getting tired, 33 yr old, hair is turning white

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I am 33 as well, because my white hairs keep accumulating. Just like you said in one of your posts, if I had as many as I had last year at this time, I would be so happy, they've just really come on fast this past year. I don't even want to imagine what I'll be like in a few years. I hope there's hope that this process can slow down for a while soon!! Just wondering, do any of you who started at these young ages you're saying, 20-30's, did you start getting quite a few in your edges right at the temple, you know those baby fine hairs that can't be hidden if you do a ponytail??? I thought those came on in your 50-60's, but I get some there as well, and while they are short, they're the tough ones to hide. How can we change society's view/the "stereotype" that white hair is for grandma's only?? Sigh, but yes, it's hard to keep up on these roots, especially if you like to keep your hair up like me.
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I am 33 as well, because my white hairs keep accumulating. Just like you said in one of your posts, if I had as many as I had last year at this time, I would be so happy, they've just really come on fast this past year. I don't even want to imagine what I'll be like in a few years. I hope there's hope that this process can slow down for a while soon!! Just wondering, do any of you who started at these young ages you're saying, 20-30's, did you start getting quite a few in your edges right at the temple, you know those baby fine hairs that can't be hidden if you do a ponytail??? I thought those came on in your 50-60's, but I get some there as well, and while they are short, they're the tough ones to hide. How can we change society's view/the "stereotype" that white hair is for grandma's only?? Sigh, but yes, it's hard to keep up on these roots, especially if you like to keep your hair up like me.
Originally Posted by mamaherrera
It's completely normal to start greying in the thirties but do take an honest look at your diet and lifestyle. Putting the body into a state of stress (not just life events but imbalanced diet or poor sleep or really anything unhealthy) can speed up the process. The modern western lifestyle is very pro inflammatory but you can work on this.

"While bucking the five decade-long tradition of coloring gray hair raises a variety of fears among women, a 'Gray Movement' does seem to be catching on. It is supported by our ever-increasing aging population interested in finding ways to look attractive, without resorting to radical measures to turn back the clock. And although men continue to have an easier time with their gray -- being viewed as distinguished, even elegant -- more have also begun to feel the pressures placed on them by our youth and beauty obsessed culture. Women are fighting back by rebelling against the anti-defying campaigns and more men are recognizing they are facing challenges of their own. The fact is, we all age and we all ultimately turn gray as we do. And, as we live longer lives --with heads of gray for many more years than ever before -- the gender gap seems to be narrowing as we are faced with coping with these facts. In other words, things aren't so black and white anymore.

Some "gray" facts:

• Graying is a natural phenomenon that comes with age as follicles at the base of the hair shaft lose melanin.
• Graying is primarily genetically determined. We most often see gray when our parents and grandparents did.
• Poor nutrition, Vitamin B and iron deficiency, thyroid problems, albinism, smoking and other environmental toxins may also contribute to graying.
• Caucasians tend to start graying earlier (early 30s), Asians (late 30s) and Afro-Americans (mid 40s).
• While on average, most people begin to gray between ages 30-40, white hair can appear at anytime. People who do so before 40 are considered prematurely gray.

Facts about our graying population:

• More than 40% of Americans will have some gray by age 40.
• If people didn't color their hair, half of our current population would be 50% gray.
• Over 50% of women color their hair. Approximately 15% of men do, although some say many more men keep it hidden.
• There are 78 million Baby Boomers in the U.S, the oldest turned 65 this year and 10,000 more will reach that milestone every year for the next 19 years.
• About 2 billion dollars were spent on women hair coloring products and $150 million on men's last year.
• The average woman spends $330 a year on coloring her hair.
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http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...rd-diminishing
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I'm 39 and have been graying since my 20s. I am a creative person and dyed my hair before I grayed bc I liked the change. When I became forced to do it bc of all the gray, it lost its luster for me. I decided in may to stop. One of the reasons were those fine temple hairs you're talking about! They would never take the dye and stood out immediately.

I can't believe how much gray I have today vs even 2 years ago. It's going to take about a year to grow out completely, but I'm ready for it. I think women who have gray hair and dress hip, look cool, not old. I do get strange looks and comments. This cashier said to me a few days ago "wow. You have gray hair." I was like....oh really? They weren't there when I left the house this morning!!!!

