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Hair Coloring for Men

Over the years, there have been many debates about the styles of men’s hair. Long, short, perms, baldness, the list goes on and on. Should you wear a toupee? Are there products a man should use on his hair? What about hair transplants? There are many questions as well as debates over all of these issues.
 
The other issue men have is over hair color. The first question is, should men color their hair or not. The next is, what is a reason for coloring their hair that is acceptable. Many men state that covering up gray hair is an acceptable reason to dye their hair. What to use to color men’s hair is a popular question as well.
 
A lot of men feel that gray hair makes them look old, sometimes older than they are. Mostly, men want to regain the looks of their youth by covering up their gray hair. Then the question most of the men have is, “what should I use?” This is the question that stumps many individuals.
 
Metallic Dye
 
There are many hair color products available that are formulated to color someone’s gray hair. Typically, these products use a metallic dye and work over time when you apply the product on a regular basis. The idea of this is to change from gray to a darker color slowly and make the change less noticeable. These products have been used by millions who swear by them. The products do deliver the results that they state.
 
However, some considerations should be taken before beginning to use one of these products. First, if you use this type of product you must be careful when you use other types of hair coloring products or have any other chemical treatments done to your hair. The reason is these products will deposit metallic salts into the hair cortex. The salts are a catalyst for breaking down the hydrogen peroxide in other hair color products formulas. The chemicals from the hair color combined with the metallic salts can lead to hair damage and scalp burns.
 
Additionally, if you use this type of metallic hair color you must take care to not ever get your hair straightened, permed, or a wave treatment that uses an ammonium thioglycolate. The reason is that this chemical combined with the metallic hair dye can cause the hair to literally dissolve.
 
Common Hair Colors
 
Recently, manufacturers of hair color have begun manufacturing and marketing hair colors specifically formulated for men. These products are almost identical to the formulas that women have been using for years. The companies have simply changed the names to allow men to save their masculinity.
 
To determine the type of product that you need, simply determine what you want to achieve by using the product. This will help you choose a product that will meet your needs.
 
A temporary hair color can be used and will only last until you wash your hair again. This is great for those individuals that want to see what their hair will look like without the gray. This type of hair color does not lighten the hair.
 
Demi and Semi permanent hair colors will last for around six to twelve shampoos. This is a good choice for a man that wants to cover gray hair or try a darker color, but does not want to permanently commit to it.
 
Permanent deposit hair color will penetrate the hair and create a permanent change in its color. To get rid of this type of hair color you will have to grow your hair out or get it colored again. If you have already tried a temporary or semi permanent color that you like, you may want to go with a permanent option. You should know that you will have to have the hair recolored about every six weeks and this formula does not lighten the hair.
 
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