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Calling in the Experts: What's up with Obama's Hair?!
Photoshelter Blog ^ | August 5, 2008 | Rachel Hulin

Posted on 08/17/2008 1:25:32 AM PDT by Schnucki

Whoa. My morning news perusal has brought me several stories discussing Obama's hair color, and the very important debate about whether he has a little Revlon secret.

New York Magazine posted two images of Obama from Getty; the one on the left is from July 27th, and the one on the right is from yesterday.

Their synopsis:

"Barack Obama has begun talking about how he's 'going gray' lately, and it's true -- the man's hair is going silver faster than you can say 'Anderson Cooper with a tan.' So fast, in fact, that we have to wonder at the legitimacy of it. Just last month, Obama's longtime barber said he'd never dyed Obama's hair darker -- implying that the candidate's youthful color is stress-resistant.

But within the last week, the candidate has mysteriously gone nearly fully gray.

**snip**

We hate to call the effects of age into question, but doesn't it look like he's dying his hair to look more distinguished?"

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.photoshelter.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chameleon; hair; obama
This is old, but I couldn't find an earlier post of it.

After seeing the discussion on FR about Obama's hair turning gray between his Hawaii vacation which ended recently and the rick warren thing last night, I went looking around to see if this was noticed elsewhere.

1 posted on 08/17/2008 1:25:32 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki
What's up with Obama's Hair?!

Only his hairdresser knows for sure ...
2 posted on 08/17/2008 1:26:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Schnucki

Remember lurch and his orange fake and bake tan before the debates.
I wonder if Obama is trying to put some grey in so he’ll look more mature in the looming dabates.


3 posted on 08/17/2008 1:32:13 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Obama seeks gravitas through hair dye.
What a phoney!


4 posted on 08/17/2008 1:35:39 AM PDT by kalee
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To: Schnucki

As much as I’d prefer not to give Barry the benefit of the doubt about anything, stress and fatigue really do cause gray hair in some folks. It can come on very quickly.


5 posted on 08/17/2008 1:42:42 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: Schnucki

At least he’s not changing his skin color.....like Kerry did.


6 posted on 08/17/2008 1:46:03 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Five Year Plans and New Deals, wrapped in golden chains...)
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To: Schnucki

maybe it’s the other way...dyeing it black all this time and now has stopped.


7 posted on 08/17/2008 1:53:54 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: irishjuggler
I have read stories about people in Stalin's Soviet Russia, whose hair turned white (with fright, yes) instantly when the KGB came bursting through their door to arrest them in the early hours of the morning and send them off to the Gulag.

It can happen.

Perhaps BO is truly frightened that he's in over his black-haired head. No pun intended.

8 posted on 08/17/2008 1:56:25 AM PDT by bethtopaz (Obama has bipartisan appeal, but you can't win with just Socialists and Communists.)
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To: Schnucki

He’s obviously trying to get the black out of his hair, for what reason who knows?


9 posted on 08/17/2008 2:05:15 AM PDT by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: jerod
He needs to run that theme song for that 70's Clairol or Loving Care shampoo that takes the grey out. He'd have to change the words a little and sing it something like this: "I'm gonna wash that grey right INTO my hair."
10 posted on 08/17/2008 2:24:38 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Schnucki

I think Obama is definitely dyeing it gray. Speaking of hair, I wish Senator McCain would stop doing the combover thing. Giuliani stopped doing it last year and he looks a lot better now. I give him a lot more respect because of it.


11 posted on 08/17/2008 2:27:32 AM PDT by LiberalsSpendYourMoney (Liberalism is a tax on humanity)
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To: Schnucki
The hair?!!

The man had noticable TAN LINES in Hawaii:

Our first HALFrican American presidential nominee...

V... for VERY PALE.

12 posted on 08/17/2008 2:40:00 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: Fresh Wind

See post 12. He went to Hawaii to work on his tan before the convention.


13 posted on 08/17/2008 2:41:13 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: weegee

Link to the original Yahoo/AP photo to show that the photo reference was NOT a FReeper hoax.

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Barack-Obama-Democratic-presidential-candidate-Sen-Obama-Hawaii-Honolulu2C-Hawaii/ss/events/pl/020807obama/im:/080814/480/a5d734e40e3c40258107ab9f54d38b9b/;_ylt=AsoHMk8m0j6Hwwi1EUonv4VrWscF


14 posted on 08/17/2008 2:59:11 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: Schnucki

OK, ya’ll are probably going to laugh, but - my eldest daughter pulled a fast one on my husband and I and dyed her hair black the other day (I’m not happy...). Anyway, the dye she used was a good one. Her hair matches Obama’s previous hair color. A color of black usually only achieved by those with Asian genes. Obama’s hair may be curly, but the “jet” blackness of his previous color to me indicated a definite hair coloring habit. His gray hair actually looks MUCH more natural than his hair before (and nicer, really). I definitely think he’s letting it grow out and the gray is a natural color. It would be VERY hard to dye one’s hair gray with it that short and have it look that natural.


