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It bothers me so much that we have all these different shades of brown hair but if you want your sim to be graying they have to have the bright brown. So when I started playing a legacy for the first time and wanted my founder to gray more naturally I realized I needed to make a darker version of her hair. And then I thought, why not make all the hairs?

Obviously that’s quite an undertaking, even if each one doesn’t take crazy long to make. So now these are being released one pack at a time, in the original pack order.

Items

Currently includes nearly all hairs from:

  • Basegame (including SDX and those made BG post-launch)
  • Outdoor Retreat
  • Get to Work
  • Luxury Party Stuff
  • Perfect Patio Stuff
  • Spa Day
  • Cool Kitchen Stuff
  • Get Together
  • Movie Hangout Stuff

I’ll make the really short shaved ones by request, but it didn’t seem necessary.

YA-E only because I didn’t want to end up with a bunch of prematurely graying teens walking around my saves. The only exception is one hair that I thought kind of worked as a hair that a teenager might dye gray streaks into.

As you see, clearly I didn’t screenshot every hair. You should be able to get the idea of what they look like from these examples. There are (I think) 261 hairs in v1.9, although realistically many of those are duplicated for male and female.

As always, let me know if you spot any issues. There are a ton of hairs so it’s entirely possible that I missed one or got the colors wrong on another. Just report it in the Discord server and I’ll fix it!

Gallery

  • New Color Swatch Example 1
    New Color Swatch Example 1

Future plans

  • I’ll continue to release updates a pack at a time and one day I’ll catch up to the current packs.
  • Maybe blonde and red graying hairs eventually too. But probably not until this one is totally caught up. So that’s still a ways away.
  • By Patron request: new swatches for Maxis Match CC hairs where the creator allows recolors

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Patch Notes

  • Added SDX "Emily" hair to the BG download
  • Added Movie Hangout Stuff hairs
  • Added two SDX hairs
  • Separated out the BG download because the file was getting huge and Patreon was being annoying. Be sure to download that in addition to the updated Merged or ByPack download because it’s no longer included in that.
  • Added Get Together hairs
  • Added Spa Day and Cool Kitchen Stuff hairs
  • Added the two most recent SDX hairs>
  • Added Luxury Party Stuff and Perfect Patio Stuff hairs
  • Added Get to Work hairs
  • Added Outdoor Retreat hairs
  • Starting with v1.3 the Separate download has been discontinued. Let’s be honest, it was overkill.
  • Made patron gift public
  • Improved the gray on the male and female versions of EF02WavyLoose. The original light brown version isn’t great to begin with, but I think the fix is better than it was at least.
  • Added the rest of the basegame hairs, including the ones I help off on because of accessories and multi-coloring. Should be the last update before this goes public unless someone reports an issue.
  • Added original male basegame hairs
  • Added male versions of original basegame female hairs
  • Changed the filename to be more accurate so make sure to delete the old version because it won’t override

It bothers me so much that we have all these different shades of brown hair but if you want your sim to be graying they have to have the bright brown. So when I started playing a legacy for the first time and wanted my founder to gray more naturally I realized I needed to make a darker version of her hair. And then I thought, why not make all the hairs?

Obviously that’s quite an undertaking, even if each one doesn’t take crazy long to make. I really underestimated now many even basegame hairs there are which is why I’m releasing this in phases throughout the next week or so.

Current includes the original female basegame hairs (based on EA naming, not on whether they show up for women), and in the coming days I’ll release the male ones and the ones that were released later. Also, I skipped hair too short to matter and the multicolored hairs because they won’t work with my recolor method. If your sim is dyeing their hair anyway they can dye over the gray right?

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