15 Best Beard Dyes For Striking A Streak Of Youth In 2019!

This post was most recently updated on August 18th, 2019

White. Grey. Silver streaks on beard. Hmmm… While that could issue great color fashions on beard hair, it could also however mark your passage of time with the best beard dyes.

Some men may embrace this symbol of age and wisdom, but others don’t have the courage to do it yet!

After all, it really takes great courage to accept the reality of age.

But, who says accepting it means simply allowing greys to drape over your once brilliant black beard hair?

You see- some beards are really meant to retain its ebony glory!

Changes of color on some beards don’t always look good. According to grooming experts, certain factors determine if color streaks match your beard.

Factors like beard shape, jawline, overall beard mass, overall beard and hair tone, etc. strongly matter in the beard color decision-making.  

One ought to be meticulous in pairing up colors, because at the turn of it, one may end up looking unintentionally too matured with the look, if not downright bad.

White/silver/grey colors on the beard actually yield, on a 70 percent chance, an older, more mature persona on you.

Your usual tone of dressing also contributes to your overall color compatibility.

Now, unless you’re sporting a still-handsome middle-aged Marlon Brando, a heard-beaten Brad Pitt, or a wiser Sean Connery look, then you ought to get to know our 15 best beard dyes in 2019!

Classic brands- Zenia, Blackbeard or Henna King (taken from the beard dye reviews) will definitely fashion in you a younger version of yourself!

Go on. Strike a younger streak with our reviews.

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5 Things to Consider when Purchasing the Right Beard Dye

Before you even decide to buy a beard dye, be sure to know which colors are to dye for!

Ask yourself a dozen questions, and most of all, get to know your beard hair from root to tip.

Coloring, or altering the beard color for the sake of it alone doesn’t justify. Unfortunately, you’ve got more things to consider than you expect. The last thing you want for your beard is a brassy, dried and damaged quality!

Consequently, you’re bound to heed your beard’s complex needs.  

Whether you’re merely hiding the signs of age, donning a new personality, coming up with an original fashion or simply having fun, you’ve got to address the beard’s needs first and foremost.

With this principle (beard assessment) imbibed, what could go wrong in your process?

After all, addressing the beard’s needs boils down to nourishing, preparing and securing its color-changing success.

Technically, it’ll also offer you color ideas that produce complementing, balanced results in the beard.                

Opsss! Not so fast there, mate. Are you really sure you’re striking the right streak here?

Ask yourself these following questions…

1. Am I really, really sure about the color?

Dying the hair can be a very exciting endeavor. But, exciting as it is, when wrongly judged over the right color, a dye can end up as a tool for regret.

So, if you think you’ve thought about the right color for your beard, think about it again. How sure are you that the color really fits your natural beard undertone?

If there’s one thing I’m sure about the dye: its color distinctions can be tricky. Applying too much of it messes your overall beard color.

On the other hand, your beard’s surface tone may not actually be its undertone. So, whenever you applied a darker tincture, you’re most likely to suffer brassy or messy irregular streaks.

The best means to avoid this is by dying your beard with small amounts. By doing this, and allowing the color to settle down, you’d still have the chance to fall back in case mismatch occurs.     

2. Can I apply this dye quality on my beard fast and easy?

Beard dyes are similar to hair dyes for a number of reasons. But, that doesn’t mean they’re the same.

For one thing, they undergo time-consuming concoctions to take effect. You must have certainly considered, at some point in your life, a shorter simpler dye application method lying somewhere in this chaotic life.

You’re right to think of it because there truly is one. That being said, it’s important that you keep in mind that dye qualities really, seriously matter.                                     

And, such quality determines the dye’s easy application. Come on, it’s the 21st century- I know your dying for a faster, easier way to things.

That’s what you’ll surely be looking out for when you purchase for a beard dye!

3. How much chemical ingredients does the beard dye product possess?

Truth be told- we can’t really get away from chemicals. Regardless of such claims, a beard dye is itself, a chemical solution. It is, like most products are.

Whenever you encounter sellers bannering “100 percent chemical-free”, you ought to give it a shrug of the shoulders and shake off your scruff!

What am I really raising as a concern here?  The concern lies in either the excessive concentration of chemicals in the dye, or in your highly sensitive skin.

Whatever that is, you ought to look for the beard dye products that have the least chemical concentrations, an “all-natural” tag, and a “hypoallergenic” seal. That should work for you.

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4. Does the dye product possess ammonia?

Ammonia is a strong colorless compound present in some beard dyes, which ensures the deep penetration of the dye color to the hair.

Through the ammonia, the color sticks within, and not just into the shafts.

While this is crucial for beard coloring success, this could however take its toll on sensitive skin, causing allergies, irritations and itches in the long run.

Best solution- know your skin well. Undergo a skin test if necessary.

5. How long do I want the color to last?

The question men almost always deal with when dying their beard is “how long, or how brief do I want the color to last?”

Such self-assessing question holds the very morale of beard dying, because without it, the act would simply come off foolish, reckless, and a mere out-of-boredom “thing”.

A responsible beard man prioritizes the health of his beard. Ultimately, he will have been able to determine the duration of the color effect on his beard.       

For that, he chooses beard dyes on which is permanent, semi-permanent and final.

He also further looks into the beard dye’s lifespan. You see— labels and brands are never enough!

Learn the difference between beard dye and temporary beard color

Top 10 Best Beard Dyes in 2019: Strike it Right with our Professional Reviews!

