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getting tired, 33 yr old, hair is turning white

sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
Hi ladies,

It's hereditary…thanks mom and dad :laughing6:

I'm getting tired of dying my hair every few weeks but I'm not ready to face the truth yet! These stark white roots are getting depressing.

When new growth comes in I can only part my hair a certain way in order to disguise it until I dye my hair again.

Does anyone have any advice on the healthiest option I should take to maintain my mane?

I was using Revlon Colorsilk to do my roots because of the price and the fact that it claimed to be ammonia-free. But it was still a damaging permanent hair color and my temples are becoming super thin and I feel short hairs where my hairline used to be thicker.

So I tried a healthier option by going to Sally's and getting a demi-permanent color and developer. Well, no one at Sally's told me to go a few shades lighter with a demi so I ended up with almost black hair. It never faded, even after washing several times with a (*gasp*) clarifying shampoo. So I got a partial highlight and that helped lighten things back up. But I have to be frugal so I want to do my hair myself for as long as I can.

I know that you can't lighten your hair with semi or demi, but I'm thinking that eventually I might have to go really light to disguise the new (white) growth better. I'm not sure how to word this, but when all of my hair turns white is it easier to be a blond or healthier to keep dying it brown?

Would a semi color hold onto the white roots or should I stick to demi color?

Thank you if you got this far :oops:
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  • Nikki3bNikki3b Posts: 327Registered Users
    I have a similar issue. I have vitiligo and it effects hair as well. My hair on the right side turns white. I dye my roots first and then I bring the rest of the color down some the last 10 mins. I've tried the garnier semi permanent hair color and I covers grays beautifully the only thing is that the color develops darker than the color displayed on the box
  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    You may want to try eclipta alba. It is an ayurvedic herb that darkens hair. You can buy it in a hair oil. I have never used it myself, I just came across it while researching herbs. If you do try it, please post results. I may put some in my husband's shampoo. ;)
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I recently met a woman who had taken her blonde hair white, and then added a lilac tint. It was really pretty.

    I like white hair. I don't have the nerve to let mine go yet, but I think it looks good on people with a warm complexion.
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
    Nikki3b wrote: »
    I have a similar issue. I have vitiligo and it effects hair as well. My hair on the right side turns white. I dye my roots first and then I bring the rest of the color down some the last 10 mins. I've tried the garnier semi permanent hair color and I covers grays beautifully the only thing is that the color develops darker than the color displayed on the box

    Vitiligo, hmm, I have never heard of that until now.

    Thank you for your product recommendation and the warning about it turning out darker :D I'll have to go pick up some Garnier semi-permanent color. I'll let you know how it turns out. Another question, about how long does the color last on your hair? I low poo about 4 days a week with Elucence. TIA
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    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

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  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
    You may want to try eclipta alba. It is an ayurvedic herb that darkens hair. You can buy it in a hair oil. I have never used it myself, I just came across it while researching herbs. If you do try it, please post results. I may put some in my husband's shampoo. ;)

    Thanks for your reply, I will have to look this up.
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    Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
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    Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

    iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

  • Nikki3bNikki3b Posts: 327Registered Users
    sheilacurl wrote: »
    Nikki3b wrote: »
    I have a similar issue. I have vitiligo and it effects hair as well. My hair on the right side turns white. I dye my roots first and then I bring the rest of the color down some the last 10 mins. I've tried the garnier semi permanent hair color and I covers grays beautifully the only thing is that the color develops darker than the color displayed on the box

    Vitiligo, hmm, I have never heard of that until now.

    Thank you for your product recommendation and the warning about it turning out darker :D I'll have to go pick up some Garnier semi-permanent color. I'll let you know how it turns out. Another question, about how long does the color last on your hair? I low poo about 4 days a week with Elucence. TIA
    Well, the color lasts me quite long because I shampoo maybe 2 times a week and it's with a sulfate free shampoo
  • kelstar_2Ckelstar_2C Posts: 13Registered Users
    UGHHHH! I am 44 now and have been dealing with white hairs popping up since my early 20s!:sad3: I do color my hair at home, but it seems like the color never stays fresh past 3 weeks or so! I am considering getting highlights to kinda hide the grays more, but I have dark brown hair and I love it that color, so not too sure I want hightlights!
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
    Hi kelstar,

    Lol, I can remember being in highschool and people pointing out my gray hairs. Now I wish I only had what they were making fun of.
    Which at-home color do you use? Do you wash with sulfates?

