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how old were you when you really started noticing grey hairs

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HarumScarumSanitarium Mon 20-Jun-16 20:32:56

And what is your natural hair colour?

I have noticed over the last couple of weeks some silvery hairs in my hair. I was a bit taken aback to begin with (was a wake up call about my own mortality!) then reconsidered that I had done well to get to 34 without any signs of noticeable grey.

Just wondered about when you first spotted grey hairs? My hair is mousey brown.

NovaArt3mis Mon 20-Jun-16 20:35:39

Dark brown hair. Have 3 recurring bright white hairs. 26 now, 23 when I noticed the first one (the morning of my wedding!)

Pinkstars2501 Mon 20-Jun-16 20:37:49

21....I'm 29 now and have quite a few. I dye it to hide it. I'm a kind of darkish brown.

Cel982 Mon 20-Jun-16 20:38:33

15. Seriously.

I'm now 34 and would be completely grey if not for L'Oreal.

Fluffy40 Mon 20-Jun-16 20:38:45

About 45

SilverHighlights Mon 20-Jun-16 20:38:59

I've got mid to dark brown hair and I got my first grey at 21. I'm mid 30s and have quite a few now, hence the username.

Ringadingdingdong22 Mon 20-Jun-16 20:42:16

I started really noticing them at around 29, mid 30's now and it is very noticeable in places. I did dye my hair, but haven't for ages - cant be arsed, it doesnt last long, and i worry about the chemicals.

ShowOfHands Mon 20-Jun-16 20:43:53

Light brown hair. Mid 20s. Doesn't bother me. Am 34 now and fairly grey.

CatherineDeB Mon 20-Jun-16 20:43:57

Very dark brown, 46.

stealtheatingtunnocks Mon 20-Jun-16 20:44:54

Also 3 grey hairs on my wedding day.

Now 45 and got a few spread evenly through my hair. I've grown hair out of vanity.

I may be fat, frumpy with terrible skin - but, I have thick, shiny, dark brown hair that's half way down my back and I delight in saying "yes, I don't go to the hairdresser's much, maybe if I was dyeing it then I'd be there more often" <flicks head about like an excited stallion> <chants "'cos ah'm totley wurth it">

StickTheDMWhereTheSunDontShine Mon 20-Jun-16 20:44:57

I have very dark hair and the first greys appeared when I was still in my teens. They've been arriving a lot faster now I'm in my 40s.

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Mon 20-Jun-16 20:45:42

I'm 29 and have just started noticing some in the last few months. I have mid Brown hair. I don't have enough to bother doing anything about it though.

My sister was totally grey by 25!

ILoveMyMonkey Mon 20-Jun-16 20:46:49

Dark brown hair, first noticed grey in mid 20's, now 33 and have loads, DH calls them my arctic highlights - can't be bothered with the upkeep of dye so am embracing them ... for now anyway grin

bonzo77 Mon 20-Jun-16 20:47:44

Dark brown. Around aged 20.

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 20-Jun-16 20:47:58

Was 30 when I noticed it, now 41 and have loads of silver. Not bothered tho. Stop dying it years ago. Quite like them actually. And I am mousey where it's not silver. They seem to be stronger thicker hairs too. My mousey stuff is like baby hair.

JimmyGreavesMoustache Mon 20-Jun-16 20:48:02

am 38, and don't have any yet
if it helps I'm ageing horribly in many other ways.

PeachyStone Mon 20-Jun-16 20:48:14

21, gingery brown.
My mum was the same. I'm 31 now and the front half of my hair is probably 70% grey with a decent speckling through the back of my hair.

Idontknowwhoiam Mon 20-Jun-16 20:48:18

I have a few around my hair line... they stand out a mile and seem to be resistant to dye. Started in my early 20s.
I have been dying my hair since 12 though confused
Defo lucky getting to 34!

AtSea1979 Mon 20-Jun-16 20:48:19

Dark hair and started to notice soon after birth of DC1

littlejeopardy Mon 20-Jun-16 20:48:23

21 - first grey hair

Now late 20s and they are coming in a lot more now. I have dark brown hair. I always said when it gets more noticeable I would go ginger. I've always wanted to be a red head!

Think I will do it before the end of the year.

PeachyStone Mon 20-Jun-16 20:49:11

Though I plucked out my first grey eyebrow hair last week. Which was quite the feat as I had to take my glasses off and my eye sight is shit.

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Mon 20-Jun-16 20:49:36

I found the first one two years ago.

Now I could probably pick out about 15 regularly along my roots. I'm 30.

feckity Mon 20-Jun-16 20:49:48

I'm 37. I've had the odd one or two over the years. I recently I parted my hair in a different place and found about two or three in quick succession, which was a bit of a surprise, but I don't think I have any noticeable grey hairs now (I plucked out the ones I found!)

Thumbcat Mon 20-Jun-16 20:50:19

36 - mid/dark brown

BuntyBlue Mon 20-Jun-16 20:50:28

35 and they're rapidly appearing now. Its not very fair though as my dm is 65 and has none, neither do my older sisters envy.

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