How To Dye Your Beard Black: [Ultimate Guide]

Aging is a beautiful process, but once you start to age, one common thing that you will get to see is grey or white beard hair.

That’s a normal phenomenon to happen, but not every man likes it. That’s why dyeing a beard black is becoming very popular.

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But how to dye your beard black the right way?

There are two ways to dye a beard black. One is temporary, and the second one is permanent. Temporary ones will have to be applied one to multiple times a week, while the permanent dyes will color your beard for a longer period of time.

However, do keep in mind that even if some dyes are called permanent, they will wear off with time.

In this article, we will discuss everything about dyeing your beard black and we will also answer all your relevant questions!

Let’s get started!

Benefits of Dyeing Your Beard Black

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You might have been sporting a glorious black beard throughout the time you started growing your beard. But then the reality hits, and you start to age. This is the time when you will begin to see grey hair not just on your head but on your face, too.

You can rock your grey hair like a true Rockstar, but if grey hair worries you, then the best thing to do would be to get the old black beard back. And that is only possible when you dye your beard.

Here are some benefits to ponder on:

  • Your Beard Will Look Shiner

While age is the common reason, poor diet, improper lifestyle, use of harmful facial hair products can also affect the color of your beard, ultimately turning it white. Once you color your beard black, it will get its shine back. It will look shinier, healthier, and thicker.

  • You Will Get Amazing Results

Just one coat of beard dye will give you fantastic results. If you want your beard hair color to be darker, you can always go for the second coat. Temporary or permanent, you can expect excellent results for sure!

  • Your Appearance Will Be Enhanced

It’s a known fact that a jet-black beard looks terrific. Uneven white beard hair can lower the impact of your overall look; however, when you dye your beard hair color back to its original color, which in this case is black, you will have a boosted confidence, and you will look fantastic!

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Temporary vs. Permanent Ways To Dye Your Beard Black

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We have certainly got men who talk about the best ways to dye their beard. And one debate that still prevails is temporary vs. permanent.

Getting the luscious and shiny black beard hair is no joke, and hence one needs to know how these two dyeing processes work so that they can choose the right application.

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Temporary beard dyes are easily available on the market, and you don’t need to mix them to form a paste. You can take out the product from the packaging and start applying straight to your beard hair as per the instructions given.Permanent beard dyes are also readily available; however, unlike temporary beard dyes, permanent beard dyes will contain two essential items. One is the beard dye color itself, and the second is the mixing agent. You need to mix both properly and then apply it to your beard.
Temporary beard dyeing process is not complicated at all. Just one item, use it to your beard, and you are good to go.Permanent beard dyes will consume a lot of time in comparison to temporary beard dyeing process.
Depending on the temporary beard dye product, the color will last till you wash your hair.Permanent beard dye will easily last for up to three months. (maximum)
Temporary beard dyes are free from bleach and mostly contain temporary coloring agents.Permanent beard dye will contain ammonia and oxidizer, such as hydrogen peroxide. Some even contain bleach.
Temporary beard dye will start to wear off as you shampoo or apply water to your beard.Permanent beard dye will take its time to become lighter. It doesn’t get affected much when you shampoo or apply water to your beard.
Temporary beard dye is suitable for those who don’t want to dye their beard hair for a long time and want to use natural ways of dyeing.If you want your beard hair color to remain black for a longer duration, permanent beard dye is the right choice for you.

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Temporary Ways of Dyeing Your Beard Black

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There are three ways to color your beard hair black temporarily:

  • Black Tea- Natural and non-harmful way
  • Using Black Hair Color Chalk- Will wear off with a single wash
  • Spraying on Temporary Black Color- Will wear off with a single wash

First Way: Black Tea Dyeing Process

If you want to go for a natural way to dye your beard hair, black tea is the best product to use. This food item can efficiently color your beard hair black. And since it’s a natural process, you can expect no harmful side effects.

Things you will need:

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of black tea
  • One cup water

How to apply?

Step 1: Take a boiling pot, and add one cup of water and 3 to 4 tablespoons of black tea. You may add more to have a darker color. Let it boil and come down to one-third of its quantity.

Step 2: Once the boiling process is completed, let it cool down. After it is thoroughly cooled, start applying it all over your beard.

Step 3: Allow the ingredient to sit on your beard hair for about an hour. To get a darker color, you may wait for one extra hour. Use cold water to wash off the ingredient, and you are done.

How often to apply?

Black tea will stain your beard hair nicely, but you will have to reapply this process once or twice every week. Black tea doesn’t harm your beard hair in any way, and you can apply it whenever you plan to go outside.

Second Way: Using Black Hair Color Chalk

The second most popular way of dyeing your beard hair black is using hair color chalk. These hair color chalks are readily available online. You may buy a few to use on the go. This trick is suitable for those who simply want a temporary color on their beard.

Things you will need:

  • Black color hair chalk
  • Some old newspapers

How to apply?

Step 1: First, wear an old t-shirt. Don’t worry; hair chalks won’t stain your clothes or your face. Cover the area where you will be using it with some old newspapers. Since there will be dust flying all over, newspapers will keep your floor neat and clean.