    Highlights are gorgeous and highly addictive, but can be super expensive and time consuming. After I touch up my roots I actually use Loreal's touch on highlights in between getting highlights done professionally which lately has been once every 3 months, lol. Using my shipping scale I divide the contents in the box into 3 uses instead of one use and throwing all of the leftover dye out.
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    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

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  • kelstar_2Ckelstar_2C Posts: 13Registered Users
    Well, I have been using Clairol Nice & Easy for years and I love it! However, the great color I have for like the first week does not last long! I usually use a color care shampoo as well, but I'm not sure if it contains sulfates. I get pretty aggravated with the root touch up stuff because it contains such a small amout, and you still pay like $8 a box for it just like the regular haircolor! I think I may try highlights this spring just to see what it looks like, although I know it will cost me a fortune because my hair is long!
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I've had some gray since my late 20s (also thanks to my dad LOL). I have been using Color by Robert Craig for about 15 years and love it! Hair Color and Hair Care by Robert Craig Salon Products, Ltd. It is very gentle as it does not contain alcohol/ammonia/peroxide, it is deposit-only and won't lift color. I have medium to dark brown hair and use Golden Chestnut (or sometimes Light Chestnut for the roots only).

    As with any color, you do need to choose a color about 2-3 shades lighter than you want to end up with, as most hair colors end up darker than they box shows.

    In using the lighter shade, it also turns my grays into natural highlights. :)

    LMK if you have questions or want help choosing a shade if you want to try it. I've been named the resident RC Guru as I've helped lots of curlies choose colors and use RC successfully. :)
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  • KimberleeKimberlee Posts: 3Registered Users
    Silly question - if you put RC in a blonde shade on white hair - will it end up blonde? And it would essentially leave the rest of my hair alone??? I'm 43 and turning SUPER white - more than 50% and also very sick of coloring so frequently i'm a medium brown now with a couple highlights and just starting CO washing and trying to get my hair into semi decent shape.....
  • LeanneMLeanneM Posts: 211Registered Users
    Sheilacurl and everyone else, I'm so sorry that you're dealing with this, too! I turned 40 a few months back, and my grey roots are driving me nuts. I used to be able to extend my color visits to every ten weeks at the salon, but now it seems like the greys are popping in after just about three weeks.

    CurliLocks, I know I've asked you about RC color before, but would love more input. Is it safe to use if I already have dye on my hair? Is it easy to do on your own? I'm afraid that I'll end up with green hair if I try it myself! :rabbit:
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  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    "I like white hair. I don't have the nerve to let mine go yet, but I think it looks good on people with a warm complexion." - ninja dog

    On me it certainly doesn't, and I'm warm. I know, I even tried on various grey and white wigs, all with different percentages of white in dark hair, all the way up to all white. ALL of them looked dreadful - they ALL washed me out something terrible! That's when I decided for sure that the bottle would be in present and future too. Before that, when I actually had less grey in my hair than I do now, I was toying with the idea of growing it out. I never made it past 3 months though, SEVERAL times of trying too.
    In general, those people who had dark hair and warm complexions often have the hardest time going grey because of this, and they often go back to coloring and look and feel a LOT better. A recent case of this is my sister-in-law, who is fair but warm, let her hair go grey for awhile, even cutting it short to get rid of the blondish color she had it colored at the time. But after awhile of living with the grey, she just felt old and recolored it a beautiful coppery strawberry blonde that looks completely lovely on her and livens up her fair warm complexion(she has lovely even-toned skin at age 64 too). To each their own!:)
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Kimberlee wrote: »
    Silly question - if you put RC in a blonde shade on white hair - will it end up blonde? And it would essentially leave the rest of my hair alone??? I'm 43 and turning SUPER white - more than 50% and also very sick of coloring so frequently i'm a medium brown now with a couple highlights and just starting CO washing and trying to get my hair into semi decent shape.....

