Why do some people dye their grey hair



  • 1 To not feel old

    Grey hair is associated with getting older, which is why some people choose to dye it. 

  • 2 To hide their age

    Some people, especially women, like to hide their age. Therefore, they to choose to dye their hair to hide their true age. 

  • 3 To feel younger

    Not having grey hair makes a person feel young and youthful, which is why some people choose to dye it. 

  • 4 Due to the media

    Advertisements propagate the belief that having grey hair is bad and that people should dye it, which pushes people to do so. 

  • 5 They developed it early

    Some people develop grey hair at an early stage of their life due to stress or genetics. Some of these people choose to dye it since they believe they're still too young to have it. See Why do we develop grey or white hair

  • 6 They're used to dying it

    Some people, especially women, are used to regularly dying their hair so they might not like it when their hair changes color and they choose to dye it instead. 

  • 7 They care about appearances

    Some people dye their grey hair because they care too much about appearances and don't want people to judge them. 

  • 8 It's in their culture

    Some cultures support dying grey hair, while others embrace the natural ageing process. 

  • 9 To avoid the social stigma

    Some people choose to dye their grey hair to avoid the social stigma of being old.

  • 10 To have a sense of control

    Hair turning grey is an inevitable part of aging. Some people choose to dye their grey hair to feel they have control of their own body. 

  • 11 To gain self-confidence

    Developing grey hair may cause a person to have less confidence. Therefore, they choose to dye it to gain back their self-confidence. 

  • 12 To appear attractive to women

    Some men dye their grey hair to appear more attractive to women and not have them assume that they are old.