Post # 1
So while driving home from work yesterday, I looked in the mirror and the sun was shining brightly on my first every grey hair. I was totally like WTF?!? OMG!?!? I just turned 25, I’m too young for this! So I pulled it out, quickly got over it, and then went on with my life, but it got me wondering…
When did you first notice greys?
Post # 3
I haven’t noticed any yet (but I’m still younger than you!) I’m hoping then when I go get them, I wont notice right away since my hair is blonde and maybe it will just kind of blend in… I think my mom started greying rather young, like early 20s she said? My FI on the other hand, was like 19 or 20 or so? He also has black hair so it would definitely stand out more. Oh, but I have found a totally competely black hair before. 100% attached to my head. No idea what happened there! Plucked it out and moved on though. Sorry to hear about the greys!
Post # 4
I pulled the first grey from my sister’s head when she was 23. I don’t have any yet and I am 31, however, I look, oh, yes I look. I also make the girl that does my hair look and made her swear to tell me when she spies one.
Post # 5
everyone greys differently – it has more to do with genetics than age.
i’m seeing my first greys now – and i’m 39 (sshhh!). my hair is very dark brown/black, but it is also very thick, so the few that i have noticed have been found because i was hunting for them.
my FI is 30 (fair skinned with light brown hair) and has a bunch of greys sprouting on the top of his head. he loves them and says he can’t wait until he ‘greys at the temples.’ men seriously have it so much easier in the aging department. *sigh*
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
I found my first gray hair about 2 years ago (age 28). I can totally relate to your initial reaction. Ha! Now I search them out about once a week and rarely find any. I fear they’re all lurking at the back of my head, though. :o)
Post # 7
ha! @ craftypants: i beg my hairdresser to give me an honest update of the greys that may be lurking at the back of my head!!
Post # 8
at the most tramatizing age: 13. thankfully it was just about a patch of about 10 and it hasn’t increased in the last ten years!
Post # 9
I remember when I noticed that I had more than one…about a year ago. Right before my 30th birthday. I have a little patch in the front of my head about about 15-25 or so. I have really dark hair though, so I can really see them. It doesn’t really bother me anymore. I’ve realized over the years that life just gets better the older you get, so I’m cool with them…NOW.
My grandfather turned completely grey at 21. My grandmother was on the pepper side of salt and pepper when she died at 71. Who knows why some people have more?
Post # 10
I spotted my first grey hair when I was in SEVENTH GRADE!! Yes. It’s true. However they didn’t really sprout until the past year or so (I’m 27). Now I have a ton!! I can’t stand it!! It’s awful!! I dye my hair now to cover them up but one or two always pops through! If you only found one, do not worry! It could be worse!!
Post # 11
Since I am blonde, if I do have greys, I can’t see them!
But, I found a few grays on my FI"s temple the other day! He made me pluck them. He just turned 28 : )
Post # 12
I’m also 25- since my birthday in December I’ve been noticing more and more of them! Not enough that I think anyone else would notice, but enough to drive me mad.
I found my first when I was 24. My mom swears she started going gray at 18…on the other hand my dad didn’t start until 40…I guess I was hoping I got his hair, but no dice. (Though in retrospec my hair’s failure to be Mediterranean black probably should have been a tip-off.)
I decided a long time ago that if I went seriously gray at an early age I would just dye it black, which is the color I’ve always wanted it to be. My natural auburn can’t be imitated by a box, and if I can’t have that I’d just as soon make a real change.
Post # 13
I have not noticed a gray hair as of yet. This may sound a little gross but I did notice that I have one gray nose hair, lol! I am hoping to be like my Mom. She didn’t start graying until she was about 40-ish. I will accept it either way but it would be nice!
Post # 14
I have about 4-5 of them and I’m 31. I was plucking them out until my hairstylist told me that I should leave them, so that she can color them.
Lillindy, I was just liek you, the first place I noticed them was in the car with the sun roof open. It must be something about the lighting that makes them more noticable there!
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
I had an errant one when I was 22 or so but haven’t seen one since… it was probably just a random follicle that lost pigment… but OMG I’m SOOOOO scared that the grey is coming soon! Mr. Peng is 30, and totally has grey hairs! I’d say 2% of his hair is grey!
Post # 16
I got one at 36, but now I have several right in the temple distribution. It’s incredibly frustrating, so I just pluck the little buggers out… and remain in denial. I’m not planning on coloring my hair, so whatever I get is what I will have. Grr.