    It's not a silly question. :) Yes, the blonde shade will color the greys blonde, and will just add some shine to the rest of the hair. It's a non-lifting color so it won't change the rest of your hair. Most of the RC Swatches are done on white or blonde hair, same as other brands. That's why they come out darker if you have darker hair. So if you choose a blonde shade, it should turn those grays into highlights for you. :) If you tell me which RC swatch is closest to your natural color, and what color you'd like the highlights (grey) to be, I can help you choose a color. LMK :)
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    LeanneM wrote: »
    Sheilacurl and everyone else, I'm so sorry that you're dealing with this, too! I turned 40 a few months back, and my grey roots are driving me nuts. I used to be able to extend my color visits to every ten weeks at the salon, but now it seems like the greys are popping in after just about three weeks.

    CurliLocks, I know I've asked you about RC color before, but would love more input. Is it safe to use if I already have dye on my hair? Is it easy to do on your own? I'm afraid that I'll end up with green hair if I try it myself! :rabbit:
    Yes, RC Color is safe to use over other brands (but not henna). It is easy to do on your own, it mixes to a mousse foam. You won't get green hair! LMK which swatches match your natural color, dyed color, and what you'd like, and I can help you choose a color too. :)

    :arrow: Remember to always choose a couple of shades lighter than you think you want, as most haircolor goes darker on curly hair.
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  • LeanneMLeanneM Posts: 211Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    Yes, RC Color is safe to use over other brands (but not henna). It is easy to do on your own, it mixes to a mousse foam. You won't get green hair! LMK which swatches match your natural color, dyed color, and what you'd like, and I can help you choose a color too. :)

    :arrow: Remember to always choose a couple of shades lighter than you think you want, as most haircolor goes darker on curly hair.

    Thanks so much, CurliLocks! My natural color is a dark brown; one stylist told me that it's a "Level 5 or 6" in terms of color. In looking at the RC swatches, I think I'm probably close to their Chocolate Brown or Dark Brown colors.

    My current stylist has been dying it red since December, and I really like it. Would the RC colors of Titian or Medium Auburn work for me? (I've had it a mahogany red color before, but didn't like it as much as I like a more subtle red.)

    Thank you, thank you!
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    LeanneM wrote: »
    Thanks so much, CurliLocks! My natural color is a dark brown; one stylist told me that it's a "Level 5 or 6" in terms of color. In looking at the RC swatches, I think I'm probably close to their Chocolate Brown or Dark Brown colors.

    My current stylist has been dying it red since December, and I really like it. Would the RC colors of Titian or Medium Auburn work for me? (I've had it a mahogany red color before, but didn't like it as much as I like a more subtle red.)

    Thank you, thank you!

    You're welcome! Your avatar pic looks close to my color, and I use Golden Chestnut to cover gray and blend into warm highlights. So your natural color is darker than that but your color lightens it? You could try the medium auburn, Medium Auburn is an orange based, warm color.

    Just be sure to do some strand tests to make sure it isn't too red or dark for you, and to see how long you'll need to leave it for your best color. :) LMK if you try it!
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  • LeanneMLeanneM Posts: 211Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    ]
    You're welcome! Your avatar pic looks close to my color, and I use Golden Chestnut to cover gray and blend into warm highlights. So your natural color is darker than that but your color lightens it? You could try the medium auburn, Medium Auburn is an orange based, warm color.

    Just be sure to do some strand tests to make sure it isn't too red or dark for you, and to see how long you'll need to leave it for your best color. :) LMK if you try it!

    Thank you so much -- that helps a lot! My natural color is quite a bit darker than it is in my avatar pic, and I've always gone lighter with it. (I'm so pale that my natural dark brown really washes me out!)

