Washington (CNN) – Has President Obama dyed his hair to avoid those pesky signs of age?
It's a question most recently asked by London's The Daily Mail, which compared a recent photo of the president with one taken only a few weeks earlier. In the more recent photograph, the president's hair appears dark black while the older photograph shows a more seasoned look on the Commander-in-Chief.
But rest assured, first lady Michele Obama says, the president is not undergoing any follicle treatments.
"No he's pretty gray," Mrs. Obama told NBC's Matt Lauer Wednesday.
"If he knew he'd be president he would have started dying his hair ten years ago," she added, laughing.
She also said her famous and very visible husband cares little about his appearance - despite repeated praise from fashion magazines that the president is among the best dressed White House occupants in decades.
"I wish that he would focus more on a different color suit, a new shirt. Sasha and I and Malia, we cheer when he puts on a bright-colored shirt."