How To Dye A Ginger Beard

Do you have a ginger beard and want it to have some colour? Are you struggling with a faded and dull looking ginger beard? Dying or tinting your beard can be a daunting task. Knowing the correct methods and using the correct products can turn your ginger beard from drab to fab within a few hours. This article will focus on how to dye a ginger beard, including the products to use, methods, safety protocols and aftercare advice.

Choosing the right products is the first step when dying a ginger beard. Hair colouring products can be harsh so select something that is specifically formulated for beards. It is possible to buy beard dye online or from hair & beauty stores. Make sure to read the instructions and warnings carefully before buying to ensure the products are suitable for your beard type. Professional beard dyes contain conditioning ingredients that provide a light but long-lasting and natural looking colour, whilst being gentle on the skin underneath.

Next, you need to work out the methods needed to dye a ginger beard, from pre-dye prep and how to apply the product, to the length of time product needs to stay on for. For best results, it is important to firstly wash your beard with a mild shampoo and conditioner to clean it and make it ready for colour application. Once it is dry, use a comb to detangle your beard and to spread the colour evenly. When it comes to application, most beard dyes are applied by using an applicator brush; slowly work the product deep into the beard. According to experts at Skin And Beard Care, you should then wait 15-30 minutes with the product on, depending on the dye colour intensity you want.

Safety protocol is of utmost importance when it comes to applying chemicals to the skin. To make sure that the process is safe, you must use gloves during the application. It is important to also read the safety information on the product packaging. After dying your ginger beard, follow with a conditioning mask to strengthen and soften your hair. Regular conditioning is important for ginger beards, as ginger beards are usually thick and can often become dry and brittle easily when not hydrated.

Beard aftercare is an important step when it comes to looking after a dyed ginger beard. It is important to firstly wait at least two weeks before washing your beard after dying it. As mentioned before, it is important to use a mild shampoo to avoid stripping out the colour. Again, a conditioning mask is important to keep your beard hydrated, as well as oil and beard balm every few days. Regular trims every few weeks are also important to keep the beard in shape.

Colour Alternatives

When it comes to dying a ginger beard, you don’t just have to stick to traditional chemical-based hair dyes. There are a variety of natural alternatives that can be used to add some colour to your ginger beard, such as henna, beetroot, and even coffee. Natural henna is one of the most popular natural alternatives and is even recommended by professionals. Henna is a plant-based dye that’s made from Lawsonia inermis and is usually a yellow-amber tone. Contrary to chemical-based dyes, it creates a permanent red to brown colour. It is suitable for beards of all lengths, does not contain harsh chemicals, and will condition and strengthen your beard.

Similarly, beetroot juice is a natural and safe alternative for dying a ginger beard. It gives a hint of colour, instead of a dramatic change, and will last around 2 weeks if applied correctly. The juice should be kept on the beard for up to 30 minutes and left to dry. As an added bonus, beetroot juice also has many added health benefits including improved circulation, strengthened hair follicles and fewer breakages.

Finally, coffee is a great natural alternative when it comes to DIY at-home beard dying. Similar to beetroot juice, it will give your beard a brown/red tint. Just simply brew up your favourite coffee and apply it straight to your beard thoroughly with a brush or your hands. Once again, remember to leave it on for around 20-30 minutes before rinsing.

Grey Blending

When it comes to ginger beards, often grey hair shows up faster than most other colours. To avoid grey hairs being too obvious, there are some techniques that can be used to blend the grey, such as dying in the same colour or even a lighter colour. For example, if you have an orangey ginger beard, a blonde dye would be suitable for blending the grey. Furthermore, professional colourists can use a technique called ‘Balayage’ to blend the grey hairs, which creates an ombre effect, going from a lighter colour to a darker colour.

Aside from colour-blending, grey hair can be better camouflaged with facial hair styling. Curling and twisting your beard will lift the facial hair, making the grey hairs less noticeable. Another tip is to choose a colour product with a hint of red or purple; this will give a warmer look to the beard, hiding some of the grey strands. Lastly, a good day-to-day styling product, like an oil or pomade, will help to create a fuller, thicker beard.

Expert Skills

When it comes to dying a ginger beard, it is best to be safe rather than sorry. Therefore, professional help is recommended, especially due to the potential hazards of using chemicals on the skin. Professional colourists will use a more natural approach to caring and styling your beard. Professional colourists can provide personalized tips and advice on caring for a dyed ginger beard, as well as helping to choose the right dye and tone.

Salons providing beard and balm services usually offer beard dying services, alongside facial cleaning and grooming. Dyeing or tinting a ginger beard at a salon can give a much better look than applying it at home. They will be able to provide intense colours with a blend of professional products, tailored to each individual. As a result, salon visits tend to be much cheaper in the long run and most people find the fuller and intense colours are well worth the added cost.

Home Care

On the other hand, at-home dying of a ginger beard can save money and time. If you know what to do, it is possible to get some good results with at-home dyeing, although it may not be as intense as professional dyeing. Start by giving your beard a regular trim and cleaning it with the right shampoos, then follow it with oil and beard balm. It is also important to use a colour product specifically designed for beard dyeing. Don’t forget to use gloves and read the safety precautions on the packaging.

If dying at home, be careful when it comes to applying the product. Start by applying the product at the roots of your beard and work your way down. It is best to use an applicator brush, but you can also use your hands. When done, leave the product in for at least 15 to 30 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo. Most importantly, leave two weeks before washing the dyed beard so that the colour has time to settle. Again, a beard conditioning mask is recommended to hydrate and condition the beard.

The Takeaway

Dying a ginger beard can be a daunting task and potentially hazardous. The most important thing when it comes to dying a ginger beard is making sure you use the right products and methods. Professional help is recommended to get the best results, although it is possible to dye at home if you know what you are doing. Be sure to choose the right dye and read safety instructions, use gloves and follow aftercare advice too. There is some natural alternatives available such as henna, beetroot and coffee that are safe to use. Finally, remember to always stick to regular cleaning, conditioning and trimming routine.

Theresa Norton is an award-winning author and blog writer who specializes in the art and science of manly beards. Her articles cover topics such as styling, shaping, maintaining, and even growing beards. With her extensive knowledge on facial hair, Theresa has helped countless guys to look their best and feel confident in their daily lives. She loves researching the history of beards, exploring new trends, sharing insightful tips, and writing about her own experiences.

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