Jeepy's CG and grey hair progress. Updated 9-2018!

jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
edited September 2 in Going Gray
I kept my hair pics on a free online site for many years so they could be shared here with my NC folks but they no longer offer it for free. So I thought I would just make a thread here, which makes it easy to share with you all and easy for me to keep track of my own progress.
Here it is 2005-2006, when I first gave up shampoo and also started going grey. 

--I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
--My CG and grey hair progress -  
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
--My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    edited December 2017
    2007 2008

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    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    edited December 2017
    2009 2010

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    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    edited December 2017
    2011 2012

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    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    edited December 2017
    2013 2014

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    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    edited December 2017
    2015 2016

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    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,350Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    wow! amazing from year to year. i love all, they all look so good and so healthy.
    i know you cut your own hair and i have to say i am really impressed! how do you get the back so 'in balance?'

    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
  • eche428eche428 Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I agree with rbb, your hair is amazing. Since you cut it yourself, how do you get good long layers? I want to continue to cut my own but I'm having trouble figuring out how to cut the back layers like the sides.
    < member since 2006 (no idea where 1969 came from :toothy10:).

    [FONT=&quot]Med/high porosity; color treated; med [FONT=&quot]d[/FONT]ensity 2c/3a.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Summer: (high dew point) co-wash [FONT=&quot]& leave-in [/FONT]Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Curly Hair[FONT=&quot]. [/FONT]Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel.[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Spring and Fall: (perfect dew point) co-wash & leave-in Curl Junkie Repair Me! or [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]BeautiCurls Strengthening Hair Conditioner; f[FONT=&quot]ollo[/FONT]wed by [FONT=&quot]CJ Pattern Pusha & [/FONT]Curl Queen.[/FONT][FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot] W[/FONT]inter: (low dew point) add in [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]Coffee-Coco Curl Creme Lite[FONT=&quot].[/FONT][/FONT]
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Thanks!!
    I don't always get it just right, believe me. Sometimes I cut the top layers too much and my hair looks stringy, sometimes it's not even, sometimes it's too triangley. I just picked better photos to show here. : )

    I still cut my hair 1 of 2 ways.
    If I'm being lazy and just want a bit of a trim I put my hair on top of my head in a high pony tail. Then I hold the ends all together and just snip right across. I will do it this way with my hair wet or dry.
    If I'm not being lazy and want all over layers I leave my hair down and trim each clump (per the Curly Girl method). I do this with my hair dry, but freshly washed so the curls aren't stretched out or messed up from sleeping or wearing in a pony.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,175Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    You have glorious hair.
    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:
  • BeinDebBeinDeb Posts: 579Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    I love seeing happy hair!
    You are an inspiration to all of us!
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,138Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Agree with BeinDeb - you are an inspiration! I wish my hair was still thick enough to be able to have it long like yours, it's lovely. It also gives me hope that my hair won't always be the hot mess of colours it is now!
    I have never taken a photo of my hair.
    3b in South Australia.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Thanks everyone! My hair actually used to be MUCH thicker. I had 2 big sheds in the last few years (stress, hormones, age) when handfuls of hair fell out every day. It was very scary but it seemed to settle down and luckily curly hair is a great hider of thinning hair.

    Starmie- no pics of your hair?! That's crazy. We need to see it! : )
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I 💕💕💕💕💕 your hair so much!
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • cristi05cristi05 Posts: 27Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks for the hair journey! My curl is very similar to yours. I'm still dying the gray but seeing your pics give me hope that long gray hair can be beautiful!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T337A using CurlTalk App
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,138Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I took a photo once when I thought I was having a good hair day. It looked awful so I deleted it and have never bothered again!
    3b in South Australia.
  • Curlista93Curlista93 Posts: 404Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Your hair is beautiful!

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    4a/3c, Low Porosity, Fine Texture
    Last Relaxer: 2/11/2013
    Last BC: 11/24/2018
  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 462Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Wow - your hair looks great! Envious of that nice all-over consistency of curls too.:)
  • wavyblondewavyblonde Posts: 1,637Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Your hair is so gorgeous. If I saw someone with your hair and color in real life, I'd run across the room to tell them how amazing it is.
    2c/3a with 2b underlayer. Fine, porous. Loves protein. But not hydrolized wheat protein. Yuck.

