The women in my family dye their hair. I dye my hair, my mom dyes her hair, my aunts dye their hair. In fact, when one of my aunts visits from the East Coast, what do she and my mom do for fun? They go get their hair dyed. I know not one relative with even a gray hair, and the original color of our locks is a mystery…
Cosmetics companies have scored another victory in the neverending battle against aging naturally. L'Oreal claims it's developing a pill that will prevent gray hair entirely. All you have to do is take a take a pill with potentially risky side effects for the rest of your life!
All of a sudden, it's everywhere. How did gray hair become a "thing"?
According to Hanna Hanra of the Times of London, "growing numbers of women are no longer eschewing the very thought of gray, but embracing a gunmetal mane with pride - and attitude." Oh, and most of them are under 30.
"President Obama didn't look his age when he took office in January," writes Jane Ridley for the NY Daily News. "Ten months later, nobody would mistake him for a kid." We have a Commander in Chief who ages! The indecency!
• We'll point it out again for those who missed it: The First Couple are strict parents. Sasha and Malia have to make their beds, scoop dog poop, and be in bed by eight. •
In today's New York Times, Natasha Singer writes about Anne Kreamer, an author who stopped coloring her hair three years ago. Kreamer's new book, Going Gray, chronicles her dramatic change of hair color, from dyed mahogany to "salt and pebble."