However, many people consider age as ‘just a number,’ growing old and its signs being visible in the body is inevitable. One of the most dominant and visible signs of aging is the growth of grey hairs on the head and the beards.
Recently, keeping well-trimmed and neatly organized beards is the new fashion trend. So, many people consider beard coloring to hide the grey hairs of their beard. Unfortunately, in this process, many commit mistakes that can be easily avoided if one does not want to get disappointed by the results of beard coloring. Here are some of the common mistakes that men make while coloring their beards:
- Choosing the wrong color
Most men fail to recognize the actual color of their beards. 99% of them choose the jet-black color when the original color of their beard is more of a deep brownish shade than black. As a rule of thumb, the actual hair color of a person is deep brown, and then one should choose this color for beard coloring.
- Not allow the dye to set properly
The fundamental rule behind getting the best beard coloring is to apply it and allow it to sit for at least 7 to 10 minutes without touching it. This gives a more realistic look to the beard instead of making it look cakey or artificial. Also, with age, the facial hair becomes coarser. This means that it will take time for the beard color to seep into and absorb. When in a hurry, a hairdryer can be used to dry the color in less time. Make sure that the dryer is held at arm’s length from the beard and gently move the arm in to and fro motion to speed up the drying process.
- Avoiding petroleum jelly
This is something that most men are not aware of. However, it is one of the most effective strategies for coloring a beard correctly. Apply petroleum jelly in the upper neck, around the cheeks, and sideburns to prevent the color from dripping. In case the color drips and falls in any unwanted place, the presence of petroleum jelly allows easy cleaning. Also, petroleum jelly acts as a barrier to prevent the product from leaking.
- Missing out the eyebrows
Most of you have noticed grey hairs creeping into the eyebrows along with the beards. Instead of tweezing them, add the same color in the eyebrows and see the difference. By coloring the eyebrows, the beard is made to look more natural and aesthetically pleasing. Dip a Q-tip in color and apply it to the eyebrows gently. Leave it for 5 to 7 minutes and let the product get absorbed completely.
- Not removing the excess color
Another mistake that men often make while coloring a beard is not taking off the excess color after it gets dried. To remove the extra color, take a dime of shampoo on the palm. Then, allow the water to flow on your beard and apply the shampoo in the downward direction.
Therefore, with age, the whiskers are sure to become grey. This is a natural process. To retain the youthful look, use the right colors for the beard without making the mistakes that have been mentioned here.