When did you start going gray?…

posted 3 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 31
983 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I haven’t started going gray yet (I’m 27), but my older sister recently started finding gray strands and she’s in her early 30’s. My mom didn’t start going gray until she was late 40’s/early 50’s, although it’s possible she had the odd gray strand before then.

Post # 32
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I started getting greys in my mid-twenties. I have a lot now but refuse to dye my hair. I’ve never in my life dyed my hair and I’m not about to ruin the texture. 

I’ll have semi-permanent dye done for my wedding, after that, I’ll just go grey lol. 

Post # 33
2461 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I found my first WHITE (not gray or silver, but sparkling white) hair at 17  just like my dad; and I have since dyed or highlighted my hair religiously. I just went to a cool dark brown that’s very close to my natural color. Next time I go in (September), my stylist is adding platinum gray highlights. I’ve decided to stop fighting it since the white is so prevalent now. So we’re going to embrace the white and blend it in. I’m actually really excited about it. 

I think I’ll enjoy being a silver fox at 35. laughing

Post # 34
2617 posts
Sugar bee

I got my first set of grays when i was 16!!! I was going through some trauma at the time though and it was just 5 or 6 hairs. I plucked them out and they didn’t come back. The same thing happened again when i was 24 after a friend of mine died suddenly. 

I didn’t start getting gray hairs steadily until about 31 (I’m 32 now) but it’s just one at a time and I pull them out. I already dye my hair frequently so I’ll just keep that up most likely. 

Post # 35
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I noticed at 30 that I was getting sliver hair. I color my hair, and I’ll keep going until I feel ready. 

Post # 36
651 posts
Busy bee

I don’t even know if I am going gray because I have dirty blonde hair. I am 29. I don’t think I am at all yet… But my dad started going grey VERY young in 20s so I am surprised as stressed as I am all the time, I am not bald and gray lol.

I don’t think I will color mine… everyone I know that is gray and dye their hair back to blonde have the ugliest dry messes on their heads… deep fried basically… so I assume the same will happen to me?

Post # 37
373 posts
Helper bee

No grey hair yet and I’m 40. *knock on wood* But I know those little bastards are coming.

Post # 38
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I first noticed a couple in my late 20s.  Now at 36, I have a few more but not bad enough to dye.  I’m lucky to have dark blonde hair so it’s harder to see!

Post # 39
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Within two weeks after my 30th birthday!  3 years later and they haven’t increased much..I just have two or three white strands.  My grandpa’s hair turned all white around 32, and I wondered if I had inherited it..but don’t think that I did.  I kind of like them.

Post # 40
1171 posts
Bumble bee

Mid twenties around a time when there were a lot of stress in my life, neither of my parents went grey until I believe late 30s or maybe even well into their 40s. So I believe it’s premature greying and suspect maybe it’s a nutrition thing. Now I’m 33 and getting a lot more greys (or white, because that’s what it looks like, completely white against my black hair). 

Trying to take vitamin tablets to help with nutrition and also dye my hair every 6 months or so to cover up. 

Post # 41
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I started getting them two years ago at 28 during a very stressful time in my life. I left the crappy job I was at then and my sleep has improved and I haven’t actually seen anymore grays in last year! Either that or I’m just not seeing them 😋

Post # 42
82 posts
Worker bee

I was 31.  I remember having a really crappy day and crying in the bathroom at my volunteer gig and then I spotted the one gray year on top of my head sticking straight up!  I cried more!  I totally laugh about it now beacuse it was so stupid and I honestly, I was probably PMSing.  3 years later and I only have 3 gray strands…that I know of.  I don’t dye my hair and I’m ok with those suckers sticking out every once in a while.

Post # 43
11533 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I started having my hair highlighted when I was in my mid-to-late 30s to address the issue, and, by the time I was 40, I started having to have a demi-permanent color applied to my roots as well. A few years after that, we had to switch to permanent color for my base to achieve sufficient coverage of the gray. I now get highlights and lowlights three-to-four times a year and base-color root-touch ups about every four weeks.

Post # 44
29 posts
  • Wedding: May 2000

I was in my late twenties and started to color my hair with henna till the age of 40 and at 40 I decided to ditch henna and go grey. I have shoulder length salt and pepper hair now and am loving it but I also liked my hair with henna at my thirties, it looked great with my pale freckled skin especially with a bold lipstick 💄 

Now with my salt and pepper hair I wear red lipstick 👄 

By the way, grey hair needs a lot caring, needs trimming, moisturizer etc

Post # 45
3233 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Still grey free at 34 but my husband started going grey at 18. I’m surprised he isn’t fully grey yet but kind of think he will be at 40-45. 

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