Coloring your hair – going black
Black is a mysterious shade. Magical when done right. Borderline scary if it goes wrong. Here’s some tips to help make it work for you.
Avoid looking washed out
If you’ve got fair skin – going too dark might make you look washed out.
To achieve the raven-haired look, go with a medium brown to darker brown (not a black) shade. It will still have the same effect but won’t wash you out.
Go lighter than you think
For medium skin - dark brown (almost-black) is a good option.
It’s worth going lighter than you think as hair color always turns out darker than the box (and darker hair is more difficult to correct).
Try jet black
With dark skin, jet black can look amazing. But pick a shade that’s multi-dimensional otherwise your skin tone and hair will look too flat.
As we get older our skin changes color and black hair can accentuate lines and wrinkles, so the most flattering tone may be more of a dark brown than a full on black.
Black hair color needs a boost of shine to make it look silky from root to tip.
Try doing a color gloss every other week to keep your color looking great and to avoid your color looking flat. Try shade Hot Espresso!
Be root ready
Your roots will be more noticeable. Get ready for root touch-ups every 4 to 6 weeks.
Keep it cool
Always wash black hair with cool water and avoid clarifying shampoos that can strip your color and make it look dull.
Dark hair can accentuate any damage, so if you go darker, you’ll probably need to trim your ends more often to keep it looking smooth.
Don’t use baby powder!
Use a tinted dry shampoo in between washes that’s specifically designed for raven-haired beauties, instead of a basic non-tinted one.