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"I'm Terrified of Finding My First Gray Hair" - When did you get yours?

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I'm Terrified of Finding My First Gray Hair

by Mary Fischer

Mary FischerAs a 36-year-old mom of one, I firmly realize that I'm definitely not getting any younger. I have fine lines on my forehead and the beginnings of crows' feet around my eyes. My boobs apparently have magnets hidden inside of them that are directly attracted to the floor. And the skinny girl I used to be left town a while ago and, as of yet, she hasn't bothered to return. (I said "yet.")

But you know what? For the most part, I'm ok with the whole getting older bit. Although, there's one area in particular that I have absolutely no intention of aging gracefully.

The minute I see my first gray hair pop up -- I'll high-tail it to the salon so fast, it'll set some kind of new world record.

OMG. I don't know what it is about the notion of getting grays ... but it scares the hell out of me for some reason. It's like having my hair start to slowly die is the beginning of the end of whatever shred of youth I have left to cling to -- and I'm just not ready to go there quite yet.

I guess it would be different if I were in my 50s or 60s -- but in my late 30s? I'd like to remain a blonde for a bit longer, please. Speaking of being a blonde -- I can't help but wonder if I really do have a gray hair or two hiding on my head somewhere, which I don't notice because of how light my locks already are. Yet another perk of being a blonde. We really do have more fun. (Get over it.)

But just in case that's what's really going on here, I think I'll keep telling my stylist to forgo the low lights for a bit longer ... like at least a good 10 years or so. Maybe by the time I'm 46, I'll warm up to the whole idea of not being a spring chicken anymore and won't be the least bit concerned if the grays start popping up all over the place.

Until then? Bring on the hair dye.

When did you get your first gray hair?

by on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Replies (21-30):
almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:43 AM
I found my first gray hair while I was in the bathroom after peeing on a pregnancy test. I was 35. I freaked out more about the hair than the prospects of a 4th child, lol (which I got, btw). I found my 2nd gray hair when I was pregnant with #5. Thankfully, those were the only 2. I haven't found any since. I'm turning 38 next month.
mamasaurusRex
by Silver Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:44 AM
I was 34. I named it after my oldest kid.
reefermadness
by Bronze Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM

It was my 18th birthday. 

 mow I have a lot of silver at 30 but it doesn't really bother me. 

Well, not enough to do anything about it.

Tree-Tree
by Bronze Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:46 AM

around 17. its genetic my mother was fully grey by 25 and she was so beautiful! I love the salt and pepper hair she had.

TAG_ur_it
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:46 AM

26 and i'm natural redhead. 

TableforSeven
by Platinum Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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I started getting gray hair when I was 15.  I'm 40 now and there is plenty of "salt in my pepper" -- I never have, and never will, dye my hair.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:47 AM
I've had one so far at 34, several months ago and I've yet to find another. My hair is dark and natural so they are obvious. They wouldn't be obvious on the author of the blog since she obviously dyes her hair.
mojogirl
by Gunnery Sgt Hartman on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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my hair has never seen hair dye

have spotted a few gray hairs over the past couple years

i'm sticking to my 'no hair dye' policy

i hear going gray is in these days

nickie0512
by Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:53 AM

I have some strands of gray through out my hair. I am 29 and i got my first at 25 :( lol

photomom1979
by Silver Member on Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:53 AM
16 and am fully gray at 34. I color every two weeks...
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