Henna for Men: How to Dye Your Beard, Eyebrow, and Hair with Natural Henna Hair Color

When we talk about men and graying hair, we often use words like distinguished, handsome, and debonair to describe the just a hint of gray at the temples look that makes a man feel aged to perfection. Once those grays creep from your temples to your beard and your eyebrows, most fellows start to feel a bit less than handsome. In fact, they may just feel downright old. Salon and drugstore hair dyes contain all kinds of toxic and carcinogenic chemicals that you don’t want anywhere near your body – let alone your eyes and mouth. Morrocco Method’s Henna for Men is the perfect all-natural way to cover gray hair so you can you look and feel young again. Our 100% plant-leaf Henna for Men covers your gray without harming your body.

When using chemical-based hair dyes, men risk unnecessary chemical burns on their face and heads, as many tend to have less hair and more exposed skin to be concerned about when covering gray. Most people who dye their hair or beards don’t want everyone to be aware they dye their hair, they’d rather be discreet, but if you have chemical burns on your face and head that is a hard thing to cover up! And worse – chemical dyes can lead to additional hair loss.

Fortunately, Morrocco Method’s Henna for Men won’t harm your hair or body. It can blend with your natural tones leaving a more organic appearance versus a flat, dull-looking, and painted-on synthetic appearance. Henna also has anti-fungal properties that help heal skin conditions lying beneath your beard. Compared to synthetically treated beards, henna treated beards are stronger, shinier, and smoother.

Henna Hair Dye Tips For Men

Whether you’re choosing to dye your hair, beard, or eyebrows, Morrocco Method recommends you take a gradual approach. Rather than going from salt and pepper to jet-black overnight, choose a henna hair dye color that is a tone lighter than you think you need and transition slowly to find your best color match. Henna hair dye results in darker tones than synthetic dyes that look like they are the same color in a side-by-side comparison. For this reason, Morrocco Method recommends using a lighter color and a two-step application process when you first try henna. Space the applications out over a few days for optimal results. When using these techniques, you can be assured that you won’t go too dark, resulting in an obviously noticeable drastic change of appearance. One of the great things about Morrocco Method’s Henna Hair Dye for Men to cover gray is its ability to blend with your natural hair, it can be reapplied, and each subsequent application will darken to your desired results.

How To Dye Your Beard or Moustache with Henna

Preparation

Facial hair is thicker and grows more quickly than the hair on the head. Before dying your beard, sideburns, or moustache, it’s important to exfoliate so that the dye can go as far down on the hair shaft as possible. Gently scrub and brush your beard, to lift the cuticles of the hair to better receive the dye. Then gently wash your beard and let it dry before applying out Euro Oil to the surrounding skin as a barrier to prevent dye bleeding into your skin and dying it in the process. Then, follow the same instructions for applying your pre-mixed henna paste as you would when dying the rest of your hair. In fact, you can dye both at the same time for even results!

Two-Step Application

To effectively restore red, blonde, brown, or black tones if you have silver, darker gray, or salt and pepper hair, requires a 2-step process.

First, an initial color base needs to be established using the Red Henna Hair Dye. Whereas Light Blond and Red henna sticks to the hair, Indigo does not. Indigo, which is used to achieve various shades of brown and black, sticks to henna. So, the first step is to use Red Henna Dye to establish an initial color base.

To apply the henna hair dye paste, wear gloves and work the dye down to the skin. With paste at the roots, pull it up through the ends. For longer beards, you will need to section off areas to assure full coverage. Once satisfied with the coverage, let the henna hair dye set and wipe any that may have been applied to your skin away with a damp cloth you don’t mine dying or cotton ball. Wait 72 hours for the Red Henna base color to oxidize and then it will be ready for darker tones.

After waiting 72 hours for the Red Henna to oxidize, your hair is ready for the Indigo-infused darker brown and black dyes to work their magic. As is advised for lighter hair tones, Morrocco Method recommends first-time users to choose a brown or black dye that is a shade lighter than your desired tone - you can always go a shade darker.

