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Berķthiel
January 18th, 2015, 09:14 AM
Hi all,

I'm growing my hair back out from BSL and waiting to color it again. I'd love to see some pics of long black and dark brown hair for inspiration. :) Both down and in up-dos.

(Apologies if there is another thread like this... I couldn't find one in the search.)

kganihanova
January 18th, 2015, 09:54 AM
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz285/kittykatcontradictions/17189E72-293D-4C89-BB85-E52FCF9C0592_zpsd74ldcv2.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/kittykatcontradictions/media/17189E72-293D-4C89-BB85-E52FCF9C0592_zpsd74ldcv2.jpg.html) well I henna but here's my natural color. Black I think?

Berķthiel
January 18th, 2015, 10:21 AM
Wow, I'd love for my hair to be that dark naturally! So pretty!

Madora
January 18th, 2015, 11:21 AM
Dark brown with reddish glints: http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/83114Lengthphotofullinafternoonsun3slightbreeze-1.jpg (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/07Erzbet/media/83114Lengthphotofullinafternoonsun3slightbreeze-1.jpg.html)

hypersensitive
January 18th, 2015, 11:42 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8744&d=1390010937
.. And everything in my hair styles album

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14566&d=1417472153
.. And everything in my hair growth album

HTH!

MidnightMoon
January 18th, 2015, 12:04 PM
What a great idea for a thread. I was looking for a similar one recently and couldn't find one either.
As a child my hair was medium brown, even with some lighter streaks, and as I got older it darkened.
I started dyeing it about 7 years ago, and my last product application was just plain blue on the whole length, which resulted in a blue black colour in the sun.
However, I haven't used it since ~June and I can't really see much difference in colour between my roots and the length, so I guess I can technically call my hair black. The tips are lighter because I used bleach ~4 years ago.
I think in some lights my hair doesn't look completely black because it's really fine. Also, I guess always staying out of the sun helps it stay that dark.

Here's two I thought looked nice (with braid waves):
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah72/black_wizard/75fb7c69-8f01-49d2-bc79-4357cab3b6da_zps20fd90de.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/black_wizard/media/75fb7c69-8f01-49d2-bc79-4357cab3b6da_zps20fd90de.jpg.html)

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah72/black_wizard/daa4712b-b113-4ad3-a28c-640e9a717535_zpsc835e769.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/black_wizard/media/daa4712b-b113-4ad3-a28c-640e9a717535_zpsc835e769.jpg.html)

Another I posted yesterday in the braid thread:

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah72/black_wizard/2b424f01-34d6-4712-92e0-3effb4ab6762_zpsb6edd08a.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/black_wizard/media/2b424f01-34d6-4712-92e0-3effb4ab6762_zpsb6edd08a.jpg.html)

skeletonous
January 18th, 2015, 12:13 PM
Here's an older pic from before my senior prom in 2012 :) probably straightened and then curled a little at the ends.

http://i.imgur.com/NEXUIeu.png

And this was in May of 2012, probably close to the same time, with my actual hairtype. :o

http://i.imgur.com/disV1VP.png

Laura_F
January 18th, 2015, 12:33 PM
I'm so glad someone made this thread!

I dyed my hair black for four years. This was the last length photo I took with black hair (Sept. 2014).

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/Lateralus139/24Sptember72014-255MBL.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/Lateralus139/media/24Sptember72014-255MBL.jpg.html)

In October of 2014, I had it lightened to my natural dark brown. This was my January length picture.

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/Lateralus139/DSC_2928.jpg (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/Lateralus139/media/DSC_2928.jpg.html)

Ambrielle
January 18th, 2015, 12:37 PM
natural dark brown hair, the lighter parts are a mix of old highlights/bleach jobs and hennaed silvers/whites

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag88/eu777/DSCN1846_zpsb5d77f00.jpg (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/eu777/media/DSCN1846_zpsb5d77f00.jpg.html)

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag88/eu777/DSCN1843_zps08729c4a.jpg (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/eu777/media/DSCN1843_zps08729c4a.jpg.html)

straightened without heating tools

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag88/eu777/DSCF1443_zpsed3272f4.jpg (http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/eu777/media/DSCF1443_zpsed3272f4.jpg.html)

Ambrielle
January 18th, 2015, 12:38 PM
eeeks sorry for the size :/

…owyn_GreyEyes
January 18th, 2015, 01:43 PM
I wish I had a pic of my black hair to share! But that means i would hae to find and scan an actual photo...

Cheers on what ever choice! Black/dark brown is a wonderful in all its forms!

