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tinah 06-09-2012 04:17 PM

My curls and my gray...
 
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Thought I'd post a couple pics of my curls and my gray that coming in. Check out just above my right eye you'll see a litlle solid white curl in my bangs! I'm totally digging it!

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tinah 06-09-2012 04:18 PM

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LOL. Here's my gray. First time using the phone app.

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rbb 06-09-2012 04:59 PM

looks great -- really, it's barely salt and pepper, should not be noticeable as you transition out. it will look soooo good! your curls are gorgeous!

tinah 06-09-2012 05:04 PM

Thank you! The gray is actually quite noticeable - the picture was taken outside right before a thunderstorm so the lighting is not quite bright enough to see how really white and iridescent the "gray" is. Still I think it looks good. The only bad part is the bottom two thrids that are a solid reddish-brown color. I can't wait for that part to be gone!

Honeyb0000 06-09-2012 05:24 PM

Ah! You posted this at just the right time!

I am 44 and stopped coloring about five years ago, when I had a SUPER short pixie cut. I am about 40 to 50% gray and have been growing out my 2C waves for about 2 years. I am now at shoulder length!

I'm going to see my mother in law next month, for the first time since my gray hair got long. I know she will hate it. I had my hand on a bottle of color last week. Hubby talked me down.

So I am gonna rock the gray curls and see what happens! Thanks for the confidence boost!


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jeepcurlygurl 06-09-2012 08:30 PM

tinah, you look fab!!

honeyb, your hubby is a good guy. : ) Don't let your mil get to you. My family members are the only people who have had negative comments about my natural hair.

anonymous_22139 06-09-2012 10:24 PM

tinah, love your steely silver....any your curls.

rbb 06-10-2012 06:12 AM

honeyb -- never change something about yourself that you like, just for others. mil is probably just afraid of aging, her own aging i mean!! i have an aunt who hated my hair, explained to me how she colors her own (no comment here - LOL!), etc. now she has grown to love it and even exclaims to others about it. either way, i would not have started coloring again. and, the good news is that your dh is on your side!!

caramix3a 06-10-2012 08:51 AM

My curls and my gray...
 
Great curls, but you have hardly any grey to speak of LOL! From the title of your post, I was expecting a lot more. From what I can see, what little you have looks evenly distributed, which is a lot easier to transition to than patchy grey(like what I have underneath coloring).

tinah 06-10-2012 10:42 AM

There's actually a fair amount. And it's not evenly distributed. I have way more in the front than in the back. When I pull my hair back it's very very gray. I know I'm not completely gray or anything but it seems like a lot, at least to me.

rbb 06-10-2012 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by tinah (Post 1970871)
There's actually a fair amount. And it's not evenly distributed. I have way more in the front than in the back. When I pull my hair back it's very very gray. I know I'm not completely gray or anything but it seems like a lot, at least to me.

i don't think anyone's gray comes in evenly distributed, well mostly not. mine also came in mostly in the front, as is my daughter's (we both started graying at 17 yrs old, as did my dad). i think starting in the front is the usual way.

Starmie 06-11-2012 11:04 AM


Starmie 06-11-2012 11:10 AM

Ok, I've typed something and it hasn't shown up, edited and it hasn't shown up, are there gremlins at nc today?! Can't be bothered typing it again!

jeepcurlygurl 06-11-2012 11:46 AM

Are you typing in invisible ink, starmie? : )

Starmie 06-12-2012 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl (Post 1971557)
Are you typing in invisible ink, starmie? : )

Apparently!

tinah 06-12-2012 03:35 PM

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In the sun... a much better representation of where I am in the growing out process. You can see the old dyed color as well.

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caramix3a 06-13-2012 09:58 PM

My curls and my grey
 
You've got beautiful curls, and your grey looks like it's coming in evenly. As long as you take good care of your hair, and refrain from coloring again, you should be in good shape and all grown-out in due time!:) Looks like you're somewhere between a third and half-way along with the transition Best of luck!:)

Starmie 06-14-2012 03:08 AM

What I wanted to say the other day was that your hair looks good to me and not nearly as bad as you made it sound, not bad at all in fact! Having seen the new pic which shows the grey more clearly, I still think it looks good. One of the things stopping me from letting my grey do it's thing is the un-eveness of it - it's really only on the top of my head with odd strands through the rest, I just can't imagine what it would be like if I let it go. I'm jealous that you've got as far as you have with it looking good.

caramix3a 06-14-2012 08:05 AM

My curls and my grey
 
@starmie - I'm in a similar boat, with even more grey, so I don't even want to think about growing it out! I'm sure my hair would be in better condition if I never ever colored it, but the trade-off isn't worth it for me right now, having a hair color that really looks good on me and that I get tons of compliments on, or having healthy, but drab, patchy-looking(in grey distribution that is) grey hair. But who knows maybe when I get grey enough, I'll change my mind. That might have to be when I'm almost completely white though, with my warm-neutral coloring.

curlygoinggray 08-04-2012 09:18 AM

:hello2: I am a newbie! Going gray(last color) Jan 4 and CG since July 3rd 2012! Still figuring out how to use site. Enjoy seeing the curly gray pics posted! :thumbup:


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