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!