OMG! Should this be happening now?

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  1. FranyaBlue profile image79
    FranyaBlueposted 13 years ago

    I discovered my first grey/gray hair this morning! It was curly! and my hair is dead straight!

    But it was still black and straight at the tip, I reckon it's stress related.

    What is the normal age for greys to appear? I always thought that going grey was something that old people did.

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      china manposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It certainly can be stress (but not necessarily)- as can hair falling out much more than usual - I was told that this will often happen some weeks after the stress period or incident. I am not sure but I also think hormone changes can trigger hair changes - at least that is what I reckon with me at the  moment as my hair is starting to grow back in the bald areas!

    2. Sab Oh profile image57
      Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      "I discovered my first grey/gray hair this morning! It was curly! and my hair is dead straight! "

      You sure it was from your head?

      1. Flightkeeper profile image66
        Flightkeeperposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol lol

      2. FranyaBlue profile image79
        FranyaBlueposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I am very sure it came from my head!
        It was plucked out and I felt it!

      3. Mama Sez profile image64
        Mama Sezposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile big_smile big_smile

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      Deborah Sextonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There is no certain age. Lack of Vitamin B causes gray hair. Stress burns up Vitamin B.
      In my family gray hair does not affect us until the 70s. Sometimes gray hair is inherited. My Greek brother-in-law's brother was gray in his twenties.

      Dying your hair will also strip your color and bring gray hair about much faster.

      Vitamin B and the Lack of dying your hair is the secret to having your natural color longer.

      I frost my hair (Blond Highlights) but have no gray. None of my sisters who are older than me have gray hair.

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      pinkyleeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      defiantly no certain age ... my boyfriend is 24 and has a ton of grays lol i dye mine on the regular so don't know if i have any or not but im sure i do

  2. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    I always had a few strands of grey hair that looked like a stripe lol since I was 14. People get grey hair at different ages. Maybe try that 10 minute root touch up? tongue

    1. kirstenblog profile image82
      kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Dame Scribe, I have seen that stripe of grey on a young woman before and have always thought it looks mysterious and beautiful smile

      1. Hokey profile image61
        Hokeyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Me too!    tongue

    2. thooghun profile image95
      thooghunposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ravanelli was a famous Italian soccer player who was renowned for his completely grey crest at the venerable age of 19.

      It can happen at any age I believe.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    it can happen in your 20's.

  4. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 13 years ago

    Sorry join the real world now... smile My dad said he was grey/gray at 18 and bald at 21 OMG I'm really sorry now!! lol

  5. Rafini profile image71
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    I knew a girl in high school who had salt & pepper hair with one blue eye and one green eye.  I always thought it made her look more interesting than the standards.

  6. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    Gray hair can start as early as in your twenties, so what do you mean by "old?"

    Many people will find they start getting gray hair while in their 30s, and by their 40s, most people have some gray hair.

    Of course, with the widespread practice of hair dyeing, you aren't going to know or see this.

  7. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 13 years ago

    Awwwww. It's not so bad. I got my first gray hair in my twenties. Now at 51 I do nothing to cover it. I've had lots of compliments on my hair for letting it go natural. It looks professionally done. Let nature take it's course and you may be surprised. I was.

  8. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    I was 11 when I got my first gray hair.

  9. SandyMcCollum profile image63
    SandyMcCollumposted 13 years ago

    My hair started turning in my 30's. Four kids of my own and 14 foster kids later, I have lots of grey at 51. I don't mind, I earned it lol.

  10. TLMinut profile image61
    TLMinutposted 13 years ago

    Franya, my gray hairs curl too while the rest is totally straight. Don't know why. Mine turned gray underneath first, all the top was dark brown but when I pull my hair back, it's all gray. (Except for one stripe down one side)

  11. TLMinut profile image61
    TLMinutposted 13 years ago

    Sandy, when people told me I'd look twenty years younger without the gray hair, it made no sense to me. Why would I want to look too young to be my own kids' mother?! I did start dying it when my youngest was afraid that gray hair meant I was really old and might die soon wink

  12. earnestshub profile image85
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    I was bald at one year of age, and the cycle is repeating. smile

  13. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 13 years ago

    Had a few grey hairs starting in high school. Totally genetic, happened to my mom too. I still get a few here and there, no one really notices but me.

  14. Stimp profile image61
    Stimpposted 13 years ago

    Good Lord, now is the time to act!!!!  Get some cool highlights to disguise those little monsters as long as you can.  that's how I do it.  Everyone goes "is that your natural hair color"...well, normally guys do....and I go "yes, my natural hair color is MULTI, duma$$".

  15. Wayne Tully profile image65
    Wayne Tullyposted 13 years ago

    I got a grey hair when I was 4 years old and it must have fell on me when the grannies came for tea...

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    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago


  17. theherbivorehippi profile image65
    theherbivorehippiposted 13 years ago I'm going to tell you a Vitamin B12!  I started getting gray hair seriously before I was 30, a few here and there, a few stragglers turned into a few more, gradually at my roots around my face...ugh.   I spend years literally dying my hair like every other month so they wouldn't show up in my black hair.  So, I read that there all these studies that Vitamin B12 can not only prevent gray hair but it can literally REVERSE it sooooo I mean, I'm a sucker and I'll try anything once.  I swear 5 months later I have not one gray hair on my head.  My mom even tried searching to find one the other day and they are all gone.  I'm writing a hub on it right now.  It might be worth the couple dollars you spend on a bottle of vitamins to give it a try. smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    Don't worry Franya...I was born with a patch of white hair. smile have had it all my life and wear it proudly.

  19. AEvans profile image75
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    I got my first gray hair when I was 30, it didn't startle me at all with so many hair colors you can be whatever hair color you desire. smile

  20. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 13 years ago

    The few hairs I have left on my head are now startin to sprout a few grays. But of course I will be 50 this year !


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