August 17, 2003
I had my hair cut yesterday morning.
I let it grow long for a while so that it was curly and wild. It really looked like Fido's ass after I wore a hard hat at work and sweated my ass off all day. I thought about putting it back into a pony tail the way I did about a year ago. But I remembered that I resembled an old hippie when I did that, so I just had my hair cut short instead.
I watched all those long, silver locks falling onto the barber's apron and I suddenly felt very old. I asked my tonsorial goddess if she could dye my hair (I also told her that I was violently allergic to henna) and she said that she could, but asked me why I wanted to do such a thing.
"I LOVE that salt-and-pepper look on a man," she said. I looked at the apron and saw a lot more salt than pepper. I suppose I should be delighted that I still have hair at all. Most men in my family were bald before they were 30. I have hair, but it's all
gray silver now.
I think I may color my hair the next time I go to the barber shop.
I have an artificial dick already. Putting a little color in my hair is nothing compared to that.
I used to let my hair get shaggy. Which is what it does, all over the place, while never growing long enough in the back to think about a tail.
Now I can't stand it long. As I posted on my blog the other day, it looks similar to the picture of Edwards on Courtney's blog, but lighter in color and a bit shorter. (At least, it looks like that freshly washed and combed, until it blows around, or gets sweated up and smooshed around. I don't do hairspray or anything like that.)
Long is hot. Hot hot hot. And sweaty and gets too easily slimy and takes longer to wash and rinse. So it's time for a chopping.
Luckily very little of my hair is silver. It's blond and brown and red and whatevr, and the silver or white just kind of blends in. My friends the same 42 years old as me are all or mostly silver. Go me!
Don't dye it. I won't recognize you if you do and that'd be a shame. After all, you ARE coming for a visit, right? I wanna be able to pick you out of a crowd.
I don't think my last note saved, I hope not or they'll be two here...for what its worth I think you have very good looking hair, but a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do so if you dye it, it'll grow back...no biggie...enjoy...Night, Trease
Don't color it. Nuthin' wrong with silver.
Silver hair is very sexy.
Keep it silver like me, old man. Every time I talk about coloring it, the wimmen keep telling me they like it the way it is. Of course, they could be fucking with me.
I've dyed my hair a few dozen different colors as required for various projects. No adverse effects, although orange was pretty odd. Fortunately it was temporary dye that time.
I say go for it and see how you like it. If not, it's not like it won't grow back.
Listen to the wimmen, A-man, and Kim, didn't want to lump him in there with us wimmen, I mean.
We know what we like...don't dye it! Like Dawn says, silver IS sexy.
Wanna try a new hair color without the hassle of dye? Buy a couple cans of hair paint at a costume shop. Have someone spray it on you (so no spots are missed). The stuff washes out easily. It's not something you wanna wear to work, but it's great for experimentation.
Listen to us "wimmen". Don't dye your hair. It looks fake no matter how good your barber is. Gray hair is gorgeous.
Noticed all the guys, except for Velociman, are trying to get you to turn your head of sexy silver to Godknowswhat...why is that? I wonder, hummm. maybe they're jealous, either because they haven't turned yet, or don't have enough to turn. Which one, fellas?
A-man, listen to the experts...don't color
your hair, capeesh?!
Hey, I didn't try to get him to dye! Just made observations about my own. I wouldn't bother to dye mine if it went silver.
My mother had sort of a strawberry blond hair, not quite red. When it started to change, it went in streaks that made it look cool. People loved it and asked where she'd gotten it frosted like that. Maybe mine will do that.
Both my grandfathers had significantly non-silver hair at least into their fifties. Whereas my father and his brother lost most of theirs in their twenties, and what was left didn't hesitate to turn silver.
STAY SILVER !!
It just suits you, luv, so please don't change it.
Don't dye it! Whatever color you opt for will look unreal and fakey -- and that is definitely NOT SEXY. Besides, how much prettier could you possibly get?
Fake hair on men is so gross. You're already WAY ahead since you have hair. Don't mess with a good thing.
Silver is very,very sexy!
See! 7 out of 7 wimmen interviewed all believe you should stay the way you are. That's 100%. And that's unanimous in my book!
I had to weigh in here - I have NEVER seen a guy with colored hair that looked right - trust me, wimmin of all ages like silver.
Gray hair? I always thought it was the chrome coming off the scissors..
No dye! It never looks real - except on me ; )
S & P is sexy....
Shit, I'd give my left nut to have hair, period.
I wouldn't care if it was salt, pepper, or freakin' green...
listen to the womenfolk. We menfolk don't like artificial breasts. Same principle applies.
First you start with the hair on your head (above the shoulders).
Then you realize your moustache is out of balance, so you dye it.
Then you realize that leaves your eyebrows seriously sticking out like little silver sore thumbs, so you dye them.
Then you look down at Roscoe and wonder what the affects of dye would do surrounding your new bionic friend.
Then hopefully you went and had a beer, said fuck it and moved on.
Your silver hair is gorgeous. I vote for no dye.
i have long silver hair and a young face. this freaks people out and i love it. plus, if you have the nerve (like me) you can carry it off very sexily. I do.
dear fellow silver haired beauties, people don't realize how much of the criticism of greying hair has to do with the color business. i say let nature color us beautifully silver and clairol can go out of business!! Dayan
be silver..............be unforgettable!!!!!!!!!!!