Will raven hair work for you? This color typically works best on women with a naturally darker hair color and good skin, says John. "Black hair can be harsh on more mature women and will not be forgiving of wrinkles and flaws." Also, if you decide to go super dark, be careful that it doesn't look too fake and wig-like, adds Cunningham. How? Just make sure your hair stays in good condition to keep it shiny and don't run color through the ends every time to avoid build up, says John, "that tends to make the color look flat."
How to get the best black hair:
Again, it's a very easy color to do from a box, but it is very messy, says John. "It might be best to use a semi permanent color" because "if you want to go lighter in the future it can be very difficult to lighten." Try something like L'Oreal Paris Excellence Creme in Natural Black, $8.99. And if you decide not to go the box route, Cunningham says to ask your colorist to add a gloss to your hair before leaving the salon to make it look extra shiny, which enhances the color.
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