Mustaches & Beards

How to Color Your Mustache or Beard

September 09, 2011

For the experienced and well traveled man the mustache and beard will most often lose some of it’s original sheen and luster when it comes to color. While it’s sometimes fashionable to sport the au naturelle color, many prefer to keep the gray at bay. This article covers the different types of coloring products and illustrates how to apply them for best results.

Step 1: Choosing a Coloring Product


These days when it comes to choosing a coloring product for your mustache, beard, or goatee Just for Men has the market pretty well dominated. It’s easy to see why; they have a wide selection of colors, application is easy, and it’s widely available.

You may be thinking “why can’t I just use woman’s hair color?” Here are a few reasons:

  • Woman’s hair color typically uses ammonia which is damaging, especially to your face! Just for Men does not use ammonia.
  • Just for Men’s color choices are geared specifically to blend naturally with your facial hair, not completely change the color like most woman’s hair color does.
  • Just for Men only takes 5 minutes.
  • This is your face man! Just for Men is designed to be used on facial hair.

Choosing a color is pretty simple, take at look below and choose the one that’s closest to your natural color. Click the color to purchase through Amazon:

Just For Men - Sandy BlondJust For Men - Dark BlondJust For Men - Light BrownJust For Men - Medium BrownJust For Men - Light-Medium BrownJust For Men - Ash BrownJust For Men - Medium-Dark BrownJust For Men - Dark BrownJust For Men - Darkest BrownJust For Men - Real BlackJust For Men - Jet Black

Step 2: Preparing The Piece

Before coloring be sure to give your beard or mustache a fresh trimming and combing. For information on trimming your mustache check out our article on the subject. Once your piece is dry, free of tangles, and well defined you can move on to applying the color.

Step 3: The Coloring Begins

Just for Men comes with a items in the box:

  • Tube of color base
  • Tube of color developer
  • Mixing tray
  • Brush
  • Gloves

Here are the six steps to color your beard or mustache using Just For Men:

  1. Put on the gloves and squeeze a line from the color base tube onto one side of the raised line in the mixing tray.
  2. Squeeze the same amount of color developer on the other side of the line in the mixing tray.
  3. Use the the plastic end of the brush to mix the two lines together until they’re well blended.
  4. Once combined, quickly and gently apply the mixture to your dry facial hair using the included brush. Be sure to brush up and down to cover the hair evenly.
  5. Set the timer for a maximum of five minutes (less if you want the color to be lighter).
  6. Once you left the color in for the desired amount of time step into the shower and rinse it out until the water runs clear. Then shampoo your beard or mustache, preferably with shampoo made for color treated hair.

Step 3: Continuing Care

Now with your mustache or beard looking great you’ll probably want to keep it looking that way. Outside of your usual trimming and washing routine you’ll want to check your roots regularly to know when it’s time to re-color. What’s great about Just For Men is that each box is good for multiple applications so a pack of three should last you a while.