Plus, four ways to manage your silver mane in style
By Markham Heid
Going grey? There’s a big silver lining to your changing hair. A Match.com study finds that 72 percent of women find a man with grey hair hot.
Some women say a styled salt-and-peppered look shows you’re a strong caretaker, or that you’re more distinguished and experienced than your peers, says Jennifer J., a long-time celebrity colourist and co-owner of Juan Juan Salon in Beverly Hills.
Just look at stars like George Clooney and John Slattery. Ladies love these handsome guys for their salty locks.
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So it’s time to embrace being a silver fox. Here are four ways to make your grey hair work for you.
Bring Out the Best In Your Grey
Men’s grooming expert and salon owner John Allan suggest finding shampoo that makes grey hair shine and look healthy.
Take a Close Look at Your Tresses
Examine the colour and sheen of your hair. “When grey hair is not clean, silver, and bright, then add some colour,” Allan advises.
Dull, drab grey is not a good look for any man, he says.
Don’t Overdo It
Notice that Allan says “some colour”—not, “Dye your hair and eyebrows coal black or egg-yolk blonde.”
Choose a product that can conceal some of your grey without making hair your hair look unnatural.
Don’t Grow Out the Grey
Grey hair is often wiry when it grows longer, says Jennifer J. The solution: “Keep your hair short and tight, because it will always look more appropriate and more polished,” she says.
Find a style you like, and then stick to it.
Originally published on menshealth.com