Would You Let Yourself Go Gray? Roseanne Is!

03/13/2007 at 04:34 PM ET

A honey blonde Roseanne Barr — who’s now 54 — told the ladies of The View on Tuesday that she’s “over it!” “I’m gonna stop dying my hair and go all the way gray … ’cause I want to look old because I am old and I think it’s damn good to be old, too.” From a woman who’s talked openly of her plastic surgery (she says she got a facelift at 39, had a nosejob and redid her eyelids) that’s some big — and brave — talk. Her hair is even looking cute these days, with a color that softens her features and is a big improvement from the harsh black or platinum blonde that she’s tried in the past. We’ll see if she actually follows through — View cohost Joy Behar basically said no way to doing it herself (“In my family, as you got older, you got blonder. It was like a Zsa Zsa Gabor syndrome,” she said). Can women age gracefully without good highlights? Even finding the occasional gray hair can be a shock for us. Tell us: would you give up hair dye and go completely gray? Have you already?

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j on

i won’t know the answer to this question for atleast another 20 years i hope!! i’d say yes if it’s a beautiful silver as my mother’s is and not a dull, blah gray.

KC on

I TOTALLY WOULD! I am 30 and have yet to see a grey hair on my head ( my mom has a few and my dad only about 4 literally). There are other people in my family women include that have some of the most beautiful deep black hair with the peppering of grey. If you keep your grey hair up ( non yellow shampoo and maybe a clear cellophane) there’s no reason you can be SEXY.

fyi Rosanne looks pretty good as a blonde!

j on

p.s. men are so lucky this isn’t a concern for them! they get HOTTER as they get grayer (and wrinkles). not fair. ;)

May on

I am 32 years old and I have a couple of gray hairs here and there. I have not colored my hair in over two years. I cannot wait until my hair goes gray. It runs in my family and I love the look. It makes you look mature. There is nothing wrong with going completely gray.

rachel b. on

Gray is for old ladies! Roseanne does look alright with blonde hair and the gray does stand out but not too badly.

JenB on

Call this youthful naivete if you wish, but I think age is beautiful. When you’re 65, everyone knows you’re not 30 anymore, so why try to look it? When I see a woman with beautiful silver hair or clear, soft skin, I make a point of complimenting her. I wish we could get over this “fountain of youth” obsession.

Mary on

I’m one of those non-stereotypical Vietnamese girls who’ve never touched hair dye in their entire life. I don’t think I’ll have to worry about it for at least a few decades–both of my parents are fairly old but my dad only has a sprinkling of gray and my mom has even less. I’m just more concerned about not having my hair fall out!

wildflower on

HECK NO!!! I don’t look my age physically and I am not going to let my hair give me away!

Elda on

Good for Roseanne to feel confident about herself, i hope i feel that way when i’m in my 50’s!! You go girl!!!

LB on

YES OF COURSE. She shouldnt have to dye here hair. Her natural color should show through. Who cares what everyone else thinks….ITS HER HAIR!

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