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2008-2009 Growout Challenge to May

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The rules are your own, for your hair, whether you are transition from relaxed to natural, or from dyed hair to natural color like me. Or from short to longer.

Looks like I'm ready to try to transition to gray. It's tough to look at so far 8 weeks into it. My roots are pure white in some places and the contrast between that and my light brown hair is skunky. It's harder than when I transitioned from texlaxed to natural texture. Sometimes I look at those white roots and think big chop.

My goals:
- Transition to gray
- Retain length at ends
- Keep hair strong and healthy.

Means:

Use temporary rinses if necessary. Update; they don't work. It's either tough out the skunky look, get lowlights, or big chop. Update 2 - The lowlights are out, 3 hairdressers at the salon I went to for a consult were unanimous in nixing it.
Update 3 - I got semipermanent lowlights at Cala Renee with organic color. Very subtle but softens the harsh demarcation line.

Be more protective of my ends. I wear a loose pony puff for sleep. I might try loose large twists as an alternative.

Wear more protective styles; I've heard they really help to retain length and protect ends. Bunning would be great but my hair may not be long enough. I'm not much of a twister, maybe I can find a cosmetology student or someone to do it for me, twists are so expensive for the time they last. Update - bunning!

Moisture treatments: Clay every 2 weeks, baggying at least once a week. Update - I don't baggy, just moisturize my ends a la baggy, but tuck them under for the night. Not convinced that keeping my hair wet under plastic is healthy. Clay is good.

Protein - my hair is increasingly sensitive to it. I can do no protein treatments, and can actually feel protein in certain conditioners. My hair is okay with some conditoners that contain protein however.

1-3 moderate trims are okay

Almost one year later: I AM SO GLAD I DID THIS!

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5/19 - my last color was 4/12
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5/19 - my last color was 4/12
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5/30  - at crown it's about 3/4" of white.
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5/30 - at crown it's about 3/4" of …
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Seriously looking like my pop here...
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Seriously looking like my pop here..…
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6/5 about an inch
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6/5 about an inch
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6/7 my hairline
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6/7 my hairline
 
6/14 Just washed and dried, unstretched
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6/14 Just washed and dried, unstretc…
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6/18 Test bun
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6/18 Test bun
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6/18 test bun with Flexi-8 and skinny bands
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6/18 test bun with Flexi-8 and skinn…
 
Test bun, front
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Test bun, front
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The bun I wore to work
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The bun I wore to work
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3 hairdressers said this doesn't look as bad as I think it does
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3 hairdressers said this doesn't loo…
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Roux temporary rinse and mousse--
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Roux temporary rinse and mousse--
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7/7 - no coloring since April -- I need relief from these white roots!
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7/7 - no coloring since April -- I n…
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7/9 - My hair after bunning all day
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7/9 - My hair after bunning all day
 
7/11 - the gray is more wiry and drier than the rest of my hair.
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7/11 - the gray is more wiry and dri…
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7/17 - Wowee!
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7/17 - Wowee!
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7/17 front
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7/17 front
 
7/18 Afro Detangler and Theraneem AV gel after bunning today
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7/18 Afro Detangler and Theraneem AV…
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7/18 The texture of the gray is different than rest of hair.
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7/18 The texture of the gray is diff…
 
7/30-night puffs on 3rd day hair - ends refreshed with Afro Detangler
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7/30-night puffs on 3rd day hair - e…
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7/30 - mini-puffs for night
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7/30 - mini-puffs for night
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7/31 Day 4
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7/31 Day 4
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7/31 Day 4
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7/31 Day 4
 
8/9 My donut bun - this ones pretty easy
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8/9 My donut bun - this ones pretty …
 
8/9 Dry brushed then shea butter brushed in
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8/9 Dry brushed then shea butter bru…
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After a day of bunning
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After a day of bunning
 
8/12 4 months of no coloring
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8/12 4 months of no coloring
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9/20 styled, wet
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9/20 styled, wet
 
9-25 Day 2 of a conditioner/butter combo
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9-25 Day 2 of a conditioner/butter c…
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9-25 Day 2 - scrunched with SIF and Claudie's to fluff
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9-25 Day 2 - scrunched with SIF and …
 
9/26 donut bun on  Day 3 hair
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9/26 donut bun on Day 3 hair
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9/26  donut bun on Day 3 hair
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9/26 donut bun on Day 3 hair
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9/26 Bun out with Claudies satin lotion and Jamaican castor oil
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9/26 Bun out with Claudies satin lot…
 
10/16 Gray is showing through now
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10/16 Gray is showing through now
 
10/16 Length shot dry
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10/16 Length shot dry
 
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