There. We finally have them!

You’ll realize as you go through our list of the best beard dye, how the greats embody a certain balance between compatibility and hair nourishment.

With these main standards in mind, you can easily go through the list and pick the best one for you.

I may have ranked these products depending on both first-hand and second-hand data, but you alone can tip the scale with your profound personal verdict.

But for the ultimate takeaway- know the right color, shade, tone and streak for your overall beard color. Also, be aware that beard color consists of an overtone and undertone.

So, when you seem convinced that the dye is the right color for your hair, wait until your beard hair reveals its undertone.

Lastly: “Always, always, always think of your sensitive skin first (if you do have sensitive skin)”…

And now, dive into the dyes, friend!

Note: To cater to the public’s varied preferences on beard dyes, we classified the products into two sections- one for regular, and the other for the best beard dye for sensitive skin.

01. Blackbeard for Men Formula X

Blackbeard for Men Formula X

Earning not only the “Best Pick” title, but also all current respects to our list, this Black Beard product proves that beard coloring can be fun!

You’ll enjoy every second with the beard dye. Experiencing the product first-hand not only deepened my beard color, but nourished my beard as well.

Having said that- this product has certifiably proven its worth to many men for generations. A lab-tested, hypoallergenic dye, this one sticks colors within your beard shafts without intruding its natural growth.

Since it features natural solutions, instead of harsh chemicals in its package, the dye earns a “cosmetic” tag, instead of a straight-out dye.

Applying it into the beard proves much fun!  

Using its applicator brush, you can instantly touch up your beard whenever you like. It quickly dries up and favorably resists water. It has proven to penetrate into and linger in the beard for a maximum of 12 hours.

But if you want it removed instantly, you can simply wash it off with slightly warm water and wipe it with dry cloth/tissue. It’ll simply yield whenever you wish to.

I am most fascinated with its neat application mechanism. It’s simple, mess-free and, handy. Yes! You can bring along this very small and light container anywhere and anytime, without feeling obligated.

Now, in terms of color choices— this product has a wide range of them (from dark to light). However, each color has a neutral shade. This means that your beard color can easily blend with it!

I don’t see serious problems with the product except that its color lacks a natural seen which becomes conspicuous under broad daylight.

For your reference, here’s its pros and cons:

Pros

  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • Quick and Easy Application
  • 12-Hour Lasting Effect
  • Neutral Shades
  • Safe on Skin; Hypoallergenic
  • Quick Dry
  • No Ammonia

Cons

  • Color lacks natural sheen

Why choose it?

This product isn’t a straight-out dye, but a cosmetic. It’s fun, easy and effective to use!

02. The Henna Guys Henna Hair and Beard Color Dye

The Henna Guys Henna Hair and Beard Color Dye

Ranking as second priciest on our list, this “Premium Pick” by the Henna Guys brand truly rules with unbelievable efficiency…

Besides only entailing a 2-way application process, this product by the Henna Guys easily sticks around absolutely stain-free! Users had since celebrated its efficiency for years now!

The product is also known to be gentle to both the beard hair and skin. While it easily absorbs as a neutral highlight shade, it also easily let’s go on your will.

Manufacturers accordingly claim of the product’s triple sift processing of organic Indigo leaves. These herbal leaves of the Indigofera plant are a proven genuine source of fabric dye.                                                         

However, in this case, the end product becomes a finer powdery quality thanks to the triple sift process. In that sense, the product now works as a hair cosmetic than a mere fabric dye.

What makes a product cosmetic then?

The answer lies in both the product’s applicability and removability. So, as long as any material—or, a toning material in that matter, gets masked on and off the skin, it’ll always be considered cosmetic.

A dye, on the other hand, can still be removed, only that it stays long-term.

Despite the products strong-sticking ability, it does not alter the natural structure of your beard hair, lest the skin.

What most find off-putting from the product is its slightly vague dark brown shade. Other than that, the products remain a champ!

Here’s the product in a bigger picture:

Pros

  • 2-Way Application Process
  • Natural Indigo Ingredient
  • Zero-Metallic Salts
  • Easy Sticking
  • Long-lasting Effect (12 hours at max)
  • Easily Removable
  • No Harsh Chemicals

Cons

  • Vague Dark Brown Shade                     

Why choose it?

This premium product is gentle to the skin, easily applied and highly effective!

03. Dark Brown Henna Hair Color/Dye

Dark Brown Henna Hair Color/Dye

Currently enjoying the third place on our list, this other masterpiece of the Henna Guys boasts of a “Best Choice” title!

Of all the things this product impresses greatly of, that would be its storage capacity!

It’s a perfectly packed, airtight organic powder also made from Indigo and other organic herbs. Similar to its previous product counterpart, this one boasts of a 2-way application process!

Packed in an aluminum foil bag, this product proves to last longest among the products featured in this list.

This nonirritating beard dye accordingly gained traction after undergoing re-processing many years ago. As a result, its powder quality got finer by the moment.

Users highly promote the product due to its no-mess application process, absolute zero-stain color and quick dry capacity, zero-harsh chemicals, absolute no ammonia, and an odorless package!

More so, many users enjoy its varied color choices. It’s got a natural and deeper sheen compared to power-based beard cosmetics of such type.

It works more as a cosmetic than a dye—a usual trait among products by such brand.

There aren’t many users are complaining about the product except that it’s quite heavy to carry along. So for a word of advice- take smaller parts of it to be used and stored separately. You can further contain it in smaller gram packs.

