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Should A Man Color His Hair? I Say “Why Not?” [AUDIO]

OK, I said it.  You got a problem with that? (Sorry, I’m a little testy, but it’s been the subject the entire morning, and I’m getting a little tired of defending my decision!) 

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photo by Richie Phillips

Like I said, I’m not ashamed to show it off  There are many who “tweak” their hair color and would never admit it.  (But even if I didn’t want people to know, I work with a few people who would make sure that thousands of you are aware of it, so I might as well go with it! LOL)

It became the subject of one of our “Daily Dilemmas” today (a feature that we do each morning starting at 6:20 am, by the way). 
I Googled this topic, by the way  and found an interesting statistic.  According to the NYTimes.com:
“While the number of men over 18 who color their hair doubled from 1999 to 2010, from 3 percent to 6 percent, among men age 50 to 64 the rate has grown even more, from 3 percent to 10 percent, according to Multi-sponsor Surveys, a research”
 So I’m definitely not the only one.  Just the only one brave enough to admit it on radio!  Now I feel better about myself.  Which is the whole reason for doing something like this, now isn’t it?
PS.  I’ve always been a little defensive about my hair.  I’ve sung about it often over the years.  Here’s one example.  This is a parody of George Strait’s “The Chair” (a song that came out in 1982, although I recorded this back in 1991, but it still shows my age, and will show yours if you happen to remember this! )

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So do you color your hair?  Come on, admit it!  Why, (or why not?)  Would love to know! 

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