Hair Color for Curly Hair to Level Up Your ‘Do

Bored with your 'do? Get hair color for curly hair. We list down some hues you can choose from to help you out. 

Curls and color both make hair more interesting. They spice up your look and create a dramatic ‘do. Want to draw more attention to them? Try coloring your curls. Treat them like royalty, whether they are natural or permed. Check out these ideas if you want to get hair color for curly hair.

1. Cinnamon Hair

Hair color for curly hair: Closeup shot of a woman with long curly cinnamon hair wearing blue polo against white background
Add some excitement to your ‘do with this cheery shade of brown. Credit: Shutterstock

Yup, cinnamon isn’t just a sweet pastry you can enjoy with your morning coffee. It’s also a gorgeous hair color—even more so when applied on curls. Cinnamon hair can add warmth to fair and medium skin tones, so go ahead with this color if you want to add that glow to your face.

Editor’s tip: When you have curly hair, make TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse your best friend. A dollop of hair mousse can help control frizz and define your curls so they rest beautifully on your head. 

2. Blonde

Hair color for curly hair: Closeup shot of woman with long black and blonde curly hair wearing eyeglasses indoors
You can try blonde in small doses by getting highlights. Credit: Shutterstock

If you want light hair, go blonde. It isn’t just for fair-skinned women, as there are a variety of blonde shades available that can suit different complexions. For example, honey blonde and bronde hair colors fall under medium blonde shades. They are perfect for morenas. Meanwhile, if you want blonde with a bit of red in it, strawberry blonde is perfect.

3. Dusty Pink

Hair color for curly hair: Closeup shot of a woman with pink shoulder-length curly hair wearing white top against white background
Try a pink-tastic ‘do for a change. Credit: Shutterstock

Do you have a penchant for the unconventional? Are you feeling adventurous with your curly hair? Dye it pink. Make your tresses look as sweet as candy. You get to unleash your creative self and revamp your look as well. With pink hair, some people might mistake you for their favorite pop or rock star and line up to ask for your autograph.

Editor’s tip: Replace your old conditioner with Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner when you color your hair. This product will keep your hair from getting dry and dull while helping maintain your gorgeous hair dye. 

4. Brown

Hair color for curly hair: Woman with long brown curly hair wearing a black sleeveless top outdoors
Pick the best shade of brown for your skin tone to update your look. Credit: Shutterstock

Like blonde, there are many shades that fall under this color. It is a popular color among Filipinas because there are a lot of brown shades that suit Pinay skin toneIf you’re not keen on changing your look drastically, deep brown shades like chocolate brown or chestnut can be refreshing. Meanwhile, don’t be afraid to try trendy hues like ash brown. You might be pleasantly surprised at how it can bring out your eyes and other gorgeous facial features.

Editor’s tip: Hair products that are rich in keratin can help keep your colored hair smooth, soft, and healthy. Use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner to make sure your locks get a lot of this protein. 

5. Purple

Hair color for curly hair: Closeup shot of a woman wearing white fur coat with short purple curly hair
Deep purple shades can spell sophistication. Credit: Shutterstock

This may be another unusual hair color choice, but trust us, you won’t regret it. Deep purple hues like plum and eggplant can add depth to your hair, especially when light hits your mane. Meanwhile, you can go for lighter shades like lilac and lavender to help bring out your quirky personality.

Editor’s tip: Humidity can make your hair frizzy and dry, even if you left the house with perfect locks that morning. Freshen up your mane by applying a drop of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream by lunchtime. 

6. Vibrant Red

Short red hair: Closeup shot of a woman with short red curly hair wearing a black tube top
Complement this fierce party hairstyle with an equally fierce and sexy makeup. Credit: Shutterstock

Look fierce and fiery with a vibrant red curly pixie cut. Set your curls with mousse and hairspray so they stay in good shape as you party all night!

7. Dip-dyed Hair

Layered curly hair: Woman with short ombre curly hair smiling
Longer layers on the sides frame your face effortlessly. Credit: Shutterstock

Keep your naturally dark locks but experiment at the lower half section of your hair. With dip-dyed hair, you can create a stark and playful contrast by choosing a light hair color like blonde or even pastels.

