I’m pushing 38 (birthday on 8/11) and I’ve been wondering for years when the gray was going to show up. Found one gray hair a few months ago, but just one could be a fluke.
Well, sitting on the couch with my wife this morning, she said, “Wow, you’ve got some gray hairs!”
“No way. Prove it.”
Pluck pluck pluck, and I’ve got five gray hairs in my hand. OK, yep, it’s true. FINALLY! No more suspense! Death is on the horizon, baby! Or at least, a good ol’ midlife crisis :-D
Actually, I’m not feeling too crisis-ridden. My wife being about to deliver kid #2 helps a lot – at least I popped the offspring just in time to blame all the gray hair on them! And these days, who knows how much life expectancy might extend? I’m hoping / planning for age 40 to be just the first third of the ol’ lifespan…
I’ve had a buddy who has been getting grey hairs since he was a kid. He hair is jet black, and he’d have maybe ten grey hairs at a time, but they’d stick out so much. They were more like fishing line that grey hairs - almost as if they were translucent.
Anyone even seen a red head going grey? I can’t think of one.
Mine actually is spreading, albeit slowly. It’s not terribly visible - I couldn’t really spot them easily even after someone made me aware of it, and I generally have to point it out to people (“Huh? Oh yeah! You DO have gray hair!”) But I’ve just started to notice a few up top, and the sides are just starting to get easily visible.
I probably get it from my mom - she’s been dying her hair really dark (almost black) for years, but if she didn’t it would be completely white. My dad and I have actually tried to convince her to let it go, but she’s not hearing any of it. I completely plan to just let mine go as it will. Now, if I start losing hair, then it’s all getting shaved off, but I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon.
34, here. I kinda liked the skunk stripe it looked like I was getting, but now it’s not so much a “stripe” as a “poorly-defined swath”. It was when the beard started turning that I felt old. I kinda hope it all just goes white. Maybe I can grow a beard and pull off the Malcom-McDowell-as-Linderman look.