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    light and fair hair

    I am reading W. Trevor story (Marrying Damian). He describes a sixty year old man: "His light, fair hair is grey in places now'
    I understood 'fair hair' is a hair with light colour (can be blonde for instance). So what is 'light' meaning here? Is that about colour or anything else?

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    Re: light and fair hair

    It's very likely a redundancy. i.e, a synonym for fair. But it might also mean fine hair, that is where each hair is very thin.

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