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Men's hair dye more expensive than women's

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Men's hair dye, what a con that is!  If, like me you have been going grey since the age of nineteen then the occasional brush with a bottle of hair dye is a necessity.  No doubt there will come a time when I can cease doing this and grow old disgracefully, but for now I feel much more comfortable looking somewhat closer to my age.

Hair dye for men - it's a blatant rip-off!

The problem I have is that hair dye for men seems to be outrageously over priced when compared with similar products aimed at women.  Why is this the case?  Another thing I have noticed is that the amount of dye you get in the bottle is also a lot less.

Perhaps the companies that make it think they can get away with this because men generally have short hair and women tend to have longer hair.  It's a blatant rip-off in my opinion!

Personally, I don't use the 'just for men' type hair dyes.  I go to the women's hair care section and get my hair colouring product from there.  I'm not embarrassed about this, but I can understand that a lot of men would be nervous at the idea.  It's basically the same stuff though.  It certainly seems to work well enough and how different can a man's hair be from a women's anyway?

Men with grey hair The one I generally use is called Poly Colour and it's usually about 2.  You can find it in quite a few of the cheap bargain shops that sell toiletries and household cleaners.  As my hair isn't that long I usually keep the plastic bottle from the previous package, clean it out obviously and divide the liquid in two, that way I can get two hair colourings for the price of one.  At an average of 1 a month it's a pretty cost effective way of keeping you're colour!

By the way, the reason I'm writing this gripe is because I have just used one of the men's hair dye kits.  It was absolutely rubbish.  It came with a stupid gimmicky brush that's meant to make application easier.  The actual result is lots of little brown dots everywhere and it doesn't really help with the coverage because it didn't get to the ends properly.  I should have just did what I usually do and lather it in with the gloves.  One good thing about it was the development time of ten minutes instead of three quarters of an hour.  Still, I wouldn't pay an extra 5 just for that (it's normally 7!).  By the way, I can't really complain because my girlfriend got the kit for free.  My point is though, why should men pay more for hair dye?

By: Silverhair


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collar

collar

Yes this is one of my personal grooming gripes. I remember a company I once worked for where the boss used to color his hair over two days routinely. It's like he had the attitude 'It's my hair, I can do it when I like', which to me is a very inconvenient and dangerous attitude to hold in the workplace. (Towards the end of the working day is another matter entirely)
collar
29th Jun 14 19:27

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Stephen

Stephen

Some mens hair dye is formulated differently, specifically bleaches for going blonde. However for dark colours, I completely agree, there is no need to buy the more expensive mens formula as the less expensive womens does the job just fine.

And trust me, the only person who cares whether you buy women's hair dye, is you. Other shoppers could care less, and the checkout person will have forgotten it by the end of the day. :)
Stephen
5th Jul 11 10:49

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Mr Arthuritis

Mr Arthuritis

Just like daisy has said men wear grey hair better than women plus men age better all round..So stop worrying about your grey hair..A nineteen year old with grey hair sounds cool to me.....
Mr Arthuritis
2nd Jul 11 10:52

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daisy

daisy

Probably because men can get away with grey hair more, and therefore there isn't much demand for blokes' hair dye.

It's similar to women having to pay loads for razors...
daisy
2nd Jul 11 04:46

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Lolrin

Lolrin

My boyfriend got a haircut in a salon for £9 and told the hairdresser I basically have the same hair style as him and need a trim and she said "yeah ok it'll cost her £15" Go figure.
Lolrin
26th Jun 11 22:47

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Young Meldrew

Young Meldrew

I'm 26 and started going bald at 20. I bought a new razor a few months ago and now I have none at all.

Problem solved!
Young Meldrew
24th Jun 11 12:59

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Mrs speaker

Mrs speaker

That should be buy some nice,n,easy touch up.....You cannot have your cake and eat it young chappie..as I said before womens hair style cuts are 10x the cost of mens.....
Mrs speaker
24th Jun 11 12:26

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Mrs speaker

Mrs speaker

Then the only option is to shave it to a no 2 and but some clairols nice,n,easy touch up....
Mrs speaker
24th Jun 11 12:22

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silver

silver

Mrs speaker that's fine when you are in your fourties and fifties. But grey hair on a young nineteen year old lad isn't right.
silver
24th Jun 11 11:30

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Mrs speaker

Mrs speaker

I am the first to comment..how sad is that..Anyway here goes..don,t you think you are being an incy wincy bit vain after all the coming of grey hair or moon hair is a sign of wisdom..
And anyway have you not compared the cost of a male hair cut to a female hair cut or hairstyle.
My old man can have a hair cut from a local mens barber plus have his little hairy tuffy,s removed from his nose and ears for £11.....
I think the cost of male hair dyes reflects the fact that less men buy the dye in comparison to the sales of female hair colourants because us ladies dye our hair every 8 weeks....
Mrs speaker
24th Jun 11 10:41

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