As the festive season rolls around, it’s very clear that to rock a grey or white beard you have to be a pretty special.
You may believe you’re doing all the right things when it comes to looking after yourself and your facial hair. However, when you encounter a grey hair or two in your beard, which you inevitably will, you need to resist the urge to panic, as you’re human after afterall.
Though certainly not the end of the world, you do want to get to grips with the situation before it spirals out of control. Mister Claus certainly looks distinguished with his beard, but as you are younger by just a few centuries, then it’s likely to not be the look you were going for. Keeping a grey beard at bay takes dedication and upkeep. If you take control and learn to lessen the contributing factors then it’s much simpler moving forward.
Firstly look at what is causing the grey hair in the first place. Stress may well be adding to the reason that the grey is popping out. One of the reasons for this is because stress, illness and an improper diet can deplete your body of vitamin B, and various studies have shown that a lack of vitamin B can turn hair white prematurely. Believe it or not living an unhealthy lifestyle such as smoking or drinking excessive caffeine or alcohol really does contribute to the problem. Look at your habits, good and bad and try to identify anything that you can do to alleviate the problems leading to your beard going grey.
Dye Your Beard To Stop It Going Grey
You may decide you actually want to dye your beard, and that’s okay and perfectly natural. The advice here is to really do your research. Talk to other men in the same situation or even your barber who may have some good ideas or brands best suited to your own hair type. You also want to be certain to match up the right hair color, as less in this case is definitely more.
Turn to a natural oil to help you to prevent further grey growth. The best beard oil in the world isn’t necessarily going to stop you from going grey but it may prevent further grey from showing itself and will replace natural oils into your beard making the hair softer and well conditioned.
Grey isn’t actually a hair pigment in itself rather a colour caused by a combination of normally pigmented hairs interspersed with white ones. Your hair colour turns from the appearance of ‘grey’ to completely white when all hair pigment cells stop being produced. Contrary to popular belief, grey hair is not coarser – it is usually finer, as everyone’s hair gets finer with age. The reason why grey hair seems coarser is because oil glands produce less sebum when you’re older, which results in drier and more roughly-textured hair. The use of such conditioning being made an integral part of your regime will only assist in the hair regaining some of its original shine and condition.
Stay ready to combat the greys, work through the source of the problem and the grey hairs won’t take over the beard that you have come to know and love.