Grey hair equals ageing gracefully, but some people’s case is far away from ageing gracefully. You might be wondering why I started with grey. But what would make a man dye his hair if it’s not to cover grey? That one aside, now when should a man stop dying his hair?
A short answer is anytime a man notices unusual changes or when he can no longer dye the hair. The long answer is a gentleman should stop dying his as he enters 50 years, here’s why.
Unlike women with long hair, older men’s hair is short, and the scalp becomes soft and fragile as they get older, which creates a backdoor for easy entry of chemicals into the body, which can cause severe allergy.
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Don’t back out yet, because in this post I am going to show you;
- The unusual signs and changes that are telling you to quit hair dye.
- How to stop colouring your hair even when you can’t stop it (addicted) and
- What happens when you stop dying your hair.
Let’s get started;
5 Signs You Should Stop Dying Your Hair
- You Start Feeling Pains and Itching After Dying Hair
This sign shows that you are becoming allergic to hair dye, that also means your scalp is becoming softer and can’t contend with the hair dye chemical reactions anymore.
2. The Hair Color No Longer Last More Than A week
At this point, the upkeep can become expensive. That is- you start dying weekly, and if you are the type that goes for booking, I believe you will begin dealing with colourists every week.
Well, this also depends on how fast your hair grows. But once you notice that the time frame is drastically reducing, just stop the hair dying.
3. Hair becomes Dry
Hair dye can make your hair becomes dry and brittle if you overdo.
And if you are the type that dyes hair every week, you won’t give the hair enough space to produce natural oils the hair deserves and guess what happens next.
4. Your Hair Becomes Lighter
Some say its myth that there is no way hair dye can make your hair thinner. Well, I will leave everyone to his or her beliefs.
But when your hair starts become thinner, just know that you have gotten to a stage where you have flushed away all the nutrients and weight in your hair strands with the chemical.
Don’t think because you aren’t bleaching or changing to a strange colour means your hair isn’t losing integrity.
5. Hair Starts Falling
After thinning, the hair starts falling. It could be a sign that you are are going bald or suffering from a particular illness or even worse.
This sign doesn’t show that fast, so you won’t notice it real quick. At this point, stop applying hair dye and maybe visit your doctor.
How to Stop Coloring Hair Even When You Cant
If you are reading this part, It is so apparent that you are scared of what people might say—just guessing.
But are you going to continue that way forever? Hell No. So if you are finding it challenging to stop dying your hair, do this.
- Look up to celebrities you know with grey hair as a Model. You see those guys; they are seen by millions of fans now and then, compared them to yourself and finger cross your hand and say, “I can do it.”
- Next is to discard the hair dye box you have inside your wardrobe or shelf. Doing that alone shows how ready you are (I know addicts will find this stage crazy)
- Opt-in for grey men haircuts or lower haircuts and welcome yourself with full courage to the tribe.
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What Happens If You Stop Coloring Hair
A lot of men get scared of what would happen next after they stop covering their grey hair.
But I don’t get it, are they afraid of the natural thing God and nature have given to them?
Or what other people might say? Or maybe they aren’t confident enough to go natural.
Here are things you will like face after you stop dying your hair, and this is how to handle it.
- Your Hair Becomes Gray and Back to Its Natural State: At this point, you are now official welcome to the grey hair world– a world for unique people who are gracefully ageing, be it premature or from birth. Just wear on your confidence pants and walk around with it. At first, people will talk about sudden changes. But smile and reply them pleasantly saying, “it’s lord doing.”
- It starts looking rough in your eyes: At the early stage of embracing the grey, you will start feeling uncomfortable in a public place because you think it’s messy. So what you should like I said earlier– is to go for shorter haircuts, then feed your grey with oil for shines. And don’t forget to change your hair routine to make sure new salt and pepper look fresh every day.
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