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Make a Homemade Beard Dye: 8 DIY Natural Recipes

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If you want to dye your beard hair but don’t want to put chemicals on your face that most hair dyes contain you are at the right place. In this article, I am going to talk about how to make a homemade beard dye to color your beard hair naturally using everyday ingredients.

Keep in mind that DIY beard dyes are not as long-lasting as store-bought dyes but they will save you from using chemicals on your beard hair and face.

The 8 DIY dyes I am going to talk about will serve different purposes. Some of them will be used to darken your beard hair and hide some gray spots some of them will give you a lighter shade and some of them will give you a reddish ginger result. So let’s get to it.

1. Coffee Dye for your beard

Making a natural beard dye from coffee is one of the best natural solutions if you want to darken your beard hair and make it look fuller. The tannins of coffee will stain your hair follicles temporarily giving it a darker color.

coffee dye
  1. Brew a cup of dark roast coffee or espresso.
  2. Let it cool and mix it with 2 tablespoons of conditioner and 2 tablespoons of grounded coffee.
  3. Apply it to damp hair. Massage your hair with coffee and make sure to cover your whole beard.
  4. Wait. Dyeing your beard hair with coffee takes some time. You should wait for about an hour.
  5. Rinse your hair. Rinse your hair with cold water till it runs clear. Don’t use shampoo as it will take off the color.

2. Beard Dye from Black Tea  

Black tea works the exact same way like coffee does but the results are a bit milder. The tannins of black tea stain your hair giving it a darker color that will face after wash. It only works if you have dark hair.

black tea beard dye
  1. Brew a cup of organic black tea.
  2. Let it cool and mix it with a cup of your favorite beard shampoo.
  3. Massage your beard hair with the tea mix.
  4. Wait for at least an hour.
  5. Rinse it off and you are done.

3. Beard Dye from Sage

You probably know the beneficial properties of sage but I bet you didn’t know that you could use sage to color your beard hair. Sage will darken your beard and help you hide these gray hair spots. Like the rest of DIY beard dyes, sage is temporary and its effects will fade when you wash your beard. 

sage beard dye
  1. Get some dried sage leaves from a local store or online.
  2. Add a liter of water to a pot and when it reaches a boil turn the stove off and add a cup of the dried sage leaves.
  3. Mix them and let the water cool completely.
  4. Take a cup of the mix and pour it over your beard massaging it with your fingers.
  5. Repeat till the sage tea is over.
  6. Wait for 30 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

4. Beard Dye from Black Sesame Seeds

This is the last natural beard dye recipe that darkens your beard. Using black sesame seeds to dye your hair has been used for centuries in India. People claim it helps with hair loss too, but there are no studies to back this claim.

  1. Take a bowl fill it with water and add a cup of sesame seeds to it.
  2. Let them soak and soft and use a food processor to make a smooth paste.
  3. Massage your beard with the paste.
  4. Let it sit on your beard for at least an hour.
  5. Rinse with warm water.

5. Dye beard with Lemon

This is a vintage hair dye recipe that probably your grandma made to lighter her hair. Unlike the previous recipes, this is a “permanent” solution and needs several applications to yield results. You should do it once a week and you will start seeing results after a month or so.

lemon beard dye
  1. Mix the juice of two lemons with a cup of water.
  2. Use a sprayer and apply it to your beard.
  3. Use your fingers and rub it throughout your beard.
  4. Let it dry. If possible sit under the sun as it will enhance the effects.
  5. Rinse your beard after it has completely dried.

6. Dye beard with chamomile

This is another well-known old-school trick to lighten your hair. In fact, a lot of shampoos for blonde hair contain chamomile in their ingredients. Chamomile will work if you already have blondish or light brown hair and you want to lighten it a few shades. If you have a jet black beard it is not going to work. Just like lemon, it doesn’t produce instant results and you will need to apply it several times.

chamomile beard dye
  1. Put a cup and a half of water into a pan and boil it.
  2. When it comes to a boil turn it off and add half a cup of chamomile flowers or 2 chamomile bags.
  3. Let it cool.
  4. Massage your beard with the chamomile tea until it is over.
  5. Let it sit on your beard for 15 minutes and wash it out with warm water.

