Our Gray Journey Diary

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Yes, I do use the DevaBlonde Low Poo. It is violet-based and does a great job at brightening up my hair. For my protein treatment I use Nexxus Emergencee. My hair is fine and needs the extra protein. I use it once every 2 or 3 weeks, depending on how my hair is behaving.
CG since 2006
Hair type 3b
Deva Blonde Low-poo, DevaCare One Conditioner, Arc AnGEL, re:coil
Do you find the DevaBlonde Low Poo to be drying? Asking because the couple of violet-based conditioners I use are drying, so I was wondering if a violet-based cleansing product might be even more so.
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!
i used the deva low poo blonde once so far and it was very drying. but i plan on using it again and will do a dt immediately after i rinse out the low poo.
do you find the no poo less drying? (i would assume so.) i also bought the one conditioner blonde, but have not used it. anyone use any of these?
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I haven't found the Devablonde low poo to be drying, but I only use it once a week. I haven't tried the Blonde conditioner, but have stuck with DevaCare One Conditioner. It may be that the DevaCare conditioner counteracts the dryness some find in the blonde low poo.
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Hair type 3b
Deva Blonde Low-poo, DevaCare One Conditioner, Arc AnGEL, re:coil
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I always found Deva products drying but maybe followed with an extra conditioning/moisturizing DT -it will benefit my gray hair.

I wonder if I used the DevaBlond while I still have brown dyed hair - it would work in keeping the visable gray white and calm and not effect the darker hair?

I havenít tried any violet-based conditioners yet because some contain really harsh ingredients -
out of curiosity - is DevaBlond sulfate/silicone free?
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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

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Here's a thread about various products for grey hair that might be helpful.
Anyone with gray hair use a violet shampoo?
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Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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hi where do you find that shampoo, I looked on the link but it didn't say it was the one for blondes. Also, have you ever had success with Shimmering Lights shampoo? thanks annehquote=pigreyhound;1367449]I use Deva NoPoo for Blondes, which is a blue-toned NoPoo. My Deva stylist told me to put it in dry hair for about 20 minutes before I took my shower since I was having trouble keeping my white hair white, especially in the summer when it gets yellow very easily.
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I would love to see some photo journals of gray transitions (hint)
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Thanks for posting the links, porzellan. I subscribed to the blog. I like the practical recommendations I read in a few sample posts, not just about growing gray.
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!
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Last edited by xxxxx; 06-26-2010 at 04:20 PM.
I would join this gray journey. I got my first gray hair at 28. It was only one... for many years.
But now at 46, I've only counted three. (There are probably more, but my curls are so thick, I guess they're hiding.)

Anyway, is that gradual or what?

Mom is 67 and her hair is still mostly black, with some gray at the front.

I'll probably be like her. It's OK... I'll take those gray hairs as they come, whenever they decide to come...

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