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. 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: Get straighter and smoother hair with Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Treatment Crème. It calms frizz, revives damaged hair, and restores shine to dry and dull hair. Apply it weekly to maintain gorgeous jet black hair.

3. 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 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!

4. 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!

5. 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.

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:

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.

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.

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 edgy and brings a new flavor to your whole look!

8. Blunt Bangs

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

Bangs are not just a great tool for covering a wide forehead. 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 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. It keeps frizz away so you get sleek and straight hair.

So you see, 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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