JENNI MURRAY: SJP can remove gray hair. I can not!

What’s to be laughed about in the new series Sex And The City when the four friends whose youthful antics in Manhattan we follow week after week are reduced to three?

Without Samantha’s vivid and complicated sex life, which she handles with the utmost care, we’ve only got the serious ones — Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie), Kristin Davis (Charlotte) and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) — all embracing their vibrant middle age. getting old. .

Judging by this week’s shoot of SJP and Cynthia in New York, they’ll be trying to convince us they’re completely content with aging—going gray while still marching through the streets of New York in giddy high heels. I doubt Kim Cattrall will approve of gray hair as she approaches 65 and, frankly, neither will I.

Jenni Murray says she won’t accept the trend of growing gray hair like Sarah Jessica Parker seen filming in New York this week (pictured, left, with Cynthia Nixon)

It seems to have become fashionable for some older women. Meryl Streep has done it as well as Helen Mirren, Andie MacDowell, Jodie Foster, who all showed off their shades of gray at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, while the hashtag #greyhairdontcare is trending on social media and has been used nearly 430,000 times.

Perhaps the silver fox look will be accepted by women as it usually is in men.

No one ever told George Clooney that his gray hair made him a less-than-usual sex symbol.

Perhaps a gray-haired woman is no longer considered suitable just to play with grandmother or hide at home with her knitting.

But all the women mentioned above are lucky. In order for gray hair to look pretty and not make you appear, as I did, like one of the evil wizards at Macbeth, you have to know what kind of gray hair will appear on your head in its natural state.

All the stars of the film seem to have soft, silky hair that has aged wonderfully to an almost baby blonde hue.

They also have the most skilled colorists in the most expensive salons to add a little tone to their aging locks or the kind of luck that gives them perfect bone structure, beautiful eyes and beautiful gray hair.

It was chemotherapy that taught me the difficult lesson my mother struggled with.

Like me, she is a natural brunette who, in her 50s, develops a gray gleam on her fringes. It wasn’t pretty silver, but a hard iron gray. For a while she dyed it, then decided that it was too expensive to do it regularly and maybe too hard for her hair along with the regular perm she does every month.

She suggests if your hair is white or silvery, go for it and let the color grow. But if it grows hard pepper and salt or iron gray, hurry to the hairdresser

He left her alone and never stopped saying how much she hated him.

I was 56 years old when I discovered my natural state. Chemotherapy after breast cancer removed all of my hair which was its natural color, no dye, I hadn’t seen since my early 40s.

As it started to grow back, I saw my genetic inheritance written in big letters; gray throughout, but it was dark, hard, pepper and salt. Yes, I look like an angry ancient badger.

My oncologist was astonished when the first question I asked him as I began to feel more human was not the progress of cancer treatment, but how quickly I dared to stain because of the chemicals in the dye.

‘Whenever you like,’ was his somewhat skeptical response.

I can’t go to the hairdresser fast enough.

Looking like the old me, makes me feel better. Who cares about having only one breast as long as the hair looks good?

So here’s my advice for those thinking about making the jump: It’s very important to check what’s coming up at the roots before going on the whole trend and following the star-studded trend.

If it’s white or silvery, go for it and let the color grow. Pepper and salt or hard iron gray get to the hairdresser quickly.

You need confidence, and he needs business.


Jenni revealed her son was a huge Super Mario fan in the ’90s, and was very surprised when the Super Mario 64 game, from 1996, (pictured) sold over the weekend for £1.1 million.

Around 1996 my two boys loved to play Super Mario. So imagine my surprise when a Super Mario 64 game, from 1996, sold out over the weekend for £1.1 million.

If only I had my sons keep their toys in boxes and take good care of them. I’ll look in the attic next door to see what survived.

Like Nicky Campbell, I know words hurt

‘Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words will never hurt you.’

I used to hear that saying as a child when someone said something that hurt my feelings. I try not to get angry if I get teased for being useless at math or useless at climbing ropes at the gym.

But I’ve learned as I get older that words can cause as much damage as sticks and stones can.

This is a lesson broadcaster Charlie Brooker needs to learn. Nicky Campbell has revealed she is depressed and unable to get out of bed for days when Brooker describes her as a ‘damn stain’ and as the Antichrist. Painful words, in print, on TV or on social media. Everyone should pay attention to the dangers they may pose.

The necklace worn by model Bella Hadid (pictured) on the Cannes red carpet is huge, dipped in gold and echoes the shape of the bronchi in the lungs

There’s some pretty hefty pieces of jewelery on display on the Cannes red carpet at the annual film festival, but none more whimsical than the necklace worn by model Bella Hadid to complete the decolletage of her Schiaparelli gown.

It was large, dipped in gold and echoed the shape of the bronchi in the lungs. Shouldn’t the lungs be behind the breast and not in a position to hide one’s assets?

Space flight – which planet are they on?

Up, up and down went Richard Branson, soon followed by Jeff Bezos, as they led the way in the billionaire spaceflight arena. Will there really be daily flights for tourists for £180,000 per pop?

Will they really head for the moon or Mars? Hasn’t enough damage been done to our planet by long-haul flights? Are we ready to give these playboys permission indiscriminately to pollute more of the planet? I wouldn’t take part as a matter of principle even if I could afford it.

Which, of course, I can’t!

  • It was great to see England’s best players on the pitch at Wembley on Sunday, despite the sad result. It’s a shame to see otherwise; toxic masculinity among robbers, disgusting fans. May England coach Gareth Southgate and his beloved team be role models for the next generation of young people.

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