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My curls and my gray...

tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Thought I'd post a couple pics of my curls and my gray that coming in. Check out just above my right eye you'll see a litlle solid white curl in my bangs! I'm totally digging it!

Sent from my LG-MS690 using CurlTalk App
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG

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  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    LOL. Here's my gray. First time using the phone app.

    Sent from my LG-MS690 using CurlTalk App
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    looks great -- really, it's barely salt and pepper, should not be noticeable as you transition out. it will look soooo good! your curls are gorgeous!

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you! The gray is actually quite noticeable - the picture was taken outside right before a thunderstorm so the lighting is not quite bright enough to see how really white and iridescent the "gray" is. Still I think it looks good. The only bad part is the bottom two thrids that are a solid reddish-brown color. I can't wait for that part to be gone!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • Honeyb0000Honeyb0000 Posts: 42Registered Users
    Ah! You posted this at just the right time!

    I am 44 and stopped coloring about five years ago, when I had a SUPER short pixie cut. I am about 40 to 50% gray and have been growing out my 2C waves for about 2 years. I am now at shoulder length!

    I'm going to see my mother in law next month, for the first time since my gray hair got long. I know she will hate it. I had my hand on a bottle of color last week. Hubby talked me down.

    So I am gonna rock the gray curls and see what happens! Thanks for the confidence boost!


    Sent from my iPod touch using CurlTalk
    Shampoo: Pure Life Lavender
    Condish Pure Life Lavender, GFTN
    LI: Deva OneC
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    tinah, you look fab!!

    honeyb, your hubby is a good guy. : ) Don't let your mil get to you. My family members are the only people who have had negative comments about my natural hair.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • anonymous_22139anonymous_22139 Posts: 659Registered Users
    tinah, love your steely silver....any your curls.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    honeyb -- never change something about yourself that you like, just for others. mil is probably just afraid of aging, her own aging i mean!! i have an aunt who hated my hair, explained to me how she colors her own (no comment here - LOL!), etc. now she has grown to love it and even exclaims to others about it. either way, i would not have started coloring again. and, the good news is that your dh is on your side!!

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Great curls, but you have hardly any grey to speak of LOL! From the title of your post, I was expecting a lot more. From what I can see, what little you have looks evenly distributed, which is a lot easier to transition to than patchy grey(like what I have underneath coloring).
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    There's actually a fair amount. And it's not evenly distributed. I have way more in the front than in the back. When I pull my hair back it's very very gray. I know I'm not completely gray or anything but it seems like a lot, at least to me.
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    tinah wrote: »
    There's actually a fair amount. And it's not evenly distributed. I have way more in the front than in the back. When I pull my hair back it's very very gray. I know I'm not completely gray or anything but it seems like a lot, at least to me.

    i don't think anyone's gray comes in evenly distributed, well mostly not. mine also came in mostly in the front, as is my daughter's (we both started graying at 17 yrs old, as did my dad). i think starting in the front is the usual way.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,682Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    3b in South Australia.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,682Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Ok, I've typed something and it hasn't shown up, edited and it hasn't shown up, are there gremlins at nc today?! Can't be bothered typing it again!
    3b in South Australia.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Are you typing in invisible ink, starmie? : )
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,682Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Are you typing in invisible ink, starmie? : )

    Apparently!
    3b in South Australia.
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    In the sun... a much better representation of where I am in the growing out process. You can see the old dyed color as well.

    Sent from my LG-MS690 using CurlTalk App
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You've got beautiful curls, and your grey looks like it's coming in evenly. As long as you take good care of your hair, and refrain from coloring again, you should be in good shape and all grown-out in due time!:) Looks like you're somewhere between a third and half-way along with the transition Best of luck!:)
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,682Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    What I wanted to say the other day was that your hair looks good to me and not nearly as bad as you made it sound, not bad at all in fact! Having seen the new pic which shows the grey more clearly, I still think it looks good. One of the things stopping me from letting my grey do it's thing is the un-eveness of it - it's really only on the top of my head with odd strands through the rest, I just can't imagine what it would be like if I let it go. I'm jealous that you've got as far as you have with it looking good.
    3b in South Australia.
  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    @starmie - I'm in a similar boat, with even more grey, so I don't even want to think about growing it out! I'm sure my hair would be in better condition if I never ever colored it, but the trade-off isn't worth it for me right now, having a hair color that really looks good on me and that I get tons of compliments on, or having healthy, but drab, patchy-looking(in grey distribution that is) grey hair. But who knows maybe when I get grey enough, I'll change my mind. That might have to be when I'm almost completely white though, with my warm-neutral coloring.
  • curlygoinggraycurlygoinggray Posts: 69Registered Users
    :hello2: I am a newbie! Going gray(last color) Jan 4 and CG since July 3rd 2012! Still figuring out how to use site. Enjoy seeing the curly gray pics posted! :thumbup:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    DevaCurl NoPoo, One Condition & AnGel
    Occasionally: KCCC, KCKT & KCCC
    Last Dye 1/4/12
    Started Curlygirl Method 6/2012
    Final cut to remove dye 3/30/13
    Avi & Sig Pics 1/18/16
  • RebeccaKRebeccaK Posts: 305Registered Users
    I love reading these 'going grey' threads (argh, unavoidable pun). Finding my first grey hairs was exciting to me - like an accomplishment, in a way, to have reached the point in my life when my "older self" started to emerge. Of course, soon thereafter I realized that I had at least one grey hair that I could name after a student or family member LOL

    LOVE the pics and mentions here of those of you who have that gorgeous greying in the front. both of my parents seemed to grey in very haphazard ways, and since we all have brown hair it doesn't showcase the silver/grey very much.

    Still don't care, though... *I* like knowing it's there! (the inherited thinning-of-the-hair, eh, not so much)

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