Learn how to give your black hair a hairstyle upgrade

Mitch | 13 August 2017

Because black hair doesn’t have to be boring!

We Filipinos have been gifted with naturally black hair. But whenever we’re worried about looking too plain and off-trend, we often find ourselves trading our deep dark hue with much lighter tones.

But hey, embrace your true color and make it work for you! They say blondes have more fun; well, we’ll see about that, ’cause black just might be the new blond!

Here are five ways to spice up your jet black hair

asian girl with long black hair
Black hair tip: keep it shiny. Caption: indigitalimages.com

1. Keep it shiny

Constant exposure to the sun dulls black hair and takes away its shine, making it look flat instead of flattering. Find a shampoo or conditioner that enhances black hair. These products keep your hair vibrant by nourishing it back to life and locking in shine.

Cream Silk Stunning Shine Conditioner

Editor’s tip: To give your hair some serious shine, use Cream Silk Stunning Shine Conditioner. It’s formulated with Shine Boost Complex and specially designed to help moisturize dull, lifeless hair.

asian girl with black hair
Black hair tip: switch up your style. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Try different hairstyles

Switch up your style every now and then to keep from looking boring. If you’ve been wearing your hair straight for a long time, soft waves or even smaller curls can give instant swag to your look. Of course you’ll always have a favorite, but you don’t have to stick to it every single day, forever and ever. It’s about time for a new ‘do!

girl with thick black hair
Black hair tip: add highlights. Credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Add dimension to your hair

If you feel like your black hair is too flat, add some dark brown highlights that are just 1-2 shades lighter than your natural hair color. You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference this subtle variation can make.

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

4. Experiment with haircuts

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.

Black hair tip: accentuate with pops of color. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Accentuate with pops of color

You don’t need to dye all of your hair for it to look more interesting. Nothing spells fun more than a pop of bold color. So we say: give streaking a try! Streaking is one of the best black hair color ideas because it gives your hair a lot of personality. So if you’re game for a more daring look without going all out with your highlights, consider adding a streak of bright blue or pink along the layers that frame your face.

Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner


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

So you see, black hair doesn’t have to be blah! It’s a rich, ravishing color that perfectly complements our 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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