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Grey hair

Other than accepting it or dying it, can anything else be done?

Sun. Oct 15, 10:49pm

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Duh, what else is there, a wig?

Monday, October 16, 2006, 2:37 AM

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Sorry, no magic potions or pills for you, haven't ever found anything. I started with the white hairs when I was 19! I guess I should be happy I have hair, as there are many who don't!

Monday, October 16, 2006, 5:15 AM

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you could shave it off....

Monday, October 16, 2006, 8:38 AM

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grey hair is hair that has lost the pigmaent in it so there is really nothing you can do

Monday, October 16, 2006, 9:36 AM

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It depends -- I started going grey at 16, then started eating better (like, something other than Doritos and Coke) and I swear that grey hair went away -- only to return as I hit 35, of course.

Monday, October 16, 2006, 9:59 AM

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my hair starting turning white, not grey, when i was about 15. i highly damaged it by using home-coloring kits with baaaaaad ingredients. i let it be white for many years, but eventually learned about Aveda products which are animal, enviroment and human friendly. i have had great success in retaining a "natural" brunette color for years. they have a semi-permanent coloring available upon request. this lasts for about 8 weeks before gradually washing out.

Monday, October 16, 2006, 10:26 AM

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at 26 i started ti find white hairs so now i'm blond ! i don't want to go gracefull.

Monday, October 16, 2006, 3:37 PM

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28 yrs old with grey

I am a brunette on the light side and started to get greys at about 21, so I just get highlights every once in a while and it allows the grey to blend in better. luckily my boyfriend thinks grey hair is sexy and he wouldn't care if it showed, so it makes me feel less stressed about it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 12:48 PM

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Here is my opinion with gray hair, take it or leave it. I am 32 and have a fair amount of gray hair, especially around my temples. I get it high lighted about every 3 months. I would do it more often but just can't afford to. I think if you are turning gray at an early age and if you want to color it or high light over it, fine, but my mother-in-law is almost 60 and refuses to let her gray show. My father-in-law is completely silver. IN MY OPINION she looks ridiculous. My husband agrees. We wish she would just let some of it show through. It's not that it's an unnatural color, it just looks silly to have her be completly non-gray (when she really does have it) and her husband be completely silver.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 4:35 PM

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I agree there comes a time when everyone knows you color your hair, most older women I see with gray hair looks fine. Me personally, I've been getting gray since I was about 21 or 22 and I have pretty dark brownish/red hair it is very noticeable. It is a nice gray though, sort of like a white gray. I'm 38 now and actually like it because I look fairly young for my age, maybe it has to do with the extra 30 pounds but I have absolutely no wrinkles except for 2 tiny lines by my eyes. With the gray hair people have a really hard time telling how old I am. My husband loves it but every now and then I feel like it looks dirty. I am almost completely gray at the temples and if I pull it back it looks almost white.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 2:31 AM

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Well, back to the original question, "Other than accepting it or dying it, can anything else be done?" I'll throw this out there and see if anyone else has had a similar experience. When I was in my 30s, the first few strands of gray showed themselves after I had been doing a high-pressure project for several months. After the project was over, the gray hair went away! This pattern of gray & no gray continued for several years, corresponding to periods of stress and little stress, until some strands of gray became more permanent. So, can anything else be done? Perhaps a more relaxing lifestyle?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 8:23 AM

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My uncle swears by shark cartilage capsules-- it supposedly helps the hair retain more of the pigment.

I, however, have no idea if that works or not...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 4:25 PM

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You could always shave your head... works for me!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 5:21 PM

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Grey at 30

I have had a grey streak in my hair at the front on the top since i was about 5. going to school i was called rogue.. anyways lately it has come out everywhere scattered salt and pepper and a very large white streak a tthe front... this is at my roots and with dark hair it looks like a skunk... so i ask would it be odd for me to just give in and dye it all grey? being only 30... i am just sick of having to dye it brown every few weeks as the grey comes back so quickly...

Monday, September 10, 2007, 12:50 PM

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I have a silver streak at my right temple - I call it my witch's lock. I'm 35 and just fine with it. None of my other hair shows any inclination to go grey. My husband loves it and thinks it looks cool. I suppose I could get highlights but then I'd have to keep getting them and I'm not really motivated to do so.

Monday, September 10, 2007, 2:48 PM

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