(Closed) Grey Hairs! What to do?

posted 6 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 3
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6745 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve had greys since law school.. I dye.  I cannot stand them.  I don’t want to look older.  I have a baby face and in court, court officers sometimes try to stop me from approaching the well (where the lawyers are) because they don’t realize I’m a lawyer.  I was once told I look younger than the court officer’s daughter (17 y/o – I’m turning 28).  The other day, I ordered a drink at applebees and the waitress IDed me.  I just laughed and showed her my ID.  But, I don’t mind looking young b/c that’s me and who I am and I have many, many years to look old, but my looking young years are running out, I’m sure. So personally, I’d dye my hair, but I already dye it.. you should do whatever makes you feel more “you.”

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@lybarra:  I am 36, I have hardly any but if I see them I pull them out, I do dye my hair (more like highlight) but once I get more I will dye it.  I am not ready to go grey….

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you don’t mind them, embrace the gray!!

Post # 6
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m 25 and I have a whole section of my hair that is going grey! I know I’m posting in the 30-something board here but I am so darn frustrated!! I’ve had it for a whole year now and have been struggling with ways to keep it under control. Unfortunately I’ve been told my greys are “stubborn” thats why they even come back 2 weeks after dyeing with perm dye. Anyways I started plucking (was told that was horrible to do, stopped) then on with the grocery-store boxed dye because I was in denial about having to finally permanently dye my hair. needless to say I’m on to permanent dyes but… Sigh

Sorry for the rant, haha! It’s just crazy to me at 25. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 7
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1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’ve been greying since I was about 16…finding a hair here and there. I’m 22 now and have quite a few. I’m nowhere near salt and pepper, and people don’t always notice. I was really self conscious when some people noticed, and had started dying my hair a while back but stopped in January. As of now, I’m just not going to dye my hair until it starts showing more. My dad’s side of the family greys really early (dad’s brother was fully salt/pepper by the time he was 25). I’m not liking that ๐Ÿ™

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve been sprouting white hairs since I was 19. Like both of my parents, I have a LOT of hair. It’s incredibly thick and very strong and each individual hair varies between fine to coarse and thick, like three times as thick as others. It’s those thick hairs, my darker, coarser hairs, that turn white. The first time, my mom spotted it. She stopped talking and reached over and pulled it out to show me. My hair was nearly two feet long, so she didn’t need to pluck it for me to see! But it was a surprise, for sure! 

Personally, I like my white hair. I’ve stopped getting them in random places and they are all (about 20) in the same location — my off-center part. So when I pin my hair up, there is a little shock of white hair running across the rest. I love it. 

I do dye my hair from time to time, but not to cover the grey. Right now, my dyed color and my natural color blend into each other well, so I don’t think I’ll be dying it before the wedding. But I definitely wouldn’t do it just to cover up the white, anyway. If you love it and you think it’s a part of who you are (I mean, you think it works with your personality, your style) leave it! 

Post # 9
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688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hi, I’m a professional stylist and I thought I would offer you a suggestion. I have a lot of clients with this dilemma and the best route to take, in most cases, is to do a demi permanent color. You can get a colorist to match it your natural level and it will only “pick up” on the gray. It also fades easier than permanent, so you aren’t stuck with a line going down your part. It also only needs to be done every 4-6 weeks. Hope this helps! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@lybarra: I dye. I don’t do it often, because like you they don’t really bother me that much, but from time-to-time I’ll refresh myself, lol. When I’m between dye jobs, and someone makes a quip about the grey, I just say that they’re my new silver highlights. ๐Ÿ˜› They’re really not that bad.. just a few strands here-and-there (they really look like thin highlights).

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am 36 and I just now started to see enough greys to do something about them. Instead of full on dying my hair (I am not ready for that), I have been getting highlights.  About 2 shades lighter than my natural color and they only do the top portion of your head (less time in the chair!).  I go about every 4 months maybe?

 

It really does the trick and brightens up my whole face just enough.  If I want the highlights to grow out then it won’t look obvious either.  I’ll probably stick with this concept until I need a full dye job.

Post # 12
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1279 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Started getting whites at 30. I dye my hair every 6 weeks – I don’t like them, at all.

Post # 13
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I am totally salt and pepper (grey) and I hate it. But oh well, what can I do? It’s my natural hair color now. But I do dye it, and I hate dyeing my hair as much as I hate hearing people say “you look too young to have grey hair…” as of today I must have about 2 inches of roots, Must dye it this week!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@happyface:  We should have a dying party, lol. I’m doing mine, tonight (hair trial, tomorrow)! ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 15
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

In my early thirties and the grays are picking up…my strategy till now has been to pluck them but I feel like they may be starting to outnumber me. I will either be having a marathon plucking session shortly before the wedding or getting a demi-permanent dye job or something along those lines. 

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