We have also been there: looking at ourselves in the mirror and feeling that our hair looks dull, flat and lifeless. Surely it is a common feeling among women with dark hair, but giving it a touch of texture and movement, either naturally or with a high-contrast finish, is possible. In the writing we have verified it, the golden rays in black hair are the best option to give it light and dimension (or break the monotony).
If you are not sure about trying this coloration, we leave you in our image gallery different options from which you can choose.
What color of highlights can I put on if my hair color is black?
Although the list of options is extensive when it comes to colored rays, the dyes with golden reflections, present in different shades of blonde and brown, are timeless. No matter your skin color or hair type, the result will be contrast, dimension and movement.
What are the tints with golden reflections?
When choosing the hair color (or ask your colorist), check that the code on the packaging includes a .3 after the first number, as this symbolizes the golden reflection that shimmers in the light. For the result to be visible and flattering on black hair, we recommend making highlights in shades that start with the numbers 3, 4 and 5, up to 10. These numbers represent from dark brown (3), to the lightest blonde ( 10). That is, if you find a 5.3 code, it means that it is a light golden brown. If the second number followed by the period is also 3, it means that the golden reflection is even more intense, but you can also combine it with .1 (ash reflection), .4 (copper reflection) or .7 (warm brown reflection), for example. Some options for dyes with golden reflections are:
- 3.3: Dark golden brown.
- 4.3: golden chestnut.
- 5.53Appearance: Light golden mahogany brown.
- 6.3: Dark golden blonde.
- 7.13: Golden ash blonde.
- 8.34: Light golden coppery blonde.
- 9.3: Extra light golden blonde.
- 10.34: Coppery golden platinum blonde.
How can you lighten black hair?
To lighten black hair with golden highlights, the first step is to define how strong and how thick you want your highlights. Afterwards, you can choose between different coloring techniques:
The balayage in black hair It can be your best ally if your goal is to achieve renewed hair, full of life and texture. This coloration has a natural effect and leaves the hair as illuminated by the sun. In addition, it is low maintenance and can be done in the golden tones that you like the most. The one in the picture, for example, is done with brown and golden blonde tints.
With babylights ––or very fine rays–– in two shades of gold lighter than your base, you can obtain a radiant effect, full of shine and luminosity. Same as him balayageThis technique is low maintenance.
If you are not in favor of full colorings, the money piece it is perfect for you. With two golden locks in front, you will be able to frame your face, as well as illuminate it. But that’s not all, the dye will create a feeling of volume and dimension in black hair.
As its name in English says, this type of lightning or highlights tortoiseshell they mimic the colors and movement in the shells of hawksbill sea turtles. Although the contrast with light tones leaves black hair with a lot of movement, its effect is also rejuvenating.
Its effect is so natural, that the highlights melting they are a favorite among black-haired women. These are responsible for illuminating the hair with a gradual color transition, and although they are confused with a balayage, its effect is different, because only warm colors such as blonde, brown and brown are used. In addition, they are very flattering on dark skin.
How to take care of golden rays on black hair?
Wait 48 hours before the first wash
Wait at least two days (after dyeing) to wash your hair for your hair to absorb the dye and seal in completely. Going forward, we recommend waiting 48 to 72 hours between washes to prolong the color.
uses a paraben-free washing system
keep your hydrated mane
After washing your hair, make sure to apply special products to regenerate it after dyeing and keep it in perfect condition. Our recommendation is the Dove Daily Super Moisturizer Regenerative Growthformulated with a powerful mix of active nutrients to take care of the hair, regenerate it and strengthen it.
Style with products of natural origin
With a formula made up of natural ingredients (free of silicones, parabens and colorants), the Sedal Coffee & Castor Oil styling cream strengthens, smoothes and controls brittle hair while you style it. Likewise, it will help you control the fall and make your hair look radiant at all times.
Avoid hot water and heat tools
Wash your hair with warm or cold water and measure the maximum temperature at which you should use your iron (or other heat tools). Thus, your rays will last longer.
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