There are more hair dyes for men being marketed than ever before. And some would argue that, if you’re fortunately enough to still have our hair, you should be making the most of that to get with the ladies. But should you really go for that final step and apply some color to weed out the grays? There are some pros and cons for this situation which bare thinking about.
Pro: More Youthful Looks
Women as a whole prefer younger looking men. It’s just the truth. If you want to go after the young hotties, you’d be well suited to getting a dye job. You’ll look more like the handsome older man and less like just an old man. This makes a crucial difference in the success rates of men.
If you’d prefer a woman closer to your own age, the salt and pepper look is popular with them. So think about the woman you intend to get with before you make that final choice.
Con: People Who Know You Will Notice
If you have a significant amount of gray hair, the people who know you will notice when it’s gone. If you go from brown and grey to a rich chestnut overnight, you’re going to have to do some explaining. If you’re married, you’ll probably have to start the explanations with her. If you don’t like being teased, you probably want to avoid dying your hair. Colleagues can go a little far with the whole teasing situation.
Pro: You Don’t Have to Update Your Photo
On dating sites, in the interest of being honest, it’s best to update your profile photo whenever something changes about you. Your gray hair is only going to get more gray. If you have to keep updating to catch the spread you’re going to be in a tough situation indeed. But if you dye and you’re going to keep dying you don’t have that problem. Your hair is going to stay the same color year in and year out. No maintenance profile.
Con: High Maintenance
If you expect to be able to pass off your dye job as your natural color you’re going to have to work at it. Keeping strict track of your hair, renewing every six weeks and all of that is very important. If you’re going for a color lighter than your natural color (such that you’d have to regularly bleach your hair), you’d have to get special shampoo to make sure your hair doesn’t fall out. There’s a reason so many women get their hair colored at a salon. It’s hard to do. If your hair grows fast, you might even have to touch up your roots between full dyes. If you stop, it’s going to be even more noticeable than when you started. Be sure you’re ready to commit before you dye.