Four Reasons Why Men Should Embrace Going Gray
Are you in a panic over your gray hair? While it may be tempting to treat your gray hair as a moment deserving of panic, know that many women find it desirable. According to Match.com, 72% of women think a man’s gray hair is desirable. There are many reasons for this. Among these reasons are the fact that gray hair can be viewed as a sign of wisdom, being a great father, and potentially even a status symbol of power and career success.
So if you find yourself going gray, don’t shun it. Embrace it. Here are four more reasons why going gray will only be a good thing for your style and your sense of confidence.
1. It Shows You Are a Man Well-Traveled
Women find men with diverse life experiences desirable, and male friends, peers and colleagues will respect it. If you are like most men, you desire to both catch the eyes of beautiful women and earn the friendship and respect of your colleagues. Drawing attention to your life experiences is a surefire way to do just that.
In terms of style, dress up your look by bringing out the best in your gray. Opt for a high-quality shampoo that will make your gray hair shine and look its healthy best.
2. Highlight Your Intrinsic Sense of Confidence
Nothing says confident quite like wearing your gray hair as a badge of honor. But with this confidence comes the need to not overdo the gray. While gray hair looks stylish when short (think George Clooney), when it grows long it tends to look wiry and disheveled.
As such, make sure to keep that gray hair short and well-maintained. This will show the world that you are confident, polished and don’t need to hide a single thing about who you are as a man.
3. A Mix of Gray and Color Is a Compelling Look
Few things in life need to be zero-sum games, and your hair is no exception. Hair products that add a subtle touch of gray can conceal some of your graying hair, all without looking unnatural.
However, avoid overdoing it. If your eyebrows and hair have gone fully gray, dying the hair fully black or fully blonde is just a bad look in general. A tasteful combination of gray and color will showcase the fact that you are a man of age and experience, but you’ve still retained much of your youthful and roguish charm.
4. Gray Hair Is Time-Honored and Future-Proof
While most people think of the timeless looks of Clooney and Connery when they think of gray hair, millennials are getting in on the trend also. Young pop stars and athletes alike are displaying their silver hair, so even if you aren’t going gray, know that gray hair is a stylish and welcome choice.
No matter what your decision for going gray might be, you are in good company should you choose to embrace the gray.