hair long grey and curly, it doesn't matter if anyone else likes it.

    If you (general you) prefer your hair boy short, or granny permed, or flat ironed beach blonde long then that's how you should wear it.
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  • hadtochangemynamehadtochangemyname Posts: 628Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    honestly I do think it has a bearing on what others think as it erroneously sets a standard that some women feel they need to live up to, when 90% of it is fake (cosmetic surgery, obviously fake teeth and I still think fake hair)

    we live in a very superficial society and when you consider how much money is made off making women think they don't look good enough, it is sad IMO
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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,031Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    wow--i think faye looks pretty good. i mean she is even older than ME :)
    my hair will stay long till it looks stupid--like face too old for hair-- then i will cut it and let it go gray. then i might try growing it again until it looks stupid.
    i got some hair compliments today from some ladies at the municipal court. they all were curly girls who straightened or blew dry their hair. i have a frizz pic on my blackberry and everyone who says they have awful hair is amazed because their "awful" hair looks just like my frizz pic. amazing what some conditioner and a good cut can do, also the famous plopping technique!
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  • susancnwsusancnw Posts: 1,374Registered Users Curl Novice
    I'm going to Houston in December and I am wondering if I can make it through 4 days w/o mom or sister telling me that I need to cut it...:D They are just jealous. I'm the only curlytop in the family, little sister gets perms, the older sister just cuts hers. She has rheumatoid arthritis and it has done a number on her hair.
    My son wears combat boots (and a parachute). So does my son-in-law.
    The older I get, the less patience I have with cleverness. Thomas Sowell.
    Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve. Benjamin Franklin.
    Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain.

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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    My grandmother kept hers long till she died (albeit mostly in a bun). She died at 87.

    I'm currently growing mine out and leaving it that way until I'm bored and end up cutting it.
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    My grandmother kept hers long till she died (albeit mostly in a bun). She died at 87.

    I'm currently growing mine out and leaving it that way until I'm bored and end up cutting it.

    My grandmother was the same. She always looked just as beautiful when she wore her long, mostly-black curly hair down. Although it looked wavy because she brushed, braided, and bunned it each morning, it was very curly. And only a halo of gray with a few strands throughout. Yeah, I'm jealous of that. :p

    I like to keep mine past shoulders, and am trying to grow it out to maybe BSL. Anything longer is just too overbearing on my petite (although overweight) body. And it gets too heavy for updos. I remember poor grandma would get such headaches, so my mom would trim a few inches off for her to lighten it up. Still about BSL though.

    I think it's up to the person, how they keep themselves, if it looks good. Same goes for any length or age. There are just certain lengths that compliment each individual, regardless of age. :)
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