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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Chinese Hair Dying - Youth in a bottle

Wall Street Journal today has a page one article titled - Youth in a Bottle. About how the Chinese Leadership all dye their hair black when needed, so you don't see any white hairs. I have seen this among a lot of ethnic Chinese in the US and I would say it's fairly widespread. On why this is done - my 2 cents is age discrimination does live, unfortunately.

I disagree on the author that it's a China only thing because of the majority of the Chinese in China are below 39, since I have also seen this with Taiwanese. I have also seen an increase in red accents in hair in ethnic Chinese women of all ages.

I guess I am lucky my daughter naturally has a slight red tinge to her hair, from my Mother's side that had some redheads.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a hilarious topic that I just have to comment on. Chinese people really do have a thing about going gray. They are rude to even point out gray hair. I have noticed that non-Asian Americans don't seem to have a problem with growing gray. There are Chinese tonics that claim to keep hair from grwoing gray, but I don't think they work. I pointed to my dark-haired, dark-skinned friend that they just have more melanin.

December 26, 2007 at 11:09 AM  

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