    I probably won't give it a try until I'm on summer break, but think I'll order the RC colors now anyways. I'll definitely keep you posted! Thanks!!
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Check out his FB page for coupons: /home/leaving?target=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FRobertCraigSalonProducts%2Fapp_190322544333196" class="Popup
    His Conditioner is wonderful! 5-curls rating! :D and the little color mixer is great too, really whips the foam up to a nice mousse.
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  • LeanneMLeanneM Posts: 211Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    Check out his FB page for coupons: /home/leaving?target=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FRobertCraigSalonProducts%2Fapp_190322544333196" class="Popup
    His Conditioner is wonderful! 5-curls rating! :D and the little color mixer is great too, really whips the foam up to a nice mousse.

    Thanks for the tip! :mrgreen:
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  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
    I am 33 as well, because my white hairs keep accumulating. Just like you said in one of your posts, if I had as many as I had last year at this time, I would be so happy, they've just really come on fast this past year. I don't even want to imagine what I'll be like in a few years. I hope there's hope that this process can slow down for a while soon!! Just wondering, do any of you who started at these young ages you're saying, 20-30's, did you start getting quite a few in your edges right at the temple, you know those baby fine hairs that can't be hidden if you do a ponytail??? I thought those came on in your 50-60's, but I get some there as well, and while they are short, they're the tough ones to hide. How can we change society's view/the "stereotype" that white hair is for grandma's only?? Sigh, but yes, it's hard to keep up on these roots, especially if you like to keep your hair up like me.
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    I am 33 as well, because my white hairs keep accumulating. Just like you said in one of your posts, if I had as many as I had last year at this time, I would be so happy, they've just really come on fast this past year. I don't even want to imagine what I'll be like in a few years. I hope there's hope that this process can slow down for a while soon!! Just wondering, do any of you who started at these young ages you're saying, 20-30's, did you start getting quite a few in your edges right at the temple, you know those baby fine hairs that can't be hidden if you do a ponytail??? I thought those came on in your 50-60's, but I get some there as well, and while they are short, they're the tough ones to hide. How can we change society's view/the "stereotype" that white hair is for grandma's only?? Sigh, but yes, it's hard to keep up on these roots, especially if you like to keep your hair up like me.

    It's completely normal to start greying in the thirties but do take an honest look at your diet and lifestyle. Putting the body into a state of stress (not just life events but imbalanced diet or poor sleep or really anything unhealthy) can speed up the process. The modern western lifestyle is very pro inflammatory but you can work on this.

    "While bucking the five decade-long tradition of coloring gray hair raises a variety of fears among women, a 'Gray Movement' does seem to be catching on. It is supported by our ever-increasing aging population interested in finding ways to look attractive, without resorting to radical measures to turn back the clock. And although men continue to have an easier time with their gray -- being viewed as distinguished, even elegant -- more have also begun to feel the pressures placed on them by our youth and beauty obsessed culture. Women are fighting back by rebelling against the anti-defying campaigns and more men are recognizing they are facing challenges of their own. The fact is, we all age and we all ultimately turn gray as we do. And, as we live longer lives --with heads of gray for many more years than ever before -- the gender gap seems to be narrowing as we are faced with coping with these facts. In other words, things aren't so black and white anymore.

    Some "gray" facts:

    • Graying is a natural phenomenon that comes with age as follicles at the base of the hair shaft lose melanin.
    • Graying is primarily genetically determined. We most often see gray when our parents and grandparents did.
    • Poor nutrition, Vitamin B and iron deficiency, thyroid problems, albinism, smoking and other environmental toxins may also contribute to graying.
    • Caucasians tend to start graying earlier (early 30s), Asians (late 30s) and Afro-Americans (mid 40s).
    • While on average, most people begin to gray between ages 30-40, white hair can appear at anytime. People who do so before 40 are considered prematurely gray.

    Facts about our graying population:

    • More than 40% of Americans will have some gray by age 40.
    • If people didn't color their hair, half of our current population would be 50% gray.
    • Over 50% of women color their hair. Approximately 15% of men do, although some say many more men keep it hidden.
    • There are 78 million Baby Boomers in the U.S, the oldest turned 65 this year and 10,000 more will reach that milestone every year for the next 19 years.
    • About 2 billion dollars were spent on women hair coloring products and $150 million on men's last year.
    • The average woman spends $330 a year on coloring her hair.
    "
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  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I'm 39 and have been graying since my 20s. I am a creative person and dyed my hair before I grayed bc I liked the change. When I became forced to do it bc of all the gray, it lost its luster for me. I decided in may to stop. One of the reasons were those fine temple hairs you're talking about! They would never take the dye and stood out immediately.

