What do you like better about your appearance as you get older?

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jeep you look fabulous--you are lean and muscular and healthy and gorgeous. i am also in the tiny minority (getting larger tho) of people who don't color or wear makeup or do "work". at this point i am having an involuntary "peel" from the chemo cream so i would welcome back my nice NORMAL wrinkly 62 yr old sun damaged skin. right now i look like a cross between a beat up prize fighter and a teenager with really bad acne, tomorrow i go to the dermatologist and i have never SO looked forward to a dr appt in my life--tonight is the last night putting on this disgusting cream...now the sunscreen and visors will be a permanent part of my life. if you go to an old time music event you will see many women from 45-80 who have gray hair and no make up and are kickbutt musicians...
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls
thanks banjo! I am not at all muscular tho. hahaha. And YOU are the gorgeous one. those cheekbones! that hair! hope everything heals up well for you. I've seen videos of some of your friends and they are amazing.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-progress.html
It's a struggle to adjust to the oldish-looking face staring back from the mirror. Do I know aging is inevitable? Yea. Would I trade back for my 35-year-old looks? Well, no. On the other hand, I do miss my young face. I don't feel as old as I look. Does that make sense?

And, no, no, no, I am not ready for gray hair. More power to those who can carry it off, but I know it would put 10-15 years on my appearance in a heartbeat.
Janna and wavyblonde like this.
I feel like more of a diva as I get older. I too love dressing in what I love and screw what everybody else is wearing or what they think.
I am still the exact same size I was when I was in high school. I am still not sure how that is, because I have 3 kids, all of them were over 8lbs when born. I am mad that I am still "skinny", cuz I want womanly curves!
I am 32 but do not feel I look a day over 25. Lol!!!

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The 45 marker thing mentioned here makes me a bit nervous! Not there yet, tho I happened to catch a Dr. Oz show this past week and it was about sex drives, etc...I must be an anomaly b/c 45 seemed to be the target age for that and I see no decline in sight!
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For me, and I'm 53, I like the inward confidence about myself that reflects in my appearance. I could lose a few pounds, which I'm doing slowly, but the fact that I don't give a dayum about peoples opinion of me is huge for me. I spent all of my life, until I hit the fabulous 5-0 worrying too much about how people saw me, and now its quite liberating to "do me" and not care what other people think. My DH says that I'm the only woman he knows that actually looks younger the older I get. Confidence is ageless!

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sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
porosity - normal to low
elasticity - normal

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My own butter mixture
My own version of Terressentials mud wash
Doing my face yesterday I thought of something that's better - my freckles have faded as I've got older!
3b in South Australia.
I think this thread is about as old as I am!
eche428 likes this.
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
My confidence...and I wear it well! I like my size, shape and natural hair!!!

The only thing I want to do is build muscle to tone all over, which I will start next month.

Shrug...if you don't like something, change it I always say!

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My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

Low Porosity/Medium Density
Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
BC - 12/2012

I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!

Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
Hydration - SM CH
Curl & Style Milk
LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque

I like my hair better than I did when I was young and trying to get it smooth and straight. I've had MOHS cancer surgery so my nose ain't what it used to be, but I sure am glad I have a nose. I am also 25 pounds thinner than I was three years ago, so that's a plus.

I'm also beginning to let my hair go silver and the transition is always interesting to watch.

Of course, as we age, our appearance changes, but that's okay. I wouldn't want to be 30 again for anything. I do want to do the best with what I have, but I don't want to be taken up with how I look. And, really, the heart is what's important anyway.
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CO wash-Vo5 Kiwi Lime
Regular CO-Tresemme Naturals Silicone Free
Deep CO-Aussie 3 Minute Miracle

Shampoo-Jhirmack Silver Plus Ageless once a week
Cream-Garnier Fructis Sleek $ Shine Leave-In Conditioning
Gels-LA Looks Sport

Going silver-last hair color 4/10/15
Glad you are OK Maudie. Great post.
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

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