Jet Black Hair Color: Hacks and Other Styles for Asian Hair

Because the jet black hair color doesn’t have to be boring!

We Filipinos have been gifted with naturally jet black hair color. 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!

1. Keep it shiny

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

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

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.

2. Try different hairstyles

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

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!

3. Add dimension to your hair

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

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.

4. 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.

5. Accentuate with pops of color

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

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 with the layers that frame your face.


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.

1. Long and straight

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

You can never go wrong with a long and straight ‘do! Nourish your hair with Keratin to make it real sleek and straight.



Editor’s tip: Use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask at least once a week.

2. Long and wavy

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

Kulot is not salot! Embrace your natural curls and show them off like a true queen.

Editor’s tip: Apply TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse on your curls to give them fuller body and bounce.

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 black hair and wispy bangs, wearing a red hoodie
Have bangs that’s easy like a Sunday morning. Credit:

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

6. Baby bangs

Baby bangs for short hair: Closeup shot of a woman with short black hair with baby bangs wearing a shirt in the woods
Keep your baby bangs chic with extra effort in the styling department. Credit: Shutterstock

Speaking of young, baby bangs are the hottest trend today! Cop one to try your take on the french modern look.

7. Pixie cut

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 boyish at the same time, you can freely bend whenever, wherever!

8. Blunt Bangs

Asian girl is looking at the camera and smiling with her hand cupping her chin.
Add blunt bangs to any hairstyle and look great all day. Credit: Hariono Halim

Bangs are not just a great tool for covering a wide forehead but it is also a nice accent for any type of hairstyle. The blunt bangs bring the focus down to your eyes and make them glow beautifully. Whether you are straight-haired or curly-haired, this will surely complement jet black hair.

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 don’t you want to stand out and be unique? Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary? Change your look by making your long and straight, jet black hair into a long and messy one. You can either part it in the middle or not part it at all and let your tresses fall to whichever side they want to be on.

Editor’s tip: Give your straight hair the body and life it needs with just a few spritzes of TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. You’ll definitely love the fine strands of your hair and feel it fall ever so lightly on your shoulders. 

10. Straight and Long with Mid-Part

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. So, instead of just combing your hair, opt for the flat brush to give your hair a shiny and smooth finish.

Editor’s tip: Keep smooth, shiny, and frizz-free hair all day with Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. Put just a little amount and spread it all over your hair to give it that enviable shiny finish. 

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

Turn your ordinary long hair into a lively one with this Korean C-Curl! If you think you’re not yet ready for full waves and curls, this is a great start. You’ll definitely love how gorgeously they drop around and below your shoulders. There’s a lot of good reason why the K-fever is hitting everyone!

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 hair? Nothing beats straight hair that falls on your shoulders. It exudes femininity and power at the same time which makes it suitable for both work and play. It doesn’t even need any accessories but if you want to add some, be a minimalist and go for metallic pins.

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. It keeps frizz away without weighing hair down. 

So you see, the jet black hair color 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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