banjo, your hair looks great! The multi-colored hair is part of the fun, IMO of growing it out. Definitely freeing!

I didn't get many compliments when I was doing it. Sometimes women would look at me and it made me self-conscious. I would try to remember to think to myself "yeah, you're looking because you wish YOU had that guts to do it, too!"

Your new growth is beautiful -- looks like shades of gray and your natural (a bit reddish?) color.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!