The Vine: June 15, 2012
I'm a guy in my late 30s. I've had a moustache and/or beard almost since I was able to grow one. It's not a huge beard, about an inch wide, and follows the jaw line, with full goatee and 'stache, but none on the cheeks or neck. I really don't want to get rid of it, because I have a baby face. A few years ago a slip of the razor forced me to shave it all off and start over, and I looked like I was 12.
The problem is, while the hair on my head is mostly not losing its color yet, whole patches of my beard now grow in pure white. I've been using Just For Men for facial hair for years. I like it because it's quick and easy, mix up, leave on for five minutes, shower, done. But over time I've developed a sensitivity to it. At first it was just my beard would feel itchy for a day or two afterwards, which was annoying, but bearable. Now, however, it dries out the skin on the underside of my nose to the point of causing scabbing. And if I'm not extremely cautious and let any of the dye get on my lips, they will chap severely, and no amount of Chapstick will heal them for a week.
I want to find a new brand of dye, but I'm lazy. Everything I've looked at seems to take an hour or more to apply, and/or make a huge mess, and the color doesn't last long. If it's going to be a big pain in the ass to keep dying it, I'll give up and shave it off. I'm looking for a hair dye that's safe for facial hair, is quick and easy to put on, and the color lasts at least a week, preferably two weeks.
Readers, any suggestions?
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