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What do you think of middle aged men dying their hair?

my hubby is thinking about this and I don't know what I think.

Fri. Sep 7, 2:15pm

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middle age men dying hair.

I think on some men it looks ok but have it professionally done

Friday, September 07, 2007, 2:18 PM

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Personally, I hate it.

Nothing wrong with a grey haired man!

Friday, September 07, 2007, 2:33 PM

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My husband dyes his hair and it looks completly natural, he has a lot of hair and looks youtfull. He buys Just for Men, but his hair color is light brown, so there is no contrast. A men I work with dyes his hair too, his color is black, receding and it looks very unatural on his face.

Friday, September 07, 2007, 3:34 PM

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Use a professional for the first time at least! A good professional! He'll want to go with a natural look.

Friday, September 07, 2007, 3:38 PM

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My dad dyes his hair, and has for years. He puts Just for Men just on the part that's grey for almost the recommended time, then he combs it through it all for the last bit, so it blends well. I think as long as you avoide the black color (go for dark brown if you think your hair is really black), you'll be fine.

Friday, September 07, 2007, 4:27 PM

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What do I think about middle aged men dying their hair? Same thing I think about middle-aged women dying their hair... it's kinda sad.

Friday, September 07, 2007, 5:03 PM

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I expect to get into all kinds of trouble for saying something like, but in my line of work I need to take clues from people's appearance, voice, clothing, etc. for reasons of personal comfort and safety, so here goes....

I see a middle-aged men sporting a dye job and my "lecherous creep" antenna twitches. My unfortunate experience is that they are trying to appeal to women at least 20 years younger - like me - which usually involves the sales pitch "I'm the best lover you'll ever have, baby". So while I'm not saying your husband is necessarily like that, I'm sure I'm not the only person out there who will get that impression. So please, leave in some of the gray - it's not unattractive at all!!

Friday, September 07, 2007, 5:28 PM

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What do we mean by "middle-aged"? A guy in his 30's with a lot of grey hair would be justified in dyeing it, I think.

Friday, September 07, 2007, 6:45 PM

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If it makes him feel better about himself then go for it.
Men or women it should make no difference. My advise, (from a beautician) make it as natural as possible.
LIke one poster said, don't go for black even if you think your hair is black. Go for dark brown instead.
Good luck.

Friday, September 07, 2007, 9:12 PM

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Guys in their 30's with grey hair get soooooooo much action it's not even funny.

My beard went gray at about age 30- it didn't change how people looked at me, my mail was not suddenly flooded with offers from the AARP.

Sounds like your husband is having a serious crisis of confidence. Maybe what you need to do is get him out running or going to the gym or something to help him build up his self esteem so that he doesn't need to dye his hair...

Saturday, September 08, 2007, 10:36 AM

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I'm not a fan of men OR women dying their hair, but if it seems important to him, he should try it. But PLEASE, choose the color carefully with a pro whose work youv'e seen and trust, because the wrong color just looks like a neon sign. I know a guy who insists on dying his hair blond and a really gold looking blond, but before he started greying he was an ash blond. It couldn't look any more unnatural if he had a Bozo wig on.

Saturday, September 08, 2007, 11:05 AM

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I like a little gray hair on a man-especially if they're younger. I'm not sure why! I don't think there is anything wrong with men dyeing their hair if it can be done to look natural-which seems to be really hard to do with mens hair color kits.

My question is-why do men's hair color products a) cost less than women's and b) supposedly take only 5 minutes to do? That's not fair!!!!

Saturday, September 08, 2007, 12:27 PM

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My 43 yo brother has been dying his hair for at least 5 years. He uses Just for Men and imho it's much too dark and unnatural looking. My sister's husband gets his hair professionally dyed and it looks 100% natural. The only problem with both is you definitely see "roots" when the hair starts to grow before the next dye job. If your husband wants to keep this a big secret, the roots are eventually going to blow his cover.

Saturday, September 08, 2007, 2:19 PM

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He could do a semi-permanent color - that way, if he doesn't like it, a few shampoos and it'll be gone. And, it'll fade slowly, so the roots won't be as obvious. Though, then each time he dyes it it'll be obvious, b/c it'll have faded back close to grey in the meantime.

Or, he could just do the semipermanent thing the first time to see how it looks, and then switch to a permanent.

Since guys have such short hair (mostly), and the mens products take so little time, it's not hard to do it often enough to keep away the roots. They're typically not going for multi-dimensional, highlighted-, two-tone, etc. like a lot of women, so the DIY stuff usually works, so long as they pick the correct color!

Saturday, September 08, 2007, 2:25 PM

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It really depends What is his natural color.. is it going snow white? Or is it more of a salt and pepper look.... Personally there is something sexy about a man who's natural color is red/ strawberry blonde with fleks of grey .. ohh yum!

Saturday, September 08, 2007, 3:02 PM

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hello! George Clooney, one of the hottest men on earth...peppered with grey!

Saturday, September 08, 2007, 8:58 PM

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I am a hairdresser & Just for Men is a great product. Just use a shade lighter than what you think your natural color is & dye it everytime you get a haircut.

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 10:04 PM

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I say let him go gray. Maybe he'll be less likely to overlook your aging.

Sunday, September 16, 2007, 11:40 PM

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My hubby is 40, and started to dye his hair in the last year--his hair is naturally fine, but very thick and he has very few wrinkles, so he doesn't really look like he's 40....

He's started to do this on his own recently-- I think part of it is that he is in a band, and he doesn't want to look like the "old man"....

Monday, September 17, 2007, 12:42 AM

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My husband is only 37 and all gray. I used to dye it for him and he looked like his age and - he looked good. He was all into it too. Then a male friend of ours basically challenged his manhood when he found out about the dye, and my hubby has ceased and desisted any of my attempts to tame that gray. He's coming around again though.

Monday, September 17, 2007, 5:22 PM

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Can women use Just for Men?

Sunday, September 23, 2007, 11:31 PM

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Premature Gray Man

I'm 36 years and I'm prematurely gray, a condition I inherited from my mother in a form of poetic justice for calling her Whitehair growing up!

When I was mistaken as my mother's husband, that was the deal closer.

I use Just For Men Medium Dark brown. The evening after I get a haircut, I apply Vasoline on the skin of my hairline all around my head and on my ears, follow the directions on the tube, and then apply it to my eyebrows using a Q-tip.

Five minutes doesn't take away five years as the ad says---five minutes makes me look my age.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008, 10:28 PM

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Of course men should not be criticized for changing their hair styles and color!! Good for the men who don't listen to the nay-sayers..

Wednesday, October 08, 2008, 10:45 PM

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