6 month red grow challenge complete...my hair grew nearly 4 inches. Now what to do with the red? I didn't want to dye my hair again....and lose my gray streak again....and I certanly didn't want to cut it. So I got an idea...when I braid my hair...it roots are black, the ends are red......so I braided my hair and dyed the ends of the braids. Check it out....its back to my natural color and where the color is a bit intense...that will fade over time when the hair is washed.