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    colors of hair?

    In my country, when people get old, the colors of their hair will turn into white. But I dont know how to call about it in English. Could you please tell me all the names of hairīs natural colors. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: colors of hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by chibi View Post
    In my country, when people get old, the colors of their hair will turn into white. But I dont know how to call about it in English. Could you please tell me all the names of hairīs natural colors. Thanks in advance.
    My hair is beginning to grey.


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    Re: colors of hair?

    Quote Originally Posted by chibi View Post
    In my country, when people get old, the colors of their hair will turn into white. But I dont know how to call about it in English. Could you please tell me all the names of hairīs natural colors. Thanks in advance.
    Old people here have white hair too.

    Hair colours:

    Fair
    blond[e]

    mousy
    light brown

    Brown
    Dark brown

    Red
    Auburn
    Ginger

    Black
    grey

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    Re: colors of hair?

    You can say:

    their (hair)(the color of their hair) (hair color) will turn white

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    Re: colors of hair?

    In AmE, as a person ages his hair first starts turning grey, then eventually (once the top of his head is the color of snow) we will describe him as having "white" hair.

    In AmE, there are almost too many descriptions of hair color (thanks to the shampoo and hair dye industries). For example, a person with light or "yellow" hair used to simply be a blonde. Today, we describe them as a "honey blonde," "platinum blonde," "ash blonde," "champagne blonde," etc., depending on the actual shade of their hair.

    "Ginger" as a description for red hair is strictly BrE. Depending on the hue of their hair, a redhead in AmE might be described simply as a redhead, or a carrot top, or a strawberry blonde. Of course, fashion magazines also use terms such as "titian," "copper" and "mahogany."

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