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How To Dye Your Beard White Efficiently

July 31, 2023
How To Dye Your Beard White Efficiently

So, why would a man want to dye his beard white? Well, there are more reasons than you might initially have thought of. 

I’ll be talking you through how to do it temporarily using coloring products first. This is great for Christmas and costumes.

Disclaimer: Please note that the decision to dye your beard with any product(s) should be discussed with a professional to determine its suitability for your specific circumstances.

How To Temporarily Dye A Beard White

Please note that this is a generic routine that may not be appropriate or complete enough for the specific product you choose to use. Be sure to refer to the product’s own instructions.

What You’ll Need

  • A temporary whitening colorant such as Mehron Makeup (Amazon Link).
  • Cotton balls or face wipes

1. Perform a patch test

The problem with applying new products to your face or body is that there is a small chance you may be allergic to them.

The product you use should have its own specific instructions on how to perform a patch test. Please review this carefully before applying any product to your beard.

2. Apply the colorant

Apply your product to your beard. Massage it into your beard using the tips of your fingers, and run it through so you coat the entire beard.

Ensure you cover the whole beard, including the mustache, to stop it from looking patchy. 

This alone may work, but if you comb the product through using a beard comb, you’ll be able to evenly distribute it a lot better. The whitening effect will look much more complete. 

You’ll be able to see the results instantly – that’s the beauty of it.

3. Clean up the edges

Unfortunately, this stuff can get messy. It’s quite likely that you’ve got some white smears on your cheeks and neck. This is normal. 

It’s important, however, that your beard’s neckline and cheek line are clearly defined. The white smears that may be blurring these borders need to be cleaned up. Otherwise, it can look very obvious that you’ve dyed it. 

So, either using baby wipes or cotton balls soaked in water, simply wipe the mess off. The borders will look sharp, and your beard will look more natural. 

4. Wash it off when you’re ready

Whatever you want to do this for, it doesn’t matter. Just enjoy it, because it’s fun. You may be dressing up as Santa Claus, or you’re doing something entirely different. 

Once you’re ready to get back to your natural look, it’s time to wash it off

As I said, the beauty of using a tempoary product is how easy they are to remove. You may be able to get away with just rinsing it off with water. 

Dyeing Your Beard White For Christmas – Santa Claus Tips 

  • Consider brushing it beforehand. Running a boar bristle beard brush through can make it look fuller, straighter, and flatter.
  • If you aren’t coloring your hair as well, try and get a particularly large Santa hat to hide as much of it as you can. A mismatch between your beard and the hair above it can ruin the look.


You’ve officially learned everything you could want to know about dyeing or coloring your beard white. 

If you’re preparing for Christmas, you’re about to own the festive season like the silver-bearded warrior you are. If you’re going to all the effort, you might as well go all out

Whatever you do, have fun with it.