Is it okay for men to use beard dye? There’s no shame in touching up your scruff with a little bit of color. Afterall, the beard culture embracesthe practice of maintaining a healthy, awesome-looking beard, and sometimes, that includes dyeing it. Find out the most common answers and our basic beard dyeing guide below.
Although it can also signify wisdom and authority, having patches of silver on your manly mane can make you look older than you really are. You can make your peace with that—aging, after all, is an inescapable biological process—but if the thought of looking old makes you self-conscious, dyeing it can boost your confidence. It's not a permanent fix to the problem, but it can get the job done.
If you want to try something radical and bold, check out the Merman Trend! With beards and hair colored in bright shades of green, blue, purple and pink, this trend is a sure-fire way to be a head-turner.
It's no secret that some employers prefer younger applicants over older ones. Don't let ageism get in the way of your dream job. Touch up those gray hairs and look your best during that job interview!
Maybe the time has come for you to revamp your look. Get a new haircut, explore other clothing styles, dye your beard with whatever color you want as long as it suits you. You don't have to have a salt and pepper beard to do this. A fresh new look from time to time can do you good, you know.
Oh, the lottery of life! Some win the jackpot — symmetrical facial features and thick, full facial hair. Some are not so lucky. There are men with mismatched ginger hair and slightly brown beards, or a patchy, uneven color throughout. Matching your beard and hair color can give you a more cohesive, polished look. This sure sounds like an unusual reason to dye one's beard, but it's completely valid.
Using a random beard dye you picked up from a local store can fry your beard! Well, the results can turn out okay, but there's a risk that your beloved beard will turn frizzy and brittle. Hair dyes contain chemicals that can harm your mane.
Well, you most definitely can but we're advising against it, especially if it's your first time.
The better option is going to a salon and have a professional dye it for you. It's the better option for three reasons:
You can learn by observing and asking questions. Ask your professional about the mixing process and what products to use and to stay away from. If you think you're finally ready to take on dyeing your own beard, you can try your hand at it at home.
Your facial hair is quite dryer, rougher, and coarser than the strands on your scalp — altogether a tougher beast to tame. One factor to consider when choosing a shade is dye absorption. Stylists suggest choosing a color that's a few shades lighter than your beard to avoid making it look too dark.
If in case you want to conceal your grays quicker, using a darker shade can shorten the dyeing process.
A Few Tips:
If you've decided to dye your beard yourself, follow these simple steps:
Let's get down to business!
To prevent the dye from fading quickly, a little maintenance is needed. Follow these tips:
Here's a quick tutorial on beard dyeing from Will Perez:
One final reminder: It's smart to do a quick patch test on a beard dye you bought because some formulas can trigger allergic reactions. Rub a dab on your wrist and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Check for reactions. If there are none, continue with your dye job!
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