I say when you go pretty gray you need to leave it in, especially if you're a guy past 40.
Agree or disagree?
I say when you go pretty gray you need to leave it in, especially if you're a guy past 40.
Agree or disagree?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/27/2013|
If people can dye their hair those bright acetate colors, why should a budding eldergay have any qualms about dying his gray hair back to or any other color?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/26/2013|
If it doesn't look dyed, who'll know?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/26/2013|
I have a friend who dyes his beard. He thinks we don't know.
He's 52 and looks like a dad-blamed fool with a dyed beard.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/26/2013|
I don't know why OP is trying so hard with this "gayling" nonsense.
It's not funny. It's not offensive. It's just stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/26/2013|
OP = Bald and jealous
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/26/2013|
gayling has happened, R4. Get to a Starbucks fast and maybe your roomie will slip you a free venti latte so you can save $$ and not eat a meal and it will halp you make half your rent this month
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/26/2013|
It is the "gayling"/"eldergay" troll that has 4 or 5 new threads all of the sudden. lame
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/26/2013|
'Gayling' just isn't happening...
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/26/2013|
I am 29 and I have white hairs coming in at my temples. Am I supposed to dye my hair? I feel like covering my head in hair dye is excessive.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/26/2013|
Still nothing gray below the neck!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/26/2013|
[quote]I am 29 and I have white hairs coming in at my temples. Am I supposed to dye my hair? I feel like covering my head in hair dye is excessive.
You should do whatever you want. If it doesn't bother you, then don't dye it. If it does bother you, then just dye those areas.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/26/2013|
There's a fascinating generational war taking place on the DL these days. A large number of younger gays have joined the website in the past year or so, and some eldergays have been threatened by it. Most aren't, of course, because they are secure in what they know and who they are... But a few very vocal eldergays are apparently quite fearful of their own mortality.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/26/2013|
R13- hunty, puleeze!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/26/2013|
I am gray(ing) and balding and I fucking love it! I Do Not Want to change that at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/26/2013|
We speak English here, R14.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/26/2013|
I've blondified my hair since I was in college and I see no reason ever to stop. Having gray hairs is great because they make coloring easier and they add variation, which is want you want.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/26/2013|
Is "grayling" the opposite of "gayling?"
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/26/2013|
I tried it and got a scrotum burn I'll never forget. I just braid them now and they look like woven silver jewelry when I take my undies off.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/26/2013|
um R8, let me introduce you to R6.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/26/2013|
Mortality has nothing to do with it, R13, but you know that.
swating a gayling by restating the obvious about his jealously over lack of money and power and a manly body is like swatting a fly. Sometimes you ignore it, because it isnt really worth it. Sometimes you just flatten it to be done with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/26/2013|
You are trying way too hard, R21. You assume that everyone cares about money and power. (The part about the 'manly body' is just bizarre.)
Spiral out of control some more, though... It's very entertaining!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/26/2013|
Could you afford some better punctuation, R23? Or did you expend all your boring cash on rent boys? I thought eldergays prided themselves on being smarter than the younger set.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/26/2013|
Please, R20. 'Gayling' is barely above hapax legomenon status at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/26/2013|
It'd leave it as is if I could, but I'm looking for a job and I need to look under 50.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/26/2013|
I have grey hair @53. I love it. I have a full head of hair, albeit slightly receding. Dyeing it looks tacky IMHO.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/26/2013|
Wow, you are really flailing, R26. Lay your palsied hands to rest, dear, and go watch some more low-quality VHS tapes of "Knots Landing".