With this done, you can easily carry the pack along when you travel.

And, that should do it!

Here’s the product’s pros and cons:

Pros

  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • No Ammonia
  • Quick-dry
  • 2-Way Application Process
  • Long Shelf Life (max. 2 years)
  • Highly Organic; made from Indigo leaves and other herbs
  • Long-term Hold on Beard (2 days)

Cons

  • Can be too heavy and bulky to bring on the road

Why choose it?

The product bears the usual classic, priceless tag of the brand; it’s got high storage capacity, great color varieties (dark to a darker brown) and a high beard coloring efficiency!

04. Blackbeard for Men Formula X (Brown/Black)

Blackbeard for Men Formula X (Brown/Black)

Ranking fourth among the best beard color products, this equally compelling Blackbeard product proves instant grey removal on facial hair is on the tip of your fingers!

This other product by Blackbeard proves to equally deliver like its counterpart, the Just for Men Mustache and Beard Brush-In Color Gel!

Still, it manages to gloss independently with its instant applicator. Nevertheless, it also claims to be more than a dye, but a grey hair eradicator.

According to users, the ultimate highlight of the product is yet to be experienced. It’s got the deepest color shades from the products in this list!

Meaning, it has smoother shade transitions from medium, dark and deep brown. The deep brown respectively exhibits a full natural sheen on the beard.

The same depth applies to black color. However, the transitions are just pretty smooth that you won’t be able to recognize the difference between brown and black!

Other color variants include brilliant back with red highlights. The deeper shade of this reveals warm chestnut brown tones when struck by sunlight.

Consequently, its overall sheen takes partial credit in this color wonders. The natural, glossy sheen creates somewhat like an optical illusion for the eye; except that it’s not really an illusion!

The science here involves the sheen reflecting denser light concentration to the eye.  

So when that happens, the highlights become more visible in broad daylight.

Meanwhile, as if it hasn’t impressed already, the product like its counterpart, also gets praise for its quick-dry, non-stain, and super-simple application.

The product would’ve been perfect if not for its sticky solution leaving behind residues in the hair, and its questionable waterproof capacity!

Here’s the product in a nutshell:

Pros

  • Very Deep Color Shades
  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • Quick and Easy Application
  • Quick Dry
  • 12-Hour Long Lasting Effect
  • No Ammonia
  • Hypoallergenic

Cons

  • Questionable Waterproof Capacity (despite claim)
  • Too sticky (leaves residues behind)

Why choose it?

The product claims to be more than a dye, but a grey hair eradicator. It’s super easy to use, and further impresses with a very deep color shade and variations- from brown, black to highlights. Most of all, it’s got a natural sheen that facilitates genuine integration of tones in the beard.

05. Zenia Indigo Powder Hair/Beard Dye

Zenia Indigo Powder Hair/Beard Dye

Considered a masterpiece of the Zenia brand, this product proves to be another worthy organic beard dye…

Not only has this product been promoted many times over for its all-natural color shades, but it’s also being praised for its conditioning ability!

Yes! You heard it…

Besides the fact that it’s a certified side-effect-free dye, it also revitalizes and conditions your beard hair. So, it’s got to be more than friendly on the skin, right?

Right!

You see, the product is an open solution. Mixing other hair-treating stuff on it is actually a highly encouraged procedure.

More so, this Indigo powder-based dye reacts positively with natural solutions like essential oils, natural fragrances, etc.

Personally enhancing the dye’s mix activates its chemical bonding abilities, encouraging it to smoothly integrate with the substrate.

However, you cannot always do this with other products due to either high concentration of chemicals (PPD) or low presence of lake pigment in the structure. Now, the lake pigment can only be further peaked up with salt.

Fortunately, the product, because of its organic source, prevails with the highest lake pigment presence.

If you’re planning to go for a 3, instead of 2-step process on the product, pour sea salt, coconut milk and at least 1 type of essential oil in a bowl.

Lastly, the product promises a perfect deep black match on your beard. You ought to believe it when it says match because it actually means it’s got it all “matched” for you!

Half of the users didn’t think the product is perfect though. Its drawbacks include a not-so-fine, difficult-to-dissolve powder quality, and an easy-to-fade color.

In fact, claims even made to the public’s ear that the product bears a high concentration of lead in its solution. This further lead to many users getting headaches and feeling nauseous after applicatication.  

Fortunately, various QC (quality-control) agencies went over it and eventually disproved the claims. The headaches may have been a direct result of using expired product.

Here’s the product in a nutshell:

Pros

  • No Ammonia
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Open Solution (for other mixes)
  • High Lake Pigment Presence
  • All-Natural; Organic
  • Hair-Conditioning
  • No Harsh Chemicals

Cons

  • Rough Powder Quality
  • Weak Color Hold (easily fades despite claim)

Why choose it?

The product is a “matched” quality—meaning, it automatically matches with the beard’s overall color. Ultimately, it’s an open solution that warrants nourishment on the beard hair and the skin.

06. The Younger Looking Beard (Dark Brown)

The Younger Looking Beard (Dark Brown)

Reigning at the sixth rank, this latest product by the Younger Looking Beard brand boasts as the most voluminous cosmetic on our list…

If you’re looking for the easiest and most effective beard dye on hand, then you’ll be pleased with this product!

Using an instant applicator, it can instantly remove grey on your hair, bringing out the young in you. Users are most fascinated by its no-mixing-required package.

