Orange is the new grey for Bangladesh beards

Brightly coloured beards have become a fashion statement on the streets Dhaka

21.10.2019

Brightly coloured beards have become a fashion statement on the streets Dhaka

From shades of startling red to hues of vivid tangerine, brightly coloured beards have become a fashion statement on the streets of Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

"Putting henna on has become a fashion choice in recent years for elder men," confirms Didarul Dipu, head fashion journalist at Canvas magazine.

Some believe henna powder has health benefits and, as it is natural rather than created using man-made chemicals like some dyes, does not cause any medical issues.

"But now there are clients who come every week to get their beard dyed," he says.

But, he adds, even those who are not strict followers do it.

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