My first few strands of white hair started to appear when I was sixteen or seventeen; now that I am pushing 44, my head is nearly all gray. I am continually on the verge of going natural, but after I get two inches of gray roots, I run back to the salon, ready for more color.

Here are my two questions.
1. How old were you when you decided to stop dying your hair?
2. Once you went gray and stopped coloring, was your hair healthier?
Thick 3B/C hair, shoulder length and transitioning into my premature gray. Wen SAM or Neuma shampoo, Jojoba oil, Aveda Damage Control Spray and Flaxseed-Aloe liquid gel.