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The best way to show you the progress of my hair is to compare it to the vibrant color of my 22 year old daughter.

Mine is fading to gray. Right now it's a weird color, but I'm okay with it.
Originally Posted by Kitschy
Your hair is beautimus! I think the colors blend well.
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Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
hehe, I originally posted this when it sproinged into my life. Since then I've spotted several other interlopers.

Originally Posted by wild~hair


I shouldn't laugh but that's funny as hayell. The shape reminds me of something but I can't think of what.

I will join this gray journey, although I'm not yet 40 (Nov 4 and I'll be at DisneyWorld with my fav sis!). I got my first gray at 16 and pretty much ignored the rest coming in until I discovered henna. I was fascinated with the color. I pretty much still ignored it while coloring over it.

I finally decided (in March) that I just wanted curls back and decided to ditch the henna. So colored a med-dark brown and I'll probably do one more recolor beginning of july to med brown which is my normal color, then grow gray. I don't like the extreme that I'll see in the mirror with the red dye so I have to come as close as I can.
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The best way to show you the progress of my hair is to compare it to the vibrant color of my 22 year old daughter.

Mine is fading to gray. Right now it's a weird color, but I'm okay with it.
Originally Posted by Kitschy
Your hair is beautimus! I think the colors blend well.
Originally Posted by missbanjo
Ah, Thank you. There are people in my life (my mother-in-law) who are appalled that I've chosen to go gray.

Come to think of it, she is probably appalled because she is still coloring her hair bright red and she is 77 years old. How can she have a daughter-n-law who is gray headed? Horrifying!

Thanks to all you lovely ladies - especially you, Jeepy, I've been embracing the gray for a few months now! I've never colored my hair so I didn't see gray roots, I just noticed over the past year that I have a some random, coarse, wiry, gray hairs. They are definitely a different texture than my normal, fine hair. Looking on the bright side - I'm hoping that someday they will give me some volume!

Confession time: I guess when I first noticed them, I panicked. Since I only had a few, I just pulled them out - but I've stopped! Really! I promise - no more!!! Unfortunately, my hairdresser was snipping the gray ones off at the roots in my crown and now I have a few sproings like Wild~hair!

I embrace the gray hairs - I've earned every one of them!
2c/3a, fine, low-med porosity, below BSL, mod CG since 9/09

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I'm fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world." - Leigh Standley
I analyzed my hair growth, last night, as I pulled the top of my hair into a pineapple ponytail for bed. First time I've been able to make that work for me. Anyway, I noticed less gray than I did the mousy ash of my original color. It's been about five or six years since I saw that color. My hairline has a few short white hairs that I keep pointing out to people, and nobody can "see" them but me??

One of these days, I will do that transition coloring, I think. Sort of a mid neutral ash brown, with encouraging highlights near the hairline. For me, this is the beginning of growing into gray, I think.

I've still got scalp issues, but have read up about that over here. I now think that I'm one of those people who need to wash my hair on the second or third day, just to keep the buildup away. We shall see.

Love the photo of the short 'do, *A* Curly.
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Thanks to all you lovely ladies - especially you, Jeepy, I've been embracing the gray for a few months now! I've never colored my hair so I didn't see gray roots, I just noticed over the past year that I have a some random, coarse, wiry, gray hairs. They are definitely a different texture than my normal, fine hair. Looking on the bright side - I'm hoping that someday they will give me some volume!

Confession time: I guess when I first noticed them, I panicked. Since I only had a few, I just pulled them out - but I've stopped! Really! I promise - no more!!! Unfortunately, my hairdresser was snipping the gray ones off at the roots in my crown and now I have a few sproings like Wild~hair!

I embrace the gray hairs - I've earned every one of them!
Originally Posted by kasden
My hairdresser does the same thing!!! It makes no sense to me - the faster they grow, the sooner they'll lay down and blend with the rest of the hair, right? I finally said something to my hairdresser. She tries to be polite about me not coloring my hair - but it's hard for her.

I'm trying to focus more on what I want and not trying to please others - or worry about what they think. I've been a people-pleaser for so long, this is a change for me. And it's refreshing!
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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

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Last edited by xxxxx; 06-26-2010 at 05:23 PM.
2Poodles, now is YOUR time! Want what you want. :-D

*A* Curly, thanks for the encouragement. I need to make that appointment.

Porzellan, well I can't get the lower back part of my hair all the way up in a pineapple, but at least I can do the top for that lift power while I'm sleeping.
Hang in there, your time is coming!
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Last edited by xxxxx; 06-26-2010 at 05:22 PM.
as i was transitioning i had many compliments from both men and women, young and old, and all supportive. now i am totally white/gray, and still get compliments. one of my clients, a very fashionable woman, said to me that i do not look old with gray hair, still look young. i even get compliments from the other hairstylists and colorists where i get my hair cut (my stylist, carlos flores, was great support throughout the transition period and loves my color).
personally, i think it is how you wear your hair. people who do not have gray but wear an old lady style look old without the gray. i like to think of my hair as platinum!
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washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
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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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