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Dh is not rocking the grey look. Hair dye needed - what are good products for men?

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hmc Mon 17-Feb-14 19:35:56

Personal grooming is not is thing so its down to me to sort. Where do I start? What's good? I don't dye my own hair (not grey yet) so am a bit of a novice

hmc Mon 17-Feb-14 19:36:16

his thing

hmc Mon 17-Feb-14 20:01:36


Philoslothy Mon 17-Feb-14 20:03:18

Does he want to dye his hair?

Roussette Mon 17-Feb-14 20:18:29

Oh please don't. Let him grow into his grey hair. I knew someone who once did this and they looked ridiculous. Men can suit grey hair and I'm sure your DH is no different, it's probably at that in between stage and wil look better in time.

specialsubject Mon 17-Feb-14 20:30:21

grey haired men are attractive!

the grecian 2000 look is ludicrous.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 17-Feb-14 20:33:57

If he wants to dye it he will. No need to sort it for him.

Amethyst24 Mon 17-Feb-14 20:57:05

My DP always says that he has missed the Just For Men window of opportunity - by the time he realised he was grey enough to need it, he was too grey to get away with it without looking like a vain tool. Which is a rampantly sexist observation, but true.

Bluestocking Mon 17-Feb-14 20:58:44

Oh no - dyed hair on men is an abomination. Is he worried about going grey? Perhaps a better haircut would help?

pinkflaming0 Mon 17-Feb-14 21:03:12

Absolutely agree with Bluestocking here I'm afraid. Don't go there.

Ihatemytoes Mon 17-Feb-14 21:05:27

Look at pics of Martin Kemp before and after hair dye. I know what look I prefer!

Ihatemytoes Mon 17-Feb-14 21:07:38

lifeissweet Mon 17-Feb-14 21:09:44

My DP is going grey at the temples. I love it. I think it's really sexy (is that weird). Don't dye it!

polyhymnia Mon 17-Feb-14 21:21:58

Yet another who thinks it would be a real mistake to get him to dye. Much better to leave it grey. I know this might be double standards but have yet to see a successful dye job on a man.

ouryve Mon 17-Feb-14 21:23:43

Does he want to change it? Does he tell you how to wear your hair?hmm

TBH, I've never seen a man who doesn't rock the grey look.

seaweedhead Mon 17-Feb-14 21:24:40

Nooo! Don't do it! He'll look like a news reader!

DrNick Mon 17-Feb-14 21:33:01

Send him to hairdresser

TheFarSide Mon 17-Feb-14 21:34:47

It was suggested on another thread about dyeing grey hair that the reason men often seem to age better than women is because they don't dye their hair. I think there is some truth to this. Greying hair suits our changing skin tones.

Rather than getting men to start dyeing their hair, women should be ditching their own hair dye IMO.

MissScatterbrain Mon 17-Feb-14 21:35:11

I love the silver fox look - never used to rate Martin Kemp but he now looks hot.

Think George Clooney, Paul Hollywood and Matt le Blanc...

arabellarubberplant Mon 17-Feb-14 21:36:45

Good grief.

Just no.

And I would say exactly the same thing to some vain dh if he was taking exception to his wife's grey hair.

Shallow much?

LyndaCartersBigPants Mon 17-Feb-14 21:38:59

Ooh yes, much prefer Martin Kemp as a silver fox. So unfair when I need to do my grey roots every few weeks, but I must admit that I like a man with a bit of grey.

DP has been plucking the odd one out but since he met me in the last couple of years he's got quite a few more and although he's not happy about it I find it really sexy.

Please don't make your DP dye his hair and fgs I plead with all women to leave their man's eyebrows alone too! Nothing worse than a man with obviously plucked brows. Yuck.

TheFarSide Mon 17-Feb-14 21:51:34

Why unfair, LyndaCarter? Nobody's forcing you to dye your hair. Give up: it's liberating.

Partridge Mon 17-Feb-14 21:53:48

Ok, I'll go against the grain here. My dh was going a very harsh and ageing salt and pepper colour.

His hairdresser tinted his temples with this. Obviously the stylist knew the right shade - very subtle and some grey still shows through but it is much less harsh and ageing. He now buys it from eBay and I do it for him. Nobody has ever noticed but he feels much better in himself and he does look younger.

He got the wrong shade once and went too dark which was a disaster however confused.

DrNick Mon 17-Feb-14 21:59:36

But trim the brows. And the ears

Coconutty Mon 17-Feb-14 22:03:00

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