Post date: January 12, 2024 | Adventure

How To Apply Natural Beard Color Without Dyes

Until close to 5 years ago, the words “natural” and “beard color” were rarely heard in the same sentence. After all, most beard colors out there rely on harsh chemicals and dyes to do the job, but we’re here to change that today.

Today, we want to talk about how you can color your beard and make it look natural without the need for beard dyes. Because after all, beard dyes are NOT the same thing as beard color is.

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In this article you’ll learn:

  • What’s the difference between beard dyes and beard color?
  • What are the pros/cons of beard color.
  • How to apply natural beard color for the most natural-looking beard possible.

Let’s dive in.

Beard Color vs Beard Dyes

Dye Vs Color (Clean Version)

We all know who the big player on the block is when it comes to dyeing a man’s beard.

If you’re reading this article, chances are you know about the beard dyes already. Beard dyes often contain harsh chemicals like PPD, ammonia, and more, but they also leave your beard stained a uniform, unnatural-looking color. They also are prone to causing skin damage and allergic reactions.

Take a close look at your beard, like really close. You’ll notice that, if there’s any color in your beard, then there is lots of variation in the color of the individual beard hairs that collaborate to make the entire beard. Not every beard hair is the same color as every other beard hair.

There are usually variations of lighter and darker, redder and browner colors in everybody’s beards. As you can imagine, when you dye every single hair the same color, you end up with what’s called a “shoe-polish” bearded look. It’s not good.

There’s one way to remedy this, don’t use beard dyes. Instead, use a temporary beard color. Temporary beard color is a brush-on color that only coats the exterior of your beard hairs instead of permanently altering them.

This means that temporary beard color doesn’t have to contain the harsh chemicals that beard dyes do, and better yet, can be applied within seconds. And even better yet, you control how opaque you want that color to be.

If you want the most natural looking beard color, lightly brush the temporary color onto your beard without fully covering it. This lets the variation in your natural beard hairs stand out while still adjusting your beard to be the color you like. It’s a win-win, you see?

And we can’t speak for all temporary beard colors out there, but Volt’s Instant Beard Color is all-natural and hypoallergenic. Oh, and it lasts a few days at a time without needing to be reapplied, so a single vial should last you close to a month and a half. Better than beard dyes.

Beard colors, because they don’t require a hair follicle to color, can actually be applied on bare skin as well to fill in patchy or uneven beard areas.

Oh and by the way, because natural beard color is safer on skin and doesn’t contain harsh chemicals, it can also be used to color eyebrows.

Pros and Cons of Natural Beard Color

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Here are the pros of temporary beard color:


  • Applies in under 60 sec
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Sustainable and natural ingredients
  • Customizable look
  • No “shoe-polish” beard
  • Cleaner
  • Can be applied anywhere, anytime
  • Single vial lasts longer than dye
  • Fills in patches
  • Can be applied on eyebrows


  • Must be reapplied (60 seconds) every 2nd day.

How To Apply Natural Beard Color


Applying natural temporary beard color is honestly the easiest thing ever short of taking a nap. Especially when compared to the hoops that you have to jump through to apply some dyes out there. Here’s the quick 3 step process.

How To Apply Natural Beard Color

Step 1: Shake the vial of beard color for 20 seconds

This helps mix up the variety of ingredients you can find in Volt beard color. Some of these ingredients include things like pigment (color), shellac, and alcohol. The alcohol acts as a preservative and carrier agent for Volt beard color, allowing it to dry within 30 seconds of applying and handle anything you throw at it!

Step 2: Brush on the color

This is the fun part. Brush the color where you want it, and how noticeably you want it. Unlike dyes, which require you to wash out the mixture before seeing the results, you won’t have to wait to see how your beard looks with Volt. Just brush the color in how you like it, and that’s it!

Like I mentioned before, all you have to do for a more natural look is brush the color in lightly. This will give you that touch-of-gray look that everyone likes. Or just go crazy and fully color the beard, whatever YOU want.

Step 3: GO!

That’s seriously all there is to it. Wait 30 seconds for the color to dry and you’re left with a natural-looking water-resistant colored beard that makes you feel awesome.

Overall, that’s all there is to it. Volt natural beard color comes in 10 unique shades to fit anyones needs or preferences. If you’re curious which one is right for you, check out this page HERE and click the “Need Help Selecting Your Shade?” link to take a short quiz.

The difference between beard dyes and natural beard colors can’t be overstated. But we think the results speak for themselves!

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