Getting your hair colored is not a topic you often hear men discussing. If it wasn’t for the “Just for Men” TV commercials, you might no even know that men had the option.
Despite that history, more men are taking the plunge now and having some color applied to their locks. Why? I reached out to Pam Kelly, National Director of Technical Services for Fantastic Sams® Hair Salons, to learn more. Here’s what Pam had to say:
“Yes, some men look great in gray (ever seen how women swoon for George Clooney?), but for others it adds years beyond their true age. Those with a full head of gray can ask their stylist for the ‘progressive method,’ which will gradually get them back to their original color. Of course, he can also ask the stylist for a complete color and dive right back in to the darker color of yesteryears. Or add light colored highlights to help soften the face, giving him a more youthful look. Beyond that, if your hair is thinning, coloring your hair will add thickness. It will also be shinier, which aids in the appearance of more hair. ”
If it’s your first time with hair color, resist the DIY urge and head to a salon. Not only will you get the best results, you can pick up some tips for doing it on your own at home next time around. In addition, Pam offers the following tips help you get the most out of your hair coloring:
“In order to keep the color vibrant, it’s important to follow a color care regimen. Use shampoos and conditioners that are made specifically for color treated hair, which will help in preventing color loss. Also, using a shine spray will accentuate and add shine to the color, and many add sunscreen for UV protection to help stop fading.”
Ben Martin is the CEO of THE FATHER LIFE. He lives with his wife and five children in the Rochester, NY, area.