Jet Black Hair Color: Hair Care and Styling Tips for Pinays

Wear this deep, rich hue with pride with these hair care and styling tips for jet black hair.

Think of jet black hair as the deepest, darkest hair color there is. Most Pinays have naturally black hair, and there are many ways to rock this dark hair color. After all, if you have it, flaunt it, right? 

First, let’s talk about how to take care of your jet black hair color, then we’ll give you the best hairstyles to help you show off this deep, dark hue.

1. Keep it shiny.

Asian woman with long black hair holding a conditioner bottle
Daily conditioning is key to getting shiny hair. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Constant exposure to the sun dulls black hair and takes away its shine, making it look drab and lifeless. Find a shampoo and a conditioner that enhances your hair’s luster, like Cream Silk Stunning Shine Conditioner. These products keep your hair vibrant by nourishing it back to life and locking in shine. 

Editor’s tip: For potent conditioning and some serious shine, use Cream Silk Rich Organic Powerfusion Rich Lustre Ultra Conditioner. It has cinnamon, cassia leaf oil, and sunflower seed oil, which help in keeping your hair smooth and shiny. It also helps nourish brittle and frizzy hair. 

2. Keep your scalp healthy and dandruff-free.

Asian woman with jet black hair wearing a black shirt smiling
Rock jet black hair with a dandruff-free scalp. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Oftentimes, the scalp is overlooked when you want to make your hair beautiful and shiny. But paying attention to your scalp is just as important as taking care of your strands. When the scalp is unhealthy, hair that grows from it tends to be dull and brittle. There are even studies that show that an overgrowth of Malasezzia, the fungus that causes dandruff, puts the scalp under stress and causes premature hair loss.

Aside from this, we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t want white flakes on your jet black hair, so include an anti-dandruff shampoo in your hair care regimen.

Editor’s tip: Do you love natural ingredients in your shampoo? Try CLEAR Botanique Scalp Care Shampoo. This anti-dandruff shampoo has Triple Anti-Dandruff Technology that’s infused with lavender, rosemary, grapefruit, tea tree, and bergamot oils that have natural anti-microbial properties. Use this shampoo every day to help boost your scalp’s inner strength to fight dandruff. 

3. Keep it frizz-free.

Asian woman wearing a white robe covering her hair with a shower cap
Cover your hair with a shower cap to let the hair mask penetrate your strands. Credit: Dennie Ramon

With our country’s hot and humid climate, frizz is inevitable, that’s why it’s important to take the extra mile in keeping your hair smooth. Never skip your conditioner every time you wash your hair and apply hair mask at least once a week to keep your hair sleek and nourished.

Editor’s tip: Apply Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Treatment Crème to your hair once a week. This keratin treatment calms frizz, restores shine, and revives damaged hair, so your hair stays smooth and sleek. 

4. Trim your split ends

Asian woman with long jet black hair wearing a printed dress
Black hair looks healthy and beautiful when there are no split ends. Credit: Hariono Halim

This is also the key to maintaining damage-free hair. When you leave your splits ends be, the damage will spread up to your hair shaft and cause breakage. This will lead to weak hair as well as a rough and dull appearance.

To trim your split ends, gather a small section of hair and twist the tips tightly. You will see your split ends as small strands of hair popping out of the twist. Trim them using a sharp pair of scissors. That’s it!

5. Add dimension to your hair

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Black hair tip: add highlights. Credit:

If you feel like your black hair is too flat, add some layers. You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference this subtle variation can make.

6. Experiment with haircuts

asian girl with black hair blunt bangs
Black hair tip: experiment with haircuts. Credit:

Wearing your hair long and straight is a low-maintenance way of showing off your dark dreamy locks; but don’t be scared to spice up your beauty routine with a haircut. Layered haircuts liven up a look by giving it a soft bounce, while edgier styles such as blunt bangs or short spiky cuts will bring a lot of character to your look.

7. Accentuate with pops of color

asian woman with short hair
Black hair tip: accentuate with pops of color. Credit:

If you want to keep your jet black hair but you also want to add color, you can get dip-dyed hair and add bright pops of color at the tips. You can also get highlights to add a bit of depth to your dark hair.

Editors tip: Keep your shades vibrant with a product that protects your hair color, like Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. It’s specially designed to protect colored hair from dryness and dullness from the first wash.