Most amazingly yet, it’s got the most product volume despite its small/light size.

If you’re wondering what makes this handy material last for a maximum of 9 months, then check out its color concentration.

Product experts agree that the cosmetic dye (not merely a dye) has immense lake pigment count—a trait common to thick organic dying materials.

Simply said, it has the thickest color concentration, sans synthetic chemicals.

So, applying large quantities of the product into your beard is out of the question.

Merely 2-3 dabs of the applicator would instantly yield thick brown-black tones. For undertone, it’s known to shimmer with a slightly purple luster.

And, for the best part, the product is known to stick around for a day, not easily wearing out despite extreme temperatures. But, mind you—it can easily wash at your will.

All you have to do is swab your beard with a few drops of hair color remover.

What others find off-putting of the product though is its sticky texture, a strong odor and a tendency to harden beard.

Here’s the product in a bigger picture:

Pros

  • Long-Lasting; Waterproof
  • Quick Dry
  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • Fast and Easy Application
  • Most Product Volume; Economic (can last for up to 9 months)
  • Has Natural Purple Sheen
  • Thick Color Concentration

Cons

  • Strong Odor
  • Unprocessed Plant Contents (can harden beard)
  • Sticky Texture (leaves residues)

Why choose it?

For one thing—the product is economic! It works best for men who’d like to save, yet are aspiring for a thicker, darker color to hush out aged grey streaks in their beard.

07. Grizzly Mountain Beard Dye

Grizzly Mountain Beard Dye

A power dye with nothing but herbal benefits in its solution, this so-called instant beard color corrector smashes greys with a tender touch!

Not only does it attract with the least synthetic chemicals (PPD), this product also bears the highest number of herbs in its package.

Its herbal ingredients include Neem Tree, False Daisy, Henna Extracts, Indigo and even essential oils.

Most quality control departments agree that its herbal ingredients rank most dense in the market to date. As a result, it works by repairing the facial hair first, before coloring it.

Its process involves coating the shaft with color, and while doing so, fills it with keratin-booster micronutrients from within. This proves most effective as it colors the hair in the most natural way possible.

There certainly isn’t a single product in this list that penetrates most intimately than that of the Grizzly Mountain Beard Dye.

Having garnered recognition through the years, this classic beard dye has since functioned as a facial hair quality corrector—beard, mustache, sideburns, cheek line, etc.

With its high color concentration, it can eradicate grey on beard with a 2-step application process, leaving a natural greenish hue as sheen. Drying quickly and resisting wear, it still manages to be gentle on the skin!

Certifiably hypoallergenic, mi amigo!

It promises (and succeeds in that) to leave zero-side-effects on the hair and skin.

While reigning in this part of the talk, the product fails in delivering a mess-free quality and a solid tone. As you can see—its color effect lasts longer and harder than expected.

If you’re thinking of a temporary, easily-removed dye, then you won’t experience it with this product!

Whatever the case, check out its pros and cons here:  

Pros

  • Most Number of Herb Ingredients
  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Beard Hair Repair Capacity
  • Longer Lasting to Permanent Dye Quality

Cons

  • Leaves mess and stain
  • Tone easily dulls out
  • Difficult to remove

Why choose it?

In the ranking of the organic beard dyes, this one bests out!

08. VOLT Grooming Instant Beard Color

VOLT Grooming Instant Beard Color

For a dying product, this one by VOLT stands out for its complete kit. A classy and handy cosmetic, this grooming kit is sure to retouch your beard with the extensive results!

Perhaps the most expensive product on our list, this grooming cosmetic still manages to wow users despite its less than perfect quality.

For one thing- it includes a kit in its package. Featuring a beard comb, applicator brush, carrying pouch, cleaning solution and an instruction manual, the product is totally for an empowering experience!

The product solution per se boasts of a wide inclusion of micronutrients– Argan oil and vitamin E-based extracts.

Beyond eradicating streaks of gray in your beard, this product is known and proven by users to tame coarse beard types. Although it’s not a conditioning type of product, it surely manages the beard hair shaft from root to tip.

But, how does it do it?                    

It stabilizes the facial hair by opening the follicles. By doing so, it allows maximum absorption of the ink. Although its effects are temporary, its color truly shines!

Impressing with deep dark brown colors, naturally lustrous undertones, and a highly noticeable smoothness along the hair grain, this product rules out as an instant facial hair therapy.

You might have to think twice before applying too much of it though. Reviews tell of the product’s messy application, a lousy waterproof capacity (despite claims), and a tendency to easily wear off.

Here’s the product in a nutshell:

Pros

  • Facial Hair-Taming Micronutrients
  • Complete Managing Kit          
  • Easy Application
  • Quick Dry
  • Varied Color Shades

Cons

  • Unnecessary High Cost
  • Temporary Color Capacity (short-term)
  • Lousy Waterproof Capacity (despite claim)
  • Messy Application
  • Easily wears off

Why choose it?

The product boasts of a most convenient kit, eyed to empower your beard coloring potentials.

09. Manly Guy DARK BROWN HAIR, Beard & Mustache Color

Manly Guy DARK BROWN HAIR, Beard & Mustache Color

Another long-term color enhancer for beards and other facial hair, this product wins many hearts over for its ability to manage hair despite external factors!

According to many satisfied users, this product victor among other products in this list for its easy application process. Consequently, all you need to do with it is to add water, mix and then apply.

