why do men of a certain age dye thier hair

  • victor8

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    Jan 04, 2010 6:03 PM GMT
    it usually turns out a color never before seen on earth, or if its a great pro job it still doesn't match thier face or hairline...would you or do you embrace your S&P or greying natural transformation?
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:05 PM GMT
    A common sight I see at the gym.. Hair dye splattered all over the sinks and mirrors in the locker room.

    I've had grey hair since high school. But I shave my head, so it doesn't matter.
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    if a 50 year old is happy with purple hair cuz the "sunset brown" wasnt meant for white hair. then so be it im happy for him too
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:09 PM GMT
    oh piffle....the hair coloring now comes out looking just fine. ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    ok, now let me go add this one to the list of threads that should never show up on RJ ... icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    I LOVE S&P!!
    The more "salt" the better... at different times I had red, blue, green orange and purple hair. (I'm a BIG fan of color)... but as soon as I started getting my salt and pepper I quit dying because I'm sooooo in love with those beautiful diamonds in my hair... on my head, when they start showing up elsewhere I might freak out.

    And there are some ridiculously hot men with grey hair! Anderson Cooper and IguanaSF to name JUST two...
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    S&P embraced. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    Heh..."of a certain age". I had gray hair in high school, so I'm more than used to my s&p. And yikes, my beard...more gray there than anywhere! It'd be a full-time job to keep that shit colored! No thanks.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 04, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    Never have had any reason to do it. But I'm not judging anyone, I mean
    whatever.
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    If a guy's hair is greying in a weird way, I could understand why he would want to dye it. For example, there was this guy at my gym that had mostly dark hair, but he had a few patches of grey hair. It was like a reverse dalmatian on his head. But he seemed pretty comfortable with it and didn't dye it.
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
    I started coloring my hair about 5 years ago. My hair was thinning, so going from my natural brown to blonde masked the thinning quite well. My ex was a stylist with Tony & Guy (London), so I had it cut, bleached and colored every 3 to 4 weeks. It looked pretty natural on me as I have a fair complexion anyhow. Recently I decided to go back to my natural color again as I am treating my scalp with Rogaine. I also had it cut very short. I had not seen my natural color in 5 years so I thought I would be salt & pepper by now. No such luck! I'm still my natural medium brown. Oh well. Maybe in another 5 years...
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    My hair is salt & pepper and I'm proud of it. And that's the way it will stay.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 04, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    I guess some men want to hide the slightest evidence of getting older. I myself have no desire to dye my hair. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of gray mixed into the natural hair color. Furthermore, some of these guys act as if dying your hair a different color will help slow the aging process but what is the point, you are going to get older know matter what. You cannot stop father time.
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:41 PM GMT
    Who really cares?

    Is their hair! They can do whatever the fuck they like with it!
  • masculumpedes

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    Jan 04, 2010 8:45 PM GMT
    Revlon Colorsilk # 32 Dark Mahogany Brown
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    Jan 04, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    I would embrace it if I had it, but at 48, I still only get the occasional random gray hair.
  • Sparkycat

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    Jan 04, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    I color my beard. It naturally grows white with a small amount of black. I color my head hair with the Touch of Gray hair color. It's something I do for myself just because I like it that way. There is no insecurity about age involved. I try not to make decisions for myself based o what other people might think. But, I respect everyone's right to his opinion,
  • MidwesternKid

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    Jan 04, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
    I think when it can make the difference between looking your age or ten years younger, then heck yea i would color my hair too.
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    Jan 04, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    It's not necessarily an age thing. I started colouring my hair when I was 16 - and there was no sign of grey. I just like to change it from time to time. I used to be light blond, had bright red hair for a few months, black and blue a few years and right now I have "tempting chocolate". I'm thinking of trying a lighter brown next, but haven't decided yet.
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    Jan 04, 2010 9:07 PM GMT
    It is very common to color your hair at any age.
  • Webster666

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    Jan 05, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    A lot of the hair dye made for men is really bad.
    You're much better off using women's hair dye, or having it professionally done.

    I was shocked to read (above) that some guys dye their hair in the locker room !

    Premature gray is common on my mother's side of the family.
    So, I do dye my hair.
    Either it looks okay (or good), or everybody's too polite to mention it.
    LOL.

    Coloring your hair takes 10 or 20 years off your looks.
    So, why not ?
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    Jan 05, 2010 12:06 AM GMT
    Grey is sexy!!!
  • baldone

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    Jan 05, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    well,after 12 years of shaving my head, decided to let grow...what i find is incredible salt and pepper, so now wearing close on side and kinda spiky on top, so went one step further and decided to grow the goatee into a beard, close and trim and have gotten more comments in last month that i look about 10 years younger ....omg...grey hair and looks youngericon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 05, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    When I was younger I dyed my hair, but when I grew my beard I had to stop (my facial hair has ginger and my eyebrows are brown...didn't really go with the blue/black I was dying my hair). My hair has grey in it, but I shave it now icon_biggrin.gif

    But I think there is nothing worse than older guys trying to look younger. A guy in my hockey team who is in his 40s (not old, by any stretch of the imagination) turned up to training with his hair dyed brown. And it was a terrible brown. Ugh. I think he learnt from his mistake and has gone back to his normal S&P (which really suits him).
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    Jan 05, 2010 12:16 AM GMT
    Just For Men works wonders but the gray in my beard, when I let it grow out, ruins it!!
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    Jan 05, 2010 12:19 AM GMT
    my boyfriend is 45 and dyes his hair but it looks good. The thing is you have to get the right exact color or for example darker brown hair will end up looking tinted orange especially in the sun. He has a whole process with a special thing he puts in his hair to keep it from being orange.

    Fortunately at 40, I dont have the gray hair problem yet except for my chest hair is starting to turn white. I do think that after a certain age its better not to dye hair. I think if you are over say mid 50s it really starts looking ridiculous