(Really cliche) What color is this hair?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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Blushing bee

appleblossom217 :  I have that color naturally and most people call it dark brown.  No one ever calls it it black, although people used to before it became popular.  

Personally, I’m aesthetically annoyed that it’s become so popular, i don’t think it matches most people’s skin tones, unless it’s natural.  If I were naturally light, I’d stick with dying my hair blondish versus such a dark color, but that’s just me.

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

appleblossom217 :  Definitely never dye your hair black. It is the devil to get out, and it rarely looks natural. Something with dimension is always going to look best.

 

Espresso is probably about as dark as anyone wants to go, but as long as you are seeing a reputable colorist, they should be able to advise you about what tones should be brought forward based on your skin tone; ashy, carmel, or red. 

I’d echo what PP said about going in phases, too. You might try leveling out your highlights before you go completely dark. That way it will be easier to zero in on the shade you like before committing to your entire head of hair.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

appleblossom217 :  Black is not a natural hair color. No one has “black” hair. It is just very dark brown. Black looks very harsh on most people too.

Kims natural hair I would say is dark brown. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

That looks like a very dark brown. 

Seconding PPs who advise against black – I box dyed my hair black for years from my natural medium brown. I had to have my hair bleached to strip it out, which kills your hair and the bleach really burned my scalp. It’s very difficult to get rid of.

Post # 20
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Busy bee

You can go to Sephora to figure out what your skin tone is. Just ask. They’ll use a gadget to determine it. If you have pink undertones, then do cool, ash tones for the dark brown hair color. If you have yellow undertones, go with warmer, golden tones. If you are neutral like myself, have fun guessing which hair color shades will clash with your skin and which will look good… 

Post # 21
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Busy bee

styjen :  where do you live? Everyone usually goes lighter, not darker, from what I’ve seen. 

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

You’ll have to have your hair filled with a demi in a warmer shade level 6/7 first then she/he would have to put a 4ash over it if you don’t like warm tones.  But you’ll Def need filler first then target color. Good luck! 

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

leilarobs2 :  No, it’s very dark brown. Black is not a naturally occuring hair color.

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