There’s so much you can do with the product at hand. That would include managing your facial beard as it smoothly hides streaks of grey in your beard, mustache, sideburns, goatees, etc.

Long-lasting. Yeah! The product indeed rocks when it comes to resisting water, changing temperatures, and other external factors. Proven to last for 4-8 weeks, this product is just too good to be true.

It never claims to be perfect though, so that its manufacturers are fully aware of factors it can improve upon. Since it’s a hyper-conscious brand, it therefore earns the trust of many expert users.

Well, it won’t make it in this list if not for that reason, of course!

Drawbacks of the product include a tendency to exhibit a rather green undertone due to some additions of chemical, a tendency to trigger allergies on skin, a messy sticky texture and a vague black shade!

Know more about the product through its pros and cons:         

Pros

  • Grooming Kit
  • Easy Application
  • Facial Hair Management Capacity
  • 4-8 Week Color Effect
  • Smooth Grey Color Eliminating Capacity

Cons

  • Allergy-triggering
  • Harsh Chemicals
  • Messy Ink Texture
  • Vague Black Shade
  • Exhibits Green Undertones

Why choose it?

The product smoothly hides greys in your beard and other facial hair. Nevertheless, it comes with a kit and a super-easy color application.

10. Just for Men Touch of Gray Mustache and Beard Color

Just for Men Touch of Gray Mustache and Beard Color

Last, but definitely not the least, this fashion-oriented product Just for Men brand may keep your grey beard away forever!

Easily applied. Tender on skin. These are more than what you’ll get from this product.

It continues to surprise until the regrowth of your beard. Like its promise, the product can truly keep your grey beard away for all time. It may have to require constant and meticulous application, though.

But, at least, some users seem to warrant its effectiveness.

Regardless of that matter, the product is a known color balancer, and it’s a master in that case.

Due to its distinct shades, one can easily spot its varied color variations in one sitting. Concerns about having to match the color with your beard’s overall color tone no longer apply with this product!

Ultimately, the product is fashion-oriented as it exhibits very strong salt and pepper look on any bearded face. Consequently, it has a dense essential oil concentration and other micronutrients that sets the facial skin a glow.

Simply said, it’ll match any color with your beard and overall look.

However, its disadvantages are equally overwhelming.

Users further complain about its patchy-prone color pattern despite its claims, greenish to purple undertone, unnatural sheen and shades, a tendency to trigger allergies on the skin, and a tendency to cause stains during application.

Check out its pros and cons:

Pros

  • Strong Salt and Pepper Look
  • Fashion-Oriented Color Shades
  • Distinct Color Variations
  • Quick Dry
  • Easy Application

Cons

  • Not Hypoallergenic (triggers allergies)
  • Patchy Pattern
  • Messy
  • Stain-prone
  • Unnatural Sheen and Shades
  • Leaves out residues
  • Leaves off purple or greenish undertones

Why choose it?

The product has very distinct color variations, perked up by a fashion-oriented salt and pepper effect.

Top 5 Best Beard Dye for the Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skins demand product reconsiderations from your end. Of all factors surrounding the beard grooming business, or the facial management in general, the skin matters the most.

You cannot simply risk your skin over expensive applications- whether be it a beard dye, oil, balm, conditioner, etc. Taking the skin for granted would instantly lead to unnecessary expenses whenever infections occur.

We dedicate a special section for sensitive skins.

Guaranteed to be extremely gentle to the skin (gentler than expected), these products also impress with sheer effectiveness and pleasure!

Get your hands dirty and check them all out here, matey!

01. Godefroy Professional Tint Kit, Medium Brown

Godefroy Professional Tint Kit, Medium Brown

A product for both men and women, this latest masterpiece by the Godefroy brand owns all set standards, easily earning my “Best Pick” preference…

For a first-hand experience, the product truly delivers!

Reigning as the skin-friendliest product on our list, it functions more as a cosmetic than a mere dye. It further colors up not only men’s facial hair, but the women’s as well.

With just a quick dab with its applicator brush, it can glimmer out your eyebrows and eyelashes, leaving the blackest of blacks.

Now, women have a “say” over this one!

A complete kit. A pack of more 20 pre-measured attachable capsules for concentrated application. An added cream formula (for beards). Certified no harsh chemicals included. No ammonia. Colors guaranteed not to wear out.

What more could you look for?

And, yes! You ought to believe it because it really modestly realizes all these, all in 3 minutes.

I experienced it myself!         

Let me also emphasize the wonders of the capsules. Consequently, they work best on dissipated, or patchy greys in the beard. Since this can be difficult to treat without causing mess, hence it deems the capsules necessary.

You see, the capsules balance the color in no time, fully coating the shafts for a solid finesse.

Upon using the capsules, I recommend that you use 2-3 tips. But, even before you apply it, let it soak in the dye for 5 minutes first. Then, you’re good to go.

This process enables the capsules to manually concentrate the color into your beard hair.

Afterward, try applying the cream as a finishing touch. That should match both colors in your beard, ensuring a deep, crisp sheen!

A sheer perfection, I don’t find anything problematic about the product, expect of its tendency to unnaturally harden in the beard.

See the product in a nutshell so that you can have a solid “say” about it:

Pros

  • Complete Grooming Kit
  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Quick Dry
  • Easy Application
  • Mess and Stain-Free
  • Includes Capsules & a Cream

Cons

  • Can unnaturally harden in the beard

Why choose it?

Ruling as a masterpiece in this list, the product breaks all set standards of a beard dye. One of which is its unisex tag!

