How to Darken Facial Hair

by Gerald Fuller

Men with graying facial hair often dye it to match the color of the hair on their heads. A large array of products intended for the coloring of facial hair can be found in any drug store or supermarket. When coloring your facial hair, use a well-known product as name brands tend be more effective than generic products. Most facial hair dyes follow the same simple procedure and can be applied and washed out quickly.

Items you will need

  • Facial hair coloring kit
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush (optional)

Apply and Wash

Step 1

Trim your facial hair to the length that you normally keep it. Wash it when finished and then pat it dry with a towel.

Step 2

Mix the necessary ingredients in your facial hair coloring kit. Apply the coloring with the applicator from your kit or an old toothbrush and let it sit in your facial hair for as long as the product's instructions recommend.

Step 3

Wash the product out of your facial hair in the shower using shampoo. If dying your facial hair black, you might have to apply another product from your kit and let it remain in your facial hair for the recommended time and then wash it out in the same manner as you did with the first product.

Step 4

Soften your beard by rubbing in conditioner and then washing it out again. Pat your beard dry with a towel and then enjoy your newly colored facial hair.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Gerald Fuller began writing professionally in 2010, specializing in cycling, swimming and history topics. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2006, earning a Bachelor of Science in psychology.