When someone announces their desire to color their hair in black, it is common to hear the following warning from someone: you will detonate your hair. Although the fame of black ink is not one of the friendliest, the story that black coloring by itself ruins the wires is just myth. "Because it does not contain or contain a very small concentration, the agent that opens the cuticles (usually ammonia), the dark dye will lessen the wire," says Dr. Juliana Spektor, a dermatologist specialized in hair therapy at Clinica Helena Costa, in Rio de Janeiro.
In addition, the dermatologist ensures that dark tones are simpler to care for. "Dark hair, from brown to black, dyed or natural, is usually easier to maintain color and shine than blond or redhead," says Juliana.
Unlike some colors and painting techniques that are remembered and forgotten according to the fashion of the time, the black hairs are constant presence in the world of beauty. Since Cleopatra's famous and desired hair, many other personalities have used black wires throughout the ages.
The list of celebrities who have exhibited black hair is long: Angelina Jolie, Jessie J, Audrey Tautou, Olivia Munn, Lana Del Rey, Rihanna. The tone has already been adopted by celebrities known for their modern style, such as Vanessa Hudgens and Katy Perry; But it is also the choice of Dita Von Teese, adept at a more retro look. In Brazil, actresses like Thaila Ayala and Isis Valverde have already bet on the look.
Who can have black hair?
If celebrities evidence that black hair can match well with any style and personality, doubts about skin tones and age are frequent.
Being a dark tone, black tends to create a heavier look, which is why it is mainly meant for younger people. Also, those with very dark circles under the eyes may prefer to escape the color, since dark hair can highlight them even more.
As for skin tone, black is democratic: it looks good on both lighter and darker skins. "According to the visagism, brown and black skins combine with black hair", says Daniele Nascimento, Embelleze technique. While dark and black support the tone more naturally, the whiter ones create a more dramatic look. "But remember: the ideal color is the one that makes you happy!", Completes Daniele.
Black Hair Care
Cares must begin before the application of the dye. After all, sensitized wires may not absorb the product. When choosing the coloration, prefer those that have vegetable oils in the composition, as these moisturize more and dry less hair.
After the dyed hair, the biggest challenge is to keep them moisturized, with the color alive and without losing the shine. Habits such as direct exposure to the sun and the use of dryer, flat iron and babyliss without thermal protection can cause the color to fade and the wires to assume an opaque appearance and reddish background. To avoid this effect, the use of thermal protective products and capillary sunscreen are essential.
Some procedures should also begin to be part of the routine to keep the hair healthy and shiny black. Juliana Spektor and Daniele Nascimento recommend the weekly hydration of the threads. The cauterization and the bath of brilliance have a deeper action and can be repeated monthly.
As for products - shampoos, conditioners and finishers - give preference to those for dyed hair, which help maintain color and shine. If the color's appearance is not pleasing and it is not yet time to tweak the root, the best option is to use a toner.