The Popularity Behind Going Grey | Greg Berzinsky

—Josh Lawson

Greg is back to talk about what it's like to get grey hair. He gets a lot of comments across social about his grey hair. He asked the question a few videos back about dying his hair, and the overwhelming response was "Please, don't!" He gets so many comments from people saying they just can't wait for their hair to go grey. This generally comes from younger guys in their 20s, where grey hair won't show up for another 15 years or so.

What is the fascination with grey hair? Greg has grey in his hair and beard and they only reason he would dye it, would be to play up the grey more or try out a different style. None of this would be permanent though. At 56, he believes he's earned it. Grey has become pretty popular due to trends, mainly. Women seem to like men who are older or have grey hair. It also seems there has been a trend to dye your hair grey. Younger women who responded said they just want to look different, that's why they want grey hair. None of them are doing it to look more mature, or anything like that. So Greg wondered why guys did it.

Some men have done the same thing, but they are kind of the outliers. Most guys don't really play with their hair color to the point of bleaching it. You see men with grey hair and you do think they have a sense of wisdom, plus it looks good. The contrast works well when you have a combination of silver and your natural hair color. The process doesn't happen overnight though. You see a few at a time, they blend in, then more and more pop up and they stop blending. The first few are annoying, and you might color your hair at the sign of a grey hair or two.

Dying your hair or beard as a way to stop grey hair might be good at first, and a way to get them to stop bothering you. When you stop doing it, you might have a lot more than when you started and they won't bother you as much since they will appear a little more cohesive and dramatic. Bleaching is a great option for when you are already considering going shorter, and want to see what the outcome would be. It does have more upkeep than just dying it, but we recommend going to a professional to dye your hair rather than trying it at home.

We still haven't really answered the question of why we want grey hair. This trend has made older people who already have grey hair, to feel more comfortable with it, and be confident with it. Society has woken up to the fact that grey is ok. The reality of having grey hair, is that by the time it looks pretty cool in color, it starts falling out and you start looking a bit older. We have to start being content with the phase we're at in our own life. Some things you just leave to time, good things come to those who wait.