What do people notice?

Okay, I have a theory. Let's see if it holds up.

My hair is all gray now (age 44) I think some friends and strangers are certainly struck by the gray. However, almost no one says anything about the hair. Instead, I have heard repeated comments about "how nice your skin looks" or some other feature.

My guesses:

1. The gray hair gets their attention but they are unsure about complimenting gray hair. Then they notice other things, thinking they cannot say something about the hair.

2. The gray hair at first (for strangers) makes them think I'm older than I am. They see my face and are trying to reconcile what the skin they think I should have, since I have gray hair, with the skin I do have.

3. It's all coincidental!

Anyone else? It amuses me and I'll certainly take the compliments. Just curious if this is a trend.

I look my age so no one would be confused with my grey hair and skin not 'matching' in age. : )
People seem to notice my curls first and then the grey, and have no problems complimenting both things.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Aug 2014**
I get #2 a lot. Just last week at a volleyball game! I was leaning over a table working on the line-up and one of the scorekeepers asked how old I was. That's usually what I get "How old are you?", "So what year were you born?" etc.

I answered him (24) and his eyes kind of widened and I knew. "Are you checking out all my grey hair?", I asked. He responded that he was and that he has some grey hair but couldn't believe how much I had.

So...I rarely get other compliments, I'm almost jealous of you Lorriej!
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