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I didn't see one of these. So post progress.

I think my last dye was around 1/1/14ish. So this is right around 60 days.

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wow, your hair is growing fast! you'll have a great mix when it's in. :-)
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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
Looking good, we stopped coloring at the same time, I'm still debating if I should go a little shorter or just leave it longish, actually this is the longest it's been in 40 years, it's about collar length when wet, what to do, what to do, lol
2C * Normal Porosity * Medium Density * Chin Length

Still playing with products ( using mostly Deva right now)

Working on finding my inner curl.
At least right now I do NOT want to cut it. Maybe toward a the end I'll feel different.
Sure, cutting it would make it take less time to grow out and all. But don't cut it if you really don't want to, other than trimming off dead ends or maybe trying a somewhat different style so it looks better during the transition. All too many women whack off their hair when it's going grey just to get it over with, but during that time, that really short haircut might or might not suit them at all. It takes a LONG time to grow out a really short haircut as anyone(including myself)who has done so can attest. So the choice is, waiting for grey to grow out with one's current length, or waiting for that short haircut to grow out.
And I have had REALLY SHORT hair, pixieish for almost 40 years, it's only when I started to grow it longer, not even sure WHY I did that, that I discovered I had waves and now some CURLS, what fun!! Well, actually when it was longer, in high school/college I had waves and curls, and lots of FRIZZ which was why I cut it in the first place and kept it short all those years.

SO, I am thinking I'll keep some of the length, hating to give up the curls right now and just go with the ombe look, lol
2C * Normal Porosity * Medium Density * Chin Length

Still playing with products ( using mostly Deva right now)

Working on finding my inner curl.
And I have had REALLY SHORT hair, pixieish for almost 40 years, it's only when I started to grow it longer, not even sure WHY I did that, that I discovered I had waves and now some CURLS, what fun!! Well, actually when it was longer, in high school/college I had waves and curls, and lots of FRIZZ which was why I cut it in the first place and kept it short all those years.

SO, I am thinking I'll keep some of the length, hating to give up the curls right now and just go with the ombe look, lol
Originally Posted by WavyMaur

i remember reading in diana jewels' book, Going Gray Looking Great, that you need to think about it carefully before you cut your hair much shorter than you usually wear it. she said that many people go back to coloring their hair thinking that is what they do not like when it is actually a very short haircut that they are not used to.

i waited til i was about 9 months into the process, then went shorter. not a pixie, and i still had a good amount of color, but i went from almost shoulder length to chin length. i think i just wanted to stop wearing headbands after so many months. it was ok, but i am glad i did not go shorter.
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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
I am determined to not cut my hair. It is LONG. in the back I think it is nearing my waist but I like being able to put it up in a bun on top of my head for a different look, which then frames my face with silver. I have a hair appt this morning and we'll see what she does with it.

I have not colored since January. My avatar was taken about 3 weeks ago. I pulled it away from my face so I could show how the silver is coming in.
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Myrna, Your Silver is so beautiful! It makes your complexion glow!
Just got a Deva cut yesterday, she took off about 2 " and framed my face so that the side will curl better. I really like how it looks, now to be able to duplicate it at home.
BUT.... she looked at my gray growth and said it's really coming in fast and she predicted that if I keep it at the length she cut it, I should be transitioned in about a year!!!!! I thought it would take much longer than that.
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2C * Normal Porosity * Medium Density * Chin Length

Still playing with products ( using mostly Deva right now)

Working on finding my inner curl.
I know,still no pics...
went to see my grandkids this past week, haven't seen them since I stopped coloring my hair.Ages 3 and 5, First words out of their mouths" Gamma , your hair is white!, Did you paint your hair white?" Obviously my 4 and 1/2 month grow-out is showing
2C * Normal Porosity * Medium Density * Chin Length

Still playing with products ( using mostly Deva right now)

Working on finding my inner curl.
Does it count as progress if I haven't dyed my hair in over 2 years?

The backwards shot gives a nice closeup of my greys near the camera.
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CG since July 2013

CW - Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
RO - SM Restorative Conditioner
LI - SM Curl & Style Milk
Styler - HE Set Me Up Gel
@cassir: from the looks of the pix, you have hardly any grey, so no separation between natural hair and that that was colored. It must be all grown out or extremely close to it, like just a very few inches on your long hair.
@rbb - good points about the too-short haircut and going back to coloring, that the Going Grey Looking Great woman said.
Again, there's no need to go so short if one REALLY doesn't want to and it doesn't suit one. Somewhat shorter is OK, and one DOESN'T have to get an "old lady" haircut just because one is transitioning to natural.
One thing I saw a lot of in Santa Fe when I was living there in the 90s and part of the '00s was mature women who were very determinedly going all-natural, and even skipping good haircuts while they were greying. Scraggly hair of any length isn't a great look anyway, but when one is greying, it's like throwing the baby out with the bathwater, IMO. With so many women there, I wanted to go up and suggest at least a trim but of course it was none of my business LOL! A friend of mine who also lived there theorized that there were many women there who had just been through a divorce and they were "finding themselves" even giving up on grooming. It doesn't have to be that way if one is greying. Just some thoughts here!
:::Le sigh:::


All of you have such beautiful transition pics. One day I'll be brave enough to post mine. Right now I have good and bad days. Sometimes I wake up, look in the mirror and love the transition that my hair is going through with my decision to embrace my gray and other days I want to jump back in the bed and pull my pillow and sheets over my head and hide because I hate how it looks.


My natural hair color is black, not jet black...more like soft black...but nonetheless, the contrast between my natural hair color and the gray is very, very stark. My gray is silver and white in color and I have most of it along my front hairline. I'm developing a gray streak in the front but it hasn't gotten long enough yet where I feel it looks cool.


Oh well, I will keep coming here for inspiration and support (as I only have one friend IRL who is embracing her gray too). One day I will post my transition pic and I will know at that moment that I have transitioned my mind too!
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belwilcoily, mine was the same. I had dark brown, not black hair, but, well, dark brown, soft black, jet black - there is still a huge contrast when it goes silver. But, mine is growing in the same as yours! I think the worst part, in a way, was at first - when I had the thin line of contrast between the silver and the dark - so it looked like I was going bald, or at least it did to me. Now, I have these huge streaks of silver in my hair - kind of underneath. I started in November so it is..6 months. I am so happy I am doing this.

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