Step 2: Before applying the hair color chalk, brush your beard evenly. This way, you will detangle your beard hair.

Step 3: Wet your grey beard hair and start applying the black color hair chalk on the grey sections. If you have long hair, just hold that section, and start rubbing the black color chalk smoothly. Apply downward motion. If your beard hair is short, apply circular motion and start rubbing the chalk.

Step 4: Use an air-dryer to dry your beard, and you will see a lovely, dark, and beautiful black color all over your beard.

How often to apply?

This hair color product will only last till you apply shampoo or water to your beard. Hence, you will have to redo the process every time you wash your beard.

Third Way: Spraying on Temporary Black Color

The third way that we have will yet again last till you shampoo your beard. This one is using black color hair spray. You may find black color beard spray online as well.

Things you will need:

Black color hair/beard spray

  • A towel
  • An old t-shirt

How to apply?

Step 1: First things first, apply a beard brush to detangle your beard hair. Wear an old t-shirt because the spray may temporarily stain your t-shirt. On top of the t-shirt, drape a towel for added protection.

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Step 2: You don’t need to wash your beard to apply hair/beard spray. Keep the spray 10 inches away from your face and use your hands to cover the upper part of your face, right from your nostrils. Start spraying the color wherever you see grey beard hair.

Step 3: Let it stay for a few seconds. Take a look at the mirror, apply again for a darker shade.

How often to apply?

Once you shampoo your beard hair, the color will start coming out. However, unlike hair color chalks, the spray will not come out as much as chalks after applying plain water. Hence, after shampoo, redo the same process.

Permanent Ways to Dye Your Beard Black

There is just one way out for permanent beard dye, and that is applying permanent beard hair color. Unlike temporary ways, permanent beard hair color can only be achieved when you use permanent beard hair color.

While researching, we came across a treatment that will help you get rid of grey hair permanently, and we will mention that as an option.

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But first, let’s talk about the permanent beard hair dyeing process.

Things you will need:

  • Black beard hair color
  • An old t-shirt
  • One towel
  • Beard brush
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Hand gloves
  • One bowl to mix the ingredients of the packet
  • Beard hair color brush
  • A plastic sheet to wrap your beard hair

Step By Step How To Dye Your Beard Black Permanently

Step 1: Your beard hair color packet will include hair color and developer. Mix both of them carefully.
Step 2: Wear an old t-shirt and drape a towel on top to avoid color stains.
Step 3: Brush your beard hair carefully and detangle your beard hair. Take the petroleum jelly and apply it to the skin close to your beard. This way, even if the skin catches some color, it will be removed easily.
Step 4: Take out the pair of gloves, and wear them. Start applying the beard color on your beard carefully. Don’t apply all at once. Do it section by section.
Step 5: The beard color packet you have purchased will have guidelines regarding how long you should let the color sit. Normally it is 30 to 40 minutes. Let it sit, and apply a plastic wrap on your beard. However, if you have a short beard, you may leave the plastic beard.
Step 6: After beard dye completely colors your beard and you have waited for 30 to 40 minutes, rinse your beard using some plain water. Apply cold water.
Step 7: After an hour, shampoo and condition your beard with mild beard shampoo and conditioner to remove the product from your beard thoroughly.
Step 8: Use an air-dryer to dry your beard hair.
Step 9: Look at yourself in the mirror, and if you feel that you need another coat, redo the same process.

How often to apply?

Permanent beard dye usually lasts one to two months, depending on how fast your hair grows. Whenever you start seeing white hair roots, apply the color only on the roots, and you are good to go.

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#Bonus Method

If you are not comfortable with beard hair color or want to try a permanent solution, there is one treatment that you can try, and that’s electrolysis.

Electrolysis is a clinical process that skilled professionals will do. This process will remove grey beard hair. However, it is an expensive process, and one should do proper research about it before going for it.

Read Also: How To Dye Short Beard Without Staining Your Skin

Is It A Safe To Dye A Beard?

Yes, beard dye is safe to use provided you have purchased a good quality and branded beard dye. Our recommendation is Just For Men Mustache & Beard.

You can easily find it on Amazon. Check here for latest price.

Do a patch test before trying any beard dye product.

How Often Should You Dye Your Beard Again?

If you are going for temporary beard hair dye, you will have to dye your beard hair multiple times a week. If you are using black tea, you will have to dye your beard twice a week.

If you are using beard hair color chalk or spray, you will have to reuse it after shampooing or washing your hair.

Permanent beard color will last two to three months, so once every two to three months will be enough.

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White facial hair is part of everyone’s life. The best someone can do to get away from a white beard is dyeing the beard. Depending on the results you are looking for, you may try a temporary or permanent beard dyeing process.

It also depends on your preferences.

Follow the instructions that we have shared, and enjoy your jet-black beard once again!

Read Also: How To Dye Your Beard White

And that’s it for today’s article. We really hope you liked it and you really understood all the best ways to dye your beard black!

If you have any comments or questions feel free to write them in the comment section below and we will be more than happy to help.

Are you ready to get back your black beard?

Until next time,

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