What Is Beard Tinting?

—Urban Beardsman

It’s not as drastic as dying it, but it’s not as easy as just going au naturel. It’s beard tinting, and it’s been touted as making the wearer look younger and his beard look fuller. So what is beard tinting?

According to Allure, beard tinting can be done easily at home, and unlike dying your hair, tinting is all about going the subtle route to add a more youthful look to your man mane.

“Choose a color that is one shade lighter than your natural tone,” says Redken hairstylist Brian Bowman in Allure’s recent article.

“If you go too dark you run the risk of looking like Groucho Marx… [And] if you’re blending with gray hairs, put your product onto a wide-tooth comb first and then comb it in.”

The article goes on to explain that you have to be mindful of which section of your natural hair color you are using as  a reference point.

“When purchasing a dye, match it with the back of your head, because the hair on the top of your head (and even your eyebrows) has been altered by your environment (thanks a lot, sun). Also pick up a color blocker, specifically a gel that doesn’t allow the dye to stain your skin,” the article explains.

To learn more about beard tinting, check out the full article at Allure now!

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