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Gray, Natural, and FIERCE!

By January 27th, 202146 Comments

Gray, Natural, and FIERCE!Teruko B. writes;

I went natural 3 years ago which for me meant ditching the color bottle. Since then my curls found more bounce and less kink from dryness. I use Carol’s Daughter’s Tui Leave In Conditioner to refresh my curls once or twice a day. The transition was a bit awkward and I documented the changes month by month. Gray is fun. Bold lip color and eyes shadows create great accents for day and night. What I love best are the dollars that I save by not coloring my hair, now goes to edgy cuts and pretty shoes!

Gray, Natural, and FIERCE!

Gray, Natural, and FIERCE!


  • Anonymous says:

    The silver/gray really sets off nicely against your young smooth skin! Striking.

  • Anonymous says:

    You look BEAUTIFUL!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I am grey/black and natural. I would like to know what products do you use to keep in moisture and how to you get that style? By the way I am a young 64 and stop putting perms in my hair one year now.

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  • Anne says:

    Just breathtaking! You seriously need to post more pics. I'm not grey (yet), but I'm guessing loads of more women would love to see you.

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  • Anonymous says:

    I love your hair. The color and the style are beautiful. It is great to see pics of other women who have embraced their gray. I just recently did a big chop and stopped coloring. I look so much younger as the color works better with subtle changes in my skin tone.
    You look beautiful!!

  • Anonymous says:

    At 49, I only have a few strands of the silver streaks in the front….I hope that my hair looks as gorgeous as yours when they all start to show

  • Edwina@FASHION+ART says:

    If I could wake up tomorrow morning and have a head full of beautiful silver hair like this, Dark n' Lovely could kiss me goodbye forever.

  • Lisa says:

    WOW, I'm speechless. BEAUTIFUL!!

  • Angela says:

    All I can say is WOW! You are a knockout. I'm 42 and starting to gray a little at the temple. I plan on rocking this silver streak and hopefully will one day look as beautiful as you do! :)

  • Anonymous says:

    Love, love, love your hair color, style and the cut. I wish you'd tell us about your routine and the cut as well.

  • Greenie says:

    Your hair is beautiful. You have a youthful face which goes nicely with silver hair.

    I want to go gray but I am finding it more difficult than I thought it would be. By using henna and indigo I've eliminated the dangerous chemicals associated with hair dye. Not only that but henna & indigo have strengthened and improved the texture of my hair so I'm kinda hooked on the stuff. Plus I love the color of my henna'd/indigoed hair.

    Another reason I haven't gone gray yet is because my hair is long and I feel I would need a Big Chop to let the gray grow in nicely. However, I want to grow my hair for the next five years and I can't have half of it black/brown and half of it gray/white.

    One of the nice things about using plant dye is that you can use it everyday without harm and it is very inexpensive.

  • QurlyQT says:

    Oh my gosh, I was JUST talking to my mom this morning about gray hair and now I stumble across this post. My mom says she will probably still dye her hair when she's 90 because gray is not a good look! Can't wait to show her you! Beautiful!!! You make gray look great!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm waiting for my gray to fill in like that…reminds me of mom. Right now I have some strands sprinkled through the front and sides. Then in the back on the left side it looks like someone dropped a bag of flour on my head!

  • Anonymous says:

    love salt n pepper hair! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • kinkycurlyhair says:

    Exudes wisdom, beautiful!

  • Trinity says:

    Your hair is so beautiful. Please share your tips on how you keep your gray looking so good. Do you have a blog?

  • Malisia says:

    Your hair is gorgeous!! I hope I gray as beautifully as you have.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love that silver!! And you're beautiful!! Not rushing but when the time comes, I will rock it :-)

  • kizmet says:

    I love love love it I am ready for the gray I want a big streak right in the front… but I don't think I will start turning for years to come I have about 10 or 15 in the top and I was excited about it seriously… I am…. I would have to say I can't wait but who know you look lovely and gracefull…

  • Anonymous says:

    looking good!

  • gloria says:

    How timely I have been debating letting my hair go gray, tired of the old dyeing process.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, I have never seen such gorgeous gray hair in my life! I think I have a new "hair crush" =)

    I love all of the shades of grey and her curls are GORGEOUS!

    *im so jealous and im only 20 lol*

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! This is encouraging as I am transitioning and going gray. I love natural gray hair.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  • ThisOwl says:

    What a beautiful woman!

  • Pamela says:

    Your hair is AMAZINGLY beautiful!!!

  • The Purse-a-holic says:

    I love your hair! you look great :-)

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

  • GrayNNatural says:

    Teruko B. Absolutely beautiful!! I'm 59, gray and natural. I so don't miss the salon trips for color. Do you battle brassiness and, if so, what do you use? I use the Shimmer Lights as a last resort. It's so drying and doesn't really do the job! Do you or any of the other GrayNNatural beauties have any suggestion(s)?? Thanks.

  • Anonymous says:

    Breath-takingly Gorgeous!!!!

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  • Anonymous says:

    gorgeous!!!!! so very beautiful.

  • Anonymous says:

    Love it!!

  • Maria says:

    Absolutely beautiful

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  • Anonymous says:

    I want to be like her when I grow up!! seriously…

  • KeetaRay says:

    Gorgeous hair :-)

  • sandy says:

    Love it.
    Google the story about Dana King. She is a newscaster in the Bay area who did a gray hair transition. 99% of her viewers loved it.
    Here is a video about her transition:

    I'm gray and natural and loving it too.

  • Southern Diva says:

    Totally beautiful.

  • Anonymous says:

    I gasped, this is so gorgeous.

  • Jae Manolo says:

    Looks great :)

  • Anonymous says:

    I love seeing other gray/salt & pepper naturals like myself featured in these posts. I was surprised when at age 62 last year so many people, including my husband, told me that I looked younger and perkier with my gray, natural hair which I wear in a braidout every day. The color is much like Teruko's, it's about an inch shorter, and the texture is mostly 4b with some 4a in the crown. I believe the gray "movement" is much like the natural "movement," and that the more positive examples and possibilities that women see, the more open they will become to gray and/or natural hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    You look like a queen! I love the grey! I wish more women would stop trying to cover it up. My dad always said that he loved the "silver fox" ladies. LOL Keep rocking that grey, lady!!! :-)

  • wavezncurlz says:

    wow! What an inspiration! I am graying on my edges and have been fighting it. Your hair is gorgeous!

  • Pecancurls says:

    You wear it well. Very pretty color.

  • NitraMarie says:

    Very pretty. I love your gray color!

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