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Retired sports editor dyes wife’s hair in lockdown challenge

A retired sports editor who dyed his wife’s hair in a lockdown challenge has written about the experience for his former employer.

Charlie Allan, who worked for the Aberdeen Evening Express, turned hairdresser for the day to help his wife Janice.

Aberdeen salon Findlays, where Janice is a customer, has been offering home delivery of hair dye and equipment to clients during the coronavirus crisis.

Charlie wrote a diary of his experience helping Janice for the Evening Express.

Charlie and Janice Allan

Charlie and Janice Allan

He wrote: “The hardest bit was using the pointy end of the brush handle to separate the strands of hair into two lines so that I could properly apply the grey goo.

“Especially when you haven’t handled a comb for half a century and are wearing gloves as tight as most of my clothes have become since this lockdown began.

“A quick shampoo and rinse later and I was standing by the front door, with my best running shoes on, ready to escape.

“That’s not too bad,” said the wife, as I edged back into the kitchen wary it might be a ruse to trap me so that she could wreak vengeance.

“But no, she was right. Even though I say so myself, I had actually done okay.”

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