I started getting gray hair in my early 30s, but it has really ramped up now. I'm 41 and probably 1/3 gray. I like it though. It has grown in such a way that it isn't patchy, and kind of looks like I did it on purpose. The bulk of it is around my face, so when I wear my hair down, it looks like I have strips of solid gray under my bangs. When I pull my hair back, as one of my lovely friends exclaimed, it looks like my hair is a completely different color! I'm in the process of growing it back out long, and hoping my curls return to their former glory (they disappeared completely for some reason in the front once the gray started coming in, but it are starting to return?) I don't color it 1. because I feel like I've earned every white hair on my head and 2. because I am far too lazy to keep up with the color and do NOT want the skunk look.