Growing out a long beard is a difficult task, although most of the men think otherwise. It is not just “forget about shaving” thing. This process takes a lot of time, efforts, and patience; moreover, you have to face a lot of different problems and fight them in order to have a beautiful beard. It often happens that beard hairs grow unevenly with bald spots and in a variety of colors. Drops of red and white colors in a beard are a very common thing, so you shouldn’t be afraid of this. The mixture of your naturally darker hair on your head with lighter one in your beard makes you look older than you are. Beard dyeing will help you to fix this situation, and give you more universal, classy look. You can also try a beard coloring if you are bored with your typical black or brown hair and want to add some fun to your life. For those brave ones, who first decided to dye their beard, our professionals at Barber Shop in New York City created a detailed guide on how to color your strands. Here you can find answers to all your, even most unusual, questions. Check out our step-by-step guide for brave and funny men.
Step #1 Choose the dye
Choosing the beard dye can be a difficult task for those men who used to take the very first bottle they see and buy it. Before go shopping you are to remember that all beard dyes are semi-permanent and are available in all possible colors. Semi-permanent means chosen color will wash away after several times you take a shower using shampoo. If you want a dye to hold longer, avoid using shampoos, conditioners, and other products on your beard, simply rinse it instead. Permanent coloring (which will not wash away in a shower) is possible only at special barbershops. If you decided to stick to permanent dye, be ready to visit your barber every 3 weeks for roots coloring.
Step #2 Preparations
Unfortunately, most of the modern beard dyes you can find in the store are packed with harmful chemicals which can damage and irritate your skin. It is necessary to test chosen dye on a small area of your skin somewhere on the arm before applying it on the sensitive skin of your face. If you notice some redness, irritation, itching, or rash on your skin during the test, you have to refuse on this particular dye and try another one. Don’t wash or condition your hair before dyeing or it will look patch.
Step #3 Applying
To apply the color to your beard you can use a special brush, or even your toothbrush (but, please, don’t brush your teeth with it afterwards), the result will stay the same. The brush will help you to put the color only to your beard, without coloring the skin. After the first move, make sure your dye color fits your head hair. To get lighter or darker shades follow the instruction which is detached. Don’t be afraid to reapply the dye, if you need it. When you are completely satisfied with obtained result, rinse the beard carefully until you see the water become clear. If it seems to you that your beard color is too dark, don’t panic, simply rinse it for a couple of times and you will see it become lighter. Extremely dark color can be removed with the help of clarifying shampoo and d conditioner. Don’t rinse you beard immediately after dyeing, if you like the color you get, let the dye absorb properly you will lose the shade.
Now you know how to change your style easily and add more fun to life. Visit http://www.fifthavebarbershop.com/ and love your beard.