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princesss

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Okay, everybody, fess up. When did you find your first gray hair?

I found two today. I''m 22!
 

K9

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OH No!

This made me chuckle... I am blonde and I get all wound up when I find DARK hairs!!
 

princesss

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Date: 2/24/2009 8:57:06 PM
Author: k9muttlover
OH No!


This made me chuckle... I am blonde and I get all wound up when I find DARK hairs!!
BF freaks out when he finds red hairs. He''s blonde, but his dad had red, curly hair and BF is terrified he''ll end up that way.
 

purrfectpear

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My mom started finding grey hairs in her late 20''s.
 

Octavia

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I''m almost 27, and I''ve had a few gray hairs for years now. I think there are a couple more now than there were when I was in college, but it''s no big deal to me. Actually, I really love the color of them -- they''re so sparkly! Let''s hope I still feel that way when the ratio is reversed...
 

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I haven't found any yet (I'm 24), but my hair is on the light side and there are TONS of colors in there (seriously... my hair is un-dyed and I've found everything from black to red to bleachy blonde) so I think it would blend in...

My mom has been fully gray since about 34.
My dad is 56 and desperately wants gray hair, but has none. Go figure!
 

Bia

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I just turned 27 and I have a bunch. BUT I''ve had them since I was 21, so I''m sure in another 10 years, I''ll be completely gray
 

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I found one the other day (I'm 25) at the front of my head, and I meant to pluck that sucker out, but forgot about it and couldn't find it again. The FIRST one I found was probably a year or two ago.

My mom started going gray at 20, but she and I have completely different hair types.
 

basil

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I''m 29 and I have a bunch. But I have really dark brown hair so they are easy to see.

I know a guy who is younger than me who is mostly grey now. So I can''t complain.
 

Brown.Eyed.Girl

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Hehe I''ve had a couple here and there since I was 18 or so. I''m 23 now and I notice it only when my roots start showing - time for me to get my hair done again! (speaking of, currently there are two that I can see
)
 

Skippy123

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I found 1 at 21 yrs; then another at 28 yrs old and now I found a couple. I wonder when I get more than a couple??
 

KimberlyH

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I started finding gray hair when I was about 18. The number has increased since then, I have more towards the temples than in the back of my head.
 

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Date: 2/24/2009 9:27:44 PM
Author: purrfectpear
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My mom started finding grey hairs in her late 20''s.
Lucky duck!

I think I found it in my mid twenties, but didn''t have a ton. It runs in my family that we all go gray early, but keep a full head of hair. My brother, who is 35 looks to be at least 20-25% gray already. My mom thinks I may take after my dad (whose family history is to stay dark but lose hair...great.)

It didn''t unnerve me to find gray on my head since I knew it would most likely happen given my mom''s side of the family. But OMG when I found my first gray EYEBROW hair...
 

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18 when I got my first grey, though I've dyed my hair religiously since I was 15, so it may have arrived earlier than that and gone un-noticed. My mom was more than half grey at 28, thank god I have not gone that grey! I have a goodly number, mostly in a chunk up front, at 32 now. Enough that you notice a few threads of white easily if I don't dye my hair frequently. My dad had no grey hair the last time I saw him, which would have been um... when I was 16 I think, which means he would have been 48. My DH is very blond, so I have no clue if he has grey at 33.

Oh, and a white eyelash appeared when i was 12, which has stayed that way. It falls out, and grows back... white.
 

paeony

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Ugh... 16! Many more now (I''ve been dying it since people felt the need to bring my attention to it: early 20s)
(thanks mom!)
 

Miranda

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Mid twenties. My dad was totally gray by 30. I have quite a bit now, but, thanks to the magic of hair color they disappear! Also, I have light hair so they''re harder to see.

I thought my hair was getting lighter and lighter. Then I figured out I was going GRAY!!! Finding your first gray can be a bit of a shake up, LOL!!
 

Iowa Lizzy

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I''m 26 and I found 3 last week. I texted my mother to tell her "thanks for the genes."

Her response was "I was 20. You''ll live."
 

Haven

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I think I found my first gray around the age of 21. I probably have about 20 grays now. I always know when a new one is imminent because the hair will grow in fire engine red first, and THEN it grows in gray. (My hair is naturally brown/black.) Oh, and the red and gray hairs stick up straight out of my head, so attractive.

When I''m more gray than not I plan on bobbing my hair to my chin and wearing dark red lipstick all the time. That''s one of my all time favorite looks.
 

mia1181

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Ooooh good question! I am 27 and haven''t found one yet! But I am always looking. The top half of my hair is highlighted really blonde so I might have some there that I can''t see.

My BFF is the same age as me and she''s had gray since High School, she''s completely gray now! (obviously dyes it though). You should see her though she has such a young face, she would look so odd if she didn''t dye her hair!

DH (same age as me also) has some sexy grays on the sides of his head. I love it! It makes him look so grown up! We started dating 10 years ago. I can''t believe this boy I used to date, is now a man!
 

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Only 2? I have tons and not just that, they are all concentrated in one spot right at my part in the front of my face. I end up looking like Polgara!
 

Blair138

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21/22

FI (then BF) found a whole bunch in the back of my head at a baseball game when he was standing behind me, THAT was fun


I get them on the side of my head and they are wavy, coarse and stick STRAIGHT out...I just found one on the top of my head today and I need to go pluck it out...
 

Cind11

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I found my first gray hair when I was 23. I had to start professionally coloring my hair in my early 30''s. Semipermanent color that you use at home just wasn''t cutting it.
 

FrekeChild

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19. I have a patch up front of at least 20 of them...But luckily they kind of blend in and look like highlights since I have cooler dark blonde hair.
 

Dancing Fire

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do gray color return to black? i swear i have less gray today then two yrs ago.
 

violet02

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Finding my first gray hair was highly traumatic for me.

Let me preface this by saying yes I have some (not all) dye in my hair but I have enough natural hair color particluarly at the roots to know when I have a gray hair.

My hair dresser found one a year ago, we both said EEEEEK! and she slapped some dye on it and pretended it didn''t happen.


I''ve seen a couple more since then but they aren''t noticeable so i''m in denial. I''m 37.
 

Maisie

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I was in my early 30''s when I found my first greys. Now I have loads. I have my hair dyed but some of them manage to dodge the dye! I get my daughter to pluck them out for me!

My 16 year old daughter has had a couple. We wondered if it could be connected to her using straightening irons.
 

CNOS128

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I didn''t find my own first gray hair. I was teaching and one of my "funny" students was inspecting my head. He said, Look!! You have a gray hair!" And plucked it from my scalp.

Gee, thanks, kid.

Then I found out that he''d done this same thing to several other teachers (which is probably why he was searching my head for grays in the first place).

Oh, and I was about 25.
 

Italiahaircolor

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Well, you get your hair from your father...so, look to him when trying to chart your course!

25 almost 26...and I have no yet, thankfully. But, I color my hair every 4 weeks, so I doubt I''d even see any **if** something decided to come out and play.
 

Pandora II

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I was 34 - didn''t freak me out as my sister and my mother started going grey in their 20''s so I reckoned I''d been pretty lucky.

Have a few more these days but I wouldn''t say that they are noticeable - although I do pull them out when I find them!

I''ve always thought that ''grey forelock'' is very attractive on women with dark hair...
 
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