Gray Curlies Forum, please?

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I really wish there would be a forum called Gray Is A Part of Life. I also feel that those who think there is nothing to discuss regarding gray hair other than dye will one day "really need" a Gray forum. No disrespect intended. I don't feel it is a "support group" either. I have to admit, that annoyed me. Two years ago I would have passed out at the thought of not coloring my hair anymore. Now things have changed. I think the Over 40 forum should remain as it is. If we can have three forums about Porosity, surely we can have a forum about Gray.
Originally Posted by starznthings
Wow, I didn't mean for the term "support group" to annoy, offend or upset anyone. I think of this site as a support group for people with curly hair and sharing issues and solutions for the problems and bonuses associated with having curly hair. When a bunch of people get together to help each other out and give advice, I guess that's what I thought a support group did?

That would be a great title for the forum though, "Gray is a Part of Life", it's been a part of mine for half of it, lol.

However, I don't wish it upon anyone that doesn't understand the need for such a forum that "they will one day "really need" a Gray forum". It sounds like I wouldn't be welcome there anyways because I'm not ready to go grey yet. Sorry Myrna, but that's the vibe I'm getting.
Originally Posted by sheilacurl
Dear sheilacurl,
I am sorry I felt annoyed -- maybe I do need a support group! lol...that would be one good section in a gray forum. You're right also when you say that a bunch of people getting together and giving advice is a support group. To be honest, I think I was just feeling grouchy yesterday, and when I read what you wrote, I misinterpreted it. What I said about really needing a gray forum, I meant there's more to it than just dye, which is what I think Myrna was trying to say. Oh my, I'm positive no one here wishes gray hair on anyone (unless the person wants to be gray). In fact, I hope they find a reversal pill for gray because I love love love hair color. It's just not practical for me anymore. Friends?
Once upon a time, on a clear moonlit night, I counted all the stars in the sky.
I just found this thread using the search method.
I am all in favor of a curly grey thread, section or whatever it is called.
I have a hard time getting any answers to my questions and everyone just says look at the sig lines and see who has the same hair properties and what they are using.

That DOESN'T WORK. By doing that, I have to see if they color their hair or if it is natural. And when you google natural, it has NOTHING to do with Natural Virgin Hair!!!!! Very Frustrating!!!

Some people that don't color their hair, don't use some products that other curlies do. For example, acv (apple cider vinegar), I only use white vinegar as acv has been reported to stain gray hair. We have to use special measures or make our own products because we can't use "purple shampoos and conditioners". Most are full of sulfate and silicones. Some grays won't use heat appliances as they can yellow the gray, which has to eventually be CUT off. I tend to stay away from diffusers and my hard hat dryer. Our properties are not a one size fits all, just as it is not for all the other curlies.
I have spent hours and hours on naturallycurly googling everything about gray hair and curls. I have gotten SO frustrated, I won't come back for months at a time.

I currently belong to many sites: the Silver Sisters Cafe Grey (very few of them know anything about naturally curly hair and products, British Curlies (there is no category I fit into), The Long Hair Community (a few threads on people giving up the dye and growing hair long, a curly thread but no gray and curly thread, atleast I haven't found one yet), and the fb wavy community (I'm not entirely thrilled with that site either).

Seems at this point that people who let their natural "grey" grow in are being discriminated against. It is not the norm and we know that.

At this point I will just keep googling and figure out what curly gray people should do for their hair.

Mostly: Wen Cleansing Conditioner: Lavendar & Tea Tree

Occasionally: DevaCurl No-Poo, One Condition, & Angel; KCCC, KCKT & KCCC
Last Dye 1/4/12; Started Curlygirl Method 6/2012; Final cut to remove dye 3/30/13
No worries, starznthings
Upper Michigan Dews
3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
Detangler: KCKT
Leave-in: CJ Repair me
Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

*slides into the thread*

We've been working on recruiting more contributors for NC and gray curlies is one of our most requested categories to beef up!

What I'll do is look through the forum organization and if/when I find a fit for a thread like that, I'll report back.
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eve -- i don't understand what you are saying????

if you look in the over 40 forum you will finds LOTS of threads appropriate to a gray curlies forum. the 'our grey journey diary' is one that has tons of info. if there had been a forum, this would have been divided into many specific threads.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Perhaps it would be better if you send the links to Eve so she doesn't have to go looking for them.

Keep mind, there was quite a bit of consolidation earlier this year per members request, which is why there maybe a hesitancy to open another forum.
Perhaps it would be better if you send the links to Eve so she doesn't have to go looking for them.

Keep mind, there was quite a bit of consolidation earlier this year per members request, which is why there maybe a hesitancy to open another forum.
Originally Posted by Guide63
the thread i was speaking about is this one:
Our Gray Journey Diary

on the first page of the 'over 40' forum alone there are many, many threads about gray curly hair. i do not know how to copy these in a quick way. it's not about locating them. they are right there, all with "gray" in the name of the thread. i just don't know how to gather them all to stick in one post here. maybe others can offer help.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Any of the following would be appropriate in a gray curlies forum:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ney-diary.html
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-question.html
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...racefully.html
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...gray-hair.html
Gray hair co-wash
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...your-hair.html

Rbb, if you copy the link in the address bar for a given thread and paste it into a reply, nc.com will automatically make it a hyperlink with the correct thread title (as above), or if you're on the main page of a forum, you can right click the thread title link and choose "Copy Link" and paste it into a reply.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
geek_chic, thanks! i already know to do that, but what i mean is you have to go back and forth, doing each one separately. time consuming. is there a way to gather up several, then dump them into a post?

(i know there are many more threads in the over 40 forum that are about gray hair, yours are a great start, but there are older ones.)
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
What I typically do if I'm copying several links is open up a text editor like Notepad. I'll switch between browser and text editor using Ctrl-Tab. Copy the link, Ctrl-Tab to switch to Notepad, paste link, Ctrl-Tab to switch back to browser. (That's the repetitive part). Once done, in Notepad, hit Ctrl-A to Select All, and then copy, and paste into your reply. It really takes less time to do than it does to explain.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
What I typically do if I'm copying several links is open up a text editor like Notepad. I'll switch between browser and text editor using Ctrl-Tab. Copy the link, Ctrl-Tab to switch to Notepad, paste link, Ctrl-Tab to switch back to browser. (That's the repetitive part). Once done, in Notepad, hit Ctrl-A to Select All, and then copy, and paste into your reply. It really takes less time to do than it does to explain.
Originally Posted by Geek_Chic
thanks! that is what i was thinking about, but did not know how to get there. i will bookmark this!
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
ok, are you talking about pcs? i have a mac.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Yes, I was talking PC's, which is what I use. I did a quick Google for an Alt-Tab equivalent for Macs. They use Cmd-Tab. If you have OS X (and possibly earlier versions), the Notepad equivalent is TextEdit.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
i do have OS X. thanks!
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Anyone with gray hair use a violet shampoo?
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Clear glaze for taming grays
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine

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