When a man starts getting some “snow on the roof,” he is called a silver fox, but when a woman’s mane begins to fade, she is entering elderly territory and women today are going gray much earlier than their grandmas. A recent study by hair care company John Frieda reveals that almost a third of women under 30 have found one of those telltale hairs a jump from only 18% two decades ago. “In recent years, I’ve definitely noticed an increase in younger clients coming into the salon asking for color to cover their gray,” says John Frieda creative color director Nicola Clarke. “It’s not unusual for me to see a client age 25 with gray hair, and frequently, they put in down to stress.” New research seems to support the theory that stressed tresses lose vibrancy.
I’m sure you are still too young to have any gray hair, but if you do, has your graying started sooner than your parents did and do you think more stress these days might be the cause? Of course it looks really good on some, like birthday boy Richard Gere today.