July 14, 2016

You have arrived at this blog because you have made the decision to start looking into potential options for men's hair dyes. For many guys, going grey can be a real blow to their self-confidence especially when your ‘mates' are constantly reminding you that grey hair is associated with old age.

Whatever your reasons it is about achieving a natural look that you are happy with. Cover some of your greys, cover all of your greys or maybe you just want to revive your natural youthful hair colour, it is all possible by implementing men's hair colour into your grooming routine. Like when you first start shaving there is a few things you will need to learn before you have things locked down.  

These are my tips (by a seasoned pro):

Colour selection

The most common complaint after an application is that the colour result is too dark.  While you are selecting your colour, if you have any doubt, always choose the lighter option of the two you are considering.  Men's hair colours are designed to be very easy on your hair.  Meaning they cannot make your hair lighter than it already is.  This allows the product to easily target the grey hairs as these hairs are lighter than the rest of your hair.  It will make your hair darker, though.  So if you are unsure always go lighter for your first time.  You can always try a darker shade later.


Before diving in, be prepared

You are going to want to have an old towel to clean up with and your phone or watch handy to keep time of the application.

It is not a 5-minute job

Despite what the packaging will tell you on some brands, if you want a good even result for your colour.  You don’t just slam it in and start thrusting.  Take your time and make special attention to detail especially when it is your first time.  Having your phone with you while you are waiting for the colour to do its thing is always a good way to pass the time.


The colour will only last until your next cut

A good product will hold its colour while slightly fading over time to blend with the user's natural hair colour.  In saying this regardless of how long it lasts for, as soon as you visit your local barber shop all of your greys will show through again.  Colouring your hair is also best done after a fresh cut.  So if hair colour is something you want to add to your grooming routine make sure you have your supplies ready after each barber shop stop.
It’s not hard to get good results from day one and over time, you will find exactly what works for you. I have been using at home hair colour for around ten years now.