15 posted on 08/17/2008 3:16:40 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (LR's BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: kalee

Amazing.
This inexperienced turd doesn’t know how the National Command Authority is structured - “I’d call in my Joint Chiefs of Staff and issue them a new mission...” - and the media talk is about his graying hair?
Simply amazing.


16 posted on 08/17/2008 3:16:47 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

In all fairness, this isn’t a main-stream media outlet taking up this discussion. It’s a photography blog.


17 posted on 08/17/2008 3:32:53 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (LR's BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: Schnucki

I agree, this is a non-issue. As a side note, every hair on my body went white about 6 weeks after I have a very bad leg break. It was from shock and stress. I was only 42 at the time and much of the white turned back, at least for a few years. Now almost 20 years later I have less white hair than I did just after the accident.


18 posted on 08/17/2008 3:56:03 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: Schnucki

Now we have the fake grey...

Next come the “smart glasses”...

This guy will do anything to seem like less of a lightweight. Somebody should tell him that sailor suits with shorts make a man look Presidential.


19 posted on 08/17/2008 4:18:13 AM PDT by gridlock (Barack Obama is the Sanjaya Malakar of American Politics...)
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If you lived with Michelle your hair would turn gray!


20 posted on 08/17/2008 4:24:10 AM PDT by ncfool (Tell Congress no vacation until we allow Drilling in America!)
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To: Schnucki

Didn’t I watch this scene in Shaka Zulu already?


21 posted on 08/17/2008 4:27:03 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: WellyP

My hair stated turning gray in my early 20s-do you suppose dealing with a controlling, demanding,disabled parent at home and a demanding boss at work six days a week had ANYTHING to do with it?Or maybe it is just genetics?


22 posted on 08/17/2008 4:56:59 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: Fresh Wind
At least he’s not changing his skin color

Well, not yet at least. There's still 10 weeks left!

23 posted on 08/17/2008 5:01:52 AM PDT by library user
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To: weegee

He’s got spray-on tan lines? :O)


24 posted on 08/17/2008 5:02:28 AM PDT by library user
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To: Schnucki

He wants that distinguished Stalin look, with a touch of Mao.


25 posted on 08/17/2008 5:05:42 AM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: library user

Maybe he could borrow some skin lightener from Michael Jackson.


26 posted on 08/17/2008 5:06:41 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: Schnucki

He wants that distinguished Stalin look, with a touch of Mao.


27 posted on 08/17/2008 5:07:31 AM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: Schnucki
the man's hair is going silver faster than you can say 'Anderson Cooper with a tan.' So fast, in fact, that we have to wonder at the legitimacy of it.

Clinton did the absolute same thing when he was running for his first election. Within a year he had gone from brownish colored hair to snow white........all in an effort to make him look "Presidential"

28 posted on 08/17/2008 5:14:11 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Schnucki

Bubba did the same thing. There isn’t an authentic hair on this man’s head or an authentic thought in his head.

Trite, but true.


29 posted on 08/17/2008 5:30:24 AM PDT by Carley
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To: Schnucki

From my years of hair-coloring experience (my hair) - if it is colored darker to begin with, it will fade especially from the grey hairs first, and spending a lot of time in the sun + a chlorinated pool, and salt water, will definitely ‘lift’ the darker color from the grey hairs more rapidly than normal shampooing does.

I would believe he was going grey to begin with, colored it in an effort to look younger for some reason, and realized that the grey was more ‘presidential’.

Telling the truth would be more presidential also, but dems have never figured that out.


30 posted on 08/17/2008 5:37:35 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Schnucki

If it is grayer, it is because of stress. He has shown many symptoms of stress- forgetfulness, crankiness, confusion. My beard went white overnight duirng a very stressful time in my life.


31 posted on 08/17/2008 6:21:58 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is hiding something about his birth, parents or name- but what?)
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To: WellyP

The same thing happened to me in the late 70’s (in my teens). Bad leg/hip injuries and then white hair. It eventually went back to the normal color and is just now starting to “highlight” with gray again.


32 posted on 08/17/2008 6:33:12 AM PDT by CH3CN
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To: Schnucki
What's up with Obama's Hair?!
Or is it just covering his swollen head?


33 posted on 08/17/2008 6:49:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: irishjuggler
As much as I’d prefer not to give Barry the benefit of the doubt about anything, stress and fatigue really do cause gray hair in some folks.

sometimes heavy drug use does too...
34 posted on 08/17/2008 6:52:40 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: Schnucki

35 posted on 08/17/2008 6:57:45 AM PDT by Artemis Webb ("The church is near, but the road is icy. The bar is far away, but I will walk carefully.")
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To: Schnucki

Bill Clinton did the same thing.


36 posted on 08/17/2008 7:02:49 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: SusaninOhio

Just like the need for judges to overturn laws instead of Congress, libs know they can’t be elected without lying.


