Monday, March 9, 2009

Obama going grayer.

Less than 50 days in the White House and Obama is already going grayer.

On the front page of the March 5, 2009 New York Times is a picture of Obama’s head with gray hairs easily visible. Apparently, there is the gray hair watch patrol stalking our new president. That has got to suck air knowing that people are watching to see if you are stressed out enough for your hair to start turning gray. Helene Cooper, the author of the article interviewed Obama’s barber to find out what only his hairdresser knows for sure. His barber of sixteen years, Zariff, is pissed that people are accusing Obama of dyeing his hair.

Come to find out that gray hair has specific categories. According to Ms. Cooper, our President has the flecked variety. I must have the streaked variety. However, I am trying to go for the salt and pepper look.

Over the years there has been a before and after shot of each President as he came into and left the oval office. Yep, both Bush and Clinton look stressed and grayer.

Just last week I read an article on Yahoo (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29468796/) about what causes gray hair. The root cause is the build up of hydrogen peroxide which is produced naturally in our body and messes with melanin, the pigment that colors our hair and skin.

Researchers are currently working hard on finding ways to rid our body of the excess hydrogen peroxide thereby helping control the graying of hair.

Clairol is waiting on the edge of their seat for the results.

I’m guessing those pictures of the President’s and their graying hair may be soon become a thing of the past.

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