Hair dying

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    May 13, 2009 3:44 PM GMT
    When should you or not dye the greys?

    Do at home or at hair place?
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    May 13, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    just dont go prematurely brown if you have never been brown...makes you look older!

    go as close to or a litlle lighter than your original tone..........grey hair is hot!

    My dad used to dye is hair...it was always black then went white...he was always going brown!...it dosent work!
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    May 13, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    oh if you do it at home...make sure you put vaseline around your hairline...or you will get a nice ring around your skin.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 13, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
    Never have thought about dyeing hair... I don't have any issues with getting gray yet.. but no plans to dye my hair either.
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    May 13, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    as long as the product doesnt have henna in it (no at home american dyes do) you wont have a problem with a ring on your skin or at least you shouldnt. I personally like gray hair on a man. I personally get white hair not grey, and my white hair does not take dye.
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    May 13, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    I get greys, but you can't really tell right now. My hair's a lovely shade of neon pink.
  • Timbales

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    May 13, 2009 4:56 PM GMT
    I use Just For Men light brown from time to time to cover the silver. It does a great job and is really close to my natural color while giving it just a little boost. It leaves a lot of the natural variation of tone to your hair.
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    May 13, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    When? when you want
    When not to? Well, at over 55, for most of us it will probably become quite obvious that you are - but feel free to continue if you want.
    However, as you age (say after 40somehting) you should go for lighter colors - black hair covering a totally grey head just looks... whaaa? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Try to keep the hair color in tune with the color of your brows.
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    May 13, 2009 7:55 PM GMT
    I have recently gotten my share of gray. So I keep my hair very short, although not shaved. It is much cooler in the summer and minimal upkeep.icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 13, 2009 8:36 PM GMT
    I just found my first gray hair last Friday! It was on my chin. I don't think it will have time to migrate to my head before I lose the rest of my hair there icon_razz.gif
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    May 13, 2009 8:42 PM GMT
    Really tacky to color grey hair....grey looks good on men.
    I love it when guys say they don't LOL I'm a professional, I can tell you do.
    right up there with a toupee
    (sorry if i offend anone on this post...)
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    May 13, 2009 11:22 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI use Just For Men light brown from time to time to cover the silver. It does a great job and is really close to my natural color while giving it just a little boost. It leaves a lot of the natural variation of tone to your hair.


    I second this. I use this same product (except I use the blond color). Like Tim says, this great product leaves a lot of natural variations with you. I have a bunch of colors of blond (dark to lighter) and I just clean up the gray from the temple areas. I don't like gray on me - it just looks dead. Some guys look great with it though. The gray color I produce is not a good look- so I'm not letting it happen. I have great hair - why shouldn't I keep it that way? It only takes a few minutes a week to keep my look the way I want it, so it is not a problem.
  • TadPohl

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    May 15, 2009 7:40 PM GMT
    My boss has peppered hair right now and it is VERY VERY attractive. I saw fotos of him in his youth and he was good looking guy, but the grey in his hair definitely adds a certain charm to his already handsome appearance.

    Gradually get comfortable with grey. There is nothing more sexy than a secure, confident man. It's not the color or cut of your hair, but how you carry yourself with it.
    Take George Clooney for instance. I don't think he was very hot back in the days when he played Booker of Facts of Life or Roseanne, but he got older and let the greys grow....Oooh! His sex appeal increased exponentially.

    I encourage you to not get swept up in our obsession with youth.

    That said...if you do decide to cover up the greys get it done by a pro. Go a subtle, lighter color and have it retouched every month.

    I personally imagine it to be a pain in the ass, but I'm borderline dykish.

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    May 15, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    As middle-aged, it is very unusual for a guy in my age bracket to wear long hair, but I do, and I have done since I was 18. Personally, I don't give a shit what other people think, long hair sets me apart from the stereotyped military-minded Englishman who dwells in the past and mourns over the loss of the British Empire. So it was during my boyhood, and traces of this attitude still linger today. (Just buy the Daily Mail newspaper!)
    At present my hair is salt and pepper, quite different to the jet black that was the hallmark of my youth. But I would never consider dyeing my hair back to its original color, even if it would make me look younger.
    First, I'm proud to have salt and pepper hair.
    Secondly, I grew up to believe that men dyeing their hair is - well let's say - effeminate.
    Rather, I'm hoping that I would see into my seventies with a shock of silvery-white hair.
  • MercuryMax

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    May 15, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    I dunno, but its funny cause i'm gonna dye mine flourescent snow white when i get out of the military.
  • josephmovie

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    May 15, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    I think you can dye your hair when you are young, but after about 35+ it's normal to have some grey, and dying just looks obvious, no matter how well it's done.

  • brianstephens

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    Jun 03, 2009 8:58 AM GMT
    Omg that sucks for you guys, I'm awfully sorry.

    But yeah, I think graying hair looks good on some people.

    You have to make it work for you.

    Steve Martin did a hell of a job of making his white hair work for him.

    I don't think hes attractive in the slightest, but that's not because of his premature hair aging.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 03, 2009 10:59 AM GMT
    This depends on how much grey you have ...
    If it's just a bit at the temples
    you have color it with no problem

    But guys with a lot more risk looking silly

    But why color gray anyway? I think guys with gray hair are sexy
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    Jun 03, 2009 1:15 PM GMT
    I get rid of the grey by running the clippers over my head once a week. Sure saves time in hair care! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 09, 2009 3:06 PM GMT
    I colored mine until 12 years ago, when my hubby found out I had gray hair...he made damn sure that I stop coloring it.