37 posted on 08/17/2008 7:13:24 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is hiding something about his birth, parents or name- but what?)
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To: WellyP

My older brother lives out in the country and many years ago he had a yellow dog that roamed freely. One day a neighbor came and told him that he had shot a yellow dog with a high powered rifle. He told my brother that he wasn’t sure because he was shooting at a long distance but he thought he might have shot my brother’s dog. He said he was sorry if that was the case but the dog was chasing his cattle all around so he had to do something before his cattle started dying from the stress.
They went and looked for the dog but could not find it, my brother’s dog didn’t come home so he assumed that it had died in some place where they could not see it. Weeks later the yellow dog showed up with GRAY, almost white, hair and you could clearly see where the rifle bullet had passed through just low enough below the spine that it only broke ribs and not the spine. The wound was about halfway between front and rear legs. The wound had completely healed but the scar was easily visible for the rest of the dog’s life. Nobody has any idea how that dog survived but it was a gray dog from then on.


38 posted on 08/17/2008 7:14:41 AM PDT by RipSawyer (What's black and white and red all over? Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Schnucki

body surfing turns hair gray


39 posted on 08/17/2008 7:19:09 AM PDT by woofie
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To: LibertyRocks
The color that your daughter dyed her hair, we have always called “waitress black” because so many older ladies who wait tables used to pick this color. Apologies to any older ladies wait staff out there that I have offended.

I even dyed my hair that color once years ago when I started to go gray. Now my hair is a stylish shade I call taupe because I still have about half dark half light.

40 posted on 08/17/2008 7:27:26 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: stylin19a

“maybe it’s the other way...dyeing it black all this time and now has stopped.”

That’s my guess, stylin19a. The guy really is very vain. (And it wasn’t until he was voted in to the US Senate a couple of years ago that his accomplishments as an ambitious HLS grad were well matched to his years.)


41 posted on 08/17/2008 7:34:58 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: All
Poor Obama. All these island vacations (Virgin Islands, Hawaii) really seem to be taking a terrible toll on him. Maybe beach bumming should be considered above his pay grade too?


42 posted on 08/17/2008 7:48:10 AM PDT by leilani
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To: LibertyRocks

True enough.
Wait and see.


43 posted on 08/17/2008 8:04:55 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: hoosierham

My hair started turning grey when I was in my early-20s as well... I was married early and had a child at that time, but I can’t say it was MORE stressful than my childhood... Anyway, the interesting thing is that it’s just at the top of my head in the front to the right - directly behind my bangs... Now I look like Rogue (from X-Men) if I don’t dye my hair - and people have asked me if I did it on purpose! LOL I just find it strange because while the section of hair turning white is growing gradually, I haven’t started getting gray hairs anywhere else! In fact, the rest of my hair has turned darker with age! (I’m 36 now...).


44 posted on 08/17/2008 8:10:37 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (LR's BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: patriot08; library user

I think that’s the opposite of what Obama wants though. He’s nice and dark now that he took that trip to Hawaii. That will score points with those who think race/skin color has something to do with who you should vote for - the darker the better to fit in with his “First African-American President” (wannabe) image, really.


45 posted on 08/17/2008 8:13:49 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (LR's BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: Ditter

LOL at the “Waitress Black”. What’s wild is that the color is SO deep it almost looks navy blue on my daughter in the sunlight. It’s pretty on her - rather striking really - but it’s going to take me a while to get used to her hair (her natural color is a medium shade of reddish-brownish-blonde - LOL).

I’m still going back and forth between dying my hair, and just letting it grow in as is - I mentioned in a previous post that when I don’t dye my hair I look like Rogue from X-Men. A patch of white at the top that frames my face on the sides! LOL The ironic thing is people have asked me if I bleached that part on purpose?!?! Too funny...


46 posted on 08/17/2008 8:20:43 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (LR's BLOG: http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com)
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To: leilani

Did you do the aging? What software package did you use?


47 posted on 08/17/2008 8:40:42 AM PDT by HundredDollars
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To: LibertyRocks

My daughter did her hair the same way and when I made a comment she went the opposite way and bleached it pure white. KIDS!

My hair is more silvery around my face and darker in the back too. I also have a white spot (a bullseye?) right in back. I decided NOT to color my gray when people started commenting that I had “the most beautiful hair color how did I get it that way?” (I am female BTW) I would reply “don’t mess with mother nature”. LOL!


48 posted on 08/17/2008 8:45:34 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Schnucki

This is very scary, next we will demand to know boxers or jockeys; when a man gets this far it usually means he is already so familiar that his presidency is as certain as the mediocrity; in other words the stylists have already accepted him, warts and all.


49 posted on 08/17/2008 9:06:40 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: HundredDollars
Nope, I swiped it from PopPhoto.com who 'aged' HRC, McCain & Obama to what they might look like at the end of their first term in 2012 a while back.

The editors used Photoshop & this is what they said they did:

- Used the Burn and Dodge tools to deepen wrinkles and paint in age spots.

- Cloned the eyebrows and moved them lower.

- Used the Liquify filter to hollow out cheeks, make jowls, thin out lips, and enlarge ears and noses.

- For Clinton and Obama, brought in forehead wrinkles from separate photos and used the Match Color tool to blend them in.

- For Obama, painted in gray hair on top of his current hair; for Clinton, desaturated with the Sponge tool to make her grayer.

50 posted on 08/17/2008 11:17:02 AM PDT by leilani
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