It's a personal decision, but for me I just couldn't stand to dye my hair every month any longer. I'm over it.
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I am 28 and have a lot of grey hair framing my face. I was covering it but finally decided to stop and see how much there really is. I actually like the way it looks and I feel like people take me a little more seriously... but maybe that's just in my head. Odd thing is the grey is only on the right side of my head.. I have about 3 inches grown out but I see more each day.
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you are some brave women!! I have more on my left side, but they are filling in evenly honestly. I wish I could cut down on the stress and improve sleep patterns, but it's rough. It would be nice to see others or know others that I frequently see, to know they have white, but they must be craftier than me at covering them up. I see roots in my ponytails if I let them go more than two weeks.
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My gray hairs seem to have gotten worse these past couple of years.

The Robert Craig hair colors do the golden colors turn brassy looking after awhile? I seem to have that problem with box haircolors.

Also I never tried Robert Craig I would like to try it. Would someone please help me pick out a color? My hair color seems to be between
#8 Light Chestnut & #15 Golden Beige Blonde.

I am thinking maybe #18 Golden Blonde might work. Or #7 Golden Chestnut mixed with Clear (wouldn't know what ratio to mix)? Suggestions, please?
My gray hairs seem to have gotten worse these past couple of years.

The Robert Craig hair colors do the golden colors turn brassy looking after awhile? I seem to have that problem with box haircolors.

Also I never tried Robert Craig I would like to try it. Would someone please help me pick out a color? My hair color seems to be between
#8 Light Chestnut & #15 Golden Beige Blonde.

I am thinking maybe #18 Golden Blonde might work. Or #7 Golden Chestnut mixed with Clear (wouldn't know what ratio to mix)? Suggestions, please?
Originally Posted by Polgara
You can use a tinted conditioner (even tint your own) for brassiness: this is non damaging. Then just permanent colour your roots with a box dye.

Hard water can affect box dye, have you chelated your hair recently?
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My question is how do you all keep them hidden so long. Most people touch up roots every 3 or 4 weeks. Because I have some right on those temple hairs, the first ones that stem from my forehead, after 5-6 days, they shine every time I look in the mirror. I don't know how people keep those ones hidden for three weeks. Any secrets you all care to share??? Bangs??? to hide them is that it?
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You can use a tinted conditioner (even tint your own) for brassiness: this is non damaging. Then just permanent colour your roots with a box dye.

Hard water can affect box dye, have you chelated your hair recently?
Originally Posted by Polgara
I don't use traditional conditioner I use AVC, honey, and coconut oil, so a tinted conditioner is not an option. Also no I don't have hard water, thanks.

I am hoping someone that has used RC will help me pick a color.

@mamaherra I would like to know too! Seems like the grays show up in no time and mine are on top of my head in the middle. So hard to hide no matter which way I flip my hair.
so I guess there's no "better" place to have white hairs, except in back maybe. But they're a pain no matter what. But I wonder because I see women in their 40s and 50's and they put their hair up in these updos, you see nothing white in their sideburns/temples, you name it and I always wonder, either they have some fastastic secret, they do root touch-ups every third day, or they have great genes!! and yes I've gotten a couple in my partline too, and they're not any better than the side ones. What is a gal to do????
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I'm 39 and have been getting gray hairs since my 20's. I've got a pretty big patch of white in the front. I hennaed my hair in January because I wanted a change. While I liked the color I hated the roots (plus I didn't like how henna made my hair feel). Grey hair never made me feel old, but having roots absolutely did. So I bc'd once again. I refuse to be a slave to hair color and I refuse to feel old when I know I look good.
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I've heard of adding some if your hair color to your shampoo after you color. I suppose you could do this with your cowash. I've never done it myself but a coworker of mine swears by it.
I think they sell shampoos that already have some permanent dye in them. I'd do that before I mix something because playing with chemicals is not my thing. I've tried those root touch up pens, mousse, pencils, etc. and they don't work at all I don't know how people make mascara work either, because it's a sticky mess. I do henna as well. But like we all agree, those roots show up so soon!! I can't imagine paying for a dye job at a salon because after a week, it's all back!!
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I can remember my dad getting a few gray hairs in his late 30's and flipping out, but both of my parents didn't really start going gray until their late 50's/early 60's. My mom's dad had none until his 70's. I had hopes for the same but a few popped up on my crown after my dad's death (I'm 38, btw). My baby hairs are and have always been a very light golden blonde and I have had no graying there or anywhere else. It's all stress related. I probably do not have more than 8 gray hairs on my head, period, but my hair dresser has seriously been acting like it's a national emergency. She harps on my stress level, non stop, and spends several minutes searching for more. We uses toners to DP's on my hair, and the last time she added 1 drop of something to cover the gray. I'm not even sure what it is, it's been a few weeks, and I've not seen any coming through. I'll ask her and find out. It's a product made specifically for that.
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