02. The Younger Looking Beard, Medium Brown

The Younger Looking Beard, Medium Brown

Very expensive in the best ways possible, this skin-friendly natural-colored product earns the “Premium Pick” title in this list!

There’s nothing much to elaborate of this product for we’ve already focused on this in our previous section. The only difference in there, is that it ranks sixth.

But, it only naturally does because it had to compete with a totally different platform with the rest of the other products!

It ranks second place in this section due to its prestigious skin-caring quality.

Highly organic and carefully refined, this product ensures high color concentration (via its lake pigment) without altering the natural dermal process.

And, as we mentioned in the previous section, it tends to be the most voluminous package in the market to date. It can last for up to 9 months. So, it should be economical!

Besides, you don’t need to apply excessive amount as one swab of it already gives out the deepest and thickest brown-black tones.

And, the luster! Oh God! It’s just incomparable.

So much for its color capacity—let’s look further into its attitude towards the skin.

Well, it may not nourish the skin, but it is sure to protect the dermal layers by covering it with talc substance, an active ingredient in its package.

However, due to its strong plant extracts, it tends to put one off with strong odor. It also tends to be sticky-messy, and can eventually harden the beard, leaving off residues after.

Pros

  • Long-Lasting; Waterproof
  • Quick Dry
  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • Fast and Easy Application
  • Most Product Volume; Economic (can last for up to 9 months)
  • Has Natural Purple Sheen
  • Thick Color Concentration

Cons

  • Strong Odor
  • Unprocessed Plant Contents (can harden beard)
  • Sticky Texture (leaves residues)

Why choose it?

For one thing—the product is economic! It works best for men who’d like to save, yet are aspiring for a thicker, darker color to hush out aged grey streaks in their beard.

03. Auburn Henna Beard Dye for Men

Auburn Henna Beard Dye for Men

With a “Best Choice” tag, the product can naturally make you look younger by eliminating greys in your beard, not skin health.

Ranking third place on our list, this product not only promises zero-side-effects but also impresses with it!

An all-natural, organically grown and processed product, the Auburn Henna hydrates the skin, while coating the beard hair with toughest colors. By doing so, it reverts the hair to a repair cycle.

With such ability, it can easily correct the natural beard hair color. What’s special about this process is that it allows the hair to revert to a healthy color.

Grey hair is obviously a result of a decrease of pigment production in the hair follicles. Through its influence, the beard undergoes natural repair cycle and further stimulates pigments within the core.

Unlike other products, it doesn’t augment its own chemical structure. Instead, it uses its natural chemicals to activate protein and as a direct result, stimulates pigment production.

Nevertheless, it nourishes the skin in the process; there’s no other way it fully own the hair color cycle than penetrating through the dermal layers.

You won’t have to worry about its effect strength for it can stay in your hair for as long as you want. You can also remove it manually should you make it darker.

All you have to do is apply 2-3 drops of hair removal, and voila!

You’re all set…

If not for its strong scent and a tendency to change colors when exposed to extreme UV heat, the product would be perfect! Also, it also tends to leave residues after application. So, you’d better wash your beard off thoroughly when done.

Pros

  • Best for all Facial Hair
  • All-Natural
  • Easy Application
  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • No Ammonia
  • Quick Dry
  • Facilitates Natural Hair Repair

Cons

  • Leaves residues in the beard
  • UV-Reacting Color (color changes to Orange when extremely exposed)
  • Strong Scent

Why choose it?

The product is unique as it facilitates the natural repair cycle in all facial hair. Ultimately, it’s all safe, and it’s considered a natural beard dye!

04. Grizzly Mountain Beard Dye

Grizzly Mountain Beard Dye

Ruling with a literal Grizzly brown tint, this product will keep off the grey nice and easy…

If you’re looking for the beard dye that matches with your coarse beard, then you’ll be delighted with this product.

While it does not really correct your coarse beard hair, it colors it out with retained volume.

It does this by layering organic solutions into the follicle. Since its solutions are fast-absorbent in nature, it, therefore, absorbs into the follicle fast and easy as well!

Users, specifically those who prefer colored coarse beards, report that its organic base (edition) stylizes the coarse beard hair, and further adds volume to it.

The organic base can be bought separately to be mixed later with the main dye. You can even simply use the base first before putting the dye as the final coating.

Such process results in fresh grizzly brown tint. And, this brown tint happens to be men’s ideal seal for sexiness.

Furthermore, with such tint, the Grizzly Mountain Beard Dye can easily balance the beard’s overall color tone, keeping off the grey nice and easy!

But, with or without the organic base, the product can still work with expected rapport.

For its final feat, the product impresses many users for its skin-friendly effect. Others even claim that it can soothe the skin from burns and itches.

Drawbacks of the product include an unnecessary green tint, a drip-prone solution, a strong odor, and a temporary color hold (stays in the hair for a maximum of 1 day only, despite claims).

More so, it’s definitely not for those who desire a long-term, or permanent color effect.

Pros

  • Chemical Free
  • No Ammonia
  • Easy Application
  • Quick Dry
  • Includes Organic Base
  • All-Natural
  • Temporary Hold

Cons

  • Yields unnecessary green-purple tint
  • Drip-prone; Messy
  • Strong Odor
  • Weak Color Hold

Why choose it?

The product naturally keeps greys in beards with desirable transitions. Nevertheless, it adds volume to coarse beard types.