    Wash: WEN Sweet Almond Mint or Pomegranate
    Gels: LA Looks Sport Gel
    Mousse: Tigi Catwalk Curlesque
    Curling creams/gellies: Coffee Coco Curling Cream Lite, Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly, Curls Gel-les'c
    SOTC: JC N&S (LOVE)
    http://public.fotki.com/wavyblonde/hair-2010/
  • Curls80Curls80 Posts: 526Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    2015 2016

    Love your hair!!
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • anne01anne01 Posts: 10Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Your hair is amazing, love it :-)

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey! Subscribed the thread for your new update!
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Just came across this. I have serious hair envy <3
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,421Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    OMG, Jeepy, did you cut your hair?? it looks freaking amazing! how is it cut, and are you using the same styling aids? whats your technique?? How is it cut?
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Myrna, I haven't cut it other than some trims and shaping so it pretty much still looks like the pics that are dated 2015/2016. I am still using LA Looks Sport Gel. And my cutting techniques are explained in post #9. And thanks!
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • Debra Ann.GaDebra Ann.Ga Posts: 3Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love your hair...grey and all! I've been dreading letting my grey grow out, but yours is absolutely stunning! Question though...was there any point along the way (beginning, middle, current) that you hated how the grey looked?? Did you just quit dying it and kept it long or ? I just don't want to go from medium brown to super grey!!! And definitely want to keep my length (like yours, maybe even longer).
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,421Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Debra Ann, I am not speaking for Jeepy. But there are support groups on FB for women who are going gray such as Going Georgeously Gray and Going Gray and Loving It; there is also a Curly Silvers group. For many of us, its a "journey". I was coloring my roots every three weeks when I decided it was time to stop. I think it is somewhat easier for curlies, as we do not exactly get a "stripe". I think many curlies have our most difficult times between 3-6 months.I think I grew my silver for about a year, then I had it cut into an angled bob, which got rid of all the brown. Now I have decided to add some more length. I never hated my transition - I had people tell me they loved my ombre hair and how did I get that? Lol. Well, as I said I am not speaking for Jeepy, just wanted to throw some support your way.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I love your hair...grey and all! I've been dreading letting my grey grow out, but yours is absolutely stunning! Question though...was there any point along the way (beginning, middle, current) that you hated how the grey looked?? Did you just quit dying it and kept it long or ? I just don't want to go from medium brown to super grey!!! And definitely want to keep my length (like yours, maybe even longer).

    I never dyed my hair so when it started to go grey I just let it go. Yes, there were many times I'm missed my dark hair (I think the transition would have been super easy if I was a blonde. I love grey hair so the color wasn't the issue, it was just going from dark to light that I didn't like so much). But I knew I didn't want to spend time and money dying it and I didn't want to damage my hair. I cut my hair to a chin length bob (which is my 2nd favorite hair length next to long) and kept trimming it as the grey grew in then I let it go back to being long. My hair and I are both very happy being natural.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • Debra Ann.GaDebra Ann.Ga Posts: 3Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Myrna wrote: »
    Debra Ann, I am not speaking for Jeepy. But there are support groups on FB for women who are going gray such as Going Georgeously Gray and Going Gray and Loving It; there is also a Curly Silvers group. For many of us, its a "journey". I was coloring my roots every three weeks when I decided it was time to stop. I think it is somewhat easier for curlies, as we do not exactly get a "stripe". I think many curlies have our most difficult times between 3-6 months.I think I grew my silver for about a year, then I had it cut into an angled bob, which got rid of all the brown. Now I have decided to add some more length. I never hated my transition - I had people tell me they loved my ombre hair and how did I get that? Lol. Well, as I said I am not speaking for Jeepy, just wanted to throw some support your way.
    Thank you for answering my question. I, too, dye my hair every three weeks. I don't mind doing it (well, hubby doesn't, lol) but know that eventually I will have to (I think?) I just hate the fact that I will have to cut it off after a while. It is down to my waist right now (in its curly state) and I don't want to cut it any shorter, and definitely not "bob" style or even to my shoulders. It took me forever to get this length. Beside the fact that I cut my hair short ten years ago and absolutely HATED it on me! (of course everyone else "said" they loved it, lol. I look older with my hair cut. I know they say when you get to a certain age you look better with short hair, but I disagree.

    I also think that my hair will come in so "white" and all over that it will make me look older as well (and therein lies my biggest fear, lol). Gonna go find the groups you were speaking about and see if I can eventually ease my way into it...
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,421Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Hey, Debra Ann, you will definitely find other long haired silver foxes in these groups! when you join, you can post about that. You will have a longer journey, but honestly, once your silver reaches about to your shoulders, it has a two toned "ombre" beauty all its own. You dont have to cut it; I wore mine up in a bun for a while and I really loved that look. There are many things you can to with it while it is turning silver. See you there!
  • Debra Ann.GaDebra Ann.Ga Posts: 3Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    LOL just joined all of them (or requested to join?) Will see you there! Thanks Myrna!
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,683Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Grey hair doesn't make anyone look older. It's just the media telling us so. Grey is just another color.

    And there's no need to cut your hair. (Again, don't listen to what the magazines say we should or shouldn't do). It's just an option to get rid of the old color faster. Just keep trimming your hair as it grows out just as you normally would and eventually the old color will be gone!
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
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