Have you considered going darker but you’re not sure that you could pull it off? Just like going lighter, the darker shades that you choose should compliment your natural hair undertones and skin tones. A lot of people are under the impression that black hair is too dramatic or Goth – or worry that it doesn’t have enough dimension. When black hair is done right it can look absolutely jaw-dropping so here are some tips for going darker.
Black Hair for Your Skin Tone
When you are thinking about going dark – think about celebs with similar skin tones to yours and how black hair has worked on them. For example, Katy Perry looks great with dark hair and her light skin tone, while Megan Fox and Katie Holmes have a dark hue with medium tomes and then you have Kim K with dark skin tones that look best with black hair.
Light skin tones
Dark and neutral tones that are on that line between dark brown and a light black are best. A jet-black hair color that is too dark will wash out and generally doesn’t compliment natural pigments.
Medium skin tones
If you have yellow undertones in the skin then try to avoid reddish-black hues because this will emphasize the yellow. Choose a shade that is dark-dark brown rather than black.
Dark skin tones
Ladies with darker skin tones you can opt for super dark and bold black hair or a dark brown. It’s best to avoid blacks that have blue tones because it might work against the olive undertones generally found in darker skin tones.
Tips for Dying Your Hair Black
Non-Committal Approach: When you are going for a bold new look it’s important that you are sure that it will work. Whether you are buying a DIY hair dye or you go to a salon, choose a non-permanent hair dye that does not contain ammonia or peroxide.
Start Slow with Lowlights: Rather than opting for an over hair dye, start by adding low lights that are a few shades darker than your natural color. This way it won’t be so severe and you can be sure that it’s a look that you will love and compliments your skin tone. This is also a good idea for ladies who already have dark hair but want to add dimension and richness to their shade.
Consider Your Eyebrows: If you have naturally light hair and your eyebrows are also light then you might consider darkening your eyebrows with a pencil or powder to complete the look. If you like the dramatic difference look between the brows and hair color then don’t worry about them.
Don’t Go Charcoal: We know black hair is your goal but it’s not always advisable because deep jet-black colors can make your hair look unnatural. Stick to dark-brown black shades. You might be content without going to the extreme.
Keep Your Hair Conditioned: Another thing to remember, once you have dyed you hair black, it’s important to keep it conditioned. If you want to love your dark hair for months or years to come then you have to keep it shiny, intense and dimensional by keeping it conditioned.