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How to Get Rid of Grey Hair

Grey hair is something that will eventually happen to most men, but some might start to see the signs faster than others. While a normal part of life, grey hair is often not something that is considered fashionable, and darned few male celebrities buck this trend by keeping their hair au natural. If you want to know how to get rid of grey hair, then the first step is to make sure you are getting rid of it for the right reasons.

The next step is to ask if you are looking for a short-term or permanent solution (keep in mind that hair grows about one inch every few months, sometimes more, so no result will be without touch-up treatments). Finally, are you looking to introduce a new and exciting change, or do you just want your old hair color back? Once you know which plan of attack you want, getting the results you need is easy.

Here are some expert tips from Male Standard to guide you through the transformation:

1. Men’s Permanent Hair Dye

The most obvious, and often most effective treatment, for grey hair is to dye the entire head and follow up with regular four to six weekly treatments. The trick when dying your hair at home is to choose a reputable brand, invest in a quality product, and avoid dying the entire head more often than is necessary. Men’s hair dyes contain chemicals that can damage or thin hair, but natural alternatives are available (more on that in one moment).

Just for Men Autostop Hair Color Medium Brown

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Just for Men are formulated, as the name would suggest, just for men!

2. Men’s Semi-permanent Hair Dye

If you are looking for a color compromise, or don’t need complete grey coverage, then a milder semi-permanent hair treatment for men might be your best bet. The great thing about these hair dyes is that the color is not as vivid as permanent hair dyes and is less caustic. You should use semi-permanent hair dyes that are labeled for use on grey hair as others may not be strong enough to cover. Note: Grey hair can be colored, but may be slightly lighter than normal.

Clairol Natural Instincts for Men

Another reliable brand that offers a natural looking solution for men.

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3. Non-permanent Spot Correction for Men

If you are newly greying, then a spot corrector could be a fantastic device that will save you from having to take the plunge into chemical based hair dyes for men. These awesome tools come in a selection of colors that can meld into your natural hair spectrum, and wash out meaning you don’t have to stick around with the results if they are too severe. Use the wand to color correct the zones that need attention and you will be good to go!

Dreamlook Greyfree

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4. Natural DIY Hair Colors for Men

Another terrific option when going grey is to step away from hair dyes and look into the world of natural color correctors. Much like hair dye, these can change the look and appearance of hair but contain natural ingredients and do not try to make the hair something it is not. Henna is one of the most popular varieties and is also an ardent conditioning treatment. Use these as either spot treatments, or all over for semi-permanent color ‘glazing.’

Avigal Henna 100% Natural Hair Color

Get back in touch with an old college friend for rich reds and brown color correction.

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5. Grey Hair Prevention

While you cannot avoid grey hair forever, especially if you have a genetic disposition, you can help keep your hair in the best possible shape to reduce the changes of it losing pigmentation due to damage. Grey hair is often a sign your hair does not have the essential amino acids to support growth, so you could benefit from thicker fuller and more colorful hair if you switch up your conditioning treatments!

Pura D’or Grey Hair Prevention: Organic Shampoo

Argan oil is one of the best natural oils to use in your hair for thicker, fuller, shiner hair!

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Tip: Don’t forget to carry out a strand test before dying hair to make sure that the results are something you can live with; always seek professional hair care advice where possible.

Do You Still Want to Know How to Get Rid of Grey Hair?

While you may be unsure about the changes of hair color, many men fail to realize that growing into grey hair can be an immensely rewarding experience. They call those who do a “grey fox” for a reason; women love this look, it exudes confidence from a man who is not ashamed to show that he has been around the block. If you’re still set on getting rid of those greys, then why not leave a comment below and tell us which method you will be using?

The Ultimate Guide to Male Grooming is an expert tool with more than 101 expert tips for men of all ages; find out how to care for men’s grey hair today!