Gut Rumbles

August 17, 2003

silver hair

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!

Posted by: Jay Solo on August 17, 2003 08:05 PM

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.

Posted by: Da Goddess on August 17, 2003 08:07 PM

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 biggie...enjoy...Night, Trease

Posted by: Trease on August 17, 2003 08:21 PM

Don't color it. Nuthin' wrong with silver.

Posted by: Laura on August 17, 2003 08:27 PM

Silver hair is very sexy.

Posted by: Dawn on August 17, 2003 08:30 PM

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.

Posted by: Velociman on August 17, 2003 08:42 PM

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.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on August 17, 2003 08:53 PM

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.

Posted by: Laura on August 17, 2003 10:04 PM

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.

Posted by: James on August 18, 2003 12:08 AM

Listen to us "wimmen". Don't dye your hair. It looks fake no matter how good your barber is. Gray hair is gorgeous.

Posted by: sonia on August 18, 2003 02:48 AM

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?!

Posted by: Laura on August 18, 2003 07:48 AM

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.

Posted by: Jay Solo on August 18, 2003 08:42 AM


It just suits you, luv, so please don't change it.

Posted by: MommaBear on August 18, 2003 09:09 AM

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?

Posted by: Indigo on August 18, 2003 11:12 AM

Fake hair on men is so gross. You're already WAY ahead since you have hair. Don't mess with a good thing.

Posted by: sugarmama on August 18, 2003 12:00 PM

Silver is very,very sexy!

Posted by: Jennifer on August 18, 2003 12:10 PM

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!

Posted by: Laura on August 18, 2003 01:23 PM

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.

Posted by: sarah on August 18, 2003 02:39 PM

Okay, 8 outta 8.

Posted by: Laura on August 18, 2003 04:07 PM

Gray hair? I always thought it was the chrome coming off the scissors..

Posted by: John on August 18, 2003 04:20 PM

No dye! It never looks real - except on me ; )
S & P is sexy....

Posted by: Ruby on August 18, 2003 06:03 PM

Shit, I'd give my left nut to have hair, period.

I wouldn't care if it was salt, pepper, or freakin' green...

Posted by: Guy Montag on August 19, 2003 07:49 AM


listen to the womenfolk. We menfolk don't like artificial breasts. Same principle applies.

Posted by: Samuel Tai on August 19, 2003 10:02 PM

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.

Posted by: Sheila on August 20, 2003 01:49 PM

Your silver hair is gorgeous. I vote for no dye.

Posted by: dragonfly jenny on August 20, 2003 03:08 PM

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.

Posted by: dayan on March 6, 2004 02:20 PM

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

Posted by: dayan on March 13, 2004 09:57 AM

be unforgettable!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dayan on March 13, 2004 10:00 AM
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