Updated: Mar 14, 2018 1:58 pm
If you’ve started to see a little white appear in your short back and sides and don’t agree with popular opinion that this is sexy, it might be time to try to find the best men’s shampoo that darkens hair. Although some women say that they like the salt and pepper look on a man (think: George Clooney), you may not be embracing your newfound grayness as well as, let’s say, Barack Obama.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to run to your nearest salon and ask for an emergency dye job — you can just as effectively get rid of any whites (hairs, that is) with a simple wash-in/wash-out product.
Why a Men's Shampoo That Darkens Hair?
Quite simply, the ingredients found in a shampoo that darkens hair are far more natural than those found in a permanent hair dye. These dyes can be harsh and potentially harmful to hair, and with overuse (and especially if not done by a professional), can create problems like thinning hair, and, knock on wood, we don't want that. So we’ve found 14 of the best products for an easy, yet effective, way to solve your problem quickly and quietly.
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See our picks for the best men’s shampoo that darkens hair below!
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper Colour Deepening Shampoo
Enriched with Argan oil, rice bran oil, He Shou Wu extract and other bio-nutrients that we can’t pronounce, this shampoo prevents gray hair and restores it to its original color. It’s natural, safe, effective, paraben free and made in the USA. As with all the shampoos in this list, this is not a hair-dye so it can take weeks of use until all the gray is covered (but at least the change won’t come as a drastic shock and give you away). For best results, use at least three times a week.
Where to buy: $17.99, Amazon
Fresh Line Olympian Zeus Fortifying Men's Hair Wash for Weak/Grey Hair
The Olympian Zeus Shampoo has fortifying and darkening properties for use on men’s weak and graying hair. It is enriched with extracts of walnut and black henna that provide the dark shade and healthy shine. Among its ingredients are cystine, nettle extract, sage, ginger, thyme, cayenne pepper, cedarwood and sunflower. It encourages hair growth, prevents hair loss, strengthens roots and protects against UV rays. A great all-rounder for a healthy head of hair, but again, don’t expect results with just one wash.
Where to buy: $18.81, Amazon
Grayban Hair Color Restorer
Grayban is another gray-busting solution that does not involve dyeing, lead acetate or other harsh chemicals. It’s the best alternative to coloring shampoos and can also be used on your beard! It promises to restore your natural hair color gradually and naturally in less than a month by working with your hair’s natural protein to create melanin. It won’t damage hair, wash out, or rub off, and has no foul odor. Users rave that they love the stuff but if you’re a redhead, this product is not for you.
Where to buy: $19.95, Amazon