Here's an article on Slate by a woman who refuses to dye her gray hair. She's 49 and considers herself "prematurely gray." Based on my family history--my dad looks like Santa Claus, and has for a while, and my grandmother is visibly gray in pictures from her mid 30s--and the fact that I'm already getting some white hairs--maybe you haven't seen them, but Justin has--I am likely to be prematurely gray too.
Apparently most women dye their hair for a while when they start going gray, but secretly admire women who don't. And I won't, either because I like to be genuine, or because I am gray and proud, or because the only time I dyed all my hair (not just highlights) my ears itched like hell for two weeks. Or because my husband doesn't care. Take your pick. I still get carded after ten years of legal drinking and am often taken for a lot younger than I am, so I'm kind of looking forward to having a youthful complexion and silver hair, as long as my skin doesn't try to keep up.
9 months ago