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

I hear all these people who are younger than me (I'm 38) saying they have to dye their hair because of grays. I have yet to find one on my head and was wondering if I'm just lucky or what.


Asked by IhartU at 8:56 AM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • I was 45 when I saw my first grey.  I'm 47 now and pluck the occasional one I find but I'm still a long way from needing to colour.  It's probably genetic, my mother started to look grey in her early 60's.


    Answer by beeky at 2:50 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • i'm not had to be i have colored my hair for fun since i was 14, and didn't realize i had any from my scalp until i let it out that i'd found one 'elsewhere'..the girls at the salon immediately started looking through my hair...and found a few.
    their 'professional opinion' was that i could not possibly have one 'down there' without have one 'up there'! LOL!

    however, my older sis has been coloring her hair to cover grays since she was 17. by the time she was 24 and pregnant with twins, she looked like she was 50%gray. by her early 30s, she was 100%.

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:02 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I was 29 and going thru a divorce. My DH is 39 and still does not have any greys. I highlight my hair to hide my greys

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:20 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • 16

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 8:57 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • 22 and now at 35 I am a good 50% gray.   : (   I have the premature gray heredity, a b12 problem & thyroid issues. All of those attribute to gray hair.


    Answer by mama_l at 8:59 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I was 18 myself!

    Now I color my hair now and then or let it go..........does not bother me either way.

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 9:06 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I was 17... now I have this Rogue from the X-Men thing going on, two lighter strips of hair going down the front. It's alright. It looks pretty cool.

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 9:09 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Early 20's but I have very few so I really don't have to color my hair and I am 37 now.

    Answer by liss05 at 9:29 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I have no idea, I colored my hair very young!

    Answer by older at 9:45 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • your lucky
    i was 16 now i have a stripe of grays on the left side of my hair and a smattering though out the rest of my head

    Answer by liadotwtd at 9:46 AM on Sep. 26, 2010