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, Salon Care Honey Almond, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!