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Hi!<br>
I just noticed my first white hair and was wondering whether it was a good idea to pull it out? Will another white one come out if I do? Or not necessarily? Will pulling it make more white hairs emerge?<br>
Just curious!<br>
Thanks!<br><br>
Mnv.
 

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If you want to be bald, just shave your head. It's quicker. (Eventually, they ALL turn grey.)
 

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I don't think it will make other white hairs grow in other places, but another white hair will just grow back in place of the plucked one.<br><br>
For every hair, there are several "hair making" cells at the base. Even if you pull out a hair with it's "root", another hair will almost always grow back.
 

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You feel better. That's what happens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You feel better. That's what happens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">You feel better. That's what happens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">:<br><br><br>
I had a white hair on my head that sprouted about four years ago, before my wedding. I was a nervous wreck. And I was 22 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My mom plucked it, and I haven't seen once since <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I pluck my white hairs and nothing happens - except another one grows back after a few months! It's a losing battle (for me anyway) but it makes me feel better!
 

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My dh laughs at me becuase i make him search my head to find white hairs.<br><br>
Though since becoming pregnant, I have let them stay on my head. (too many to try and pluck!)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't think it will make other white hairs grow in other places, but another white hair will just grow back in place of the plucked one.</div>
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Damn! That's so depressing. But at least I feel better about that hair I found last week.
 

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I don't mind the white hairs. It's when they're white and *wiry* that I get a little panicked. I think, what the heck is my head gonna look like when I'm 70 with white wires growing out of it?!
 

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Mine are white and wiry and I pull them! Noticed the first one when I was about 32 (Im 38 now). Every time I see one I pull it. It grows back, but I feel better. And I still have plenty of hair.<br><br>
I just worry about the day it all turns white and wiry. White can be dyed but what do you do with wiry?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">White can be dyed but what do you do with wiry?</div>
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Sculptural hair styles?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't mind the white hairs. It's when they're white and *wiry* that I get a little panicked. I think, what the heck is my head gonna look like when I'm 70 with white wires growing out of it?!</div>
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I think that's why most of the old ladies rock that short poofball hairstyle.
 

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the travelocity gnome pops out and yells "surprise!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Bolt.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bolt">
 

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If you pull them out often enough, they will eventually NOT grow back. Same thing for any hair - pluck it enough and it will finally stop growing there.<br><br>
I got my first gray at 17. SEVENTEEN! I decided I better learn to like them. Now, my grays are sparkley silver (thanks in part to the natural hair care recipes I've been using for decades).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't think it will make other white hairs grow in other places, but another white hair will just grow back in place of the plucked one.</div>
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That's not always true. I never pulled any, but I started to get grey hairs when I was about 28/29. Eventually, they fell out, and the ones that grew back in were brown. I think this probably had something to do with the fact that I dumped my ex and minimized my stress...
 

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My mother swore 3 would sprout in it's place, but... I'm 23, I've got a few, and I just take them for what they are: Proof that I've survived alot of stress! My great grandmother had a 'skunk' stripe of them, and I always thought they were beautiful. I honestly can't wait until I have more.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My great grandmother had a 'skunk' stripe of them, and I always thought they were beautiful. I honestly can't wait until I have more.</div>
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My mom had a beautiful white steak for years. When my first few white hairs came in near the front, I was so looking forward to having the same streak...no such luck, though...they're just scattered. Oh, well - so many women dye their grey now that I think the white adds visual interest to my boring brown hair. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My hair started going grey when I was 16!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
If I plucked it out I'd be less half my hair!! lol, I just bleach it all blonde and flatiron it to battle the wireyness.
 
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