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Oct 22, 2020 - 4:15:46 PM

mander

USA

4459 posts since 10/7/2007

I found a grey hair this morning!
You have no idea how many of my contemporaries have been waiting decades for me to turn grey. Given that my mother didn't have a grey hair until she was 80, I feel that, at 60, this grey hair is premature. None the less, it is there.

Should I dye it? If so, what color? Neon Pink, maybe? Or should I yank it out? Put it in a memory album? Have it framed and hang it on the wall?

It is a rather momentous hair. It seems it would be a shame to simply ignore it.

Oct 22, 2020 - 4:26:53 PM

56047 posts since 12/14/2005

I think a tiny frame, or even a locket, up on the wall, would be so nice.

Oct 22, 2020 - 4:40:55 PM
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2306 posts since 4/22/2018

Welcome to the club! Leave it where it is - be grateful that it’s still attached to your head. If you are going to die it, go with the pink - celebrate it rather than cover it up.

Edit.

On the celebrate rather than cover it up comment - I’m working on the assumption that it’s on your head obviously

Oct 22, 2020 - 7:44:42 PM
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Paul R

Canada

13345 posts since 1/28/2010

Celebrate the fact you're not a guy. Most of my grey hairs have long since left my head.

"Hey, Paul, your hair's getting thin!"
"Well, who wants fat hair?"

Oct 23, 2020 - 4:42:25 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

25127 posts since 8/3/2003

Do like I do: tell your kids: This is your fault, you caused every gray hair on my head and I'm proud of them all (G) Tell your friends: I earned this gray hair and I'm going to keep it!

Nothing wrong with gray hair. I've seen some people who have beautiful gray hair and it looks fantastic on them.

Oct 23, 2020 - 4:47:30 AM

215 posts since 9/6/2019

Pluck the first one and save it, dye the rest hot pink and green. My hair started going gray 13 years ago. Coincidentally, that is when my son was born and the rate at which the gray develops, again coincidentally, increases with every year he ages and learns new a different stupid stuff to do from Youtube.

Oct 23, 2020 - 6:05:03 AM
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rinemb

USA

12700 posts since 5/24/2005

My wife spent a lot of money for a number of years fighting off the grey. Then one day a light went on, and she said no more. Bedsides the grey hair thing had become a fashion preference. Now its very silver, at age 69. Looks great. Brad

Oct 23, 2020 - 6:21:12 AM

2306 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

My wife spent a lot of money for a number of years fighting off the grey. Then one day a light went on, and she said no more. Bedsides the grey hair thing had become a fashion preference. Now its very silver, at age 69. Looks great. Brad


Brad

 

my mother in law (73) is still fighting - she spends a lot of money on maintaining this very dark brown head of hair that is so 'realistic' it looks false on a lady of her age.  We wondered if the light would go on during the strict lockdown, but much to my father in law's chagrin, she kept the light off and recruited him to retrain as her new hairdresser smiley

Oct 23, 2020 - 6:26:51 AM
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DC5

USA

14624 posts since 6/30/2015

Grey hair is a badge of honor. I've earned every one of mine, and I wear them proudly.

Oct 23, 2020 - 6:30:29 AM

2306 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by DC5

Grey hair is a badge of honor. I've earned every one of mine, and I wear them proudly.


Amen to that Dave !

and I'm expecting the two causes of most of my grey hairs to walk through the door after finishing school shortly.

Oct 23, 2020 - 6:35:23 AM

56047 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

Do like I do: tell your kids: This is your fault, you caused every gray hair on my head and I'm proud of them all (G) Tell your friends: I earned this gray hair and I'm going to keep it!

Nothing wrong with gray hair. I've seen some people who have beautiful gray hair and it looks fantastic on them.


Reminds me of a cartoon from ummbadiddy years ago.

The mom says 

"Every time you do something bad, I get another gray hair!"

and the teen replies

"Well then, a glance at Grandma proves that you must have been HELL on WHEELS!"

