Our Gray Journey Diary

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you all look wonderful--my hair is multicolored also. now it has been about 9 months since last coloring in june. i have LOTS of gray underneath and it comes thru streaky and now on top it shows, people have complimented me a lot--it is very freeing. now does anyone want to buy a few boxes of robert craig golden blonde #18?
Originally Posted by banjocurl
Your hair looks lovely banjocurl! I am expecting mine to grow out similarly to yours!
UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
Currently in my rotation:
Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41240927@N03/
thanks crystal, jeep and spiralli--i am pleasantly surprised--was kindof dreading it and prepared to cut if need be.
--yes you all look great--i love seeing all your gorgeous gray hair! keep posting the pictures.. free women!!
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
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PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls
Okay, I'm almost there! Here are before and after cut pics. About 3-4 inches were cut off. I just couldn't let the stylist cut it to shoulder length to get rid of all the old color, but the next cut should do it! Dk purple is before, lt purple is after.
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2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
COs: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Krystal Ecostyler, KCCC,


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Wow, ewenique -- Your hair is GORGEOUS!!!!
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

Ewenique, your Waves and curls are beautiful! Can barely see any color left.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
Okay, I'm almost there! Here are before and after cut pics. About 3-4 inches were cut off. I just couldn't let the stylist cut it to shoulder length to get rid of all the old color, but the next cut should do it! Dk purple is before, lt purple is after.
Originally Posted by ewenique
Yay - almost there! Lovely hair ewenique!
UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
Currently in my rotation:
Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41240927@N03/
ewenique -- your hair looks great! it looks like you had similiar hair color before & after as i did???? or close to it -- i give you credit for not cutting it shorter. how long did it take?
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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
It's been almost two years! My goal was to have all natural color by my 50th birthday, which is at the end of this year. Thanks for all your kind words, curly gray heads!
2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
COs: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Krystal Ecostyler, KCCC,


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It's been almost two years! My goal was to have all natural color by my 50th birthday, which is at the end of this year. Thanks for all your kind words, curly gray heads!
Originally Posted by ewenique
You hair looks great, such nice even gray all over!
And lovely curls.
I have to agree with everyone else - your hair looks terrific! (And I love the cut, too - my hair is only between chin and shoulder length, but I'd love to have your length and style at some point!)
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

For those considering going gray, or to those in the midst of growing out old color - hang in there! It is so worth the wait! Benefits - healthier hair, maximum curl, flattering natural color suited to your age, increased confidence and contentment.

(rbb, if my hair continues to gray as beautifully as yours, I'll be pleased! In younger years my hair was dark brown with a tinge of red in the sun.)
2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
COs: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Krystal Ecostyler, KCCC,


Unique and Useful gifts & accessories
www.EweniqueEssentials.artfire.com and www.EweniqueEssentials.etsy.com
Here is my hair today after "oil shampooing" with generic shampoo and a little coconut oil, then ACV rinse.I used no conditioner, leave in, gel or anything else. I sat under my bonnet dryer and barely finger styled it.
I used to only achieve this sort of smoothness by using hot rollers.
Pretty!
2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
COs: Yes to Cucumbers
Stylers: Krystal Ecostyler, KCCC,


Unique and Useful gifts & accessories
www.EweniqueEssentials.artfire.com and www.EweniqueEssentials.etsy.com
Wow - I can't believe you have no leave-in or stylers on that hair! That is totally my dream - minimal product, maximum gorgeousness. Love it!
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

Wow - I can't believe you have no leave-in or stylers on that hair! That is totally my dream - minimal product, maximum gorgeousness. Love it!
Originally Posted by Rustina
It feels good too.
I'd love to see how anyone else's hair turns out using
this method!
The last time I did "naked" hair was in October when I was preparing my hair to pull samples for my hair analysis. I decided to cleanse it and use a RO conditioner, but I didn't use any LI or stylers because I wanted my strands to have as little product on them as possible. It wasn't pretty! I had curl underneath, which I pretty much always have, and massive frizz on top. Ick! Now, that *was* 4 months ago, so maybe my hair is in better shape and wouldn't be as bad, but I'm scared to find out!
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

The last time I did "naked" hair was in October when I was preparing my hair to pull samples for my hair analysis. I decided to cleanse it and use a RO conditioner, but I didn't use any LI or stylers because I wanted my strands to have as little product on them as possible. It wasn't pretty! I had curl underneath, which I pretty much always have, and massive frizz on top. Ick! Now, that *was* 4 months ago, so maybe my hair is in better shape and wouldn't be as bad, but I'm scared to find out!
Originally Posted by Rustina
I haven't used this little product on my hair in years!
Second day I just dampened my hands and pushed it into shape.
I'd say give it a try some lazy day, at least you'd have time for a do over if you don't like it.
Gorgeous photos, Everyone!! I'm gathering courage to finally do this. I haven't colored since late December, so really only have about 1" of virgin color going on. Thank you for your inspiration, Ladies!
Good luck, Gracings!
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

Gorgeous photos, Everyone!! I'm gathering courage to finally do this. I haven't colored since late December, so really only have about 1" of virgin color going on. Thank you for your inspiration, Ladies!
Originally Posted by Gracings
Yes - good luck with your journey!
UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
Currently in my rotation:
Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41240927@N03/

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