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Old 04-27-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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My husband who is near fifty just started dying his hair and looks alot nicer. He looks alot younger and may be more competitive for jobs now that he looks younger. His family thinks it is silly and wonders if anyone else dye their hair. Women, they understand but a man?
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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Well ... since you asked -- I think it's silly too. I'm sick of our culture overvaluing youth and causing people to deny their aging. And I feel that way about women, even more than men, because signs of aging in women are treated with disgust.

Tell him to "man up" and embrace his gray.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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I think it's great if he wants to dye his hair, but he has to do it in a shade lighter than his natural hair was. Whats the big deal about his dying his hair. I've known many or most professional men who dyed their hair.
Tell him to "man up" and dye that head of hair if he feels like it.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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No, I do NOT like it when men dye their hair. Most of them do it wrong and the hair is too dark! Gray hair (or no hair) on men is a much better look.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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If he looks good and he likes it who cares what his family or others think. Personally if it makes him feel good about himself or gives him added confidence then I'd say dye away! Obvioulsy other men do since they make products specifically for men.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Hell, no! My boyfriend is only 29, and he wishes he were gray NOW. He's super youthful-looking and baby-faced, and feels that that risks hindering him professionally, because he looks like a kid. He thinks going gray, or at least silver at the temples, early would lend him a look he could use to his advantage. Grass is always greener, you know?
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Many older men--who are competing with younger men for jobs--now dye their hair. It is quite accepted in the workplace, but he MUST get a believable color as in no coal black hair and light brown eyebrows.
The steel shop foreman I knew used Grecian formula from the drugstore, and he actually looked great. And he did it himself.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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if he feels good then he should do it. matters not what other people think
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I don't see anything wrong with a guy dying his hair. It is key for him to find the right color though. There is nothing worse then a man with dyed black hair that looks like it has a blue hue to it. But with a nice natural color close to their own...sure...why not.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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It depends on how much hair he has left. There's nothing quite as silly looking as a man with a mostly bald dome with dyed hair. The look says, "what a phony!"

The problem with hair die is that at some point, the man decides to quit and then....there's that horrid growing out period when his looks change drastically.
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