Dyeing your mustache white, rather it be for fashion, maintenance, or to create an authentic look for your Santa Claus costume, can be accomplished with very few tools. While some companies produce permanent white facial hair dye, it can be hard to find. However, temporary colored sprays and brush in dyes are available at many beauty supply stores. An alternative to facial hair dye is regular hair bleach. Great care must be taken when dyeing the mustache with hair bleach. Hair bleach can irritate and even burn the sensitive skin on the face.
Wash and dry the face as you normally would. Use a mustache comb to comb the mustache straight, trimming any unruly hairs.
Apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly to the skin surrounding the mustache. Hair bleach can burn the sensitive skin on the face.
Slip on a pair of gloves and apply the hair bleach to the mustache. Comb through the mustache to help evenly dispense the hair bleach. If using hair bleach made specifically for facial hair, leave the bleach on according to package directions. If using regular hair bleach, check the mustache hair every five minutes. The hair will be a light blond or yellow color when bleached properly.
Wipe away the bleach and petroleum jelly with a wet wash cloth. Rinse your face with lukewarm water to ensure that all of the bleach is removed.
Apply a violet toner to your mustache, combing through to ensure even distribution. Leave the toner on for a minimum of 5 minutes. Wipe a small area with the damp washcloth. If the mustache is white, wipe away any remaining toner. If the mustache is still blond/yellow, check again in another 5 minutes. Once the mustache is white, rinse away the toner.
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