You’ve probably seen Kim Kardashian with her luxurious jet black hair and wondered if you should color your hair black. But is it worth it? Let’s break down the pros and cons of dyeing hair black so you can decide.
1. Black hair looks thicker and fuller.
The darker the hair’s pigment, the thicker it is. If you have thinning hair, it will have the appearance of volume if you color it black.
2. Black hair looks healthy,
Glossy and sultry. Women with dark hair often look mysterious and sexy. It gives a person a bit of edginess.
3. It showcases your assets.
Black hair becomes sort of a frame to highlight your face’s best assets. The shape and color of the eyes become more accentuated, and your skin will also appear brighter and more youthful.
4. It hides damaged hair.
Black hair looks stronger and can camouflage split ends, dry hair, and other problems brought about by overprocessing or extreme use of hair products.
5. Finally, black hair is classy and timeless.
Black hair is not conservative or boring. It will never go out of style.
Now that we’ve discussed the main advantages of dyeing your hair black, let’s talk about the not-so-good stuff.
1. Black hair needs to be maintained every 4-6 weeks.
You’ll need to color the roots especially if your natural hair is light/blonde as the color difference would be very obvious.
2. Having black hair is a big commitment.
That’s because if you decide to switch to a lighter hair color in the future, it will require a lot of processing to remove black dye. Black dye is a permanent color and to get rid of it will require the use of products that can damage the hair.
3. It can be expensive to color your hair black.
Sure you can buy a box of black hair dye for 10 bucks at the store but what if it doesn’t turn out well? You’d have to go to a professional to have it fixed. Additionally, the cost of coloring the roots every 4-6 weeks can certainly add up over time.
4. You’ll have to change your makeup.
Changing your hair to black especially if you have a naturally light colored hair may mean changing your choice of makeup as well.
5. You could be allergic to the hair color.
This is not just limited to black hair dye however the ingredient known as p-phenylenediamine or PPD is often found in black hair dye and it is usually the cause of allergic reactions.
Dyeing Your Hair Black: Tips to Keep in Mind
If you’ve decided to go through with it, here are some tips to help you:
1. Test it first.
Perhaps you can start with some low-lights 2-3 shades darker than the color of your hair now and check if you like the results.
2. You may also applying temporary hair dye.
If you find out afterwards that it’s not really for you, then at least you can wash it out a few times to revert to your previous hair color.
3. Go to a professional.
You might think coloring your hair black is easy but it’s not. There are many variables to consider especially for such a dramatic change that also happens to be hard to reverse. It’s best to book an appointment with a professional at Holiday Hair so they can explain to you what will work best for you.
Black hair is definitely beautiful but it doesn’t work for everyone. Before you decide, it’s always a good idea to think it through.