I am 47, almost 48 years old, and although I don't have a body to brag about (anymore...) I do have a pretty enough face and good skin and most people who learn I have a 20-year old daughter are surprised, so I'm guessing I look like I'm in my early 40's? Mid-40's? When I was younger, I had medium-to-dark brown hair. I first started seeing grays in my mid-to-late 20's and by the time I was 30 years old I was going to the salon for complete gray coverage every few months. Fast forward... I am now in the salon every 3-4 WEEKS for root touch-up. My hair is naturally curly -- not kinky curly, but more than a wave. It is a little shorter than shoulder-length and is cut in layers. I had it longer and was flat-ironing it for about 2 years, but I hated all the time it took and eventually it really fried out my hair. So, about 6 months ago I went back to my natural curls, and I feel MUCH better. My hair looks much more natural and much healthier. Now, I'm thinking of going TOTALLY NATURAL and growing in the gray. Am I out of my mind? I'm guesstimating that around the hairline I am 80-95% gray, or silver. Towards the back of my head it may be more of a mix, but honestly, I don't know. So, should I or shouldn't I? If my hair was straight and sleek, I'd do it in a second. I love that sophisticated silver bob look. But, I have sworn not to go back to the straightening thing. I was recently with a group of girlfriends I hadn't seen in several years. A number of them were letting their gray hair grow in naturally and it looked so GOOD on them -- natural, comfortable, chic, UN-FAKE. I have a great stylist and a SUPER colorist, but as soon as the roots start showing (within 14 days, I swear!) I start feeling like my hair looks artificial. If I let the gray grow in, will I look like an old lady? What kinds of tips/tricks does anyone have? PLEASE don't tell me I'm the only woman on tpf with this issue!!!