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Myrna 09-02-2013 05:16 PM

Gray Curlies Forum, please?
 
SEveral of us were talking here and expressed interest in a "Gray Curlies" forum. The thread in Over 40 is not exactly what we had in mind. Are there others who would like this, and could administration please pay attention to this post so that you might create a forum for gray curlies?

rbb 09-02-2013 05:32 PM

+1

CurlyGrey3 09-02-2013 06:23 PM

There have been several younger graying members who said that they would never have looked in over 40 for their issues if they hadn't been pointed there. I think renaming over 40 to gray would suit the needs of the forum better.

Which is needed more here? Info for grays of all ages or issues for over 40s other then gray hair? I think it's clearly the former.

Myrna 09-02-2013 06:32 PM

I dont know the answer to that, but I do think that one's needs as one goes gray are somewhat different if one is younger - I do think there is a need for this thread. I hope more members will comment!

sheilacurl 09-02-2013 08:16 PM

A name change for the Over 40 is a good idea. I've been going gray since my teens but I'm definitely not ready to stop dying my hair any time soon. Besides going through lots of hair dye, what else would there be to discuss about having gray hair?

Myrna 09-02-2013 10:07 PM

Well, Sheila, the fact that you ask the question that way indicates a real need for such a group. Going gray has as many issues as "going curly". It is a huge decision, for those of us who feel ready to stop dyeing our hair; it is not an easy decision for many of us; and for those of us with dark, dyed hair, especially, transitioning over to gray is a tricky, difficult and scary process. Ah but then, you are young...and are not ready to stop dyeing your hair....

sheilacurl 09-03-2013 07:20 AM

I see, so it's more like a gray hair support group? What about changing the name of the 'Coloring Your Hair' thread to include '& Gray Hair Support?

rbb 09-03-2013 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by sheilacurl (Post 2205567)
I see, so it's more like a gray hair support group? What about changing the name of the 'Coloring Your Hair' thread to include '& Gray Hair Support?

it's more than a support group. it's just like all the other forums as we are not only giving support but exchanging information. ie, the very long thread about a going grey journey has pages and pages and pages of info. who wants to plow thru all that for a specific idea? if we had a forum, then we could have separate threads about all the different aspects of having grey, curly hair.

why do we have to have either over 40 or a grey,curly forum? why not both? and let the grey questions be brought to the grey forum? there are other things in the over 40 forum.

Firefox7275 09-03-2013 07:42 AM

I'm in favour of re naming the existing 'Over 40' board to be more inclusive of younger greys. We already have way too many boards and not all over 40s are bothered about their greys or want to 'transition'. I don't see the logic in menopausal hair issues being separated from greying hair, menopause is not a health issue as such it's normal.

Quite a few boards could be amalgamated TBH, might make it easier for people to access existing threads and use the appropriate board.

Myrna 09-03-2013 07:42 AM

I agree with rbb, and frankly dont understand the resistance from administration. If you think there are too many forums, get rid of one that is underused or not appropriate for here, like maybe "Celebs Hair" - who gives a rip? we can find that information elsewhere. I agree that it is very cumbersome to plow through hundreds of posts in the gray thread. I like recipes, too, but maybe that is a thread that can go bye bye; I think going gray is a very important potential thread.

Spiralli 09-03-2013 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by rbb (Post 2205571)

why do we have to have either over 40 or a grey,curly forum? why not both? and let the grey questions be brought to the grey forum? there are other things in the over 40 forum.

I vote for keeping the Over 40 Forum named as is. I go there a lot because I think that hormones, life stage/age perceptions etc. play a part in some of the issues posted there and younger members may not have those issues.

And I'd like to see a Gray/Curly forum too, like the Coloring forum.

maydew 09-03-2013 01:16 PM

Yes please. I need all the help I can get. We want to be natural and have our curls as healthy as possible! :sunny:

Lotsawaves 09-04-2013 06:25 PM

I think we should keep the "Over 40" forum for advice on skin care, dating, clothing, hormones, exercising, etc. There's more to getting older then just gray hair, unfortunately.

I would like to see a forum for gray hair, but not just for those people who are no longer covering their gray, but also how to cover the gray in order for it to look more natural. What products, highlighting, etc. Hair dyes and bleaches work differently on gray hair just as product works differently on curly hair. It could be a forum for "Gray Curlies."

Myrna 09-04-2013 07:40 PM

I second the motion.

africana 09-06-2013 04:11 PM

I feel like we have 10 million sections here on the NC.com forums. I'm pretty tech saavy and it is hard for me to find information. I thought it was great when NC streamlined the all the type 3 sub groups into 1, and the type 4 sub groups into 1. Why not just have a sticky thread in the 'Colouring Your Hair' forum that specifically relates to grey hair of all ages?

starznthings 09-15-2013 05:23 PM

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.

rbb 09-15-2013 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by starznthings (Post 2209100)
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 also 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.

my thoughts exactly. it's like stylists totally disregarding curly hair, like 'who wants curly hair??' and now..... with all the baby boomers, and more importantly, all the younger women who are electing to allow their gray to come in without coloring, they are missing a very large audience. putting curly & gray together is unique.

starznthings 09-15-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by rbb (Post 2209106)
Quote:

Originally Posted by starznthings (Post 2209100)
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 also 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.

my thoughts exactly. it's like stylists totally disregarding curly hair, like 'who wants curly hair??' and now..... with all the baby boomers, and more importantly, all the younger women who are electing to allow their gray to come in without coloring, they are missing a very large audience. putting curly & gray together is unique.

putting curly & gray together is unique.<--- ain't that the truth! :angel10:

Myrna 09-15-2013 07:09 PM

I agree and wonder why there has been no yea or nay from the site administrators on this important issue. Hello??

sheilacurl 09-16-2013 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by starznthings (Post 2209100)
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.

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.


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