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Had my hair black back when I was a teen, it's been lots of colours since! Had a couple of times recently when the colour hasn't come out how I imagined so was talking to DH & he suggested black & it got me thinking.
Noooo! Not flattering on anyone. When men say 'black hair' they mean dark brunette like Nigella, Penelope Cruz or Carla off Corrie. Find a shade of brunette that suits your skin tone. Black is way too harsh for summer too...
My natural colour is black but I've been redy brown for years. I decided to go back to my natural colour just before Christmas and it was awful. Really washed me out and made me look a bit witchy. I was so surprised because I thought that my natural colour would suit me
Absolute pig to cover up as well, ended up stripping all the colour out of my hair just to get rid, though them might just have been the brand i used.
I've been black for years (naturally v dark brown) and always wished I could go lighter, but it was going to cost me over £150 to get it lightened. I tried just growing it out, but it looked terrible with grey brown roots and black ends.
I recently had it lightened as part of a makeover and dyed a reddish-purple, but the colour keeps fading and going gingery brown, so I'm seriously considering going back to black (there's a song in there somewhere!)
However, I know it will mean that I'm unlikely to ever have another colour. Once you go black...etc Be prepared that if you do it, you might be stuck with it unless you can afford to have it professionally stripped and recoloured.