In today’s world, a beard is really important to one man personality. Often dying your beard is a fashion or personality statement, but for many it often means they can’t grow facial hair because their natural color is different than their dyed color.
It’s also common for younger men to deal with graying facial hair before the hair on their head ever loses color.
Dying your beard is a personal choice, and there are many hair dye products available specifically formulated for use on facial hair. It is important to choose a product that is safe for use on the skin and to follow the instructions carefully. It is also recommended to do a patch test before applying the dye to your entire beard to ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction. Keep in mind that if you have sensitive skin, dying your beard can cause irritation or even an allergic reaction.
But how does one go about dying their beard? Below is a step-by-step instruction set on how to dye your beard so that the process is easy and enjoyable.
How to Dye Your Beard
What will I Need to Dye My Beard?
To dye your beard, you will need the following items:
- Hair dye specifically formulated for use on facial hair.
- A mixing bowl and applicator brush to mix and apply the dye.
- Petroleum jelly or a similar product to protect the skin around your beard from the dye.
- Gloves to protect your hands from the dye.
- A mirror to ensure that you are applying the dye evenly.
- An old towel or cape to protect your clothes from any drips or spills.
- Developer if your hair dye needs it.
How do I get Started to Dye Your Beard?
Here are the general steps to dye your beard:
- Prepare the dye according to the instructions on the package one popular dye can be found at Just For Men or the just for men website.
- Do a patch test to check for any allergic reactions before applying the dye to your entire beard.
- Protect your skin and clothes by applying petroleum jelly around your beard and putting on an old towel or cape.
- Put on gloves to protect your hands from the dye.
- Apply the dye to your beard using an applicator brush, starting at the roots and working your way down to the tips.
- Allow the dye to sit on your beard for the recommended amount of time, usually around 20 to 30 minutes.
- Rinse the dye out of your beard thoroughly with warm water.
- Condition your beard to keep it soft and healthy.
- Style your beard as desired, for best results use one of our recommended trimmers.
Follow the instructions on the hair dye package carefully and take the necessary safety precautions. If you have any doubts or concerns, it is recommended to consult a professional hairdresser.
Dying your beard is an easy thing to do as long as you follow the directions that come on the box you buy. The worst thing that could go wrong is you leave the dye on too long and it’s too dark or not long enough and it’s too light. If it’s too light, re-apply the dye, and if it’s too dark, get a lighter color next time or try to speed up the process when you dye again.
How Do I Darken My Beard Without Dye?
You don’t have to use dye to darken your beard. Some of these methods include:
- Using Henna: Henna is a natural herb that can be used to darken hair. It can be mixed with water to create a paste and applied to the beard, left on for a few hours, and then rinsed off.
- Using Blackstrap Molasses: Blackstrap molasses is rich in iron, copper and manganese which are known to promote hair growth and darken hair. It can be consumed as a supplement or applied topically to the beard.
- Using Black Tea: Black tea contains tannins which can darken hair. It can be brewed and applied to the beard as a rinse.
- Using Coffee: similar to black tea, coffee can darken hair by its tannins content. It can be brewed and applied to the beard as a rinse.
- Exfoliating the skin beneath the beard: Exfoliating the skin beneath the beard can help to remove dead skin cells and promote healthy growth. This can help to darken the beard over time.
Natural methods may take longer to see results and may not give the same color as hair dye. Everyone’s hair is different and what works for one person may not work for another. Always do a patch test before applying any new product or method to your beard to ensure you do not have any allergic reactions.
How to Dye a Stubble Beard Without Staining your Skin
- Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly or moisturizer around the hairline and on the skin around the beard to create a barrier.
- Use a small brush to apply the dye directly to the stubble, being careful to avoid the skin.
- Leave the dye on for the recommended amount of time, then rinse it off thoroughly.
- Cleanse the skin around the beard with a gentle cleanser and moisturize as needed.
Bryan’s video is for all men that are thinking of dying your beard.