Graying young… Anyone else?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What would you do?
    Dye it : (32 votes)
    68 %
    Get highlights and see if it'll hide it : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Gray gracefully : (5 votes)
    11 %
    Pull them out and hope it does away : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @joleegirl:  I dye it! I dont have many. Most are not noticeable (except to me of course). Im 24 and found my 1st one at 21!

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve had a lot of gray hair since I was 17 or 18 years old. I just dye it myself every five weeks. Since I’ve had the gray hair for so long, I know it’s not a sign that I’m old or anything and it doesn’t freak me out. no one on earth considers 17 “old”. If it bugs you, just dye it and move on 🙂

    Post # 5
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    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have a few here and there. Right now I pull them. Once I really start to go gray I’ll dye it :/

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @joleegirl:  I started finding a grey hair here and there at 25.  I started dying my hair with demi permanent hair dye at 26 and I haven’t stopped since.  I will be 30 in December.  However, I waited a lot longer than normal in between dye jobs (4 months instead of 2) and I noticed that my roots are noticeably lighter than the rest of my hair so I now suspect that all of my hair is lightening up somewhat.  I am naturally a medium/dark brunette but I dye my hair dark brunette/almost black because it suits my features and looks more natural than my natural color.  I guess as my roots grow out the color difference won’t be as noticeable and it certainly isn’t noticeable to other people because I have asked a few.

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t but DH started graying a bit before he hit 30. He does not dye his hair. I don’t mind and actually kind of like it, makes him look refined? Other people have issues and tell him to dye it, like his mother who started graying in her mid twenties – she’s been dyeing it ever since!

    Post # 8
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    1428 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    I’ve had some gray hairs for awhile now.  I am 27, been finding them for probably 5 years, but there’ve been more and more!  I tried to dye it about two months ago, and it didn’t even do anything, which was weird; I’ve dyed it before in the past and it looked great, so not sure what the issue was.  Anyway, now I’ve resorted to just yanking out the obvious ones, and leaving the ones that hide in the thick of my hair…

    Post # 9
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    1249 posts
    Bumble bee

    I dont recommend pulling grey hairs. It is probably a bad idea. There was a recent thread on this topic. (This week). I believe several people mentioned that pulling grey hairs may cause greys to multiply.

     

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @beemyname:  I’m pretty sure that’s an old wives tale.  Especially since when I got my first few grey hairs I definitely plucked them and they stayed single hairs when they grew back in.  But it can damage the follicle.

    Post # 11
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    1249 posts
    Bumble bee

    @beachbride1216:  You might be right. I haven’t tried to experiment on myself.  I have enough grey for now 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @beemyname:  I was definitely scared the first couple I plucked myself!  😉

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Haha yeah don’t pluck the grays — not because more will grow back, but because when the same hair grows back in it will stick straight up for a good long while until it’s long enough to lie down. Not good!!!

    Dyeing your hair at home is really easy once you get the hang of it — it takes me maybe half an hour and the box of dye costs $8-$10. I haven’t noticed any decrease in the quality of my hair itself and I’ve been dyeing it religiously for years now.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I found my first grey around 25 and have noticed them steadily increasing, with a significant increase in the last 2 years or so.  I am 31.  I started by plucking them and hoping they would go away, but I soon realized resistance is futile.  (All the women in my family have greying hair as well)

    So, when a co-worker said she thought I had tinsel in my hair I knew it was time to do something about it!  I started by making regular trips to my hair dresser about every 6 weeks or so just to get the roots done.  That started to add up financially and now that we are saving for a house and hopefully a baby, I’ve been using box dyes.  I find that Clariol Nice and Easy Roots Touch Up works well and can last about 4 weeks.  Not bad for under $10 and its super easy to do myself. 

    Post # 15
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    405 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve been graying since I was 17.  I religiously dye my roots every 3 weeks to hide it!!

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @joleegirl:  I started getting them at 24 also. They weren’t so noticeable then but now at 29 I have to dye my hair. Mine are white so as a natural brunette they stand out and I don’t like them. Runs in my family.

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