    I can't believe how much gray I have today vs even 2 years ago. It's going to take about a year to grow out completely, but I'm ready for it. I think women who have gray hair and dress hip, look cool, not old. I do get strange looks and comments. This cashier said to me a few days ago "wow. You have gray hair." I was like....oh really? They weren't there when I left the house this morning!!!!

    It's a personal decision, but for me I just couldn't stand to dye my hair every month any longer. I'm over it.
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  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Posts: 773Registered Users
    I am 28 and have a lot of grey hair framing my face. I was covering it but finally decided to stop and see how much there really is. I actually like the way it looks and I feel like people take me a little more seriously... but maybe that's just in my head. Odd thing is the grey is only on the right side of my head.. I have about 3 inches grown out but I see more each day.
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
    you are some brave women!! I have more on my left side, but they are filling in evenly honestly. I wish I could cut down on the stress and improve sleep patterns, but it's rough. It would be nice to see others or know others that I frequently see, to know they have white, but they must be craftier than me at covering them up. I see roots in my ponytails if I let them go more than two weeks.
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  • PolgaraPolgara Posts: 11Registered Users
    My gray hairs seem to have gotten worse these past couple of years.

    The Robert Craig hair colors do the golden colors turn brassy looking after awhile? I seem to have that problem with box haircolors.

    Also I never tried Robert Craig I would like to try it. Would someone please help me pick out a color? My hair color seems to be between
    #8 Light Chestnut & #15 Golden Beige Blonde.

    I am thinking maybe #18 Golden Blonde might work. Or #7 Golden Chestnut mixed with Clear (wouldn't know what ratio to mix)? Suggestions, please?
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Polgara wrote: »
    My gray hairs seem to have gotten worse these past couple of years.

    The Robert Craig hair colors do the golden colors turn brassy looking after awhile? I seem to have that problem with box haircolors.

    Also I never tried Robert Craig I would like to try it. Would someone please help me pick out a color? My hair color seems to be between
    #8 Light Chestnut & #15 Golden Beige Blonde.

    I am thinking maybe #18 Golden Blonde might work. Or #7 Golden Chestnut mixed with Clear (wouldn't know what ratio to mix)? Suggestions, please?

    You can use a tinted conditioner (even tint your own) for brassiness: this is non damaging. Then just permanent colour your roots with a box dye.

    Hard water can affect box dye, have you chelated your hair recently?
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
    My question is how do you all keep them hidden so long. Most people touch up roots every 3 or 4 weeks. Because I have some right on those temple hairs, the first ones that stem from my forehead, after 5-6 days, they shine every time I look in the mirror. I don't know how people keep those ones hidden for three weeks. Any secrets you all care to share??? Bangs??? to hide them is that it?
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • PolgaraPolgara Posts: 11Registered Users
    Polgara wrote: »
    You can use a tinted conditioner (even tint your own) for brassiness: this is non damaging. Then just permanent colour your roots with a box dye.

    Hard water can affect box dye, have you chelated your hair recently?

    I don't use traditional conditioner I use AVC, honey, and coconut oil, so a tinted conditioner is not an option. Also no I don't have hard water, thanks.

    I am hoping someone that has used RC will help me pick a color.

    @mamaherra I would like to know too! Seems like the grays show up in no time and mine are on top of my head in the middle. So hard to hide no matter which way I flip my hair.
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
    so I guess there's no "better" place to have white hairs, except in back maybe. But they're a pain no matter what. But I wonder because I see women in their 40s and 50's and they put their hair up in these updos, you see nothing white in their sideburns/temples, you name it and I always wonder, either they have some fastastic secret, they do root touch-ups every third day, or they have great genes!! and yes I've gotten a couple in my partline too, and they're not any better than the side ones. What is a gal to do????
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
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