WHAT IS GRAY HAIR?
As many men age, their hair turns gray, white or a mixture of both. This hair changes color because it has lost its pigment. The pigment loss is either related to complicated chemistry or is a result of genetics. We’re not going to bore you with any of that (or try to spell such big words).
GRAY HAIR DO’S:
- USE SPECIAL SHAMPOOS: Some gray hair takes on an unattractive yellow hue all by itself. Sometimes, cheaper shampoos ramp up or cause this unfortunate yellowing. To counteract such issues, use a shampoo containing blue or violet tints of color to neutralize yellow, brassy tones.
- GET IN CONDITION: As most gray hair rests in the lids of more mature fellas, it’s important for gray folk to condition regularly as mature hair requires increased moisture.
- CAMOFALGUE IT: If gray’s not your cup of tea, a reputable stylist will be able to gently blend it away to match a more youthful look. At-home versions aren’t at the top of our recommended list.
- GET ADVICE: Gray hair, no matter how much, can certainly be enhanced
GRAY HAIR DONT'S:
- LIGHT UP: Smoking greatly increases the accumulation and likelihood of graying. Even if you want gray hair, you shouldn’t smoke – at least according to the Surgeon General.
- PLUCK OFF: Unless you plan on painfully plucking out all the ones that grow back later, this just isn’t a viable solution.
- NOT JUST FOR MEN: Drug-store coloring formulas certainly do cover gray. Problem is, you have to do it yourself and the coverage often looks like shoe polish.