Sharysa
January 18th, 2015, 03:12 PM
Whoo! Here's some photos of my black wavy hair! It's 1c/2a naturally, but I use braid-waves to boost the waves. My hair is a mix of matte-black with some red/brown tones at the ends in really bright light. I'm Filipino, so I had a lot of issues with not having the uber-speshul SHINY-BLUE-BLACK hair that's really coveted in most of Asia. It surprises me whenever I get compliments on my hair color as opposed to my waves, because I just think my hair's normal.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/CrossoverQueen/Photos/elphabatestshot_zps5091a05c.jpg

Here it is braided. It's really thick and coarse, so it only shrinks up about two or three inches in a braid. I found it really strange to hear that some people's hair shrinks up to HALF A FOOT in a braid.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/CrossoverQueen/Photos/Hairstyles/jul612hiplengthhairbraided_zps531fdc42.jpg

And here's a photoshoot where my hair suddenly gained a purple sheen(???). This was with my photographer friend and it was at late-noon/early-evening for the best light, so it's nowhere near what my hair looks like normally.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/CrossoverQueen/Photos/Photoshoot%207-10-2013/shot4_zpsaa741ca6.jpeg

MINAKO
January 18th, 2015, 04:23 PM
hey everyone, lovely hair! definitely my kind of thread ;)
im such a lazy bum recently when it comes to take pics. the last one is already 12 weeks old and already in another thread... but anyways. have worn my hair up every day since that. usually i at least need to blowdry it to make it look the way i want when its down.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/Nori_Ko/imagejpg2_zpsc439444d.jpg (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/Nori_Ko/media/imagejpg2_zpsc439444d.jpg.html)

MidnightMoon
January 18th, 2015, 04:25 PM
MINAKO Awesome colour, length, and looks so thick!

MINAKO
January 18th, 2015, 04:42 PM
thank you MidnightMoon! :)
my natural color is a soft black that kinda fades quickly with sun exposure, so i henndigo every few months and use a blue/green deposit dye to keep the cool tones. circumfrence is 11,8 to 12,3cm these days. technically i think it hit classic by now, but will take a few more weeks until it looks like that.

mermaid lullaby
January 18th, 2015, 06:53 PM
Just a shout out to you all, beautiful hair!

Avis
January 19th, 2015, 01:36 AM
Ooh, I really like this thread! So many beautiful heads of dark brown/black hair. I feel like playing along even though these aren't the best pictures for color. The first is an unofficial length shot I took about a week ago to check how close I am to waist and the other was a spur of the moment thing to see how my bun was holding up.

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/Avis1290/Length%20Shots/0115_zpse4040412.jpg (http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/Avis1290/media/Length%20Shots/0115_zpse4040412.jpg.html)

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k505/Avis1290/Length%20Shots/mjf_zps7143b64c.jpg (http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/Avis1290/media/Length%20Shots/mjf_zps7143b64c.jpg.html)

Silver Sister
January 19th, 2015, 05:31 AM
Madora, I have a serious case of HAIR ENVY !!!

Madora
January 19th, 2015, 07:42 AM
Madora, I have a serious case of HAIR ENVY !!! Thank you, Silver Sister!

Berķthiel
January 19th, 2015, 09:32 AM
Wow, seriously stunning hair everyone. I love how dark hair looks good across all skin tones, too.

Kina
January 19th, 2015, 11:41 AM
this is just under a year old, dark brown
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10246698_1425407461057055_3251473225626531964_n.jp g?oh=132f4a29c499a4c88e0a624482fc80f7&oe=5520F42C

Beborani
January 19th, 2015, 01:19 PM
When I was much younger I used to think my black hair was boring, but looking at you gorgeous ladies--what was I thinking? I have posted these on other threads before. One is right after hendigo and other with new CG (curly girl) products.

http://i60.tinypic.com/10ribye.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/263j4fn.jpg

cat11
January 19th, 2015, 01:28 PM
hey everyone, lovely hair! definitely my kind of thread ;)
im such a lazy bum recently when it comes to take pics. the last one is already 12 weeks old and already in another thread... but anyways. have worn my hair up every day since that. usually i at least need to blowdry it to make it look the way i want when its down.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/Nori_Ko/imagejpg2_zpsc439444d.jpg (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/Nori_Ko/media/imagejpg2_zpsc439444d.jpg.html)

Your hair is so beautiful! i love how straight it is, and the color! i tried to get hair like that by dying it and straightening it for a long time before I got tired of it

Kina
January 19th, 2015, 01:57 PM
When I was much younger I used to think my black hair was boring, but looking at you gorgeous ladies--what was I thinking? I have posted these on other threads before. One is right after hendigo and other with new CG (curly girl) products.


http://i60.tinypic.com/263j4fn.jpg

Both are lovely, but the curls on the second! Would you mind sharing what products? TIA

Beborani
January 19th, 2015, 02:19 PM
Kina your curls are gorgeous too in that picture! Here I have used kinky curly curl custard layered over knot today. It goes on tacky but once it dries the curls pop and hair is soft for days.

