Should Guys Dye Their Hair? Pros and Cons

You hear it all the time from men – that they’d rather be a ‘silver fox’ than resort to dyeing their hair. It’s easy to say this when you still have your hair coming in, though!

If you are unsure about the best course of action for you, we’ve broken down some of the key pros and cons below. When you next go to buy some hair dye, you’ll be able to make your decision based on facts rather than fashion.

Pros of dying your hair

  • You’ll look younger. Obviously, going grey is something that can make you look and feel older. With dyed hair, you’ll naturally begin to feel a bit younger. This can be useful for boosting self-confidence.
  • You can avoid age-ism. Sadly, studies show we still judge people on their looks. This issue will hopefully die off one day, but one benefit of dyeing your hair is that it stops people forming opinions of you based on your perceived age.
  • A whole change. Sometimes a change is as good as a rest. Altering your hair colour might be just the change you need to feel refreshed.
  • No need to change. When we start going grey, we feel like we need to adjust to dressing ‘old’ as well. If you dye your hair, then you don’t need to worry about trying to ‘fit in’, you can simply continue being yourself.
  • It’s pretty easy. When you buy the right kind of natural hair dyes, application is simple and the results last for a long time.

Cons of dying your hair

  • You need to keep it up. Once you start, you can’t really stop - otherwise, the game is up. Keep that in mind, as many people start dying their hair but fail to maintain it.
  • You’ll need to get a good brand. If you buy a cheap male hair dye, you will pay for it in the quality of the finish. Occasionally someone will dye their hair using a cheap brand and end up regretting it due to poor results and hair damage.
  • It can damage already weak hair. If you have weak or brittle hair to begin with, then hair dye could make it worse. Dyes tend to aggravate issues like these, especially dryness.
  • Hair dye is can cause short-term hair issues. From split ends to broken hair, there are problems that can come from dying your hair too much.

What will your choice be? There is no right or wrong answer. If you choose to start dyeing your hair, you need to be ready to put the work in to see positive, lasting results.

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