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Old 17-06-2011, 09:05
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I have this elderly relative who swears his hair is all natural and has never gone grey. I dont know his age but he's elderly, 60+ and his hair does look dyed to me (uniform colour, dark).

But is it actually possible for some men never to go grey? Anyone ever seen this?
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Old 17-06-2011, 09:08
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I knew an old man of 83 and he still had jet black hair. Not dyed. You could tell it wasn't dyed. Never ever any grey roots and it did look natural.

My uncle is 59 and he's not grey yet. I'm 29 and not grey yet, but a friend is 20 and he has a few grey hairs.

It's called the Lottery of Life.
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Old 17-06-2011, 11:30
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I knew an old man of 83 and he still had jet black hair. Not dyed. You could tell it wasn't dyed. Never ever any grey roots and it did look natural.

My uncle is 59 and he's not grey yet. I'm 29 and not grey yet, but a friend is 20 and he has a few grey hairs.

It's called the Lottery of Life.
How can you tell?

I very much doubt any man in their 80s (or 70s or 60s for that matter) who claims to have their 100% original hair colour. Especially since jet black hair on any white European always looks as if it could be dyed anyway.

Can you think of a single famous old person with provable 100% natural hair colour?
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Old 17-06-2011, 11:38
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My Father is 73 and he only has a little grey hair on his temples, his hair is mousey Brown. People with that colour hair don't usually go grey early.
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Old 17-06-2011, 11:51
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My Father is 73 and he only has a little grey hair on his temples, his hair is mousey Brown. People with that colour hair don't usually go grey early.
Yes I agree that you can have older people where grey hair is not prevalent, but no grey hair at all would be extremely unusual.
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Old 17-06-2011, 11:55
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I knew a man who got to 90 with a full head of black hair - no grey at all.

He said it was a curse and when he needed help -say pushing his car or lifting something heavy peaople did not step forward because it made him look younger than he was.
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Old 17-06-2011, 11:56
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My dad is nearly 70 and hasn't gone grey on his head but his beard is defying him.
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Old 17-06-2011, 11:56
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How can you tell?

I very much doubt any man in their 80s (or 70s or 60s for that matter) who claims to have their 100% original hair colour. Especially since jet black hair on any white European always looks as if it could be dyed anyway.

Can you think of a single famous old person with provable 100% natural hair colour?

Well, I knew the old guy from about 10 years ago, when I used to go for a Sunday drink at the pub with my dad.

Everyone knew this old fella because he had a big mouth and was always bragging he was 83 and not even grey.

I had a good look at his hair every week and it never looked dyed. It was a very natural dark hair. I've worked in hairdressing and I think I could recognise dyed hair.
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Old 17-06-2011, 11:57
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Yes. My FIL is 80 and only just started going grey. Mr H is over 50 and doesn't have a grey hair on his head. To keep up with him, my late mother in law always dyed her hair, but as her original colour had been mousey but by the time I knew her (in her 50s/60s) she dyed it vivid dark brown, it had the effect of making her look like a monkey from 'Planet of the Apes' - little wizened face highlighted by the ridiculous dark hair colour. She also denied dyeing it.

Mr H and his dad are fair haired. Mr goes goes vivid blond in the summer if he's outside a lot. When we came back from the US, everyone accused him of dyeing his hair - but he really didn't.

I started going grey at 16. Although my original colour was very dark, I am blonde now.
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:09
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Alan Bennett doesn't appear to have gone grey. He's not the sort who'd dye his hair.
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:12
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Alan Bennett doesn't appear to have gone grey. He's not the sort who'd dye his hair.
Yep Mr H and his dad have that sort of colour hair, too. Maybe the gene is related to the colour?

I have vitiligo so bits of my head don't even have any colour or pigment - that's probably genetic too.
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:17
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I got my very first grey hairs in my early thirties. Twenty years later maybe 1% of my head-hair is grey. At casual glance people invariably, but wrongly, think my hair is still all its original colour.

If it continues to grey at this rate, then by the time I am in my early seventies about 2% of my head-hair will be grey. I can but hope!
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:23
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Alan Bennett doesn't appear to have gone grey. He's not the sort who'd dye his hair.

Good call. And he's 77, too. Walter Matthau was another who never went grey.
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:25
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I am 38 and very grey,well almost snow white.
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:33
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I am 38 and very grey,well almost snow white.
Have you ever been tempted to reach for the dye bottle?
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:37
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yes, it's possible. look at donald trump.
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:37
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I quite like men with a bit of grey hair. Makes them look distinguished.

Plus I think Philip Schofield is HOT!
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:44
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Grey hair and hair loss/regrowth is predicted to be treatable within the next 10 years. It has now been established what causes both and research is being carried out to:

a) Re-activate hair folicles that have stopped growing hair - in other words regrow hair in bald batches without the need for a transplant.
b) Stimulate the part of hair folicule that produces hair colour so that hair colour returns to grey hair.

Needless to say the main causes of grey hair are:

1) Smoking
2) B12 deficiency
3) Heriditary genetics (i.e if you dad went grey/bald you are likely but not guaranteed to be the same)
4) Stress
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:47
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Have you ever been tempted to reach for the dye bottle?
When I was younger. I was grey at 15. Celtic genetics. I would change it an awful lot. Bright red to purple/magenta.

Then I would go to Haslingden to visit a friend and give the old folk there heart attacks as I was too flamboyant for them ((with my tie dye clothes and pink jeans ))to cope with.
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:47
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I have this elderly relative who swears his hair is all natural and has never gone grey. I dont know his age but he's elderly, 60+ and his hair does look dyed to me (uniform colour, dark).

But is it actually possible for some men never to go grey? Anyone ever seen this?
Are you related to my ex? His supposedly "undyed" hair shines blue when the sun gets on it!
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:52
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Do pubes go grey?
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:53
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Its partly diet and partly genes. Almonds are good for preventing greys.
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:55
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Do pubes go grey?
A friend of mine has grey pubes and he is 34.

My chest hair has gone grey but my pubes are dark when they haven't been shaved off.
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:57
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Yes I agree that you can have older people where grey hair is not prevalent, but no grey hair at all would be extremely unusual.
It is unusual but possible, and nothing to do with gender (I'm not sure why the OP says 'men'). I have known a woman in her 90's with a mane of dark brown hair. It was definitely not dyed because she was living in a care home, where the same hairdresser did everyone.
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Old 17-06-2011, 13:15
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I quite like men with a bit of grey hair. Makes them look distinguished.

Plus I think Philip Schofield is HOT!
I have a thing for men 40+ with greying temples.
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