July 14, 2016

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There can be a few moments more guaranteed to strike terror into the heart of the middle-aged male than the tragic occasion on which he steps up to the mirror and realises that, yes, his hair really is going grey.

I noticed the first strands of silver as far back as seven years ago. At first, I was in denial, and would pull out the odd rogue strand by the root and pretend it hadn’t happened, but now there's no avoiding the fact that with my 40th birthday hoving into view, I'm getting greyer and greyer with each passing day.

How grey am I? Well, on the occasions where I unwisely skip a day or two shaving, the grey is extremely noticeable in my beard, but, on the top of my head, I'm not so grey that you would think “old bloke” if you saw me from the other side of the street.


But the inescapable truth is that I will be, someday. And, as grey hair is one of those progressive conditions of life, I think it behoves the modern man to get out ahead of the problem, as a politician might say.

That’s why I’ve taken the decision to start dying my hair, sooner rather than later, in the hope that nobody will be any the wiser when I really do need to do so.

I am rather surprised at myself, as I had never thought of myself as a particularly vain person. But the thought of being grey fills me with horror. I suppose a full-colour head of hair is one of those things you just don't appreciate until it’s gone.

I’m not doing it to please my wife. Whenever I mention it, she leaps to reassure me that my grey hair makes me look distinguished.  I tell her that it might look distinguished on George Clooney but, as we all know, I'm not George Clooney. Plus, distinguished is so last century.

I am not tempted to dye my hair because I want to look young. I'm doing it (I think) for the same reasons that women dye their hair - because I am not yet ready to give up.  But whenever I mention to any of my male friends that I am thinking of reaching for the bottle, they are truly aghast.  Why?

I think the widespread aversion to men dying their hair is a byproduct of the amateurish way we have been going about the process for so many decades.

Men have been conditioned for so long into believing that dying their hair is something they should be ashamed of, that they tend to sneak about in the pharmacy, buying Grecian 2000 and Just for Men without any real idea of what they should be doing, and then applying it on their own in the shower, with rubber gloves, by stealth.

The results are predictably awful.  My wife says that you can always spot a man with dyed hair, but I beg to differ. You can spot a man with badly dyed hair, of course.

But I have no intention of being that guy.

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