I just started reading this thread and with great interest. I just turned 53 and last year decided to embrace my naturally curly hair. My goal, is to let my hair grow long enough to be able to pull all of it back into a pony tail. Right now, the front is a little below my nose and the back is a little below CBL when stretched. On the gray hair, well that's another story all together; I am determined to do a henna/indigo treatment each month for as long as I can - I'm not ready yet for a full head of gray hair.
sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
porosity - normal to low
elasticity - normal

love my curls
My own butter mixture
My own version of Terressentials mud wash