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Beard dye-ing? Tips, Tricks, Does & Don'ts?

Postby illy dilly » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:19 pm

Thinking that I may need to dye my hair some bright color. And I figure that the chops need to match.
Any body ever dyed their beard or facial hair?
Any and all advice helps!
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:24 pm

A safe bet might be to get one of the kits made for pubic hair, since they're more similar in texture.
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Postby Eric » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:00 pm

I bleach my chops regularly- regular high-power hair bleach, just leave it in longer.

Same with dyeing your beard- you can use regular hair products, just leave them in longer. Make sure you vaseline the skin around the beard to keep from dyeing it as well. Looks mighty tacky.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:05 pm

Try henna, it's not just for hands.

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Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:29 pm

As Eric said, colors do require pre-bleaching. However, when I do myLarry's beard, it is red on red. We put the dye into the beard first, and comb it through to get all the hair. Then we move onto his head. Works just fine.
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Postby goathead » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:03 pm

wonder would the henna fade out with time?

my beard is really white.
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Postby dragonpilot » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:09 pm

Look at my avatar. Go to your fave party store (Party City, etc). You can get different colors of spray-on hair color. I use masking tape for the design. The cans last quite a while.

It's not long lasting, but you'll get a day or two out of one application. Daily touch up, or wash it right out with mild soap and water and you can do another motif.
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Postby gyre » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:35 pm

The good colors are british.

There is a thread or two.

Brush it on for a natural look, even in blue.

And I've seen food coloring used with good results on the playa.
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Postby illy dilly » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:49 am

Thanks everybody for the tips!

Eric- does it make your face break out? I was reading some threads on other random sites and lots of guys say the bleach totally messes up their face.

Now to pick the color?

Also how hard is it to get it to dye back to a normal color? Is there any chance of it being my natural color at all?
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Postby Eric » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:50 am

illy dilly wrote:Eric- does it make your face break out?


My face? No. Your face? I have no idea. They're chemicals- different people are going to react to them in different ways. Best bet is to do a test, but we're getting a little close...

Can't show up to work after labor day with blue, red, or green hair.


because it's a little late to test to make sure you don't break out (you could do a spot test if you have an hour to spare), and the fact you need it gone once you get back...

I think you're best bet is either the spray in color (guaranteed to be your natural color when you get back) or a rinse-in color (most likely will wash out, depending on the color).

Be very careful with "temporary" colors- they can last for weeks.
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Re: Beard dye-ing? Tips, Tricks, Does & Don'ts?

Postby EmilyD » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:01 am

illy dilly wrote:Thinking that I may need to dye my hair some bright color. And I figure that the chops need to match.
Any body ever dyed their beard or facial hair?
Any and all advice helps!


I just wanted to say, the chops do NOT have to match the beard or even each other. ;-)
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Postby idiotfactory » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:43 pm

Special FX dye will last too long, go for Manic Panic as it washes out faster. The blue colors stick around and are difficult to remove, while pink fades fastest. Spray-in color tends to flake off and get all over clothing, even worse if your face gets wet and sweaty. You can pick up a color stripper if your beard isn't back to normal by the end of the week.
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Postby EmilyD » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:14 am

illydilly....did you do it?
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