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Some "go grey" prematurely, some quite late in life and I'm guessing some never at all? Personally, I think most people seem to start somewhere around their 40s and was curious about your experience. I turn 44 this summer and have a few greys sprouting up, I kind of like them and have no plans to cover them up. One of my friends insists that I highlight my hair, that there is no way I can be mid-fourties and not have more grey. I told I didn't highlight it, but she didn't believe me LOL<br><br>
How about you?
 

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Boo. I've had some greys since 24-25 years old. Not cool.<br><br>
I don't dye though...the thought of those toxins makes me a bit concerned. I need to figure out something to do though.
 

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I started getting white hair at 16. At 34, I have quite a bit of white hair, enough that it looks like the crown of my head has streaks
 

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I am 38 and started seeing some pretty significant gray along my side part when I was 35 now it is really noticeable. I have no intention of doing anything about it either since the gray I have is the pretty silver kind <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I am honestly to chicken to mess with my hair by highlighting.<br><br>
My mom was in her 50's before she started to go gray. Her dad was almost 60 before having gray hair and he had very little when he died at almost 65.
 

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My mom is in her 60's and doesn't color and she does have some gray but it's not very noticeable. It does depend on your natural color. I have more gray than my mom does or at least it's much more noticeable, but my hair is naturally a lot darker than hers. I'm in my 40's too.
 

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I had a visible sprinkling of grey at 29. I split up with my ex at 31. I had no grey at 33. It started creeping back in <i>very</i> slowly at about 36. It doubled or tripled literally overnight when I lost Aaron (I was 39), then dropped back a little again about a year later. It's now (at almost 42) back to about the level it was when I was 29.<br><br>
So, for me, it seems to be more about stress than age, at least so far.
 

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I'm 34 and no greys yet! My mom, however, had them in her early 20s.
 

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my mom went grey in her early 20's too, but I have only seen one so far and I am 25. It was a couple of years ago, and i havent had another since.
 

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The average for men is 30 and the average for women is 35 (either that or it's 35 for men and 30 for women). Anyway, there is also a wide range for it to happen. Some people start getting gray in their early teens, others start much, much later. Dh is starting to go grey and he's not even 30 yet. I have another friend, she's 26 and has been finding grey hair for about a year now. Her dad is 65+ and still mostly un-grey.
 

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I started getting grays in my mid to late 20s. I colored my hair to cover the gray for 20 years. I turned 50 on Wednesday and to celebrate I had all the colored part cut off. I'm au naturel now and proudly flying the gray flag!
 

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41 now. Found my first grey hair at 11. My mom was almost totally silver by her mid-30s. This was the early 70s and people thought she had frosted her hair - they loved it!<br><br>
I've got dark hair so the grey shows up a lot. I colored my hair for about 10 years, but I got sick of paying for it (doing it myself was a disaster as I had no help), so now I'm just used to it. No big deal. There's not a ton of grey, but it's still there.
 

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My mom had a perfect streak at the front for years. People used to ask her how much it cost. I always hoped I'd get it when I started going grey, but no such luck. It did come in as a small streak, but not as clearly delineated as my mom's was...and it was about an inch back, instead of right at the front - nowhere near as cool.
 

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I'm 30 and have had the odd gray for a couple of years now. My mom was completely gray at 28 so I was pretty worried that I would go the same way. I used to colour and highlight but now that I am a SAHM it just isn't in the budget and I don't have the time. I am planning on doing highlights before my wedding at the end of June though.
 

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I'm 29 and started seeing greys around 26. I really don't like finding grey hairs, but I don't have enough right now that I can justify dying it. I've never dyed my hair and I'm a little worried about messing my hair up completely. Plus I'm not ready for the upkeep. Once I get more, I probably will.
 

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I have had grey hairs since my early 20's (right after colleg).
 

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I've noticed grey hairs since I was about 30. Now at 37, they're all over the place. I don't bother dying it though. One of my aunts (the younger by 2 years) went totally white by 30. The other slowly started greying in her 40s or so and at over 70 is still not totally white. I have no idea how much grey hair my mother has (at 63) because I haven't seen her without hair dye since I was a kid.
 

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I found my first gray hair at 23. I'm 32 now. I have quite a lot now in patches on the top of my head. Not full enough to look like stripes, though. I didn't realize how much until I stopped dying my hair right before I got pregnant. I'm glad I don't have the sides/wings of gray going on yet. I don't like that look. I'd be ok with sections or stripes.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had a visible sprinkling of grey at 29. I split up with my ex at 31. I had no grey at 33. It started creeping back in <i>very</i> slowly at about 36. It doubled or tripled literally overnight when I lost Aaron (I was 39), then dropped back a little again about a year later. It's now (at almost 42) back to about the level it was when I was 29.<br><br>
So, for me, it seems to be more about stress than age, at least so far.</div>
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That is very interesting... I've kind of felt like my greys (whites, really) are stress-related at times, but can't be sure. I would like to think that if stress goes down, so maybe so will the "old" hair.<br><br>
Anyway, I'm in my late thirties and I do have some sprinkling here and there, but I do dye my hair anyway so I'll just keep on dyeing it. I have no wrinkles and don't "look my age" so why should I have old hair?
 

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I am 30 and no grays yet, I wouldn't be shocked if I never got them, my grandfather on my moms side is 83 and still has jet black hair.<br><br>
My grandma on my moms side was the same way, super long jet black hair, no grays and she never dyed her hair.<br><br>
So I have hope lol
 

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I had grey hairs in my 20s, but nothing anyone else noticed. In my 30s it was much the same until I had DD1. Then I went through 18 months of post-partum anxiety coupled with terrible insomnia. Now DD1 is almost 5 yo and I am 40. I have quite a bit of grey, definitely noticable to others, in streaks.<br><br>
I don't dye my hair, but just this year, now that my youngest is turning two, I'm ready to be not-frumpy-anymore Mama. So I'm thinking about doing something to the grey.<br><br>
No one around me has grey hair. No one. None of the women at least. All my girlfriends either don't have it or they dye. I wish I lived closer to some more earthy people so I wasn't the only person I knew with grey hair!!
 
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