embracing now. i stopped coloring in june 2010 and now have the 2 tone look which is not too bad when my hair is down. i was coloring with robt craig golden blonde #18 which was as light as i could get without any color lifting, it only deposits. so for my 61 yr old face the color was too dark, therefore i am going gray. when i started coloring at age 52 my hair surrounding the gray was very mousy and my face looked washed out, so i brightened up the brown and it looked really good for years. so time marches on and i have lots of gray now, the brown is the nice colored color so it is all mixing in. i am keeping it long and just allowing it to grow in slowly. when i put part of it up it looks REALLY gray, when all down not so gray. the pony tail is totally brown and the other part is all gray/streaky. it is going to be an interesting few years. figure by 65 i will be all gray. luckily my vanity is fading along with the hair i've got a videolink in the gray journey thread for those who would like to witness the 2 toned ponytail in action...i also put up some new pics on fotki
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls

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