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/26/2013|
A person who spells out 'doesnt' can't wound anyone, dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/26/2013|
If your skin is aging naturally, you are better leaving the gray. If your face is RED RED RED then you are better off dyeing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/26/2013|
OP is absolutely right. .. These post 40-year olds who think that dying their hair will somehow make their faces look younger, are just kidding themselves. If anything, it ages them! Especially is they go for one solid color. A sort of fun look of highlights and streaks might help them look like up-beat middle aged men, but certainly NOT younger. It's a turn-off to tricks and a source for ridicule from the queens. So,.. be warned!!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/26/2013|
You only notice the bad dye jobs. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm, Ryan Seacrest all dye their hair and they look fabulous.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/26/2013|
Girls, girls! You're [italic]both[/italic] hateful!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/26/2013|
Tom Cruise's dye-job is hideous. A perfect example of a concocted "brown" that has nothing to do with real colors on the planet earth those "purpley" highlights in the sun are a dead giveaway.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/26/2013|
That's a few posts too late, R35.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/26/2013|
It's true. The same guys on here who denigrate dyed hair will then praise the good looks of some hollywood star in his 40's or 50's who has a full head of dark hair. Do you think no one in Hollywood ever goes gray? They just dye it.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/26/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/26/2013|
I'm 41 with salt and pepper, now probably more salt than pepper. I starts going gray probably in my early 20's. I used to dye it because it bothered me, I felt I was too youn and it made me self conscious. I stopped coloring my hair maybe 10 years ago, I'm over it. It's a pain in the ass to color it and you guys are right it looks terrible and fake. I keep a nice short style and I get complements all the timeeven from complete strangers. I like it now.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/26/2013|
oh honey, dont try and tell them anything. They are 20. They know EVERYTHING!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/26/2013|
I like dying my hair. It makes me feel good, and it also looks good. I've tried living with the gray for months and months, but eventually I dye it because I don't like the gray.
Yeah, yeah, we've all heard for years that men with gray hair look handsome and distinguished. Well I'm not one of them. I like my naturally dark brown hair.
And when I dye my hair, I'm very careful to avoid that black shoe polish look because even I think that looks bad. But I like my brown hair maybe with some occasional gray showing just to make it look natural. But all gray or predominately gray? No.
My hair is brown and it's going to stay that way for the forseeable future even if it comes out of a Just For Men bottle.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/26/2013|
[quote]oh honey, dont try and tell them anything. They are 20. They know EVERYTHING!
More proof on just how tone deaf some of you eldergays are.
To you, someone who doesn't agree with you is 20 years old.
Come on, now. There are no 20 year olds here.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/26/2013|
I'm almost 49, with a head of red hair as auburn as the day I was born. When I was a kid, I hated it but never had the guts to dye it; now, I wouldn't think of dying my hair if I go grey. It is always obvious, and it it never look good. If you must dye your hair, do not dye it black; you look like you've plastered your head with shoe polish.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/26/2013|
I'd ask your hair stylist. I started getting gray hairs around 27, which is normal in my family. My stylist told me the gray was going to come in beautifully, so I shouldn't color my hair. It did just that. The only time the gray bothered me was when I was in my 30s and people saw gray hair and immediately thought I had to be in my 40s. Now I'm in my 40s and I caught up to my hair. Still a youthful face here but my coloring works with the gray. Your stylist should be able to tell you if gray will work for you and how it might look when it starts to come in.
My ex still colors his hair. He could pull it off until he was in his early 50s. He looked really young for his age. Now he's in his 60s and it just makes him look older. He won't let it go, though. He's obsessed with looking young.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/26/2013|
I found a gray pube in my fire crotch.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/26/2013|
My graying head hair looks great. But graying chest hair looks HORRIBLE. This is the real reason all those circuit "twinks" started shaving. They were getting old and needed to get rid of the follicular evidence.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/26/2013|
If you want to look masculine, go gray. There's nothing manlier than not giving a shit about your flaws!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/26/2013|
If you can afford a good colorist/stylist, cover the grey until the cows come home. If not, accept the inevitable appearance of age, haggardness and lack of a sex life. I speak from experience. I'm 50 and my colorist has given me back my 30s.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/26/2013|
As you age, your skin color changes, it gets lighter. Dark hair just does not look natural with it.
Also: home dye jobs do not work for men. The color is too uniform. If you must get dyed, you have to go to a good colorist. It cost a good deal of money and you must get it done frequently.
Much better to let it go gray and use a good shampoo made for gray hair.
