Both men and women dye their hair. In fact, it is believed that at least 60% of women dye their hair. Dying your hair gives you the ability to change your look. Changing your hair color might give you a new lease on life or a self-esteem boost if it looks good. Hair dying can also cover up gray hair, so it can hide signs of aging.
Hair dying is not for everyone. There is no guarantee that the color will turn out fabulous even if you go to a salon. Hair dying can be time consuming, expensive and messy if you use a DIY kit. The color may be hard to maintain and might require monthly touchups. If you are considering going for a color that does not exist in nature, like pink or purple, you can expect to spend time maintaining it once every two weeks. In order to keep your hair looking its best, you may have to use special shampoos and conditioners that are designed to work for color-treated hair.
The chemicals used in hair dye can rob hair of its natural shine over time. Some scientists believe that exposing yourself to the chemicals used in permanent hair dye may increase your risk of developing cancer. Those who already have a higher risk of developing cancer will need to think very hard if hair dying is worth the risk.
If you do dye your hair and are not happy with the results, you can either try dying it again or grow out the bad dye job. Waiting for your hair to grow out might take a while. This might be unacceptable for some people.
Now that you have considered the pros and cons of dying your hair, please answer the questions below to see if you should dye your hair.