Apparently, hair dye companies are now targeting men with gray hair. But they’re finding it very important to insist that their products are different from women’s hair dye, because they’re designed to be natural-looking and discreet, while women’s are designed to get them noticed. My impression is that that this is how women’s hair dying started out. One thing I wonder about is generational and class differences. Plenty of male students (at least around here) dye their hair (not in subtle ways), and that seems acceptable. But when Mr Jender was in a working-class, non-university part of town he was called a “fucking poof” for his dyed hair.
And no, that is not a photo of Mr Jender. (Thanks, S, for the link.)