Beard dyes have become increasingly common in recent years, but how well do they actually work? Please continue reading for further information.
It’s not just the hair on top of your head that might go grey with age. Graying of the facial hair is also possible.
It’s very normal to have your hair gradually become silver or white, and some individuals even love the change. The use of colour to hide it is acceptable, though.If you’ve just changed your hair colour and want your beard to match, you might want to consider dying it.
Facial hair can be dyed for the same reasons you can dye your head hair. But normally you should use a product designed specifically for men with beards. To get a more uniform colour while dying your beard or moustache, use a high-quality product.
Where to Find Your Perfect Color
When choosing a beard colour, it’s recommended to select a shade that is lighter than you would normally choose. Because of two main causes: You can always make things darker, but you can never make them lighter. Secondly, this lessens the dye’s effect on your already black whiskers while allowing it to bring stray greys to a more central colour (essentially blending them in). Coloring dark hair requires bleaching it first. The result will be a beard colour that won’t harm your skin or the environment.
At-Home Beard Dyeing
While the specifics will vary depending on the brand of beard colour you purchase, here are the broad strokes.
The conventional wisdom that you must first wash your beard is incorrect. You really should have cleansed your beard the night before or the morning of. It’s best to wait until after dying to wash your beard, as the oils in your beard may aid the dye’s absorption if they get wet. However, if a brand suggests a new cleanse, that’s exactly what you should do. Maybe without the presence of natural oils, their substances are better absorbed.
If you’re just going to be dying a small portion of your beard or moustache, like in Step 2’s case, you should trim it after dying. When dying a short beard, it helps if there is a lot of hair to work with. (If not, you’re basically rubbing skin dye all over yourself.) Keep your beard at the length it was before you clipped it, or cut it to a 3 or 4 on your beard trimmer (the very short setting) before dying it. You can then shorten it to a stubble or near-stubble length. Because there will be more hair to “lather” the dye into, the colour will last longer.
The next step is to get rid of everything in the room, go nude, and put on gloves. Dye stains can be removed with water, but the dye itself remains. They are, after all, dyes. Keep that in mind and tread carefully. Put on the gloves the company supplied. Make sure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. Be careful when using it. Your face probably won’t get stained, but your hands and whatever else you touch will.
Mix the dye with the activator or colour developer. Most dyes require a separate activating/developing ingredient to get the desired hue. Again, this varies greatly between manufacturers (as well as how many developers to use). Do as the product manual tells you to. This activator, on the other hand, is meant to efficiently lift the cuticle of the hair and let the dye penetrate the shaft of each individual hair.
Keep on for as long as instructed. The average time required is between 5 and 10 minutes (and more on the shorter end with facial hair). Whatever you do, make sure to stick to the product’s guidelines
Sixth, remove it with water. Taking a shower is the quickest and easiest way to get rid of the dye, but you can also use regular soap and water to get rid of the chemicals. Be careful not to get any of the colour on your bathroom fixtures or walls. This is why a lot of people favour showers over baths; the water from the shower quickly washes away any residue, preventing it from drying and staining the bathroom.
Just how long does it last?
The effects of a permanent beard dye will stay until your facial hair regenerates or you remove it.This will persist for about three to six weeks if you or your barber apply semi-permanent dye.
Is There Any Way to Change the Outcome?
Consult a professional if you colour your beard and are unhappy with the results.
However, in certain instances, semi-permanent dye can be removed with home remedies.
Create a paste with baking soda and water, like this:
- The first step is to add 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
- Depending on how thick you want the paste to be, add a little water at a time until you have the desired consistency. Keep the paste from getting too watery by stirring after each addition.
- Spread the paste over your beard and work it in with your fingers.
- Don’t put the paste all over your face or massage it in too vigorously; doing so can irritate your skin.
- Leave the paste alone for about 15 minutes.
- Just give it a good, long rinse.
Beard dye may be wiped off your skin before it dries if you happen to get any on your skin. Applying Vaseline to the area around your beard before dying it can help prevent discoloration and irritation.
Does petroleum jelly not appeal to you? Try a heavy body cream or moisturiser instead.
If any colour has gotten on your skin, it can be washed out with warm water and soap. If the stains don’t go away after applying coconut oil, try a another method. Simply apply the oil to your skin the night before and wash it off in the morning.
In order to remove a very difficult dye stain:
- Soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol.
- The colour will erase from the skin if you dab it until it is completely absorbed.
- Use some soap and water to clean up the mess.
- To moisturise and calm your skin, try using coconut oil.
Is There a Substitute for Coloring Gray Hair on the Beard?
Though we covered beard dyes and how to use them, it’s important to note that some products have negative effects and are not advised for extended use. Due to its potent combination of Taxifolin glucoside (a stabilised antioxidant) and N-acetyl-tyrosine (a precursor in the melanin formation pathway), Darkenyl is highly recommended for the treatment of white/grey hair.
Darkenyl, when used frequently, can reverse the effects of a grey beard. It keeps hair from going grey by protecting follicles from oxidation and encouraging the growth of new melanocytes in the hair follicles (melanin cells).
Premature grey beard hair can be covered up by using the beard white hair solution, which works by increasing melanin production and adding pigment to the hair. Darkenyl is completely safe to use.
Beard dye can be used for a variety of purposes, including to disguise grey hair, add variety to your appearance, or simply to match your hair colour. Always be sure you’re using the right product, no matter the situation. Facial hair can be coloured with hair dye, however the colour won’t penetrate the coarser hairs. The more delicate skin on your face is particularly at danger of irritation.
It’s best to get the OK from a dermatologist before dying your facial hair if you have a skin concern.
Always perform a skin test and read the directions before using a beard dye.