Brushing Bearded Man's Eyebrows

Grooming for men is about maximizing the smallest details to make the most impact. Facial hair helps raise the cheekbones, defines the jawline, and helps hide a flappy chin.

If you are interested in getting only the best and top haircuts, you will understand why eyebrow grooming should also be part of your regular grooming routine. Eyebrow grooming isn’t just for women.

A little trimming, plucking, and eyebrow coloring will enhance your overall look because, just like ugly haircuts, your eyebrows can make or break your overall appearance.

It doesn’t matter how good your comb-over hairstyle is; if your eyebrows don’t complement the look, you’ll have spent a reasonable amount of time styling your hair for nothing.

Eyebrow dying for men is becoming standard practice, just like facials, waxing, and massages. But how do you do it, and what products should you invest in? Let’s find out.

Why Do Men Do It

Eyebrow grooming involves so much more than just tweezing. The application of permanent or semi-permanent dye is a huge part of that. Some men use hair dyes for men, while others use beard dyes to color their brows.

Either way, applying dye helps maximize the eyebrow hairs. Eyebrow hairs are never the same; some hairs are lighter while others are fine. Coloring brings definition that makes them appear denser and fuller whether you apply the dye on the skin underneath the eyebrows or the hair.

Men with naturally browned eyebrows also benefit from dying since it helps fill in the tiny gaps while strengthening the overall shape. You can also dye your eyebrows to match the color of your hair.

Finally, men who have graying eyebrows benefit from dying since it helps them look younger because the eyebrows look fuller and retain their natural color.

How to Do It

Step 1 – Choosing the suitable dye

First, avoid using permanent hair dyes. That’s one of the grooming mistakes most men make. Hair dye is formulated for the scalp and contains ingredients that might damage the fragile skin around the eyes or permanently damage your eyebrow hairs.

Instead, go for semi-permanent hair dye or demi-permanent eyebrow dye. Beard dyes might also work since they are designed to dye fine hair and come in neutral tones. To make your eyebrows appear darker, go a shade darker but avoid going too dark than your natural eyebrow shade.

Step 2 – Wash your face

You should apply the dye to clean your eyebrows, so start washing your face and rubbing your eyebrows gently to remove dirt and oil.

Man Washing His Face

Step 3 – Apply petroleum jelly

Use a cotton swab to apply petroleum jelly to the skin around the eyebrows. You could also use a thick conditioner. This will create a protective barrier that will prevent a skin reaction and help you avoid dying around the eyebrows and getting dye into your eyes.

Step 4 – Mix your dye

Follow the mixing instructions, making sure you end up with a dye that has a thick consistency.

Step 5 – Start applying

Using the applicator that came with the dye or a cotton swab, start applying the dye beginning with the areas closest to your nose and moving outwards.

Make sure you work the dye into your hair roots, covering the entire eyebrow evenly, and proceed to do the same to the other eyebrow. Leave the dye on for the recommended time and wipe any dye on your skin.

Step 6 – Wipe the excess dye

Use a dry cotton swab to wipe the dye off your eyebrows. Smooth the eyebrows and check if the dye has set. If it didn’t, repeat the process and leave the dye on for about three to five minutes. Rinse and wipe your eyebrows with warm water and check for missed spots.

Step 7 – Trim the eyebrows into the desired shape

Trim eyebrows using an electric trimmer, but the best choice is to use tweezers since they allow for more precise results.

Man Plucking His Eyebrows With Tweezers

Best Products to Use

Eyebrow dying is one of the many ways to enhance your overall look. Dying your eyebrows helps complement your head hair – it doesn’t matter if you have purple hair or one of those stunning celebrity blue hairstyles.

If you decide to dye your eyebrows at home, you can use an eyebrow gel to cover up gray hairs, even patchiness, or fill in thin spots. You can also use mustache and beard dye to color your eyebrows.


Is it cool for men to dye their eyebrows?

Yes, it’s okay for men to dye their eyebrows. Those with thin and patchy eyebrows or gray hairs could benefit from some coloring.

How long does the eyebrow dye last?

Eyebrow dyes can last 4 to 6 weeks; the color gradually fades depending on your hair type, product, and how well you care for your eyebrows.


Silver hairstyles always look dashing on men of all ages, but when your eyebrows begin having gray hairs, it’s a sign that you need to revamp your grooming routine. Eyebrow dying for men has stormed the male grooming world and doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere.

Men are trimming and dying their beards to make them look fuller and eliminate gray hairs. All it takes is choosing the suitable dye and knowing how to apply it.

Michele Antunes

About the author: Michele Antunes

Michele Meesh Antunes is the lady of the Beardoholic writers team and a genius when it comes to hair and beard styles that suit any face shape. She’s been a barber for years now and, no matter your personal style, she knows exactly what beard, hairstyle and length suit you. She brings the women’s perspective on beards, beard care, haircuts and hairstyles and male grooming.

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