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Color Palettes

chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Here is a home for links/photos of color palettes that may work with your "new" hair.

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  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    22_22Sigrid_Rothe.jpg

    Corals look good on me. I think they will after transition too. This is a great combo look in this photo that would probably look great on a BUNCH of us.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    chupie wrote: »
    Here is a home for links/photos of color palettes that may work with your "new" hair.

    chupie -- i think you forgot the link! LOL!

    i think that the color palettes would still be similar as it goes with skin tone. i'm cool, so i could never wear coral.
    however, i think that it depends on how white your hair is. i know for me, i can no longer wear white (look like casper the ghost!) or pale pinks, pale blues, etc..... so colors are same, i just need to stay with medium/dark shades of those colors.

    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
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Link, o link, where are you??? :drunken:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I only had the photo on this one. Can you see it?
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Help me find more. Of all the photos I've saved she's about the only one wearing something other than blues or gray. I don't get it.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Seriously! That's about it for color. Well, hell, no wonder you start getting treated as a non-existent person when you go gray. I just can't believe you have to dress in gray, navy, beige etc. That's just not right.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,241Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Love seeing these pics with such beautiful colors.
    I've always worn dark red, green, and blue along with black almost exclusively and still do. I have added chocolate brown, turquoise/teal, and coral to the mix in the last few years. I've never worn much white, beige, tan, grey, or pastels. I just don't feel good in them, no matter my hair color.
    I probably get the most compliments when I wear red, coral, or turquoise.
    --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
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i'm wearing green today. :-)

    the right red (a cherry red) looks great on me. not so easy to find, tho.

    in all of these photos these women look young, pretty with gray hair. and, you will notice not one is wearing an "old lady" style, they all have different but great styles.

    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
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Chupie, NO, no beige! and gray doesnt look great on everyone! I love the pic of the woman with the short pixie type cut wearing purple and silver. Who said a silver fox cannot wear color??
  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    These ladies look great! And proof that one doesn't have to stick with boring neutrals if one doesn't want to. I'm with jeepcurlygurl about wearing color. I haven't transitioned my grey out yet, but I won't stop wearing color once I do so. Since I had dark hair, and a light-to-medium skintone with a slight olive tone in it, I look best in rich, on the warm side colors, and warm-neutral makeup. I particularly love the first pic of the woman wearing the coral shawl and unusual printed top - she's a perfect example of someone who is warm in coloring(note how successful this is since her hair is completely light now:))who makes color work for her.
    IMO, the typical advice for mature greying women to just stick with the neutrals etc. is another campaign to render us invisible as we age. Sure, some might work for some people but that can apply to just about any age, for some basic garments, but for the rest, have a little fun for goodness sakes! Even women who have cool tones in their coloring who pull off the navy, grey better, could do with some more color. After all, there are lots of gorgeous cool more interesting colors out there as there are warm ones. Push back, ladies, whatever your hair color LOL!:) Wear whatever makes you look and feel great!:)
  • WavyMaurWavyMaur Posts: 46Registered Users
    wondering about gold accessories, I have lots of gold necklaces, earrings etc, but whenever I see pics of grays, I see silver accessories, will gold still work?
    2C * Normal Porosity * Medium Density * Chin Length

    Still playing with products ( using mostly Deva right now)

    Working on finding my inner curl.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Me, think that will depend on you skin tone.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i agree with chupie -- i think whatever goes with your skin tone.

    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
  • LorriejLorriej Posts: 6Registered Users
    rbb wrote: »
    i agree with chupie -- i think whatever goes with your skin tone.

    After going gray I decided to have my colors done. Anyone remember "Color Me Beautiful" back in the 80s? Fall, winter, etc.? Anyway, with brown hair, olive-y skin and green eyes I always assumed I was a fall.

    Well...lo and behold, with my grey hair, my green eyes now pull more gray-green and my olive skin has more blue-ish undertone. The makeover person said to look at your veins and age spots. Both can pull blue under ivory skin.

    So, it's more roses and blues and purples for me. Black is fine. While she said pastels are good I find they don't have the ummph I want.

    Luckily she said I pull off silver or gold jewelry! Phew! I love silver now but have plenty of nice gold jewelry that I'd hate to shelve.

    Anyone else have a color makeover?

    Lorrie
  • CurlyInParadiseCurlyInParadise Posts: 137Registered Users
    I have always worn jewel colors with lots of reds. But I also love pink and light blue. My gray is only grow not about four inches and will be almost a solid white. I can already tell tho that I won't need to change any of the colors I wear when fully transitioned and that includes the pink and light blue.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]______
    3a, med porous, low density
    Poo: Have to admit I have recently become a Wen convert. Love it. I have always had problems with my hair "hanging" right, curling uniformly and destorting the perimeter line. Wen makes it hang evenly.