Get a good hair cut. Or keep it short.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/26/2013|
You wish, R51. No way in hell hair dye regresses a person 20 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/26/2013|
I was just as shocked as you, R53, but dyeing my hair has restored my youth. But, as I said, it's because I pay a good colorist mucho dinero regularly!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/26/2013|
Every guy with hair color in his hair,reading this right now needs to know it shows! I am not trying to be mean. Take a deep breath and try to find the mature adult within yourself! Seriously. This subject has all the makings of a David Sedaris short story. You may have surmised I have strong feelings about this,but ALL(!) hair color/dye shows,especially in daylight! Stop! Just stop. It doesn't look good. It doesn't look "natural. It looks SAD,it looks ridiculous. My hair started thinning in my mid-thirties. If you look at yourself on CCTV,while waiting in line at a bodega you can tell immediately if you have male pattern baldness. The ONLY way to deal with this is to buy your own set of hair clippers and cut off all your remaining hair meticulously(using a mirror,or a fiend,to see the back). Use the shortest guard for the clippers or just use no guard. Oil the blades with a few drops of mineral/baby oil (usually provided with your new clippers) use an old toothbrush to keep the blades hair free between uses. If you're trying to make your thinning hair look the way it used to (and it's taking longer and longer as the years go by.),try the routine I've described above and I guarantee you the positive response will be amazing! Also,your sex life will improve. You will feel clean and fresh (younger?) and neat. One note: you will have one "friend" who (in spite of/because of all your positive feedback) won't be able to stop running her mouth about how much she misses the "old" you(think about it! HA!). Ditch her immediately! This will fit right in with your new look fresh start motif(HA!). Back to hair color,ONLY women can color their hair. They go around talking about it,showing each other their new color. This is the key to what I'm trying to say. Men and women(usually) color/dye their hair for very different reasons. Think about it ,and you'll see I'm right. Men (after a certain age) color their hair to look younger. Inevitably the contrary personalities will now start in with their tiresome harping. Hairdressers(on fire!) will tell you, "if a professional does it,it will look natural",it won't,it's their job to say that. Although,the only thing worse is a DIY dye job(kill yourself immediately,you cannot be helped!!!).
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/26/2013|
R42, typing like teenager via text message isn't making you seem youthful.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/26/2013|
Why do people have to be so absolute about this? Everyone's hair grows differently. Not everyone goes completely silver and specks just look unkempt.
There are ways to manage your colour without going all Mighty Mouse about it.
Let's just agree that whatever you do, it should be done by a professional.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/26/2013|
[quote]As you age, your skin color changes, it gets lighter.
This drives me crazy and makes me look much older than the gray hair does.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/26/2013|
Yeah but R56, the point isn't to hide it. It's just to look nice. Who cares if you colour your hair as long as it's done professionally and looks good? It's not about disguising that you have it done. That's just stupid.
When you live in a world class city everybody has something done - highlights, lowlights, whatever. You think everybody else has completely natural hair? Weaves, extensions, whatever. Don't be ridiculous. There are hair straighteners in the men's locker room at my gym provided for member's use. Male grooming has come a long way, there's nothing to be embarrassed again. It's just about looking good not about deception.
And I don't even have to mention all the plastic surgery. A little hair colour is nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/26/2013|
I'm torn. I just turned 34 and my hair, from the temple to just above the ear, has started to grey. I hate it. I love it men over 40, but I'm not close to that.
Can someone younger pull off dyeing?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/26/2013|
I put a bit of dye in it to soften the gray/brown mix, tilt it back toward brown a little more. I only leave the dye on for half the time that the instructions say. Hair ends up looking 60/40 brown/gray, instead of 30/70 brown/gray. My hair is clipped short so this approach works pretty well for me.
I'm 45. At some point I'll probably give up, give in, and "own" my gray/white hair. But I don't want to yet.
Here is Wayne Newton. He is what you do not want to look like, if you are a man considering dyeing your hair. Or plastic surgery, for that matter.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/26/2013|
In the early 80's I dyed my hair all sorts of colors, but secretly wanted it to be white. Now at 56, (yes I know I should be dead at this advanced age) I'm graying at the temples but it's brown on top.
Last week I had dinner with friends. One of my friends, who is younger than me complained about his beautiful white hair. I told him I would be more than happy to scalp him and sew his beautiful hair onto my head.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/26/2013|
boil some walnuts
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/26/2013|
"dyeing my hair has restored my youth."
No it hasn't. If the dye job has restored your self-confidence then it's probably worth the trouble and expense, but don't make the mistake of thinking that other people believe you're 35.
Take it from a old woman, hair dye has a lot of uses. It can give you a new look, it can make you feel good about yourself, it can cover things you don't like, it can make you look more beautiful or more glamorous, a new color for the hell of it is great fun... but youth? Not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/27/2013|
Grecian Formula is the answer.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/27/2013|
Dye your hair if you must, but you'd also better pony up for the plastic surgery to get rid of the wrinkles, crow's feet, bags under the eyes, etc., or why bother?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/27/2013|