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Old 09-17-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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My hair will be getting longer as I get older!
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yes, absolutely.
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Long, or long-ish. Nothing extravagant, but not short.

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Hard to say. I'm not ready to cut it short, but who knows when I might change my mind.
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Definitely, but I may wear it up more. I love long hair.
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Yep...almost 50 and still like it long. My mom is 88 and has long hair.
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Mine's got too thin to wear long any more but I'll never go short short - it'll always be long enough to put up.
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I look better with below-shoulder length hair. I want to grow it about 3 "visual"more inches maybe 4.

As long as I can wear it long (mine is thinning, too), I will!
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I'm 48 and have been growing my hair for the past few years. It's now almost shoulder length. I'd like it to be a few more inches and then I'll keep it that length. It's more about being practical for my lifestyle than my age. I'm into gardening and yoga so I need hair that can be easily pulled back out of the way and still look okay when I take off a hat. That means longer is better!
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:39 AM   #10
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I'm past BLS when curly and brushing waist when pulled straight. I love long hair and really see no reason to cut as we get older. I started this thread to get some opinions. A lady at work was saying she'd like to grow her hair long but she thinks she's too old (41!!). I said that you're never too old for long hair.
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How long is long? I'm above shoulder length but still consider my hair "longish," and I've been going longer rather than shorter over time.

I think that women tend to go shorter with age because:
a) their hair thins too much and doesn't look as good long, or
b) long hair drags their face down too much, making them look drawn/tired (less of an issue with curlies, who have more volume on the sides), or
c) they think short hair looks more authoritative and professional.

I hope to avoid a and b, and I just say no to c.
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I'm past BLS when curly and brushing waist when pulled straight. I love long hair and really see no reason to cut as we get older. I started this thread to get some opinions. A lady at work was saying she'd like to grow her hair long but she thinks she's too old (41!!). I said that you're never too old for long hair.
I wish I could grow mine that long. It grows very slow and the ends get too thin. Mine is about 4" below my shoulders, when straight. That's about as long as I can get it without too much thinning. I'm really wanting extensions to get another 4 or more inches. I have a friend who has them and has had them for about 18 months. The upkeep is expensive (she can afford it) plus I worry about damage. She says her hair is healthier doing it. IDK. She is one of those people who feel long hair isn't for older women, so her hair just touches her shoulders. Even at that length her hair is too thin without the extensions.

I feel I'm rocking long hair at 59. The other day I wore my hair straight and the bottom portion started to get frizzy. I pinned it up and it actually looked good. My hair looked to be a little longer than chin length. I've grown out my bangs, so I did a side part. It would be a lot of work if I wore my hair this way everyday, since it's curly, plus I think I would get bored with the look.
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I love longer hair, but I will probably just keep mine between shoulder and APL when it's dry/curly. I like the ease of pulling it back into a pony, headband, or updo when I have it at that length.
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In my young days I used to keep my hair at waist length, but it's just too much of a PITA for me to do that anymore...too many knots to comb out and I just don't want to deal with it...so I keep it just past my shoulders, with lots of layers to keep it fuller around my face. It still has the appearance of long hair without actually being really long. I love longer hair on older women, as long as it has some style and movement to it. Some women get dragged down by yards of hair, but there are so many choices other than very-long and very-short. I swore I'd never do one of those old-lady-bubble-hairdos like my mother has.
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Yep...almost 50 and still like it long. My mom is 88 and has long hair.
Same here with the exception that my mother is 82. Longer hair for me is shoulder length.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:39 PM   #16
 
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I don't like my hair any shorter then shoulder length so I plan to keep mine long too. It would be cool to grow it to waist length, but I don't think it can get that long. BSL (28") seems to be terminal length for me
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:23 PM   #17
 
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I got mine cut short a few years ago and I just look better with it short, even my husband prefers it short. Longer was just pulling down my features. I used to be pretty and as I got closer and closer to 50 I knew I looked not very good, but didn't know why. My skin still was in decent shape and I have never been more than a few pounds overweight. I went for a consultation with a hairstylist recommended on this site, she cut my hair short and the first thing hubby said when I got home is "You look cute". And I did. I got very positive reactions at work the next day and when my friends that I see only once in a while saw me they all seemed to love it. I think it just depends on the person.
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I'm with sdc. I didn't look that good with longer hair when I was younger, and now it definitely doesn't work for me. I tried making a statement about not giving in to getting older by growing my hair a little longer. The longer it got, the older and more tired I looked.
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I've been 'older' for awhile now and still wear my hair longish. I'll wear it however I feel like wearing it, long or short, regardless of what society thinks is 'right' for us old folks. : )
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I'll keep it about what it is now or shorter. I don't find hair past waist length to be attractive, so I won't go past that.
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