TRENDING: Obama does not dye hair, Michelle Obama says
February 9th, 2011
07:13 PM ET
11 years ago

TRENDING: Obama does not dye hair, Michelle Obama says

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."

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  1. JC in SC

    Oh come on. Don't tell me he doesn't use something, to go from gray one day and after the weekend, it's black. Maybe Michelle considers that a "rinse" is not hair dye. But he's using something. Maybe a Sharpie pen. Haha

    February 9, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  2. ed bailey

    A few years ago I would have found a reason to chuckle at this story.I still have the highest respect for our president and his family because their warm normalcy which IS genuine.that american dream world was destroyed for me and everybody I care about by the OTHER pilitical party so I have a very unusual attitude about elected officials.president obama, if you are anything like me you have earned every one of those grey hairs so display them with pride.stay loose and stay honest, maybe the rest of the government will change and learn from you!

    February 9, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. Library Lady

    That's it!!!!!!!! Really.......ya gotta be kidding right? With all the smarts this lady has, the support she offers her husbamd, our president, and that is what we need to be concermned with?!! CNN blew it big time even entertaining this eerr, uuuummmm, issue?

    The circus continues. How about we let the man do his job, and let Ms. Obama do hers, I think she's got it. I bet she is even laughing at this one! Wow, her hair....I'm still shaking me brain on that one!

    February 9, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  4. Tony in Maine

    I can't wait to see what the Freepers do with this.

    February 9, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
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