05. Reparex for Beard and Mustache Treatment (Premium)

Reparex for Beard and Mustache Treatment (Premium)

This last product on our list brings a new meaning to beard color fashion!

Highly effective and tender to the skin, this latest product by the Reparex brand is known to stay on your beard longer than expected. For about 3 weeks or 4, it won’t instantly fade out. Instead, it thins into streaks.

It’s so subtle that you won’t be able to notice it!

Maintaining the product entails an effortless move. All you have to do is to reapply color once the dye fades out.

For the first action, maintain the application twice in one week. For the second down to the third row, repeat the process for just once in every two weeks.

You can continue doing this until the entire grey color is controlled. With the product’s strong pigment concentration, greys are sure to be kept at bay for the next few years.

One of the best tricks users openly appreciate about the product is its ability to nourish the skin. It even colors more effectively when directly applied on skin, than the beard.

All-in-all, it boasts of varied color choices, a lustrous after-tint, and a warm tone. And, if you’re ever wondering if it totally removes the grey color?

No, it doesn’t! Surprise!

As I’ve mentioned earlier—it only keeps the grey at bay. In a sense, it directly changes the grey’s color, enhancing its tone by adding darker tint.

By then, it will have left grey colors alone, but cleverly enhancing its color to deeper, dark silvery black!

Such a trick, eh mate?

The dye might possibly discolor when exposed to too much sun though. So, be conscious of it. Other concerns about the product have to do with its strong off-putting scent, a tendency to leave out orange tints and a sticky texture.

Pros

  • Skin-friendly Application
  • Long Color Effect/Hold
  • Enhances Grey Color (not remove it)
  • High Pigment Concentration
  • No Harsh Chemicals (PPD)
  • Quick Dry
  • Subtle Color Fade

Cons

  • A tendency to discolor when exposed to UV rays
  • Strong Scent
  • Unnecessary Orange Tints
  • Sticky Texture

Why choose it?

It rules as the only product that especially works on enhancing the beard’s grey color, revealing a better and unique color fashion on the beard!

Preparing Your Beard for Dying: Here are 5 Simple Steps!

If the actual dying process can be quite burdensome, then the preparation must be a bigger pain!

Mess. Drips. Bad and sticky mix. Stains. More stains…

These are just a few of what to expect when you’re merely preparing your beard and the dye solution.

If only you could skip to the main part, eh!

But, dying business isn’t all just stains and pains; it can also be about smiles and exciting whiles (rhyme intended).

If only you could get your hands on the simple, easy-to-remember steps.

Guess what: they’re all right here…

Keep scrolling down for the 5 simple steps in preparing the beard for dying!

1. Gather All Tools

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As you get down to business, it’s important that you determine the materials beforehand. Even before you purchase for the materials and tools, you must have already listed them down.

The tools include tint remover, gloves, beard dye product, mascara/applicator brush (optional), organic base products (optional), beard/facial hair comb, extra-clothes/paper towels/tissues (plenty of it), toothbrush, essential oils (optional), protective ointments for skin eg. Vaseline, mineral oils (optional), oxidant, etc.

I emphasized the materials with “optional” marks here to indicate that certain beard dye products may contain all of them in. I also pointed out, through “etc.” to indicate that many more applications may still be required by the product package to compensate with the process.

So, it depends on the beard dye package actually.

Check out product instructions to determine other needed applications. By all means, you ought to be fully aware of this. Obviously, reading the product instruction first and foremost tends to be an extremely important prelude to beard preparation.

Once you’ve got all of these at hand, neatly arrange them all in one area.

2. Before the Beard, Tend to Your Skin First

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This next step determines the remaining actions to be taken throughout this entire method: tend to your skin first by testing it.

Even if you’ve spotted the best product—no harsh chemicals included, strong color concentration, no ammonia, you’ll still end up in vain if you’re unaware of your current skin type though.

Do I have a sensitive skin? How sensitive is my skin? You have got to answer these questions before everything else.

And, the only way to answer that is to test your skin, of course!

Here’s how to do it: First, set aside a small beard dye solution. Second, apply it in any hidden areas in your skin, then let it absorb for 5 minutes, or until reactions begin to appear. Lastly, observe the reactions.

Is it an inflammation? Is it redness? Does it itch? Does it burn?

If any of these occur, then you ought to use a beard dye for sensitive skin instead.  However, if you insist on salvaging the money spent on the product, no worries- there’s a curb to it.

Options, mate! Want more of them? You know what to do.

3. Comb Your Beard

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Using a specialized beard comb, comb your beard both against and along the grain. This step further tames the beard/mustache (or any facial hair in that matter) to bend in shape. It also cleverly exposes the greys.

However, you ought to be meticulous in choosing your beard comb. They may all look the same, but they aren’t really, especially when it comes to performance.

Factors like comb teeth intervals, comb base (whether acetate, wood, plastic or stainless steel) and shape play a part in securing a successful bead/mustache dying business. Combing patterns for the mustache and beard greatly differ. That’s a factor to consider (check out this link to know more on how to comb your beard/mustache:

4. Trim and Dry-Clean Your Beard

A debate about whether to shower or to just trim the beard before dying it, is currently causing a divide among grooming experts.

The former thoroughly cleans off the beard, removing residues, dust, dead skin, off its recesses.

The latter, on the other hand, argue by saying that showering, or washing off the beard before dying unnecessarily eliminates the natural oil substantial for dying (as if one cannot apply essential oils upon dying). The latter idea recommends just trimming the beard pre-dying.