Oct 23, 2020 - 6:50:58 AM

383 posts since 3/26/2009

By mid 30s Mom's hair turned gray and Dad's turned loose.

It seems to be a combination for me, so genetics go, but taking longer. I don't see myself ever dying what I have left, but I have this weird thing going on with my beard where my mustache and side burns are still pretty much black, but my chin is completely white. I often get accused of dying it like that.

Oct 23, 2020 - 7:25:50 AM

516 posts since 10/9/2017

Had my first at age 15, I kid you not. Never had a problem getting served in any drinking establishment. It was great when I was in the corporate world in my 20s and 30s. Now it's surplus to requirements, what I have left anyway.

Oct 23, 2020 - 7:38:06 AM

Owen

Canada

6932 posts since 6/5/2011

 
Originally posted by mander


<snip> Should I dye it? If so, what color? Neon Pink, maybe? Or should I yank it out? Put it in a memory album? Have it framed and hang it on the wall?  <snip>


I doubt many are particularly interested in my hairy tale, but the main  problem I have with my hair is that it is thick enough to periodically become very itchy, mainly on the back of my head.  From time to time I wash it [some sort of medicated shampoo], but relief is temporary. Once in a fairly long while I resort to the one proven solution.... shave it all off.  Feel free to give it a whirl, Mander.  wink

P.S. ...and when I read the OP, I think of the old rugby song.... and that's all I'll say about that!!

Edited by - Owen on 10/23/2020 07:39:47

Oct 23, 2020 - 8:31:10 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

25127 posts since 8/3/2003

mander

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Should I dye it? If so, what color? Neon Pink, maybe? Or should I yank it out? Put it in a memory album? Have it framed and hang it on the wall?

Just reminded me of a lady I knew in the senior citizen's center here. She actually did dye her hair pink .... hot pink. She loved it and thought she look fantastic. I think she was the only one who thought so. As far as I know, it's still pink.

Oct 23, 2020 - 8:38:38 AM

10935 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by mander

I found a grey hair this morning!
You have no idea how many of my contemporaries have been waiting decades for me to turn grey. Given that my mother didn't have a grey hair until she was 80, I feel that, at 60, this grey hair is premature. None the less, it is there.

Should I dye it? If so, what color? Neon Pink, maybe? Or should I yank it out? Put it in a memory album? Have it framed and hang it on the wall?

It is a rather momentous hair. It seems it would be a shame to simply ignore it.


I hate to give you the bad news ..... but that is not the only one.  Once you find one, they start to pop- up everywhere.  It is kind of like waiting for grass seed to germinate.  it seems like it tales forever, and then one day you find one little seedling that has popped up, then you look a little closer and they are everywhere!  Don't fight it ...... looks distinguished!

Oct 23, 2020 - 9:42:28 AM
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Brian T

Canada

17256 posts since 6/5/2008
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Just leave it. Won't be lonely for very long as you will grow so many new friends.

Some gray, mostly white and a few stubborn black ones.
Mom said I had a mix of black, brown and blonde hair as a kid.

Oct 23, 2020 - 1:35:38 PM

5911 posts since 9/5/2006

mine was turning in my early 30s... by 45 i was completely gray to white now its almost white. still thick,, but white ............. do not fear the gray

Oct 23, 2020 - 1:55:26 PM

donc

Canada

6471 posts since 2/9/2010

As a kid I would look at my dad's family photo in his younger years. My grandfather was bald and so were his two sons when they were in their late 20's. It was explained to me that baldness was inherited. Fortunately I got the Swedish genes from my mom. The site of grey hair in my late 20's made me thankful that I still had hair of any colour. The rest of my body is often feeling like a 40 year old Plymouth but my white hair is doing just fine. In more recent years male baldness became a favourable style. Men missing a major portion of their hair will often shave it all off to give it a clean fast look.

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