Best product for darkening very short male hair?
August 6, 2013 8:38 PM Subscribe
I've been cutting my hair very short, and discovered that while I didn't mind my graying hair when it was a normal length, it is much grayer-looking when cut this close and does not look good in combination with my untanned white scalp. Can someone point out good hair color products for white guys with extremely short hair?
posted by Another Sock Puppet to clothing, beauty, & fashion (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I kept my hair at a "normal" length (for a man of my age, 50), I didn't care about the gray at all. I recently started cutting it extremely short all over -- somewhere between 1/8-1/4 inch -- because it's simply gotten too thin and it looks stupid any other way. I like it this short, but one aspect is bothering me: the hair color is much lighter and grayer when I cut my hair this short, and in combination with my white, basically untanned scalp, it gives my head an unpleasantly pale, almost sickly pallor. (Even my wife remarked on it, which is highly unusual for her.) I'd like to find something that would darken the gray hairs just a little bit. Can anyone point me to products that have worked well for them? My hair was straight and was brown when I was younger, in case that makes a difference in the choice of products.
I realize this is a stupid vanity, and that hair coloring for almost never looks good on men, but I think in this case, with careful use, it might actually improve things. I'd at least like to give it a try.