Dye or not Dye my Beard?

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Some say it’s charm and others get extremely annoyed when the white wires begin to fill our beard

What to do?

Before making a decision, it is important to know that the cosmetics market will be on our side, whatever the solution: paint or leave the gray wires.

For those who are uncomfortable with the gray beard, even if they are a few threads, painting is an alternative. It should be done by professionals and with specific dyes for the facial hair. And that detail is critical because “Scalp skin is much tougher than facial skin, so the chemistry of hair dyes can irritate the beard.”

Once the painting is defined, it is time to think about the color. The orientation is to get a color that comes closest to the tone of your “natural beard”.

For this the cosmetic industry has already created tonalizantes for beard in 7 colors: light brown, medium, dark, black, bluish black, blonde and red. The barber never reveals the brand used in his clients.

Camouflage

If the word “paint” seems strange, some barber shops use “pigment” or “camouflage”. In this case, certainly, the establishment develops the technique that uses henna: in addition to coloring the white wires, it covers the faults of the beard hairs on the skin.

Henna is the most interesting cosmetic resource for these sensitive areas such as beard and mustache. It is not an aggressive product and can be used with some constancy.

Therefore, before adopting camouflage, our tip is to observe aspects that involve health and appearance. Choose a barber shop to ensure the use of appropriate products and inspected by the Sanitary Surveillance; and that it counts on the services of a specialist barber in this technical of color.

The procedure takes about half an hour and the result lasts between 15 days and a month.

EXTRA:

If you are one of the more traditional and decided to take on the white beard, it is important to know that it will also require some care. Factors such as pollution, cigarette nicotine, among others, end up leaving the hair with the yellowish tone

In this case the “fit” is called a tint. The procedure is made with specific products for white and gray hairs, which neutralize the yellow of the strands through a purple toner (Look for a shampoo for gray beards)

By Paulo Fraga

10 facts about the Beard that you did not know

Since ancient Egypt, the beard is well regarded by society. Even if, now a days, it divides opinions of some people, you will always have a good argument to use it, be it short beards, medium, long, drawn or not even some ones that should not be considered as bearded. Not long ago the beard was still considered a sign of carelessness or rebellion against society, but today is seen by the vast majority as an essential part of the masculine face leaving more stylish, not to mention some well-made health that it provides when grown, check out:

 

1 – Contrary to popular belief, shaving too often does not make it grow faster. What may occur is only a stimulation of the hair follicle and the growth of new beard hair.

2 – A man “loses”, on average, 3,350 hours cultivating and maintaining or shaving his beard all his life.

3 – The beard tends to grow more rapidly during periods of sexual abstinence. The culprits of this? Hormones

4 – Research indicates that since 2008 the visit to dermatologists for demand for a beard implants has grown by an average of 600%.

5 – According to Forbes magazine, 98% of the world’s richest men do not have a beard.

6 – The beard acts as a natural protector against the sun. According to studies by the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, beard and mustache extensions are one-third less exposed to solar radiation, as are exposed regions where hairs predominate

7 – More than half the world’s male population has a beard or mustache, about 55%.

8 – The beard tends to grow faster during the summer. This is due to vasodilation characteristic of the season. That is, with the follicle open the beard  hair grown faster.

9 – The beard helps the health of the skin and the ventilatory system. According to doctors in the area, shaving is one of the main causes of bacterial infections in the face, and also the removal of the layer of facial hair impairs the filtration of impurities brought by the external environment.

10 – Leaving the big beard helps to combat the symptoms of asthma, as it prevents the invasion of dust or pollen through the nasal passages

 

EXTRA:

Since 1995, the World Beard and Mustache Championship has been held with the participation of representatives from more than 20 countries, in which the most beautiful and strange mustaches, goatees and beards of the world are evaluated.

With all these curiosities about the beard, you can convince the most unbelieving that it is rather synonymous with beauty, health and trust. Keeping your beard always well-groomed, you will carry on your face a symbol of masculinity, simply as a matter of style.

By Paulo Fraga