I’m too young to need to dye my hair for cosmetic reasons, and I’m rather happy with my natural color (med/dark brown). However, I have experimented with coloring my mustache – it’s blonde with some brown hairs while my beard is brown throughout.
Just For Men coloring for beards, mustaches and sideburns is intended to cover gray, but it worked on the blonde as well. Unfortunately, the final color tends not to match my own very well, looking too red or too black, depending on how it turns out. Add to that the allegations that the stuff can add to one’s cancer risk, and I decided to just be me, blonde mustache and all.
As to the double-standard, men tend to have an aversion to cosmetic products, other than those that cover up odors. I have used foundation to make my nose look normal when it was red and sore once or twice, but that’s about it.
In my opinion, the cosmetics industry is bloated like a zeppelin and needs to be popped. I don’t care how “glamorous” women think they look with several layers of concealing makeup – it’s repulsive (IMO) when compared to the “natural look.” Yes, I know that many women use makeup to look like they’re not wearing any, but I prefer that to the wax-museum rejects I see every day applying foundation, rouge, concealer, mascara, eyeliner, 2 shades of lipstick and who knows what else? I don’t use that many seasonings when I make dressing for roast turkey!! Please – restrain yourselves when applying the stuff, or better yet don’t user any. Most women would be surprised how attractive they arew when not wearing warpaint.
Whoops – da Cap’n seems to have gone off on a little rant there. Sorry 'bout that.