Here's an article that might send you running to the nearest mirror.
A study conducted by the John Frieda haircare brand in the U.K. found that about 32 percent of women under 30 have already started going gray an increase from the 18 percent of women who claimed the same thing 20 years ago. Salons have noticed an uptick of 20-somethings coming in with requests to cover up their grays, too.
So many 20-something women in the study blamed the gray hairs on stress, that the company labeled these women "GHOSTS."
They insist it's not an insult, but an acronym for Gray Haired Over Stressed Twenty Something.
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I'm 25 and I've been fortunate enough not to have any gray hairs -- yet (If I do and just haven't spotted them, someone please let me know, discreetly).
If you want to avoid going gray in your twenties, scientists and doctors advise loading up on foods rich in Vitamin B, like eggs and whole grains. Stressed out people use up more of this vitamin and the deficiency has been linked to hair discoloration.
Quitting smoking, drinking fewer caffeinated drinks, cutting back on your alcohol intake and switching your hair dryer to a lower heat setting can also help keep your locks looking young.
Most experts also say genetics plays a role in going prematurely gray and this explanation could work in my favor. Women on the mom's side of the family tend to go gray early, but on my dad's side, both of my grandparents still have relatively dark hair (with some gray streaks) and they're in their 80s. So I figure I've got a 50/50 shot of keeping my natural color for a few more years.