Switch up your style every now and then to keep your hair from looking boring. Of course, you’ll always have a favorite, but you don’t have to stick to it every single day, forever and ever. Here are some hairstyles that you can experiment with for your jet black hair.

1. Long and straight

Straight hair ideas: Asian woman with long black straight hair smiling outdoors
Straight and shiny black hair always looks chic.

Long and straight jet black hair suits any occasion and activity—whether you’re working from home or having a virtual party with your friends. Keep it nourished with keratin to make it sleek and straight.

2. Long and Curly

Long black hair: Closeup shot of woman with long black curly hair wearing a white blouse
Got natural curls? A dollop of hair mousse is all you need to make them gorgeous. Credit: Shutterstock

Got natural curls? Embrace them and show them off like a true queen.

3. Blunt Bob

Blunt haircut: Woman on the street wearing white long-sleeved shirt with black short hair and bangs
Sleek, black hair and a blunt bob with bangs make for a high-fashioned look. Credit: Shutterstock

If you want to make things edgy, you can rock a blunt bob and bangs for a really strong look. It’s totally chic but everyone sees you mean business.

4. Messy Short Hair

Short black hair: Woman with textured short hair
Nail a messy ‘do with a few spritzes of sea salt spray or hair wax. Credits: Shutterstock

Going for something laid-back? A messy do is a stylish way to leave your hair be. But hey, don’t get us wrong. Donning one also takes work!

5. Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with long black hair with bangs
Wispy bangs give you a chic and relaxed look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

A simple detail like a fringe can instantly quirk up your hairstyle. Have it wispy for a carefree look!

6. Baby Bangs

Asian woman with long hair wearing a red top
Styling baby bangs requires a bit more effort, but it’s totally worth it. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Be bold with the way you wear your bangs by cutting them short. Baby bangs give you a high-fashion vibe that’s bound to make you a stunner.

7. Pixie Cut Quiff

Asian woman with pixie cut with quiff wearing a sleeveless denim vest
On the edgy-chic end of the style spectrum? Style your hair this way! Credit: Hariono Halim

Ready to take things further? Get a pixie cut! It’s chic and edgy and brings a new flavor to your whole look!

8. Big Top Knot

Asian woman with a big top knot wearing a green polo
Big hair, big in style! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Put your hair up on a busy day and do it in style with a big top knot. Unlike a regular bun hairstyle, a big top knot involves lots of volume. Create this ‘do by tying your hair in a high ponytail and teasing it before you twist your hair and form a bun. Then, gently loosen some strands to make your big top knot look even thicker.

9. Long and Messy

Model is standing sideways but her face is turned towards the camera.
Long and messy hair look amazing in jet black color. Credit: Shutterstock

Surely, everyone loves smooth, straight hair. But on a bad hair day, you can simply embrace the mess! Port it in the middle or do not part it at all and let your tresses fall to whichever side they want to be on.

10. Straight and Layered

Asian girl is wearing a white top that beautifully contrasts her jet black hair
Look gorgeous in your long and straight, jet black hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can never underestimate the power of long and straight, jet black hair. You can keep it from looking flat by adding layers. And when styling, finish with hair serum or leave-on cream to seal in shine.

Editor’s tip: Enjoy smooth, shiny, and frizz-free hair all day with Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. Just put a drop on your palms and spread it all over your hair to tame frizz.

11. Korean C-Curl

Asian girl wearing a lavender jacket is kind of flipping her long jet black hair out.
The C-Curl is a must-try hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you think you’re not yet ready for full waves and curls, this is a great start. Just curl the tips of your hair, and you’ll be amazed at how these waves add bounce to your jet black hair.

12. Center-parted Sleek Bob

Asian girl is wearing a blue jacket and her hand is slightly touching her face
Even short hair looks great in jet black color. Credit: Natasha Estelle

What’s not to love about this hairstyle? It’s sleek, fresh, and super chic! You can leave it straight and unadorned or jazz it up with bobby pins or clips.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair stunningly straight all day, every day, to maintain the glorious beauty of your jet black hair. Use TRESemmé Ultimate Straight & Shine Shampoo and TRESemmé Ultimate Straight & Shine Conditioner. This duo deeply moisturizes your hair and calms frizz and flyaways without weighing your hair down. 

So you see, jet black hair color doesn’t have to be blah! It’s a rich, ravishing color that perfectly complements Pinay skin tone. All you need is a new perspective and the desire to play around with your look to make the color more vibrant and more interesting.

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