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Can You Be "Too Old" For Long Hair?

Can You Be "Too Old" For Long Hair?

At 58, Crystal Gayle doesn't want to trim her famous floor-length hair. Nor do other women with long locks, including Iman, Beverly Johnson, and Diane Von Furstenburg. And yet it's pretty rare to see middle-aged women wearing hair past their shoulders. One Daily Mail writer wonders if she's too old to wear long hair. I say it's best to wear your hair as you see fit, no matter your age, but what's your take?

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ChristinaM09 ChristinaM09 7 years
Depends on the woman and the style. I've seen older women that look great with long hair and I've seen young women tat look horrible with long hair. hows this for a question "Can you be too young for short hair?"
ChristinaM09 ChristinaM09 7 years
Depends on the woman and the style. I've seen older women that look great with long hair and I've seen young women tat look horrible with long hair. hows this for a question "Can you be too young for short hair?"
EricaJane EricaJane 7 years
eshellmoyer - my thoughts exactly. EXACTLY.
Cris1192 Cris1192 7 years
You can be too old to pull of long hair. Imagine this old lady with waist long gray hair, I don't know about you but that creeps me out a little
kulikuli kulikuli 7 years
What's with these age defining rules. I just convinced my mom to grow her hair long because she wanted it, but was afraid that she was too old. In my opinion, i think women actually look older with shorter and lighter hair. It says i'm too old to deal with styling and coloring my hair. It's a dead giveaway of your age. If you want short hair or long hair, go for it, but don't go with the trend because that's what your "supposed" to do. American society can be so weird sometimes.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Who falls for these stupid rules and who makes them? If you wanna have long hair, have long hair. Mine is the middle of my back and I'm no spring chicken. Some people are so uptight and young! You'll mellow with age.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
It depends. Hair thins out as a person gets older and if it get too thin, short hair is a good way to boost volume and super short hair hides the thinness.
Pinkpassion Pinkpassion 7 years
I really think that any woman of any age can have long hair. If it's cut in a style that complements her facial features and is healthy looking without split ends or dull looking. Sure, why not?
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
It really depends on how it looks on the person. But generally, the older the woman the shorter the hair :)
EcoGirl EcoGirl 7 years
it depends on the person's look some can pull it off some dont
doogirl doogirl 7 years
NO! You can never be too old for long hair, or whatever kind of hair that you want! If it makes you feel good, then totally go for it! There is nothing worse than being judged for looking the way that you want to look!
eshellmoyer eshellmoyer 7 years
In our culture, long, flowing hair is considered a sign of sexuality. Look in the pages of Cosmo and there aren't a lot of models with angled bobs. Telling women that they're too old to have long hair, and that it's proper for them to have these short, gender neutral haircuts is like telling them they're too old to be sexual.
haphazardness haphazardness 7 years
Definintely up to the individual- though I think many older women tend to keep their hair shorter because longer hair can look (for lack of a better word) ratty unless it is well kept. I have seen some do it so well though! Each to their own
bornthisway bornthisway 7 years
as long as it's not ridiculously long, it's okay. i think just a few inches past the shoulder is okay for older women.
bornthisway bornthisway 7 years
as long as it's not ridiculously long, it's okay.i think just a few inches past the shoulder is okay for older women.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Crystal Gayle always looked older than she was. The hair NEVER helped her. It really depends on the woman. If the woman has an old face, length of hair won't matter.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Crystal Gayle always looked older than she was. The hair NEVER helped her.It really depends on the woman. If the woman has an old face, length of hair won't matter.
debbswan debbswan 7 years
Up, down, short, long, who cares as long as you are happy with what you have.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 7 years
My mother has hair longer than mine, past her mid-back, and I hate it.
TinaDenali TinaDenali 7 years
I find it odd that this is the norm in our culture!! Like a lot of people have said, I think it's totally up to the person rockin' the do. Whatever they feel the most comfortable with, that's what they should have. I think that older women with long hair look just divine. I've always had my hair long (except for the few crazy moments when I was younger) and will probably continue to have it long the rest of my life.
TinaDenali TinaDenali 7 years
I find it odd that this is the norm in our culture!! Like a lot of people have said, I think it's totally up to the person rockin' the do. Whatever they feel the most comfortable with, that's what they should have. I think that older women with long hair look just divine. I've always had my hair long (except for the few crazy moments when I was younger) and will probably continue to have it long the rest of my life.
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