Grooming: Love Your Salt and Pepper
By Nick Burns
While aging has become a taboo for most gay men, gray hair has quietly become a sex symbol. With Anderson Cooper, Eric "McSteamy" Dane and George Clooney sporting graying locks on primetime television, the distinguished look of a man sporting some salt and pepper—especially at an early age—is widely accepted as attractive.
But what can you do once your salt and pepper becomes more salt than pepper? Dying all of your hair can look fake, but luckily, there are a number of products that can help you to reduce the amount of gray on your head without resorting to a major cover up.
Redken for Men Color Camo: This in-salon dye job adds a little more pepper to your salt-and-pepper locks in just one visit to your colorist. Visit RedkenForMen.com to find a nearby salon.
Just For Men Touch of Gray: If you don't want to make the trip to a salon for a dye job, try the DIY approach at home. This super simple, five-minute, brush-in treatment lets you control how much gray you want to cover. Unlike other hair dyes, you won't have to mix anything, so it's mess free and pretty much fool proof. Just For Men Touch of Gray, $7.99, at CVS.com.
Joico Re:Nu Age Defy: Joico's latest haircare system promises to restore color and healthy texture to your locks in five months by stimulating melanin production with a twice-daily Re:nual Serum. In stores May 2008, visit Joico.com/renu for more information.
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