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    Default First Gray Hair..at 23?!

    Lately Ive been catching glimpses of what I thought was random guck in my hair..until today. To my amazement it is an iridescent gray/white/silver color-blocked single hair. How did it go unnoticed so long I wonder..its at least two years old according to where the brown at the bottom begins.

    Just when I was growing out my natural color from henndigo.

    Why cruel genetics why? If it goes anything like my mom I will be totally gray by 30.

    Anybody else find this horrifying?

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    Default Re: First Gray Hair..at 23?!

    Don't panic yet! It may be a lone gray. And the only one for years.

    Either way, gray hair can be lovely, and there is always hair dye!
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    I plucked it, immediately! It's in my wallet right now.

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    Default Re: First Gray Hair..at 23?!

    Quote Originally Posted by RobieFlakes View Post
    Lately Ive been catching glimpses of what I thought was random guck in my hair..until today. To my amazement it is an iridescent gray/white/silver color-blocked single hair. How did it go unnoticed so long I wonder..its at least two years old according to where the brown at the bottom begins.

    Just when I was growing out my natural color from henndigo.

    Why cruel genetics why? If it goes anything like my mom I will be totally gray by 30.

    Anybody else find this horrifying?
    Oh... I feel for you I had already many many gray/white hairs at 16. at 30, I was already 65% grey/white and now at 41, I am at 75%-80%. It sucks, but hey, there are worst things that could happen

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    I have one grey hair on the top of my head and I've had it at for at least a couple years. So far that's the only one I have. Of course I can only see it when I have an inch or so of roots. I wouldn't worry about it too much, you may not get more grey hairs for awhile yet

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    I started getting a few silver hairs at that age too. I'm 25 now and have a few on my part. I love them! When I dye my hair red, they end up being hair tinsel of a bright red because they are so translucent.
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    Default Re: First Gray Hair..at 23?!

    Don't panic.

    I found my first gray when I was 12. It was about a foot long.

    I'm 29 now. Yes, I have grays. Dozens of them, and they're coming in fast, for which I blame grad school and some marital insanity that has me and my husband living in different states against our wills during the week. At this point, no one who isn't actually examining my hair would notice them. I expect that by 35 I'll have a streak or two of gray showing against my hair, which seems quite tolerable.

    Now, no one can say for sure what your hair's going to do, but if you follow the time table my hair's followed, with your first gray at 23 you might have detectable amounts of gray at 40.
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    I got my first silver/white/colorless hair when I was 18 or 19 - don't worry too much about it! At 27, I don't noticeably have them - I probably have a few dozen, scattered as single hairs. They pretty much blend into my hair because my hair has pretty varied color - happens sometimes to those of us with chestnut hair.

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    Default Re: First Gray Hair..at 23?!

    Don't panic! I had a few gray hairs that I found at 21... but by 30 I was nowhere near to grey (at 38 it is a different matter lol... although I'm still not 100% gray... not even 50%... actually, it's hard to tell because I henna my hair but I'd say 10-20% gray).

    However, I guess people DO gray at different rates, so it's hard to predict what will happen to your hair 5 or 10 years from now. Still, a lone gray at 23 is no reason at all to panic!
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    BFF is going gray, she's like 1/8 there, she's started to go gray at 12!

    I'm also 23, and I have a white eyebrow hair, not gray but snowflake white. I'm honestly jealous of BFF, her hair looks like she has awesome highlights!
    Last edited by leslissocool; March 26th, 2012 at 06:16 PM.

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