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Graying curls

Hey there people. I'm a curly-haired writer from Traverse City, Mi, and this is my first post here.
I turned 40 in December and don't dye my hair. I'm getting some streaks that make my husband call me Rogue, which is kind of fun, and I'd like to embrace this natural look, but it's kinda crazy. I've never dyed my hair, and only experimented with highlights twice. Anyone else going anti-dye out there? How's it going?! (grin)


  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,677Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Check out our Over 40 forum, and the thread Our Gray Journey Diary! You are in good company! :) Welcome aboard!
    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!
  • AmySpitzAmySpitz Posts: 6Registered Users
    Cool! Thanks. Guess i didn't look far enough last night. Oops.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,207Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    AmySpitz wrote: »
    Cool! Thanks. Guess i didn't look far enough last night. Oops.

    it's unfortunate that we are tucked away in over 40 forum. (i started going gray at 17.....) and most people, like yourself, don't think to look there for the gray hair threads. but that is where we are....

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • AmySpitzAmySpitz Posts: 6Registered Users
    Thanks! I haven't been on a post board in ages and kinda forgot the etiquette of it. I just found answers to some questions I asked in the over-40 place, too. Oops again. (grin)
  • mushroom_headmushroom_head Posts: 118Registered Users
    I've been going gray around the crown and temple area. My solution is to use a deposit-only dye in a lighter shade so they look like highlights. It's less damaging to the hair and bounces back after a dt.
    Coarse, thiiiick, porous, drrrry, 2c, dislikes proteins, likes ACV!
    Suave or V05 for co-wash, Garnier Nutrise triple nutrition and sleek & shine, Matrix Biolage conditioning balm, FSG and LA Looks sports gel.

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