Why isn't my hair turning gray as I get older?
Byon 31 Aug 2008
At my age, few people believe me that my natural red hair is, well, natural. I'm almost looking forward to getting some grey and leaving it alone just to prove a point of perhaps reverse vanity--that I've never added a single touch of color to my hair. (Red hair is a hallmark of my Irish family. My mother was a red-head, as were two of my father's sisters; and of the 24 kids within my sibling and first-cousin cohort, 6 of us--including my sister and me--were born with red hair.) How common is it for a 57-year-old woman's red hair not to have yet turned grey?