Are You Embracing or Running Away From Your Gray Hair?

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I saw another woman around my age at the farmer's market the other day and she had long curly very white hair. I was so jealous. I want MORE silver/grey/white hair. Mine hasn't changed in a long time. Same amount of grey as I've had for awhile now. : (
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Me too! Ever since I decided to grow out the colour 2 and a half years ago (all out now) it has stayed the same! Sheesh!
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
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Plenty of people dye because they don't like their natural colour, it's nothing particularly to do with ageing/ running/ 'looking fresh'. My mouse makes me look boring, pale and sick, my Rose Red makes me feel happy in the depths of winter. I stopped puling out the whites in my late thirties tho, there were too many to make it practical or sensible.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Hello everyone! Have been lurking and CG since January, I finally got on a laptop to join. My profile pic doesn't show my "natural highlights"; it's been over ten years since I permanently dyed my hair and I have quite a bit of salt with the pepper. I am 2c/3a, normal porosity (I think), medium density, BSL; since going CG, my hair has grown leaps and bounds.

When my marriage fell apart in 2007 (after almost 23 years), I used a wash out dye to help boost my self-esteem; when that washed/faded away, my adult daughters encouraged me to go natural and so I've embraced my gray. Fast forward to 2013 where I will hit the big 50 later this year and I'm about 25% gray and LOVING it! Since 2010, have dated men younger than me and current BF (who is six years my junior) lives me as I am, and I in turn love him as he is.

I choose not to dye the gray because I am very lazy, I hate going to the hairdresser, and I ruined the carpet in my bathroom when I tried it at home! Did I mention I was LAZY?
I am definitely embracing it!!! My hair is coming in silver like my mom's and my grandma's and I wouldn't want to mess that up by dyeing it.

Also, my hair is curly however my silver hair is wavy, almost straight. I hadn't notice until a co-worker thought it wasn't mine and tried to take it off my hair...LOL!

So, I have all this curly hair with silver strands that are wavy in places and somehow it works...because I "work" it!!! LOL!
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My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

Low Porosity/Medium Density
Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
BC - 12/2012

I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!

Co-Wash - Pantene Naturals Co-Wash
Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
Leave In - SM CH Curl/Shine Conditioner
Hydration - SM CH Curl Smoothie
Styler - SM CH Curl & Style Milk
Deep Conditioner - LS Organic Cholesterol

Started going gray when I was 16, been coloring it ever since...a natural red-head. Let it go natural gray after I retired, cut it SHORT and dyed it a blond to help with the transition. But, it wasn't a pretty gray when it finally came in, it was almost white, ugh, and I was too young to be that white so I started adding darker lowlites to add some color around my face.
Kept that for about 3-4 years and finally had enough, I'm in my mid 60's, back to coloring my hair red, letting it grow and as a result, found my curls as it grew out and found this board hi all!
2C * Normal Porosity * Medium Density * Chin Length

Still playing with products ( using mostly Deva right now)

Working on finding my inner curl.
So far, I'm still taking after my mother's side of the family. I have 1 gray hair.
Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
BC: 01/30/09
Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
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Since my eyebrows get a big gray hair in each one, I dye them because my hair hardly gets anything yet, I am 52. One of these days when I am ready, but not yet.
I'm embracing fully now. It's rapidly graying, and I like the color it's changing to. I even got a compliment on the color at our neighborhood Christmas party. I think my biggest push is from my daughter. When your 16 year old says your hair is cool, that's a big motivator.
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Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
I'm not only running, I'm in the witness protection program!
Originally Posted by Suzz
ROTFL!!! You-all are soooo funny!
My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

Low Porosity/Medium Density
Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
BC - 12/2012

I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!

Co-Wash - Pantene Naturals Co-Wash
Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
Leave In - SM CH Curl/Shine Conditioner
Hydration - SM CH Curl Smoothie
Styler - SM CH Curl & Style Milk
Deep Conditioner - LS Organic Cholesterol

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