Rinsing

Be sure to rinse the dye from your beard thoroughly. A few splashes of water over the sink rarely cuts it. Taking a warm shower using a natural conditioner is the best option to remove excess dye. You must not wash your hair with shampoo for 72 hours after application. Once you have allowed the Henna Hair Dye to establish itself return to your regular Morrocco Method shampoo and conditioner routine. Towel dry and don’t forget to moisturize your beard when you are done.

Touch-Ups

Once you’ve dyed your beard and found the right tone, it’s not necessary to dye the entire beard for a while, you can touch up the new growth at the roots. A small sample of henna hair dye is all that is needed and with the use of an old toothbrush or tinting brush, you can apply the paste at the roots.

How To Dye Your Eyebrows with Henna

Just like the hair on your head and beard, eyebrows can turn gray and white as well. We need to say honestly, that dying eyebrows is not an easy color job and Morrocco Method does not recommend this because, unless it is done very carefully, it can stain the skin around your eyes and get in your eyes. That said, if you are determined and are carful, it can be done. Here are some tips to help you achieve the look you want without staining your skin.

First, apply Euro Oil to the skin around the area you plan to color to prevent the henna dye form setting in on your skin. The goal here is to create an impermeable membrane of oil so when you wash up any henna that touches this area will wash away with the oil. Another recommendation is to apply the henna dye with a Q-Tip. Dip the Q-Tip into the paste and slowly brush the past along the hairs of your brow. Be careful not to rush and apply small amounts until fully covered. Some people also use plastic wrap with holes cur out in the shape of their brows for added protection. You can find examples of this technique elsewhere online.

Common Questions and Answers

Is Henna good for men's hair?

Yes! Henna has amazing restorative and thickening properties and is the perfect way for men to dye their hair naturally and without any chemicals.

Can I dye my beard, moustache, and eyebrows with henna?

Yes, our henna can be used to color all kinds of facial hair. Please be careful during application as it will also stain your skin and be cautious when doing so to avoid any henna dripping into your eyes. Please also keep in mind that the henna will also dye the skin between each individual eyebrow hair. This stain should fade within 72 hours. Consider using our Euro oil around the area you are applying the henna to help prevent staining of the skin.

How do you dye your beard, moustache, or eyebrows with henna?

To dye facial hair with our henna, you will mix up the henna just as you would if you were dying the hair on your head. For application, a small brush would be the easiest route to go for your hair and beard, but a Q-Tip is the best application tool for eyebrows. The henna should be kept on the hair for 1-4 hours and rinsed out with water and conditioner. Please do not wash the hair with soap for at least 24 hours following the application. Also, be careful during application as it will also stain your skin. Consider using our Euro oil around the area you are applying the henna to help prevent staining of the skin.

How can I naturally darken my beard, moustache, or eyebrows?

You may darken your facial hair with our henna. We have a variety of color options including light brown, medium brown, dark brown, and black.

How long does henna dye last?

The color will fade over a period of 8-12 weeks.

Does dying your beard, moustache, or eyebrows damage them?

No, dying your facial hair with our henna will not cause any damage. Our henna is 100% pure and natural, with no metallic salts, PPDs, or other chemicals.

Does dying a beard or moustache make them look thicker?

Yes! Since henna bonds to the outside of the hair strand, it adds an additional layer, therefore increasing the diameter of the strand, reflecting a fuller and thicker look.

How often should I dye my beard, moustache, or eyebrows?

You may dye your beard with henna every 72 hours. This allows the previous application to fully oxidize and reflect the true color result.

Will henna dye stain my face?

Yes, our henna does dye the skin. This stain will fade within 72 hours. Consider using our Euro oil around the area you are applying the henna to help prevent staining of the skin.

How do I remove beard dye from my skin?

You can try using a gentle exfoliant such as the MM Feng Shea facial scrub, but the stain should fade within 72 hours.

How do you prevent dying skin when dying a beard?

You must be very careful with the application. You can also apply our Euro oil on the skin around the area you are dying to avoid staining the skin.