That’s going to be far more a reflection of the “advances” made in dyeing materials.
In the 50’s, if you didn’t do it “just right,” you got very terrible results; so it was generally done by “professionals” . . . which can get pretty costly to do on a regular basis.
By the '90’s, there were so many [safe] OTC products that one could do it well w/o going to a hair salon; although it was better if you had a friend help. In fact, it was so easy, even a [cave]man could do it.
If I had kept all my clothes from middle school I would be killing it right now. Jordan’s on my feet, boxy jeans, graphic tee shirts. My son is a big thrifter and he is buying old Nascar tee shirts and reselling them for $40-$100 it cracks me up. My grey hair would just top it off
i don’t dye my hair. it’s partially because my mother said “of course you will dye the gray ao fan.”, so in retaliation watch me go ALL GRAY MOMMY FAN. JUST WATCH ME. then she brings up her friend sally who looked like an old lady since she was in her 20’s and never dyed her hair and like ao fan you don’t want to be like Sally DO YOU???
fuck that. not dying it.
right now i have brown with gray sprinkled all over. if i don’t squint too much or get too close to any mirrors and keep my glasses off it looks all brown.
I started dying my hair professionally when I got freaked out by greys. Then I was like, shit costs 70 bucks each time what am I doing. So I started box dying my hair. Then I got lazy and decided that I don’t have enough greys to be doing this.
Maybe when my hair is 25% grey I will start investing more money into it.
Spouse and everyone in their age group died their hair precovid. Many, including my spouse went grey during covid and kept it that way. It’s the only time I have ever offered an opinion on my spouse’s appearance, I didnt like the idea of my spouse looking grandmotherish. True to their character, they went grey anyway (I didn’t push the matter). They went with a pixie cut at the time which I really like, so all in all, a plus.
I only ever died my hair when I was young, had a blonde mohawk. At my age, I just explicitly deny that I have grey if it ever comes up, I don’t care enough to change my appearance. Plus old guys trying to look young can be creepy.im not looking to advertise a midlife crisis.
I threatened to dye my beard once, but that’s because it’s so thin that it doesn’t look full if I keep it trimmed. But again, don’t care. Theres the beard, don’t like it, grow your own.