Beard Dye For Sensitive Skin – Which is Best
We’ve talked in the past about the best beard dye, however in this post we’re going to solely focus on the best beard dye for sensitive skin. As many gents have deliacate skin & the ingredients that goes into dyes can often irritate the skin & cause redness & rashes. In order to avoid this, were going to talk about how you can effectively use beard dye for sensitive skin & which ones are the best.
These days a lot of men want to dye their beard but unfortunately have been turned off because they have soft skin or are allergic to some of the ingredients included. There are a couple of avenues that we suggest you go down if you want to color your beard but have fairly sensitive skin. They are:
Temporary beard dye, great for sensitive skin & less harsh
The first type of beard dye on our solutions is temporary dye, okay we know it’s not exactly the same as dying your beard permanently but they are typically much less harsh & ultimately you’ll achieve the same look. Temporary beard dyes are ideal for those with sensitive as they work differently to their permanent counterparts, instead of penetrating the hair follicle which is typical of chemical based dyes instead temporary beard dyes simply color the hair. Furthermore skin contact can easily be avoided as most come with a precision brush that make application as absolute breeze. All in all we think temporary beard dyes are a great beard dye for sensitive skin. One of our favorite temporary beard dyes which we have previously talked about is the blackbeard for men, it usually lasts between 8-12 hours & works well against sweat & the rain so no worries of it washing off.
Another temporary beard dye you should consider if you have skin that is prone to irritation is the younger looking beard by Art And Pat Klein, it’s a beard darkener designed with convenience in mind. Daily application of this product typically takes 1-2 minutes a day & it comes in 7 different shades. Unlike permanent dye there’s very little mess associated with this “dye”, no mixing, no bulky brushes etc. The ingredients are all safe & non allergenic too which is why we like this beard dye for sensitive skin.
How do temporary beard dyes work for sensitive skin?
- Wash your beard & get rid of any cereal or other food that might be lurking in the hairs, if it’s your first application or if you have some still in from the previous day we suggest you giving your beard a quick clean & brush also.
- You’ll be provided with a brush to apply the color, simply apply where you want the dye as per the instructions depending on which brand you decide to go for.
- Enjoy your newly colored beard, head outside, show off, wolf whistle at pretty girls with your freshly found confidence, nail that important presentation, talk to that girl you were too scared to before, go live life!
- Once you’re done living life & enjoying it you can either choose to wash the color out before bed or choose to keep it in. It might rub off a little though so bear this in mind & keeping it on all night is probably not the best for your sensitive skin so we suggest washing it off.
Henna Beard Dye, natural & less chemicals than traditional beard dye
Another option to consider if you have sensitive skin & you’re looking to color your facial hair is using henna bear dye. There are pros & cons to using henna over a chemical based dye & temporary dye.
The main benefits of using a henna based dye is that they are pesticide free, 100% natural, cruelty free & vegan. They are promoted heavily as a natural alternative to chemical dyes & typically contain zero metallic salts. Typically the henna crops that are grown for the purpose of dye tend not to use chemicals, harmful agents or pesticides, hence why they are favored by those seeking a less harsh & chemical based dye. Another advantage of using a henna based beard dye is that they typically last longer, meaning you’ll have to dye your beard less often, furthermore, buying a henna based dye in bulk works out massively cheaper than store bought chemical based dye. The biggest advantage to using henna based beard dye is of course that there is no burn, if your allergic to using chemical hair dye, then henna is a great alternative, instead of a strong smell of ammonia, think green tea & hay, much nicer & won’t burn your nostrils.
The disadvantages to using a henna based beard dye is that they typically take a lot longer to dye your beard than a chemical based dye does, however this is counteracted by the fact that the color typically lasts longer than chemical based dyes. Another disadvantage of using henna dye for your beard is that you have to be extremely careful when using it, as it can dye your skin & it is difficult to get off, we’d suggest putting Vaseline on your skin around the beard to help avoid this happening.
