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Obamahair: Gray vanishes after election

President Barack Obama in July 2012

When Barack Obama campaigns on “change,” does he mean his hair color?

The answer may not be certain, but for all those wondering how to win the battle against a graying head of hair, perhaps winning a presidential election is the answer.

Photos of Obama before and after Election Day show a marked difference in the tint on his noggin.

President Barack Obama on Nov. 14, 2012

Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner was among those who noticed the change, writing, “President Obama’s re-election didn’t just put a bounce in his step. It appears that it also erased his gray hair. Appearing in the East Room Wednesday for his post-election press conference, the chatty Obama displayed a head of rich, black hair. Photos and even the White House live stream of the session showed no more gray. But just a week ago, at the end of his campaign, the president had a head of salt and pepper hair with lots more gray.”

Ironically, on Oct. 25, when Mr. Obama cast his own early ballot, he was asked to show his I.D.

“Now ignore the fact that there’s no gray hair on that picture,” Obama joked to an election official at the time. “I’m just glad I renewed my driver’s license.”

This summer, during a push for campaign donations, the president cited his gray hair.

His plea said, “In 2008 everything was new and exciting about our campaign. And now I’m the incumbent president. I’ve got gray hair.”

And in October 2008, at the annual Al Smith dinner, candidate Obama blamed Hillary Clinton for his gray hair, saying, “She is the primary reason I have all this gray in my hair now.”

Obama’s freshly darkened hair is already being spoofed online, with comments such as: