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    Hello all!

    Looking for something that makes my grey/white hair less apparent to have a younger look.

    Many thanks in advance for your answers.


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    Go to a reputable salon in your area and get a Demi permanent hair color service. It will lightly blend the gray to but not take everything out. DO NOT use permanent hair color or go too dark. Recommend not doing it yourself or you could look like you've spilt shoe polish on your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarrodrocks View Post
    Go to a reputable salon in your area and get a Demi permanent hair color service. It will lightly blend the gray to but not take everything out. DO NOT use permanent hair color or go too dark. Recommend not doing it yourself or you could look like you've spilt shoe polish on your head.
    This is excellent advice. I have done this and it looks natural, and the results are long lasting and safe, but needs to be done in a salon as mentioned.

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    Henna shampoo might be worth a try. It tends to stain it (and grout) brown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Henna shampoo might be worth a try. It tends to stain it (and grout) brown.
    Oh no, not this. Over time henna shampoo will change your hair to somewhat orange. I have seen several people that use henna shampoos with this type of results. Best to do it at a salon or just for men works ok too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triceptive View Post
    Oh no, not this. Over time henna shampoo will change your hair to somewhat orange. I have seen several people that use henna shampoos with this type of results. Best to do it at a salon or just for men works ok too.
    LOL, you might be right there. I'm going a little bit grey myself but am letting nature take its course. I have an older friend who used to use Just for Men (black).
    For the first week it was an unrealistic boot polish back, then later it went a reddy brown, at which stage he earned the nickname 'Widow Twanky' (Trad UK panto dame).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    I have an older friend who used to use Just for Men (black).
    For the first week it was an unrealistic boot polish back, then later it went a reddy brown,
    That's the very reason I stopped using that product years ago and started going to a salon. Not only does it look fake when applied, but the color does transition with time in a very unattractive way.

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    I read on a recent article that scientists, discovered how to reverse grey hair. Hopefully this will solve this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GentlemanFarmer View Post
    Hello all!
    Looking for something that makes my grey/white hair less apparent to have a younger look.
    Many thanks in advance for your answers.
    GF
    Leave the colour as it is and enjoy the gravitas it gives you.

    Think Alpha silverback Gorilla!

    As has been said elsewhere, pay attention to styling (I'm thinning as well, so I've gone for a razor cut all over (no. 2 for me)).

    Whatever you do, DON'T try to 'look young/ trendy' with a ponytail or similar. That will just make you look like a prat (or jerk, since this is an international forum ).
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    I've decided to grow old (dis)gracefully. Unless done at a reputable salon it can look utterly ridiculous. Likewise it would never enter my mind to wear a wig. Even the best ones are just this side of awful. Grey hair? George Clooney doesn't appear to be lacking female attention.
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    Just use the stuff they sell in supermarkets like Grecian and its many imitators. The stuff stinks from the lead compound in it, but you can put it on for around 6 hours, then shampoo it off before going to bed. The process is slow, but does take the edge off any creeping grey and it doesn't look unnatural. The Italian made Rinova brand doesn't smell quite as bad as other brands.

    The only thing is, one has to use a very mild shampoo when washing it off, else the process becomes extra slow.

    I've seen guys in their early 30s with grey hair to rival 55 year olds. It just affects some people that way.

    Why look old and "graceful"/"distinguished" when for a few dollars you don't have to?

    If do you want to look older, grow a moustache,.
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    My husband (and some of his friends) has been using Grecian and similar products. I like this because the results you get look very natural.

    And please do not grow a moustache or a beard, which both tend to bring a gloomy mien to an otherwise pleasant face!

    Moreover, it is much more fun to kiss a clean-shaven man.
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    If your hair is black, dark brown or medium brown colored I recommend you use Women's Revlon Color silk Dark brown.
    When mixing it add 5 packets of sweet n low sugar or Equal sugar. This removes the irritants that make your scalp and skin itchy from these over the counter products

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    Lets say I know it works very very well!

    Learned this after trying one million hair dyes. Before the above I used to use Grecian Formula 5 dark brown but as you may know that is no longer in production.

    For my Goat T I use Wolfshead Beard dye dark brown, it is not permanent and must be used daily BUT no harsh chemicals and has a very nice natural look. You just brush it on your beard and thats it,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma View Post

    Moreover, it is much more fun to kiss a clean-shaven man.
    My wife would agree with you on that!
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    Buy American Crew Classic Gray Shampoo, and it will make salt-and-pepper hair look strong. Just add working on your physical fitness and weight; use a good moisturizer and sun screen and you will look great. I am proud of my two-toned hair, and I am glad I have it.
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    I think grey hair is handsome on men, especially the ones that own it. Grey beards if kept well groomed are very striking and powerful.

    In an age which worships youth I know I'm (once again) in the minority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Frances View Post
    Buy American Crew Classic Gray Shampoo, and it will make salt-and-pepper hair look strong. Just add working on your physical fitness and weight; use a good moisturizer and sun screen and you will look great. I am proud of my two-toned hair, and I am glad I have it.
    What our good man Joe said.

    Started to grey early, by end of high school. Was already getting 'silver fox' comments by early 30s. I was not into my grey at all, but now in my mid 40s it's such a part of who I am I've mostly stopped seeing myself as 'grey'. Other people *do* notice it, though, and the attention is mostly nice, I guess. I've been promised bodily harm by various females if I ever died my grey, so I guess it stays.
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