Personally, I don’t see any need for further debacle. The wisest and most practical thing to do (this is proven and tested) is to dry-clean the beard/mustache with a few sprinkles of water. Once done, wipe it with tissues/paper towels.

Furthermore, you can pour in generous amounts of essential oils into the beard/mustache upon combing it.

After that, you can finally trim it…

See—it’s that easy!

5. Apply Protective Applications on Your Skin

Regardless of your skin being sensitive or not, you’ll still have to apply protective applications.

Protective applications are best embodied by mineral oils, or Vaseline.

Here’s how to do it: First, coat the skin surrounding the target hair with a small amount of Vaseline or mineral oil. Consequently, the skin area around your beard/mustache happens to be the most sensitive. And by doing so, you’ll be able to protect that skin area from dye stains.

Next, apply a mixed solution of the organic base (just a thin layer) as final coating into the same area.

Now, you’re good to go!

Best Easy Tips on How to Dye a Beard and Mustache

Now, we’ve come to the main part of our beard dying business…

A walk back in age. A step forward from grey beard. For that, let me ask you: Are you ready to wear a Marlon Brando? Are you sure about your Sean Connery or, Brad Pitt scruff shade?

You may not have to answer these questions. All you have to do is take a quick look at the mirror.  

If you think you’re sure enough, think again. That’s the whole point of beard dying.

Now, as we move forward with this section, let us skim through the best beard coloring brands we’ve mentioned on our list.  

We’ve experienced the ever-fun Blackbeard for Men, the premium and best picks both reigning from Henna Guys, and the rest—Zenia, Grizzly Mountain, VOLT, Henna King and Just for Men. So far, every brand rolled out the drums!

From this roster, the Grizzly Mountain brand gets recalled in the other section which ranks the best brands for sensitive skin—Godefroy, The Younger Looking Beard, Auburn and Reparex.

The Grizzly Mountain brand therefore gets the best of both worlds. Or, it could be that both worlds are getting the best of it.

Okay—you must be wondering what all of these are for. It’s a mere recap, my friend!

These products reveal to us, beyond the quality patterns, the universe of beard dying.

These lists also show us that despite buying the best products, the whole effort would still fail if not done properly. And, that’s a basic thing!

So, here are the best easy tips on how to dye a beard and mustache…

1. Gather All Tools

Set all the necessary tools and materials needed.

The tools include tint remover, gloves, beard dye product, mascara/applicator brush (optional), organic base products (optional), beard/facial hair comb, extra-clothes/paper towels/tissues (plenty of it), toothbrush, essential oils (optional), protective ointments for skin eg. Vaseline, mineral oils (optional), oxidant, etc.

2. Prepare Beard, Mustache and Skin

With the tools and peripheries prepared, test your skin sensitivity (refer to earlier guide) and then proceed by combing your beard/mustache. Culminate by trimming and dry-cleaning your beard and mustache.

3. Set the Dye in Motion

The penultimate phase of the beard dye application—mixing and preparing the dye.

Look for the two container- main color and color enhancer, from the package. Mix these substances in a separate bowl. Continue mixing until the solution thickens.

Do not use the brush in mixing the ingredients. Use a solid/wooden stirrer instead.

4. Let the Dye Dive in and Color

Using the brush, apply the prepared dye (in smaller, thinner quantity) into your beard in an upward-downward stroke/pattern. For the mustache, use an inward-outward (center to tip) stroke.

It is important at this point, that you penetrate the brush into the inner part of the beard/mustache for an even color. Try, as much as possible, to avoid staining your skin with the dye.

men-applying-beard-dye

5. Test Color

After applying the dye, allow it to absorb for 5 minutes. Then test the dye if it has achieved your desired color by using paper towel.

Swab it and then, check the color.

If the color hasn’t matured based on your standard, you can add more dye. Continue doing this by gradually increasing the quantity each time. You can finally stop if the desired color is achieved.  

6. Take a Shower

Wash off after 10 minutes with cold water. You can even take a shower if you want. By all means, you ought to lose all residues and stains.

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(Learn other ways of applying beard dye into the beard/mustache by clicking the link here:https://www.askmen.com/grooming/appearance/how-to-dye-your-beard.html.)

Top FAQs About Beard Dyes

Is it possible to apply beard dye on my hair?

The answer is yes. It is possible. But, it can be too harsh on the skin. In fact, it can even burn and irritate skin.

How does the beard dye take effect?

It depends. Some beard dyes last for an average of 10 months, while others last for around 3-5 weeks.

Does beard dying cause the facial hair to thicken?

No. It doesn’t.

Can beard dyes damage or irritate my skin?

Yes. They potentially can. The best beard dye for sensitive skin or the organic beard dye proves otherwise. The best to avoid skin irritation is to religiously observe the proper method for applying beard dye.

Is it safe to apply beard oils and balms after applying beard dye?

Yes—very much. It’s even highly encouraging.

Conclusion

A younger-looking beard makes every man happy and sexy. Not all young looking beards are dark, ebony and brown. Some even have greys. But, this kind of grey has got to have a deeper tone to it.

Silvery. Glossy. It has to be within these shades to maintain a solid, brilliant and crisp beard, mustache (or the rest of the facial hair).

The best beard dye certainly gave us a taste of the complex beard dying business. But, thanks to the easy steps and the beard dye reviews, you can finally sport that good looks, and strike a streak of youth!

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