Date: May 18, 2017 11:27PM
How come so many people in American (or at least in So. California), appear to prefer the German/Aryan look--as is indicated by all the women in the church who dye their hair blond?
Even some of the most popular movie stars (Marilyn Monroe, being a prime example) followed this trend.
Also, my sister used to sit on our porch steps and put vinegar on her hair, to try and bleach her bangs to blond with the help of the sun. (This was in the early 1950ies.) (BTW, it works!)
Today, look around yourself in church, or at work, or when shopping, and see how many women prefer to be 'blonds' (with gray or dark roots). Maybe all the blonds in the church were due to blond-spreading countries who largely exported 'blonds-by-nature'.
As for me, I was always too lazy to 'become' a blond (too much upkeep). But as a child, I was a 'toe-head' up to about 5-years-old. My cousin, raised in Arizona, was also blond by nature (as the sun there did tend to keep 'born-blonds' blond).
My best friend was a true blond, but she too began to 'help this along' when her hair started to darken. (And, still does.)
About three decades ago, (when I went to church), there was a German young man serving his mission in our area. He stood erect and stiff, as if at attention like a German soldier would stand. At the end of his mission, his parents came to American, to our ward, as he wanted to 'show-us off' to them: Suitably 'blond-enough' to be acceptable to Germans?