Our Gray Journey Diary

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Ehhh wth happened to *A*Curly's posts?
Southern Colorado Curly
Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
Looks like she was trying to delete her account?? http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...00#post1414900

Banjo, good luck! And I dislike almost everything about myself when I'm pasty in the winter so I hear you on that.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Aug 2014**
https://www.facebook.com/lifetheuniverseandtodd

Last edited by jeepcurlygurl; 07-17-2010 at 02:54 PM.
Banjo, that's my dilemma, too. My hair is the longest it's been in years, past mid back. I'd hate to whack off all that length that took so long to grow.

But...I'm starting to get the itch (yet again) to let it go gray.

And, btw, Banjo, you have beautiful hair!
Maudie

Last edited by Maudie; 07-17-2010 at 03:17 PM.
thanks so much for the encouragement.will be posting new pics as soon as i can get a decent one that shows the gray coming in. i suppose my hair will be even more multicolored than it is now --i just hope it does not catapult me into cronehood....uh oh maybe i am there already
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
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
Banjo, I'm going to still hold off on the graying for a bit. However, I ran across this story of a woman who is keeping her curls and her length while she is growing out her gray. I thought you might be interested. And, no, you're not a crone, nor will you be.
Maudie
thanks maudie!! just joined going gray looking great. lets see how long i can do this....so far i like it...
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
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
i just found this shampoo/conditioner for gray hair that seems cg on the going gray looking great website. it is coffee based.
here is the website: www.b3products.com

click on hair, then on perk it up for the shampoo, and the next thing, jitters?, for the conditioner. it lists the ingredients and it seems cg.

what do you think?
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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
Ehhh wth happened to *A*Curly's posts?
Originally Posted by missbanjo
And Porzellan. She just evaporated suddenly. They both posted a lot, then ???
Hey Grey Ladies! I'm joining your ranks, although right now I have maybe only 5-6 grey hairs.. but that's 5-6 more than I had last year.

I'm not planning on dyeing over my greys.. I'm looking forward to looking as good as you all. Plus it looks like my greys are a pretty silver color so why hide that?
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
Welcome, BekkaPoo! I'm probably about 30 - 40% gray over dark ash blonde hair. My DH is happy I'm comfortable going gray (he's balding and gray himself) and one of my DD's thinks it's cool to be different.... I'm doing it because it feels more authentic, it's less costly and it takes less time.

What I've noticed is that I tend to have a lighter, softer look. My grays are scattered about and really reflect the light. They almost give me a bit of a glow - especially in the sunshine. I make sure to wear mascara and darken my blonde eyebrows, otherwise I think I'd just look too faded.

And I'm wearing more silver and white gold jewelry rather than yellow gold. I'd wear platinum - but I don't own any!
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

My grays are scattered about and really reflect the light.
Originally Posted by 2poodles
I was just reading something yesterday that said grays don't reflect much light. I don't know how a full head of hair will look yet, but the grays I have right now reflect a ton. Like sun on snow. People tell me my hair sparkles
Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.

Last edited by heidi; 07-21-2010 at 04:07 PM. Reason: edit
Welcome, BekkaPoo! I'm probably about 30 - 40% gray over dark ash blonde hair. My DH is happy I'm comfortable going gray (he's balding and gray himself) and one of my DD's thinks it's cool to be different.... I'm doing it because it feels more authentic, it's less costly and it takes less time.
Originally Posted by 2poodles
Thank you! Glad to be in the club.. I am purposely pulling out my greys so that more will come in! My BF/fiance is younger than me and he's about 25-30% grey, so now we will match a little more. And your DD is right.. it IS cool to be different.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
Can't remember if this has been shared or not. But here's a link to a whole gallery of women who have stopped coloring their hair and embraced their grays.... enjoy!
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

I am 46 and have had grays for awhile! Apparently there is quite a bit lurking! I color it but will one day let it go gray... 3 "times" in mind: After my 30 year high school reunion...(if I go), when I turn 50... or when I retire.
My husband loves gray hair so he wants me to have it NOW! not yet...
Here is something: I went to a new person for color and cut and she asked me if I ever thought of letting my hair go gray! Every other hair person has told me that I should color it for years and years!
3a/3b/3c/36D


May the hair gods shine on me (and you!).

My silly veggie blog: vegefattien
i was always told by hair stylists that my gray would be a good color. regretfully, i colored it for years, and finally took the step and transitioned out. i was 85% gray/white by that time, and the transition stage was awful. i am now fully transitioned and am very surprised at how much i love my color. and, i've been stopped more often by curly women to ask who cuts my hair and what products i use. i think my natural color brings out the best.
it you are not too gray, it might be easier to stop now. it does depend on what color your hair is, of course. if you are a blond, piece of cake!
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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
Can't remember if this has been shared or not. But here's a link to a whole gallery of women who have stopped coloring their hair and embraced their grays.... enjoy!
Originally Posted by 2poodles
Nice link! I'm going to submit a photo and write-up.
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
I found porzellan - remember her? She's apparently joined goinggraylookinggreat's website in their newbie 10 summer class 1 session. Check her out at this page:
http://goinggraylookinggreat.com/new...er_semester_1/
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

Thanks 2poodles. I will try to find her on the forums there so I can catch up with her!
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Aug 2014**
https://www.facebook.com/lifetheuniverseandtodd
There is some beautiful hair on that website! I love short, spiky gray hair! ...something I can never have... the gray=yes spikes=no!
3a/3b/3c/36D


May the hair gods shine on me (and you!).

My silly veggie blog: vegefattien
Banjo, that's my dilemma, too. My hair is the longest it's been in years, past mid back. I'd hate to whack off all that length that took so long to grow.

But...I'm starting to get the itch (yet again) to let it go gray.

And, btw, Banjo, you have beautiful hair!
Originally Posted by Maudie
Hi,

I thought this might be a good place to start. I just joined naturallycurly.com so "hi" everyone. (I did post a a bit many years ago but I'll be darned if I can remember what my old username was...)

Anyway, I seriously wish to go gray as well. I'd rehash the whole story, but in fact I recently blogged all about it so instead I'll include a link to my blog article which talks about my desire to wear my hair natural. I also chronicle my lifelong struggles with naturally curly hair (in what I hope is an amusing way). Take a look if you are interested http://jumblednous.com/?p=2579.

Thought I would respond here because I am been wondering what the best way to transition is and I have decided against cutting it all off (my blog article shows a pic of me with short hair... not good, not good)...

I think I might do something radical like strip the colour off the top and put a silver toner in and keep the underneath layers dark... maybe something like this (but silver vs. blond):

http://tinyurl.com/2655a4m

Anyway, I will try to document my transition... and I'm totally open to aborting the process at any time I find myself less than impressed with how it is looking!
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