All in all we really like henna based beard dye for sensitive skin as it contains no harsh chemicals & the advantages certainly outweigh the small disadvantages it has. If you are looking for a good henna based beard dye for your irritable skin, we recommend the The Henna Guys Henna Beard Color.
How to use henna based dyes work for delicate skin?
- Luckily the process of using henna dye is fairly simple, firstly grab your equipment, you’ll need the dye (duh), gloves, Vaseline, an old bowl, applicator brush (we suggest you go for a small brush as you’ll need accuracy to dye your face), a spoon & some scissors to open the dye pack.
- Prepare the mixture using warm tap water & 1-2 table spoons of the henna power (depending on how big your beard is use less or more dye) we suggest going for a thicker consistency as your putting the dye on your face & don’t want it to run, aim for a consistency similar to that of toothpaste.
- Apply evenly on your facial hair, try to avoid contact with the skin, if you want you can apply some Vaseline prior to this step onto the skin surrounding your beard, this will help to avoid the skin on your face getting dyed.
- Wait for a couple of hours, then rinse it out thoroughly
- Use an old towel to dry your beard, check to see if all of the dye has come out, the towel should be clean after you dry your face, if you see any color in the towel then you need to rinse your beard again until the water runs clear.
- If you want you can use a good beard shampoo, conditioner & your favorite beard oil, something like coconut oil for the beard will help keep everything natural & will compliment the henna.
- Get out there & show off your newly colored beard to the world!
Organic Based Dye, less harsh but may require a couple of applications
Our final option if you are looking for beard dye for sensitive skin is to use an organic based dye, similar to a henna based dye these are all natural & you’re chances of developing a rash or other skin irritation are much lower. In contrast to chemical based dyes, natural dyes will color the hair from the outside so won’t burn your scalp, chemical based dyes typically will infiltrate the scalp & hair follicles leaving you susceptible to burns & rashes.
The advantages of using a organic based dye if you have sensitive skin are plentiful, not only will the dye not run as they are typically a much thicker consistency, meaning more accurate dying, less skin dying but there’s also a extremely low chance of irritation. As well as this organic based dyes are less harsh & strong as permanent chemical based dyes & henna based dyes, this means that although you may have to dye your facial hair a couple of times you’ll end up with a more natural looking beard.
There are little disadvantages to using organic based beard dye, the only pitfall is that you may have to dye your hair again sooner than you anticipated, although this could also be seen as an advantage as you’re less likely to over dye your facial hair. One other thing to note about organic natural based beard dyes is that once you’ve colored your beard the dye will continue to dye your facial hair for the following 24-48 hours, testament to the naturalness it’s more of a slow & steady natural dye opposed to a quick fix chemical dye. With this in mind when you are dying your facial hair remember to go a shade slightly lighter than what you’re after.
A highly recommend organic facial hair dye is that of Grizzly Mountain Beard dye, it comes in 3 colors & will leave your hair looking natural. It also promises a extremely low chance of irritation making it a perfect beard dye for delicate skin.
How to use an organic based dye on your beard?
- Using organic based beard dye for delicate skin is also a breeze, firstly get your equipment ready, gloves an old towel, an old bowl, application brush & spoon.
- Mix the dye in a bowl with boiling water until you get a similar consistency to toothpaste, go even thicker if you like as you are applying to the face & don’t want it to run.
- Apply the paste to the face & work into the hairs using your gloves.
- Depending on the desired color & how your beard reacts you should leave the dye on for circa 10 – 30 minutes, the longer you leave the dye on the darker it will get n.b. as mentioned above the dye will typically darken your beard the following 24-48 hours after application.
- Wash the dye off once you’re happy & make sure all of it is out to avoid over dying by using an old towel to dry it, if there’s any color in the towel chances are you need to wash your beard again.
- Once you’re beard is completely free of any residue you can dry it & style as required.
We really hope you’ve enjoyed this post, if you have any other suggestions on beard dye for sensitive skin let us know in the comments section below.