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My hair used to be dark brown, almost black with natural curls.
When I was around 12, a few silver specks began to show on the right front of my hair. We thought it was silver paint because as a summertime project, I helped my brothers paint the silver fence around our yard. When it did not come out, and more began to appear, we learned that I had inherited an autoimmune condition called Vitiligo. My immune system was attacking the color pigment in my skin/hair. So I developed a silver streak. I hated it in grade school, because the boys taunted me with hurtful names. None of the hairdressers would dye it out of concern for the chemicals in one so young.
In high school and college I learned to accept it. It was the style back then.
Somewhere over time it became beautiful silvery salt and pepper. My friends were envious because their grey was dull and not silver white like mine was.
It was during my liver disease it turned completely white.
After my transplant, when I was taking prednisone for @5 years, I began to grow dark hairs again. Now since I'm off prednisone for the last 3 years, amd once again mostly silver white.
Life is interesting!

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@rosemarya That is interesting. I guess mine is just pure white from age. I really don't know because when I started dying it, I continued from the first white hairs at age 16 until three years ago.( As the brown grew out, the white came in completely white. As you can see from my picture, I have no other color. It's not even salt and pepper—just white. I had said if it came in that yellowish white or some off color I would dye it again, but when it was pure white, I was happy, and my husband likes it too. So bright white is for me. As I said I think of it as age and wisdom.
I'd like to put the picture on my profile instead of Shakespeare, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet. I tried one day, but it didn't work. The computer and I are still trying to be Volunteer Mayo Mentors and not English teachers. It's a big adjustment.

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