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At what age did you start getting white hair?

  1. averagemom profile image59
    averagemomposted 8 years ago

    At what age did you start getting white hair?

    I am 34 and began seeing more white hairs.  Is this too young?  What can be the cause and is there an herbal remedy that can stop it from becoming worse?

  2. pippap profile image86
    pippapposted 8 years ago

    I started going grey at 16.  I was totally grey by 40.  There is no right age for grey, white or silver hair.  Genetics play an important role in the timing of your white hair.

    I don't know of any herbal remedies that can stop it from getting worse.

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    sord87posted 8 years ago

    It is normal to have white hair at 34,I am 40,half of my hair begin to turn white.I think you should concentrate more on vegetables,it could reduce white hair growing fast.

  4. Lisa HW profile image76
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Some people get a few white/gray hairs very young, but they don't turn into much.  One possible reason for premature graying can be a vitamin deficiency.  There are other causes, but making sure you get the right combination and amounts of vitamins, minerals, etc., is probably one thing to do.

    I got a few gray hairs coming out of a scar I've had for decades.  At the time I was in my late thirties, and I was worried I was turning prematurely gray.  The gray only came from the scar (follicle damage is another possible cause for early graying, so I'm assuming follicles in scar tissue may be more likely to "have issues").

    In my forties I saw a few more, but even then I could "pass them off as blond highlights" because I have light hair.  For the most part, even with an occasional one showing up, my hair has remained its original color (although these days, well past my fiftieth birthday) I'm starting to notice that my light brown hair seems to be looking "blonder".  The days of not needing to color my hair seem to be numbered at this point. 

    The point is (and everyone is different), even more than ten years after seeing those first few, hard-to-see, gray hairs; my hair is still brown (with a few "highlights" here and there.  smile  ).

    Here's a pretty good page that may be reassuring to you, or anyone, with a few gray hairs.  It also offers some other things to keep in mind if you believe your hair is prematurely (and "seriously") graying:


    Apparently, based on information on that page, 50% of people start to go gray before 50 years old.

  5. ged49 profile image60
    ged49posted 8 years ago

    my wife started going grey at 18 and i started to get grey hairs when i was about 23 so i think that people are going grey earlier but there are more hair dyes about nowadays so people are hiding it longer .

  6. H P Roychoudhury profile image49
    H P Roychoudhuryposted 7 years ago

    The growing of gray hair does not depend upon the age. The research work says it depends upon genetic genes, body vitamins, minerals and also other factors – not known yet. Keeping a healthy health and caring hair might delay the growing of gray hair otherwise it is natural with individuals.

  7. soni2006 profile image80
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    In this new world of stress and depression, getting premature gray hair and then white hair is not bound to age or time constraints. Some people start noticing white hair at the age of 20 or more and some at the age of 35 or more because there are many factors involved with white hairs like stress, depression, disappointment, drug abuse, chain smoking, mental illness, hereditary factors, and many other things. These factors abrupt the natural process of hair growth and pigmentation and cause white hairs.

  8. davidseeger profile image59
    davidseegerposted 7 years ago

    I knew a fellow in high school who had white hair. He was about 16. Oh, and he was albino

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    Helpful Hannaposted 7 years ago

    I started getting grayish white hairs in my late 20s.  It wouldn't be such a big deal except my hair is very dark, so the grays really stand out.  I don't think it can be prevented.

  10. Elefanza profile image78
    Elefanzaposted 6 years ago

    I started getting white hair when I was between 15 and 16 years old. I don't know how to stop it, but am hoping that more white hair showcases my wonderful, eccentric qualities. Yeah, white hair!

  11. oldhorse profile image69
    oldhorseposted 6 years ago

    I started noticing white hairs in my mid-forties.  On the other hand, my wife doesn't have any yet.  So, I think it is one of those things that is different for every person.  Consider it a mark of wisdom.  Acceptance is easier to come by than remedy.  ^smile

  12. chasemillis profile image67
    chasemillisposted 6 years ago

    Ya, one of my good friends has a ton of white hairs at age 17, and he started getting them from 15-16. It's really funny because he's got ADHD. He reps it too

  13. penlady profile image59
    penladyposted 6 years ago

    I started graying in my mid 30s.  This earliness runs on my mother's side of the family.  Genetics does play a big role in matters such as this.

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    nagraj s vulsiposted 3 years ago

    iam  nagraj from mumbai my age 31 my shave area white hair pls how can white hair to black hair convert pls help as solve my problem

  15. Stella Kaye profile image89
    Stella Kayeposted 5 months ago


    I was 37, but it varies depending on your natural hair colour, your genes and your general state of health.You do hear tales of people going grey overnight due to worry but this has no scientific basis as it's a gradual process. The good thing is there are so many easy to apply hair colourants nowadays that you don't have to remain grey at any age if you don't want to!