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    Hello,
    I have a question about gray hairs first begining to grow in. I am 24 and I have a few strands that are by my part or hairline. I had began plucking the ones that are visible for a few years.
    But I am wondering, at what point do you know that you are growing in a lot of grays and let them grow?
    If I kept plucking, would I have no hair left?
    Also, if I let them grow in, will I look salt and pepper at my age?
    At what age to people typically begin dying their hair when they go gray (which I don't plan on doing)?
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    if I tug on my hair, will it grow faster?

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    I figured that I was going gray when I found my first silvers at age 19. I knew I didn't want to dye them, either. I did have some highlights put in, but I didn't really like them and just let them grow out. I would say that the silvers weren't really noticeable in my hair until I hit my 30s. So, people wouldn't immediately peg you as a "salt and pepper" person if you just have a few gray hairs that are still pluckable without making you look like you have bald patches.

    If you did have a lot of silver hairs and you tried to pluck them, then, yeah, that might look weird....

    People probably decide to dye their hair after they've received their first rude comment from another person about having gray hair. Or maybe some just like dying their hair because they didn't like their original color to begin with.

    Does that help any?
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    The age varies from person-to-person. I'm like cmnt; I found grays starting in my mid-teens. I didn't begin to dye them until my mid-thirties. Pull them out? : Never! I decided in my mid-forties to stop dying and let my natural color shine. And I've never regretted it.

    It's really a personal decision about if/when to let them grow. If I had it to do over again, knowing what I know now, I would never have dyed.
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    If you keep plucking them, they will stop growing in altogether (that's what I heard) now why doesn't that work for non-head hairs I pluck, dangit?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arianwen View Post
    If you keep plucking them, they will stop growing in altogether (that's what I heard) now why doesn't that work for non-head hairs I pluck, dangit?!?!
    I used to pluck my silvers out when I was 15-19 and they always came back (lucky). I guess if you pluck any hair for a long amount of time, the hair follicle will get damaged and no hair will grow there for a very long time, if not at all. I wouldn't want a bald patch, so I leave the silvers alone and embrace their sparkling beauty.

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    Default Re: Question for Renegrays

    I've had silvers since I was 16-17, and still only have a handful, and they're definitely not noticeable. I think it's really individual, but most people seem to have a fairly long wait between the first hairs and when they really start coming in.
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    Default Re: Question for Renegrays

    There's nothing I can add to your questions that these lovelies haven't already stated, but wanted to pop in to thank you for seeking aid from The Renegrays. Your thread title made me giggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siava View Post
    There's nothing I can add to your questions that these lovelies haven't already stated, but wanted to pop in to thank you for seeking aid from The Renegrays. Your thread title made me giggle.

    I noticed my first silvers as a teen. I wore a part down the top center of my head, and there was always one very annoying silver that I would pluck. My silver strand was wiry, and when it grew out it would stand straight up. Later I gave up the fight, and dyed my hair blue black for many years after. I now have my natural hair color and my natural silvers running through it.

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    I agree, Siava! I'm ticked pink that you did a 'shout-out' for us Renegrays, xOh_bother!

    My silvers also started appearing about age 19, just a few here and there. They kept growing back regardless of how many years I kept pulling them. Actually I think it made them MORE WIRY to keep pulling them out. If you just let them grow, they tame down nicely.

    It totally depends on genetics on how long it would take you to be fully "salt-n-pepper". For example, my mom was totally white by age 50. But I am almost 39 and still there's only a few noticeable silvers (they're mostly all underneath where you can't really see them!).

    So I would say, just let them grow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mellie View Post
    I agree, Siava! I'm ticked pink that you did a 'shout-out' for us Renegrays, xOh_bother!

    My silvers also started appearing about age 19, just a few here and there. They kept growing back regardless of how many years I kept pulling them. Actually I think it made them MORE WIRY to keep pulling them out. If you just let them grow, they tame down nicely.

    It totally depends on genetics on how long it would take you to be fully "salt-n-pepper". For example, my mom was totally white by age 50. But I am almost 39 and still there's only a few noticeable silvers (they're mostly all underneath where you can't really see them!).

    So I would say, just let them grow!
    I guess there's really only one way to find out, right? Grow them out Yes also they got very wiry when I pulled them out, and stuck straight up. I suppose they will get past that stage and just get longer. My issue is, I have really dark hair and they come in white. I like them white though! Not really an issue, they are just more noticeable because they have no color. They're very sparkly too.
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    if I tug on my hair, will it grow faster?

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