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October 5, 2009 at 2:03 pm in Fashion & Beauty by teddy
What the best hair length for women at fifty?
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LaurieW said on October 24, 2009
I’m 56, I love my hair long, it is completely gray, I color it and don’t care that I do. My mother lost her hair to chemo at this age, and I was lucky to have her thick hair. I can straighten it, curl it, and wear it in a ponytail. No, I do not look like one of those chicks in the line at the grocery store, who has on the nice jeans, cool boots, well groomed hair and then she turns around and YIKES!!! I’ll curt it when I get to that wrinkled stage. I just wish I could have had the the things back in 70 to make it look this nice. Besides, I only have to wash it every 6-10 days, and if I do, its just the top!
Tinkerbell said on October 25, 2009
GIRL..you style your hair the way you want to no matter what anyone else says!!
I keep mine about five inches past my shoulders because I cut my own hair and I like to just pull
it back in a long braid, or pile it up on my head and hold it with a clip. It is turning
gray, too, but I am not going to color it. If people don’t like my hair, they don’t have to look at it!!
lady di said on October 26, 2009
I don’t beleive hair length is about age. I was in Hawaii and saw an older woman with long silver hair and she lit up the room when she walked in. Wear what looks good on you!
Richmondblondie said on October 27, 2009
I think that this question comes up because of our mothers. Most women of that age ALWAYS wore their hair short even when they were young. My mom is 70 and I’m 50. I have always worn hair no shorter than chin length. My mom (and everyone else older than the boomers), always said that long hair on older women looks bad. Well, I say to heck with that! Most of us boomers grew up with long hair and want to keep it. I have seen many women over 50 with long, straight hair and I think it looks just fine. My hairdresser said that longer hair on older women makes their sagging jawline look even more pronounced. I’ve got that problem and now I’m beginning to wonder if a little bit shorter style would look better on me. I never have liked short hair, but I can see her point. What do you all think?
ronibuni said on October 29, 2009
Wellllll, Cher may be able to do it BUT trust me any regular woman walking down any street looks absurd with hair down to her rear(you did ask)…I see lots of us with short spiky does and that is cute. I have been wearing a swing bob for awhile now… And my hair is almost totally it’s really real color; which is a light grey with streaks of white…I like it.
imaginesjm said on October 30, 2009
I just recently saw a beauty tv show about this very subject. Of course, I cannot remember the name of it or who the ‘expert’ being interviewed was, lol, but he was saying for most women 50+, he recommends shoulder-length or shorter, as longer hair can emphacize wrinkles, jowls and make our faces look more dragged down and tired, in general. However, he commented that for those women who like their long hair and want to keep it long, he recommended wearing it up, as this has the same affect as short hair and does not drag the facial features down, making us appear older.
Debra M said on November 2, 2009
I personally think above shoulder`s.Not many can wear long hair think it makes them look older.Consult with your stylist.Good luck.
Picklelady said on November 2, 2009
I like long hair, but I cut it even with my neck and I have natural wave. In my mom family on the women side we get thin on top of our heads and we have thick hair on back and I’m also salt & pepper. It is hard to find a style for my hair. I just turn 60 yesterday any ideas.
Pennie541 said on November 3, 2009
Whatever hair length looks best on the woman! Age has very little to do with it. I don’t think a woman has to wear short hair just because she is older. In fact I get tired of seeing older women with their very short grey hair!
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