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May 10, 2017
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It’s time to stop thinking that dyed hair is strictly female business. Guys can benefit from a good dye job too, you know, especially when it comes to hiding those stray grays. Coloring your graying hair can shake up your image in a way not even a radical haircut can manage. It’s a uniquely effective style choice, and one more men should take advantage of. Plus, newly-colored hair can make you look instantly younger.

Case in point:

Before:

After:

Now, before you run down to the drugstore for a box of hair dye to hide your true age, here’s something you really (really) have to keep in mind: not every color will work for you. In fact, if you’re not careful, you run the very real risk of totally sabotaging your look with an awkward-looking (read: jologs) shade. So choose wisely, gentlemen.

Generally, the Filipino moreno complexion is most flattered by rich hues on the darker side of the spectrum, such as dark browns, while the fairer few out there will be able to pull of lighter browns and even reds. Not adventurous enough? Then stick to your hair’s original color, which is most probably jet black.

Now, once you’ve colored your hair to your liking (whether by yourself or professionally), be aware that if you want to keep that shade vibrant, you need to do some regular maintenance. Here are some hair care tips to remember:

Avoid showering the first couple of days after getting your hair done. The longer the dye is in your hair, the deeper it will set, the better (and longer) the color will stay on.

Less shampoo, more conditioner. In fact, try to only use products that are specially designed to protect the color and moisturize your hair, as your regular shampoo and conditioner may contain chemicals that will lead to fading.

Only wash your hair in cold or lukewarm water. Hot water can actually strip your hair of the color dye.

Be gentle when combing and drying your hair. So use a wide-toothed comb to detangle, and dab-dry or squeeze dry your hair instead of roughly toweling it.

Protect it from the sun. Exposure to sunlight can hasten the fading of the dye, so do your best to keep your head covered when stepping out.

Coloring your hair is a great way to update your look, and it’s easy enough to get done and keep on, so why not try it out once in a while? Who knows, maybe you’re just one dye job away from unleashing your full pogi potential?

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