Thanks, rbb and Chloe, that is what I have heard from other women who have gone gray. I have low porosity hair, so it might not absorb the color as much but as my hair is long, i think it would just cost time and money. I guess I have to go cold turkey and use some of those markers, TouchBack, to help me for a while. But: I am going to ask the administration for a "gray curlies" forum. Seems quite needed!