yuck going grey

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by silvertonebetty, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    Jun 18, 2012
    So the other day i was looking in the mirror and noticed im going grey i was like no how could this be 22 and going grey and to think wen i was younger i thought grey hair was cool now its a bad thing
  2. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    They don't call you silvertone for nothing!!:D
  3. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
  4. Crooner

    Crooner Friend of Fred

    Apr 15, 2009
    I started getting grey in my mid twenties. At first it was a single streak that looked cool. Now I'm quite a bit more grey. For a while it was distinguished, but now I think it just distinguishes me from the young. :D

    It still looks good (I'm lucky - I got my Dad's hair (he's in his 80's and still has a very full head of shiny silver hair), but I've already made the decision that when my dental reconstruction is done and I start gigging again I'm getting the grey colored out. Rock 'n roll is a young person's business and you gotta do what you gotta do.
    If I intended to just sing Standards, I'd keep the grey, as it lends credibility to the whole thing, but for slinging a guitar the rules are different, especially if the goal is the brass ring.
  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I started going grey at 23. My hair was almost totally white by the time I was 27. At least it didn't fall out!
  6. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    l only really started going grey in my forties.. but l was starting to lose my hair in my late 20's... i've got a decent satellite dish at the back of my scone these days... l pick up a couple of extra channels per year!!:D
  7. Kmonz90

    Kmonz90 Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2013
    i started loosing my hair when i was 18 i would welcome grey
  8. Adam Christopher

    Adam Christopher Gretschie

    Jul 20, 2013
    I'm 35, and have lots of grey. I was actually surprised it all sort of appeared so quickly!

    But that's life. There are more important things to worry about! If it bugs you, colour it!
  9. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    ..and here I'm complaining at 48 at some hints of grey poking though the pompadour!
  10. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
  11. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    It makes me look like George Clooney. It makes me look like George Clooney. It makes me look like George Clooney. It makes me look like George Clooney. It makes me.......
  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    There's only one thing worse than getting grey/gray, and that is trying to cover it up!
  13. fletch

    fletch Country Gent

    Oct 19, 2010
    Sydney Australia
    I have very little sympathy for your plight, guys!
    I started going bald in my teens, by twenty-five, I had a bald patch at the back and another at the front, with an isthmas across the middle that looked like a comb-over. So I started shaving my head and keeping the back and sides as short at as possible. Remember, this was in the late seventies and eightires when bouffant haircuts were all the go. Nothing has changed in the last forty years except that all my mates are catching up with me.
    Oh, and I found out that I'm a trendsetter! Twenty five years ahead of the head shaving fashion, that's me!
  14. 6stings

    6stings Friend of Fred

    Aug 14, 2010
    And a comb over on top of that! :D
  15. Like some of the posters here, I have little to no sympathy for people with either bad hair cuts or a bad die job or hair turning grey. I would be happy with an entire head of grey hair. Heck, I would be happy with purple hair. Do you know how hard it is to present yourself as a rocker with a big sate lite dish on your head( phrase borrowed from a previous post thank you) so it's caps and rags
    On the head.

    If the grey really bothers you, come jam with me for an hour and I will cheer you up.
  16. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    I'm one of the 'started going grey in my 20's' crowd.
    Pretty much totally grey by 45 and now I'm like Steve Martin but thin on top!
    Glad I'm not that vain anymore lol
  17. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    I already had a little gray when I married at 39, but it really accelerated then. Seventeen years later I am silver haired. I tell my wife and kids it's all their fault.
  18. afire

    afire Country Gent

    At 38 I'm getting the occasional odd gray hair. My wife likes it. I don't. It interferes with my ability to pretend that I'm not getting old. But like others, I'd trade a lot more gray for a better head of hair. I lost a bunch at my temples from 18-25, and then it just stopped. It could be worse, but it could definitely be better.
  19. plroad21

    plroad21 Gretschie

    Nov 12, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    I'm 32 and have been getting more and more grey hair since about 6 years ago (which interestingly enough coincides with having our first kid...). For a while I tried dying it, but it would only last a few weeks and be right back. My wife doesn't mind it, so neither do I anymore. If anything, I think maybe people take me a little more seriously because of it. Now I'm starting to get silver in the beard too. I say embrace it.
  20. John Pimlott

    John Pimlott Gretschie

    Jul 27, 2012
    Now I feel like a freak of nature!
    I'm 50 next year, my hair is thick and darker than it was when I was 18. I have also grown 2 inches in the last five years.. I don't get it?
    On the plus side, puberty can't be too far away now...
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