“Sandy hair”

What on earth does “sandy” hair mean anyway? I see it used to describe red hair a lot, but I have never ever seen red sand. I also see it used to describe hair that’s kind of between colors. All the sand I’ve ever seen has been a pale blondish color, though I suppose it could come in any color rocks come in — that’s what sand is, after all, granulated rock. Whenever I encounter an MP with hair listed as “sandy” I take a look at the photo and judge for myself, and usually list it as “sandy blond” or “sandy brown” or whatever color it appears to be to me.

7 thoughts on ““Sandy hair”

  1. Princess Shantae May 24, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    We went to Bermuda when we first got married and their sand is kinda pinkish. There’s beaches in Hawaii and Italy that I know of that are black sand. Just imagine how it must feel to swalk barefooted on black sand that’s been in the sun. Ouch!

  2. Jer May 24, 2011 / 7:59 pm

    I thought it meant blonde-brownish hair that’s more on the blonde side.

  3. Bella May 24, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    I’ve always related it to what they call dirty blonde. Sort of a darkish blonde color.

  4. Princess Shantae May 24, 2011 / 10:00 pm

    I never liked the word dirty blond. It sounded nasty, liek either the person didn’t wash their hair or like a porno movie. lol I usually just say dark blond or light brown.

    • Meaghan May 24, 2011 / 10:28 pm

      My own hair is naturally what some might call “dirty blonde.” Or “dishwater blonde.” Or “dark blonde.” Or “light brown.” Or “butterscotch.” Or even my favorite, “pantyhose-colored.”

  5. forthelost May 24, 2011 / 10:35 pm

    When I think of “sandy” hair I usually think of blond/brown hair. Wet sand is brownish, and that is probably what the darker “sandy” shades are supposed to be like.

    My eyes have had some creative descriptions: “cornflower blue,” “baby blue,” “teal,” and my favorite “robin’s egg blue.”

  6. marycarney May 24, 2011 / 11:56 pm

    My hair is brown with what I like to think of as eco-friendly, all-natural organic highlights. The rest of you may call it gray……

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