It’s no secret that thousands of women dye their hair. And it’s not really a surprise that many men do too.
But, did you know that men also often dye their beard hair?
If you’re one of the many men who dye their beards, we’re glad you're here as we’re about to share some tips on how to safely dye your luscious facial locks.
Keep reading to discover what we recommend…
Tip #1 - Use Safe, Natural Beard Dyes
Many hair products you find in stores are filled with chemicals.
For this reason, you have to be extremely careful with what products you purchase.
Grab the wrong brand and you could end up with…
- Hair loss
- Damaged skin
- Irritated skin
- And more!
The box should have a clear label that says if the product you’re using is natural.
If the box doesn’t clearly specify that it’s natural, or you see ingredients like parabens and sulfates on the box, that’s a good warning sign to put the product down.
Tip: you’re really having a hard time finding a natural product, talk to your local barber. He or should be able to direct you to the best product to use!
Tip #2 - Never Bleach Your Beard Hair
In order to achieve different hair colors, stylists often bleach people’s hair.
This is the worst possible thing you can do to your hair--regardless of whether it’s on your head or your face.
Bleach works by penetrating the hair shafts and causes reactions with the stable pigment molecules.
This reaction breaks the pigments down and makes it so the pigments can be washed right out of your hair.
During that process, the chemical reaction breaks down the natural fatty acids on the hair shaft, weakening the strand.
This causes permanent damage to the hair follicle.
At all costs, avoid, please. If you really want to dye your beard hair, pick a color that’s close to your natural hair color.
Tip #3 - Be Cautious of How Often You Dye Your Beard
Continually dying your beard hair is damaging--even if you use all-natural products.
In fact, over time, dying your beard can…
- Irritate your skin.
- Aggravate your hair follicles.
- Change the texture of your facial hair.
If you feel the need to dye your beard, we recommend that you do it as infrequently as possible.
You can avoid having to constantly dye your beard by…
- Using a quality dye.
- Picking a dye color that’s close to your natural beard color.
- Conditioning/taking care of your beard once it’s been dyed.
Tip #4 - Use Beard Oil/Beard Balm to Prevent Hair Damage
All dyes have the potential to cause damage to your beard hair.
That being said, there is one thing you can do to protect your hair and skin from damage.
After dying your beard, we recommend that you regularly use a conditioning beard balm or beard oil.
Dyes dehydrate your hair follicles and either a beard balm or beard oil will help moisturize and nourish your skin and beard hair.
If you have a long beard that needs to be styled and held in place, our Lucky Grooming Beard Balm is a great choice.
It’s made with beeswax which will help keep your beard need and tidy and natural oils that will nourish your hair and skin.
Grab some Lucky Grooming Beard Balm here.
If you’re looking for something a little lighter that will still moisturize and nourish your skin and hair, we recommend our Lucky Grooming Beard Oil.
Our formula is made with safe and natural coconut, patchouli, almond, and apricot oils that are bound to keep your beard hair happy and healthy.
Grab some Lucky Grooming Beard Oil here.
Tip #5 - Consult a Professional on the Best Beard Dying Methods
Last but not least, if you have questions about dying your beard, it’s best to talk to a professional.
Your barber should be able to give you additional tips and tricks for safely dying your hair.
Better yet, he or she should be able to give you recommendations for safe, natural products that won’t hurt your beard hair or skin.
If you already have beard hair damage due to dying your beard or anything else, we wanted to leave you with this helpful post on repairing beard hair damage.
Give it a read, and we promise you’ll be back on the path to growing a healthy beard in no time!