Friday, December 7, 2007

This Means War!

For the last week I've been in search of a gray hair shampoo, something to take out the tinge of brassiness that has crept in of late and once again make my mane look bright, shimmering and sensational.  Having gone to 2 local grocery stores, 2 drugstores, 1 pharmacy and 1 Fantastic Sams and being unable to find one single bottle...  I have come to the shocking (ly obvious) realization that the beauty industry is at WAR with gray hair!  Cosmetic Companies have generated billions of dollars telling us that gray hair is ugly, gray hair needs to be hidden, colored over, and shamed from society! It's time to fight back!

 The stores have shelves devoted to color specific haircare products such as Brilliant Brunette Shine Release Shampoo, Sheer Blonde Tousled Tresses Fine Mist Wax, and Radiant Red Color-Keep Anti-Fade Shampoo... not to mention isles of actual hair dye, but I couldn't find one major retailer that even carries Clairol Shimmer Lights.  (Where do the old ladies get their blue hair juice?) Looks like I'm going to have to go to a full out beauty supply store. 

Or launch my own line of Gray-Positive products:  
Gorgeously Gray™ 

You heard it here first...

Coming soon...  Gorgeously Gray™ Glitter Mist Mousse!

Yes, in an aerosol can!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Coop Scoop Rebuke

US Magazine, the only celebrity weekly that isn't a complete pack of lies, has definitively and unoquivically debunked the story alleging that our man Anderson Cooper showers in his underpants at the gym, so that nobody will take camera phone pictures of 'Lil Coop. In the May 14th "True or False" column they quote a rep for the Sexy Salt N Pepper Papi who calls the claim "ridiculous." So there! (In a related news item, 51% of those polled thought that Micha Barton Wore It Best™ !)

Gossip diva and Madame doppelganger Janet Charlton, who started the slanderous story, has yet to post a retraction on her site. She must be feeling guilty because she ran this story about what a great guy Anderson is for giving up his first class seat to a pregnant woman. That was a few days AFTER crowing about how her shower lie got mentioned in Page Six.

(*If anyone DOES have naked shower camera phone pix of Anderson, we wouldn't mind a peek!)

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Where's Taylor's Gray Pride?

They decided to allow Gray Icon Taylor Hicks back onto the Idol last night, even though everyone who works on the show allegedly can't stand him. (Same goes for reporters!) Apparently the $70 Million dollars they raised with Idol Gives Back put the producers in a charitable enough mood to allow Taylor to beg for more money for them... via satellite of course.

Taylor is still working the "I'm Too Str8-Acting to Groom" look. It appears the only styling product he uses is the profuse sweat he generates while exuberantly blowing on his harmonica. Perhaps his lack of concern for making the most out of his mane is the real reason his career has hit the skids.

Our Tip for Taylor: Try a grooming creme like Keihl's Silk Groom, and do more duets with Snoop Dogg!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Shimmer Man

The first just-for-salt hair product I ever used was called Shimmer Lights from Clairol, a dark purple shampoo with matching conditioner designed to keep gray hair from turning brassy and yellow. It was recommended to me by a real Hollywood stylist™, and it was the first time I had ever even heard that gray hair yellows so I ran right out and got some. The bottle was so professional and un-fancy looking that I knew it had to work. Turned out it does, it works great! Not only at making my white hairs bright and near-luminescent, but the purple dye in the shampoo also stained my shower almost instantly! We're talking about ceramic tile! Stained purple in seconds. Glad the landlord never caught it. Pretty much all of the blue hair shampoo I've ever used has done that to some effect including my current fave. Too bad my new bathroom is completely white! So now I use the purple stuff infrequently and carefully, just for an occasional brightness boost. Kinda like WhiteStrips for your hair!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Prematurely Gay

I started going gray in my early twenties. My wavy brown locks started filling in with course, wiry, gray Brillo hair... a gift from my English ancestors. I fought it for a while with the help of Miss Clairol, and when I put down the bottle in my late twenties and let the natural gray reveal itself, THEN people started asking "What are you doing to your hair?" I learned to embrace everything that came with being a Baby Silver Fox. (Did that make me a Silver Kit?) Now that I'm 37, it's not SO unusual anymore I guess. But it is probably my most defining physical characteristic.

This futuristic faux-hawk wave 'do dates from the turn of the century...

Gray for Pay

Welcome to Castle Gray Skull.

A blog dedicated to men with salt and pepper hair.

Like Anderson Cooper, George Clooney, Taylor Hicks, and me!