HAIR IT IS!

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This week for our Friend Friday post we’re discussing our hair. And how we care for it.

Ahhh, my grey tresses! Oh how I love thee but you are not loving me back right now. Although I get many compliments on the color and style on most days I am not quite as happy with my hair as I feel I should be. Recently I did I post sharing my hair woos.

I am transitioning to a chemical free mane and I will say it’s harder than I expected. It’s May and I have resisted the urge so far. Wish me luck.

Hair it is…

[How often do you get your hair cut?] That should say how often should I cut my hair. I am way over due for a trim/cut. Technically I should be getting it trimmed and styled at least every 2 or 3 weeks. My hair grows extremely fast.


[Do you go to the same stylist each time, try someone new, go to the cheap hair cutting chains or live it up in a salon?] Before my budget went a stray and my wallet decided it didn’t like holding money anymore I did have one stylist that cut and treated my grey tresses. Then the recession hit and I could no longer afford that $75-100 appointment. Now I am in between stylist and for the most part I manage on my own.


[Do you color your hair? How often? What’s your natural color?] I use to color my hair before I was forced to be ok with being young and grey. I’ve been red, brown, blondish, and black all before I realized it was seriously damaging my hair and my wallet. So I learned that my grey wasn’t so bad and is now a topic of small talk when I meet new folks.


[The one thing you always do to keep your hair looking great is:] Every other wash I use a color correcting shampoo and conditioner for my grey. Often my grey may turn brown or green-ish due to heat from styling appliances. (I recently spoke with Johnny Lavoy, L’Oreal Hair Stylist & Expert, who suggested an amazeballs recipe – I will share in a future post) Now that summer is here, I try to tie my hair up at night so that I don’t sweat my hair out and end up having to curl it over and over putting more heat on it. Tonight is the first night I am trying double strand twists. I feel like Cicely from the Color Purple, le sigh!

[What hair trend do you love and wish you could rock?] I am hoping that I can conquer this natural giant and find my true locks. Wish me luck. I want a big Jill Scott-ish afro in black and grey, LOL.

Recently changed your hair color, or tried a new style – chime in below by leaving a comment! XOXO

*The Friend Friday project by Modly Chic is a way for fashion bloggers to share more about themselves and create a friendly connection with other bloggers. Join the conversation by joining the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday Google Group. (thanks GritandGlamour for the “exact” wording)
 

About Ty Alexander

As seen in Redbook Magazine, CNN and NY Daily News, NY-based writer Ty Alexander makes grey hair not only acceptable but fierce and fabulous.

11 Responses to HAIR IT IS!

  1. Franca says:

    Your hair looks AMAZING!

    • Gorgeous In Grey says:

      I literally look like Cicely today. Follow me on twitter I am gonna twitpic my disaster! UGH

  2. MJ says:

    Girl that is soo cool you have some gray strands! In that picture you have its gorgeous!!

    I wish you luck on your transitioning journey. I’ve been transitition for a month now and it’s a challenging yet exciting journey! And I tell you, twist outs and braid outs will be your best friend and help you get ready for your all natural curls! :)

    • Gorgeous In Grey says:

      That picture is unrealistic. I am 50% grey. Maybe 60% LOL. But I tried twists last night. I need a good product to get my curls right. I also need a cut. I still have some perm left in my hair. Not sure if I am brave enough to cut it all off. Le sigh!

  3. Kimberlee says:

    Love your gray locks and hope you stick with the natural locks! A gray afro would be awesome :)

  4. stunning hair. so dramatic with the grey streaks…

    • Gorgeous In Grey says:

      AWWWH THANKS! The picture isn’t telling the entire truth .. my hair is extremely grey LOL!

  5. nluvwshoes says:

    Look at your grey streaks! You go gurl and represent! I have a lot of grey too (*coughs but not that much lol)I’m still fine with mine oh well *Shrugs xx

  6. This looks awesome – you are totally inspiring me. Thanks so much for posting.

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