It seems every year there are new hairstyles to try out. In 2017, pompadours, fades, and undercuts are gaining in popularity. However, something that rarely gets discussed among men is hair dye. Is it because men are ashamed to admit they dye their hair? Or is it because they think it’s only something that women do?
Whatever the reason, you’ll find that men are now starting to discuss their explanations for choosing to dye their hair, and they are actually incredibly varied. Awareness of how to do it correctly is important when it comes to using hair colouring for the first time, but it’s also significant to break preconceived conceptions of using hair dye in general.
A fairly recent BuzzFeed video caught our attention, as it was the story of four young men who had never tried dyeing their hair before, but all had valid reasons for doing so. Let’s discuss the motives and results.
Don’t lack confidence With His Former Blonde Hair
The first man, Edward, appeared to lack confidence with his former blonde hair but also believed that having that particular colour meant he was commonly judged a certain way by the public. Edward thought that young men were simply not meant to colour their hair like women do, but was excited to smash that stigma. Choosing to go for a darker look, Edward’s spirit was boosted almost immediately.
Richardson was the second man to make a change with his hair. He explained that in his culture, it was highly unusual to dye your hair, as it was perceived to be unprofessional. He also said that he thought he was the “boring” one in his circle of friends, and that was making him afraid of a big switch. Going from jet black hair to bleach blonde took Richardson a moment to get used to it, but before long he was completely satisfied with the change. He was happy to get some attention and felt like a new man.
Next up, Luis was simply bored of his colour. He didn’t think hair had to be either light or dark but could be something else entirely. He said that he wanted a try out a new trend of bright hair dyes, and chose purple because of it being his favourite colour. After the transformation, Luis said that the bright colour better matched his fun personality and made him feel like he stood out from the crowd.
Lastly, Yoshi perhaps had the biggest alteration of them all. Having thick dark hair all the way past his shoulders, Yoshi said he was interested in trying out the grey hair trend and prove that grey hair doesn’t have to be embarrassing, but a cool look. In the end, Yoshi’s makeover to silver grey hair made him look almost unrecognisable, but something that he was cheerful about, as he wanted to experiment with his hair even more. His intention was to look like someone from a video game, and he certainly achieved that.