Our community has a pretty good handle on embracing naturally curly hair. We know all too well the denigrating buzzwords that the mainstream media throws around when describing our hair and the ways in which companies are always trying to "tame" us. The natural hair movement has made giant strides, and the industry and media are starting to get on board. But in some ways I feel we haven't quite caught up when it comes to embracing naturally graying hair. Gray hair is still widely looked down upon as something to avoid, something to cover up, and something to fight off for as long as possible. I think gray hair is beautiful, natural, and does not make you invisible, and NaturallyCurly community member Jeepcurlygurl is proof! Her curls and positivity have been inspiring our CurlTalk forum community for years, and I think she put it best when she said "if people are happy dyeing their hair, that's great! But if you want to let your gray hair grow out, do it!" Here's how she did it.
When did you start going gray, and why did you decide to embrace your grays from the beginning?
- I come from a family with some beautiful gray hair. My maternal grandmother had dark hair with a gorgeous white streak in the front, my mother had thick wavy salt and pepper hair, and my dad, in his 80's, still has a good head of white hair.
- I wanted my hair to stay healthy.
- I didn't want to waste the time and money dyeing my hair.
What was the transition process to gray like?
Can you tell us about how your hair has changed?
I have never gotten more compliments on my hair in my life!
How has your routine changed since going gray?
What have been your biggest challenges in caring for gray hair, and how have you dealt with them?
What are your favorite products? Do you follow the CG Method?
Gray hair doesn't make you old. Being old makes you old.