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We are greying faster than our parents, grand-parents and forefathers. It could be the pollution, it could be the stress or it could be a result of excessive chemically laden food that we eat. That can be researched upon by experts.
But it is no secret that both men and women are looking out for quick fixes to hide the grey strands. Once the hair follicle begins with its colour change, there is no way it can be reversed.
The only solution is to either go for the bald look or better still, opt for a good hair colour. The advantage of choosing the latter option is that you get to choose a colour that catches your fancy.
We have brands advertising across mediums to showcase their women’s hair colour range but then why should women have all the fun?
Well, the truth is that when it comes to grooming and beauty, the industry is so tilted to pamper women that the needs of men are not just overlooked but also royally neglected!
If you are a man reading this and have been thinking of getting your hair coloured but not sure of the options, we have narrowed down some of the best ones.
1. Dr Batra’s Herbal Hair Color Cream
A name synonymous with homeopathy in India, Dr. Batra has a range of products that can be purchased over the counter and a prominent one at that would be the Dr. Batra’s Herbal Hair Color Cream. Enriched with Thuja, Henna and a host of other herbs, the cream wonderfully covers grey without a hint
2. Vegetal Bio Colour Dark Brown For Men
Falling in line with colour that is natural and safe to use on hair is this hundred per cent natural and vegan hair colour brand – Vegetal Bio Colour.
This particular shade of dark brown caught our attention simply because the colour gels so well with our Indian skin tone.
PPD free, this semi-permanent hair colour brings a wonderful shine to your hair with its bio-active ingredients that are essential for hair and scalp.
Just in case you hair is already coloured – be it with henna or any other colour, it is still fine to use it.
The main ingredients of the brand include Indigo, henna, manjistha and coffee. Where indigo, manjistha and coffee give it the desired shade, henna offers UV protection and conditioning.
3. Garnier Color Naturals Men – 1 Natural Black
One of the most well known names when it comes to hair and skin care, Garnier has a range of hair colours for men.
We chose to include their black shade simply because black is the colour most men are comfortable using.
Available at just Rs 104, it is complete value for money. The colours lasts long and the shine and luster it leaves behind is quite impressive.
4. Revlon Top Speed Hair Color Man, Natural Black 70M, (Combo Pack)
This comes as a surprise, right? Revlon is a brand associated with cosmetics and hair colour for women, right?
Well, the brand has something for men too. After all, like we shared before, why should women have all the fun?
Perhaps the brand just understands that so well! This lovely natural black allows you to hide your grey in just 5 minutes with its top speed SUC (speed up coloring) technology!
It is ammonia free with mother of pearl and ginseng root extract for spectacularly shiny hair along with threonine and hydrolyzed keratin that are gentle on the hair.
Apply it all by yourself without having to ask anyone for help. And here comes the biggest surprise!
It comes with a professional retouch brush so that the new grey strands peeping out from your scalp can be retouched whenever the need be.
5. Just Jaivik 100% Natural Indigo Powder for Hair, 227g
Not too comfortable using a hair colour for your hair? We understand. The very sight and smell of chemically prepared hair colours can put us off but then covering grey is essential.
Offering a fantastic all natural solution to having natural black hair, Just Jaivik is a 100 % Natural Indigo Powder for Men.
Free from any form of chemical, pesticides, parabens, preservatives, PPD, ammonia or peroxides, this natural alternative to chemical hair dyes has some fantastic testimonials from those who have tried and tested it.
The powder can be used with or after henna application to get dark brown to black shades.
6. Vegetal Hair Color – Black 100 Grams
Like the name suggests, this is again a brand that offers a natural solution to cover your grey.
We quite liked the delicate fragrance it has that is so unlike other brands that at times are too strong on smell.
7. Splat Rebellious Colors Hair Coloring Kit
We understand that at times you wish the rebel in you makes a guest appearance. How about doing so with colouring your hair in electric blue! Forget the browns, burgundy and the blacks!
A blue shade to your hair will make you stand out. Though let us warn you, this requires you to bleach your hair.
The Spat Rebellious Colors Hair Coloring Kit includes color, bleach and peroxide.
It is a one-time semi-permanent hair colour that is suitable for all hair types and of course, works perfectly fine no matter the age!
8. Aequo Color Men 2N Blackish Brown Organic Hair Colour Kit – 160ml
Offering an all in one solution, this wonder kit from Aequo helps you colour your hair, beard and moustache.
It is a fantastic option for those looking at having their facial hair and hair on their head all in a similar shade.
Most of the ingredients that make up the colour are natural making it safe for use.
9. Bigen Men’s Beard Color, Natural Black B101 (20g + 20g)
Unlike Amitabh Bachchan, not many prefer the look of black/brown hair with white beard.
For those who prefer hiding the grey on their beard, brands are actively launching beard colour solutions.
Bigen Men’s Beard Color offers a fantastic coverage of grey on your beard with its natural black shade. Whether short or long, it colours your beard seamlessly with the goodness of aloe extract and olive oil.
10. Just For Men Hair Color H-55 Real Black
Ah! A brand that is ‘just for men!’ Do you need any more reasons to look further? Here is a fantastic hair color that looks so natural.
But ensure you use a timer. It does stain the skin in case you keep it for longer than the suggested time.
Price: Rs 1,010
Next time you are standing before the mirror and see a grey strand of hair peeping through the black strands, you know which colour to pick up to hide it.Hair coloring if done sensibly is safe. It begins damaging your hair only when done in access with the use of bleach.
Majority of the hair colour brands now come ammonia free but still if you have reservations, we have shared natural hair colouring brands with you too. So go ahead and cover the greys!