White color can create a lot of different effects. In a beard style for men, it can be used to portray a cool and icy look or it can create a pure style. For many men, their beard will naturally start to go white as they get older.
Alternatively, you can bleach your beard a completely white color. Be very careful if you choose to use bleach as too much bleach will make your beard hairs fall out.
Famous White Beards in Popular Culture
When you think about white beard styles, you should be able to think of loads of famous “white beard wearers” from popular culture. Whatever time of year that it is, the first person who springs to mind is often Santa Claus or Father Christmas. Another person who springs to mind is Gandalf the White from Lord of the Rings. His white beard represents purity.
#1: Cool Contrast Full Beard With Handlebar
White beards look particularly striking on people who have darker skin tones. The contrast between light and dark colors really draws the eye and creates a great style.
#2: Big and Bushy
A big and bushy beard is a classic style choice for an older gentleman. As you grow older, your facial hair will naturally become bushier as the individual strands of hair become more brittle. This will help to give your beard style extra volume.
#3: Salt and Pepper
A dappled white and grey beard creates a salt and pepper effect. A lot of people think that the salt and pepper effect is really attractive. It is sported by a lot of older celebrities.
#4: Dark Mustache and White Beard
Your mustache and your facial hair will stand out from one another more if they are distinctive colors. Match up a darker brown or sandy blonde colored mustache with white beards.
#5: Big Rounded Beard
A rounded beard style looks really cool when it is teamed up with a gelled up and slicked back hairstyle. White or light grey color helps to give this style a piercing look.
#6: Thin and Groomed
When a thin white beard is carefully groomed it gives a really amazing professional look. Limit the facial hair growth to the jawline and around the lips to create a super neat white beard style.
#7: Mutton Chops with Connected Mustache
One of the best things about a white beard is that the longer and bigger it is the better. It adds maturity to your face in general and speaks experience.
#8: Light Stubble White Beard
White and grey beards look great in almost all beard styles out there. A light stubble is one of those beard styles. The cheek and neckline are nicely defined and the beard overall is trimmed evenly. This gives it a clean, professional look.
#9. White Grey Goatee
This style is a mix of grey and white beard. The grey beards are evenly spread across the facial hair.
The goatee is extended around the chin and allowed to grow as long as possible. The length completely depends on your preference.
#10. Chinese White Beard
If you’re of Chinese descent and/or have really thin and patchy facial hair, you might want to give this style a trial. Of course, the beard is allowed to grow as long as possible from all sides, including the soul patch, mustache, and sideburns.
#11. White and Black Goatee
A French beard is one of the most popular beard styles to ever exist. They’re usually short and evenly trimmed but what if we told you that it looks great with denser and longer facial hair.
The facial hair around the chin is longer and is allowed to grow depending on the wearer’s preference. The mustache is shaped like a brush and the chin and mustache are connected with more facial hair. The cheek and neck area are kept clean shaved.
#12. Getting to the Point White Beard
This specific style is called Getting to the Point. The beard comes down all the way down to the chest and is straightened, yet it is kept completely natural by not trimming any of it.
The cheek lines are not defined either and as with other beard styles, the stray facial hair is also left untouched.
#13. Curly Full Beard with Hooked Mustache
A hooked mustache is basically a mustache with pointy ends curled up pointing upwards. A good match for such a mustache is a full beard.
Men with curly facial hair can easily keep a full, long beard as long as they put in the hours for regular maintenance such as getting rid of stray hair, keeping it in a proper, manageable shape and applying products required to keep the beard healthy.
1. Can you look younger with a white beard?
Unfortunately, there are no scenarios where a white beard would make you look younger. On the contrary, it adds more experience and maturity to a face.
2. Why does beard hair turn white?
Facial hair and other hair on your body is an androgenic hair type. That means these hair depend on hormones. As such, hair turning white is due to melanin depletion.
As we grow older, we produce less and less melanin, which slowly leads to black hair turning grey to white to eventually silver. Melatonin depletion can also speed up depending on several factors.
3. How to prevent beard hair from turning white?
Genetics is the leading factor in hair greying or whitening out. Stress is another factor that adds to it. However, it can be slowed down with healthy lifestyle choices and various activities that improve health and aging.
Diet and exercise are the two best things you could do to slow hair whitening, which includes eating food that includes Omega 3 to strengthen follicles and antioxidant-rich foods which neutralize free radicals caused by stress.
Regular beard care and applying products with natural ingredients is also important. This includes applying beard oils which carry both essential and carrier oils.
You could also include vitamin supplements in your diet as Vitamin B-12 deficiency is another reason for greying and whitening of hair.
A few other ways to prevent whitening of hair are quitting smoking, controlling your stress levels as much as possible, and protecting your beard from the sun as UV rays can also trigger oxidative stress in the body resulting in grey hair.
White beards can normally be groomed into any different style that you can think of.
Don’t let the absence of color hold you back, because you can choose from lots of different shapes and sizes. If a white beard doesn’t seem right for you, look at some of our other lists.