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How old were you when you found your first gray hair?

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Old 01-13-2006, 08:34 AM   #1
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Angry How old were you when you found your first gray hair?

...because I'm only 33 and I found my first gray hair yesterday . And -- because I then KEPT LOOKING for more -- I also found my second, third, fourth, and FIFTH gray hairs. And then I ripped them out.

I am very bummed. Is this the beginning of the end of my blonde hair? Is it all just downhill from here?

How old were you ladies when you found your first gray? Is 33 "normal?"
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:48 AM   #2
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I was seventeen when I found my first one.
Let's just say I'm 33 now and almost entirely gray.
I have black hair though and both of my Grandmothers were entirely gray by age 40.
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:53 AM   #3
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I was in my mid 20's when I first found one, I am 33 now, and find the odd one here and there, don't panic!
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Speaking from a professional standpoint - yes, it's normal. I'm reminded of a 22 year old male client that was completely white. It was actually very beautiful. He started going grey at 15 and went really quickly. He was one that likes the inch size gaping whole in his earlobe - couple of tattoos - so for him it was very cool.

To answer your question I found my first grey at 30. If they bother you too bad you can buy some relatively cheap rinses to use after each shampoo or you can color it. Or you can go grey gracefully. I know, easier said than done.
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Old 01-13-2006, 09:08 AM   #5
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I was probably about the same age, and now I have quite a few - but I lighten my hair (it's naturally a mousy, dirty blonde color) and so I really have no idea how many are there - blissful ignorance I guess (I'm 38).
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Old 01-13-2006, 09:18 AM   #6
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33?? Good for you! I was 20 or 21 and my hubby was 13!!!! My whole family is gray. My hubby is 32 now and about 65% gray! I have quite a few but I color my hair so that helps. I'm only 29 and I have them all the time! I think finding your first one now is great!

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Old 01-13-2006, 09:31 AM   #7
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I'm looking forward to getting my grey hairs - my Mum has a wicked white stripe at the front. Think Lily from the Munsters, like THAT! I think I'll dye my stripe pink or something... I hope I get a stripe! Knowing my luck it'll go all over! I want my stripe!
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Old 01-13-2006, 09:50 AM   #8
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I was 18 and so were my brother and sister. Our family goes gray quickly.

I have a stripe on the top. Thank goodness for haircolor!!
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:00 PM   #9
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DH was looking down at me over the summer and foound my first gray hair. I pulled it out!! BUt the other day I was looking and I found two more, so I guess it was for real. I am 26. If I remeber corectly DH got his first one at 25 or 26, but also started going bald.
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I'm 30....er, I mean I celebrated my 2nd annual 29th birthday in November and I have some gray, well, I would without some major help from Miss Clariol
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:12 PM   #11
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I was 33 when my husband found my first grey hair.I didn't pull it though,and I don't mind the thought of seeing more and more.I do mind the texture of the hair though...so it's not the color that bothers me,I actually like the color.
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:19 PM   #12
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I remember VIVIDLY! It was my 30th birthday, i was toweling off after a shower, saw a grey hair and it WASN'T ON MY HEAD!

Now I'm 49 and have about 15% greys in natural blonde, but use an ash-blonde color with lighter highlights so everything blends. The eyebrows get a color too!
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:25 PM   #13
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I turned 30 last month and found my first gray hair a few days ago...I quit looking LOL
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:31 PM   #14
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My boyfriend found my first when I was 25 .I'm 32 and have alot more how .I did color my hair but how I've let it go it helps that my boyfriend is all gray so I don't feel to so bad.....lol might highlight this summer.
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Old 01-13-2006, 02:05 PM   #15
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hmm,i have no idea i have been coloring my hair since i was 14 so i have never really seen my natural color in many years.
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