8. Magenta and Purple

Short hair curls: Woman with morena skin and layered curly red hair
Unleash your artsy side with layered, curly hair. Credit: Shutterstock

You can mix to bold colors in your hair if you want a more creative look. Just make sure to give your hair a break in between coloring sessions to let it recover from damage.

9. Honey Brown Highlights

Woman with curly hair with brown highlights
Put the spotlight on your curls with some strategically placed highlights. Credit: Shutterstock

If you want to add color in small doses, you can go for highlights. Honey brown can give your dark hair a beautiful contrast in a more natural-looking way. It’s as if the sun is always casting a glow on your curls.

10. Wine

woman with curly dark red burgundy hair
Dark red hair can look classy on morena skin. Credit:

This deep red shade goes well with almost all skin tones—morena skin included! Wine hair color is perfect when you want to go red in a more subtle way. Make your wine red hair look classy by applying hair serum for added shine.

11. Red Orange

girl with long curly hair flaunts her red orange tresses
Be like a beautiful mermaid with vibrant red orange hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Wear the color of sunset on your hair. Dye your long, curly hair red orange and make your childhood fantasy of being a mermaid come true!

12. Pink and Purple

girl wearing a venus-cut dress is swaying her curly hair slightly
Try two colors on your curly hair for a smashin’ look. Credit: Shutterstock

This hairstyle says so many different things at the same time⁠—youth, care-free spirit, and adventure. Pink and purple are good colors for your curly hair because they make your curls look playful. This color pairing is perfect when you want to unleash your artsy side.

13. Bright Pink

girl wearing a white top has slightly curly hair in pink
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Going bold? Get bright pink hair. This color says you’re friendly and cheerful and a lot of people love that. It also adds a rock star-chic vibe to your look.

14. Blue Green

beautiful girl has one side of her curly hair fall on her shoulders
A beautiful mermaid or an ethereal goddess? With blue green hair, you can channel both! Credit: Shutterstock

Another dreamy hair color for curly hair that you can try is blue green. It looks even more beautiful when it’s sleek and shiny, so don’t forget to add a drop of hair serum on your hair to nail this color.

15. Cotton Candy

girl looks very happy and giddy with her hair

Love pastels? Go for this cotton candy hair color and bring back fun childhood memories. You can even combine two complementary pastel colors for a playful and quirky look!

16. Ash Blonde

Happy woman with short ash blonde curly hair
Give your curls a trendy makeover by getting ash blonde hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Want a more sophisticated shade of blonde for your kulot hair? Get ash blonde curls! This hair color has a high-fashion vibe, which is a great choice if you want to take your kulot look up a notch.

17. Honey Blonde

Closeup shot of a woman with honey blonde curly hair
Honey blonde can help soften the look of your curls. Credit: Shutterstock

This shade borders on the medium to light shade of blonde with a little bit of brown thrown in. Honey blonde is a versatile shade as it can complement almost any skin tone. And when you dye your kulot hair with this shade, your curls or waves become even more defined.

18. Espresso Hair Color

Woman with dark espresso hair wearing a light beige coat
Rock a corporate-chic look by complementing your slacks and suit with rich espresso hair. Credit:

Do you love dark brown shades? Try espresso hair color. This deep brown shade seamlessly blends with Filipinas’ naturally dark hair. It adds a bit of dimension to your black hair, especially when light hits your tresses and you the see the espresso hues making your hair rich and decadent.

19. Golden Brown

Asian woman with short brown curly hair wearing a green sleeveless top
Golden brown hair still looks chic even if you’re sporting a messy look. Credit: Shutterstock

This medium brown shade is perfect this summer, as it gives you that sun-kissed glow. Enjoy that fresh-from-the-beach vibe even if you haven’t had your summer trip yet.

20. Deep Chocolate

Asian woman with brown skin with dark curly hair wearing a white shirt
Wearing a plain, white shirt can help draw more attention to your gorgeous hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

Another dark brown shade that you can try is deep chocolate. Like espresso hair color, deep chocolate shines the most when light hits your hair, so whenever you’re taking a selfie, take advantage of natural light for that perfect shot.

Now, you’re ready to rock any hair color for curly hair. Just remember to choose a color that suits not only your skin tone but also something you’re comfortable with because when it comes to looking chic, confidence is your best weapon.


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