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Is stress causing women to go gray earlier?

Gray Hair

Course, that is a dye job in the picture, but I started graying at 18 ~


Asked by tasches at 6:11 PM on Mar. 22, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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Answers (14)
  • I started at 15.. shocking.. I had a VERY stressful childhood so maybe.

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 6:12 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • That is a bottle color woman. You can SEE it's purple NOT grey AND her roots are blonde!! DNA decides if you get grey and when you get it.

    Answer by vbruno at 6:12 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I got one strand of grey hair when I was a teen, and have always had it and at almost 40 have yet to find another one. I have cousins who greyed all the way before they were 20. I believe alot of it is genetic not due to stress or kids making us go grey

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 6:14 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • gray hair is not caused by stress at all. it's cause by a B vitamin deficiency. the real proble is less ppl are taking multi vitamins daily. my hubby is 19. a few months ago i found quit a few gray hairs on him. i made him start taking multi vitamins and he hasn't had a gray since

    Answer by momofone725 at 6:14 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I started at 15 too. Lucy for me its only in one tiny spot.

    Answer by letlovegrow2524 at 6:15 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I take a multi vitamin and still have gray
    Saw my 1st at 21,38 now

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:16 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I thought our hair turned gray based on the amount of fun we've had. My dad was gray in his 30's and mine started turning early, too. We were very fun-loving people! I never put anything on mine because I thought it was just great that I was gray like my daddy.

    Answer by NannyB. at 6:16 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • i should also mention that i'm a mom to a 7 month old, a pre med student, and i work at subway. i have quite a bit of stress, i take multi vitamins every single day and i've never had a gray. i don't color my hair either, i'm 22

    Answer by momofone725 at 6:16 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I'm 35 and I've yet to find a gray hair (and I don't dye my hair). And with the amount of stress I've had in the past couple of years, I should have gray hair if that's what it is caused by. I'm pretty sure genetics plays a major part. My father didn't start graying until he turned 50, and my mother was past 60.

    Answer by jilby at 1:29 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • It's genetic.  I'm 47 and barely have any grey.   My mother didn't start to look noticeably grey until she was in her mid 50's.


    Answer by beeky at 6:40 AM on Mar. 23, 2011