It really is somewhat addicting because you don't have to worry about the ramifications of truly damaging your hair/locks. I decided to color my hair once again because although it was very nice it looked too brassy and truly two tone colors. I colored using Naturtint with light copper chestnut. I knew going into it that my roots wouldn't really take the color too well, but surprisingly they lightened up a bit and my ends darkened so I have a color that blends well from root to tip. Or I should say it lightened from root to tip. Of course I don't have the pics to really show this because I've been pretty bad of just taking pictures of my locks. I'm now more so taking pics of styles that work and don't work. Attached is a DON'T WORK look :-) but you sort of get the gist of it. I don't have a much changed routine, I'm still washing once a week and now I use some rosemary and regular tap water to spray on my locks in between the wash. Although its cold, my locks don't feel all that dry so I have not been using any oils on a regular basis. I have to say I'm a BORE when it comes to my locks. I've been trying some new styling ideas and I will share that once I get a chance to upload pictures from my camera. I am now 23 months locked and still loving it. I will do my comparison pics for 2 years, I'm long overdue for that.