7. Beard Dye with Carrot Juice

As you can imagine carrot juice will give an orange ginger hair color and will work only if you have a light beard. It is a temporary homemade beard dye meaning it will fade after you wash your beard. Let’s see how to do it.

carrot dye
  1. Take a cup of carrot juice. You should juice the carrots yourself and not use store-bought juice as it contains sugar and preservatives you don’t want to put on your face.
  2. Mix it with 3 tablespoons of carrier oil like coconut oil.
  3.  Massage your beard with the beard oil mix making sure to cover yur whole beard.
  4. Let it sit for an hour or so.
  5. Wash your beard with warm water and apple cider vinegar.

8. Bead Dye from Beet Juice

If you want to dye your beard red naturally beet juice is the natural hair color that will give you a reddish tint. It is a temporary solution and will work if your beard is turning red. If you have a dark beard it won’t work.

beet juice beard dye
  1. Take a cup of natural beet juice and mix it with 3 tablespoons of a carrier oil like olive oil.
  2. Apply it to your facial hair and wait for at least an hour.
  3. Rinse your with warm water beard and you are ready to rock your new beard.

Homemade Dyes vs Store-Bought Dyes

Now that you know how to make a homemade beard dye you should be wondering if you need to use a homemade dye or a store-bought one. 

The truth is that store-bought dyes have better results and last longer but they contain harsh chemicals like ammonia and hydrogen peroxide to name a few. If you are keen on learning more about them read our best beard dyes review article. On the other hand, homemade beard dyes are not so efficient and the results are not so effective or long-lasting, but they are 100% natural and in most cases contain ingredients that will nourish your beard.

Homemade Beard Dye FAQ

How Long Do Natural Beard Dyes Last?

In most cases, they last like temporary beard dyes meaning they will fade when you wash your beard. The only homemade beard dyes that will last longer are the lemon and the chamomile that work after repeatable use. If you want to know how long store-bought dyes last read our article

Are Natural Dyes Bad For My Beard?

No, natural dyes are not bad for your beard. This is the benefit of using natural hair color. They don’t have the performance of artificial beard dyes but they are beneficial to your hair and skin under it.

How Often Can I Use Natural Beard Dyes?

You can use natural beard dyes as often as you like even daily. Unlike chemical hair dyes, homemade ones are good for your facial hair and skin so you can use them freely.

Can I Use Natural Beard Dyes If I Have Sensitive Skin?

Homemade natural beard dyes are safer than store-bought ones especially if you have sensitive skin. Homemade beard dyes can only hurt you if you are allergic to certain ingredients they contain. If you decide to use a store-bought dye and have sensitive skin read our sensitive skin beard dyes review article.

How Long Do Natural Beard Dyes Last?

In most cases, they last like temporary beard dyes meaning they will fade when you wash your beard. The only homemade beard dyes that will last longer are the lemon and the chamomile that work after repeatable use. If you want to know how long store-bought dyes last read our article

Are Natural Dyes Bad For My Beard?

No, natural dyes are not bad for your beard. This is the benefit of using natural hair color. They don’t have the performance of artificial beard dyes but they are beneficial to your hair and skin under it.

How Often Can I Use Natural Beard Dyes?

You can use natural beard dyes as often as you like even daily. Unlike chemical hair dyes, homemade ones are good for your facial hair and skin so you can use them freely.

Can I Use Natural Beard Dyes If I Have Sensitive Skin?

Homemade natural beard dyes are safer than store-bought ones especially if you have sensitive skin. Homemade beard dyes can only hurt you if you are allergic to certain ingredients they contain. If you decide to use a store-bought dye and have sensitive skin read our sensitive skin beard dyes review article.

Conclusion

Now you know everything about homemade beard dyes and how to make your own depending on the color you want to dye your beard. 

Making your own homemade beard dye is fun, more economic, and a healthier natural alternative to a mass-produced one. So experiment and have some fun!

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