Does he or doesnâ€™t he color his hair? Unfortunately when not done wellâ€”especially when covering up gray--itâ€™s obvious that he does. Not a gorgeous obvious like David Beckham bleaching out his locks, but a sort of strange orange or unnatural red or too-dark hue that shouts not gray. As fast as the baby boomers are turning gray and twenty-somethings are looking to try on a new image, men who color their hair are growing in number. This market has tripled in the last few years, and hair color commercials air on a daily basis alongside Viagra ads.
Itâ€™s okay for a man to want to look and feel his best, but is talking about it a big deal?Â I recently Googled â€œpoliticians who color their hairâ€ and clicked on a 2002 BBC article. I read about former German chancellor Gerhard SchrÃ¶der sparking an international debate when he vehemently denied that he â€œdyedâ€ his hair. That was so five years ago, and denial is out of fashion now.Â Â
Whether coloring for reel life (to get into character) or for real life (to score a few goals and feel your most powerful and sexy), why not?Â Quite a few men have issues about going to a salon for hair color. Most men I have talked to on this subject agree: while coloring their hair, they would rather not run into their sonâ€™s favorite teacher or, if theyâ€™re single, the hot new neighbor theyâ€™ve had their eye on. It is nice to have a private space to do your grooming. After all, you wouldnâ€™t shave or brush your teeth in public!
Itâ€™s simple to do color in the privacy of your own home. All it takes are the right tools, a few other ingredients and a little know how. In my book, The Hair Color Mix Book,Â I devote a whole chapter to menâ€™s colorâ€”color a man can do on his own. The one thing I believe that changes bad color to just plain gorgeous hair is technique. With the right tools and ingredients, hair color can work like magic. Itâ€™s simple for a man to reap the benefits of these easy tricks I provide. For example, in a technique I call â€œDelete the Gray,â€ one of the tools I recommend is an Oral-B toothbrush. Keeping a few gray hairs is actually important. To maintain a natural look itâ€™s best to not cover all the gray; itâ€™s more about taking some of it away. I encourage more men to explore the possibilities. After all, who cares if he does, as long as he does it well!