ChocolateWaves
January 19th, 2015, 02:39 PM
Kina your curls are gorgeous too in that picture! Here I have used kinky curly curl custard layered over knot today. It goes on tacky but once it dries the curls pop and hair is soft for days.

Beborani, your hair is absolutely TO DIE FOR

Kina
January 19th, 2015, 03:19 PM
Kina your curls are gorgeous too in that picture! Here I have used kinky curly curl custard layered over knot today. It goes on tacky but once it dries the curls pop and hair is soft for days.

hunh, that's what I use! :)

FallingDarkness
January 19th, 2015, 03:30 PM
This thread makes me sooooooo jealous.
I'd kill for black hair.
And yet, I won't actually DYE my hair black. LOL.

Anyways, everyone your hair is gorgeous, and your color is dreamy. Black/dark brown hair looks fantastic whether it's straight or wavy or curly or thick or thin! <3 Who wants to trade? :P

Beborani
January 19th, 2015, 04:05 PM
hunh, that's what I use! :)


No wonder your hair is so pretty!

And thanks Chocolatewaves---

DweamGoiL
January 19th, 2015, 04:07 PM
Here's my contribution:

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/dweamgoil/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0ca098a4.jpg

Super messy bun:

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/dweamgoil/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps9a4ea030.jpg

HumanBean
January 19th, 2015, 05:11 PM
I'm a lousy photographer, but was playing around, this is filtered afternoon light, my hair is a warm dark brown.

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff470/Blbrady/60c310aa6c679db130cdd74de6b849e6.jpg

Savvyhorsez
January 19th, 2015, 05:52 PM
Another dark brown hair person here! :)
Older photo, but it's still the same color, this photo makes it look lighter than it is though.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9629&d=1394243636

curlylocks85
January 19th, 2015, 06:56 PM
Here's mine :)

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t66/longhairbeauty/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/th_20150119_202457.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/longhairbeauty/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150119_202457.jpg.html)
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t66/longhairbeauty/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/th_20150119_202649.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/longhairbeauty/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-01/20150119_202649.jpg.html)

Irish Fae
January 19th, 2015, 07:12 PM
My hair is dyed dark brown with some reddish tints, as I have always loved dark hair! My natural colour is medium brown, and it just doesn't give me as much joy. There are so many gorgeous heads of hair on this thread!

http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa336/captainlonewolf/DSC00776_zps1a435101.jpg

This photo is not extremely recent, but my length and colour are the same now. I wish my hair would curl like this every day, but alas, it is very temperamental.

Madora
January 19th, 2015, 07:31 PM
Another dark brown hair person here! :)
Older photo, but it's still the same color, this photo makes it look lighter than it is though.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9629&d=1394243636

Marvelous hair savvyhorsez!

Entangled
January 19th, 2015, 07:43 PM
I guess this is where I'll come whenever I want to drool like a baby. I adore dark hair! I gues we all want what we don't have.

Savvyhorsez
January 19th, 2015, 08:00 PM
Aw, thank you Madora! :)

MidnightMoon
January 19th, 2015, 09:41 PM
FallingDarkness haha that's kind of you to say. We could do a winter hair swap some day, I'd agree! :p

Upside Down
January 20th, 2015, 01:08 AM
This is from a couple years ago, camping at the sea side, grilling some fish, at my favourite place in the world. Mmmm and hair is shiny despite sea water.
http://www.dodaj.rs/f/N/oe/yQL8BC4/img20150120090620.jpg

Kina
January 20th, 2015, 04:55 AM
No wonder your hair is so pretty!

And thanks Chocolatewaves---

Thank you! What I meant to say is that those are the product I use, but my curls don't turn out as pretty as yours. Yours are so perfectly formed :)

So much pretty hair in this thread :thud:

Swan Maiden
January 20th, 2015, 12:14 PM
Just a blondie popping in to admire the beautiful dark hair. I have always loved black hair, I suppose since I have mostly been around blondes. Lovely hair everyone!

JellyBene
January 20th, 2015, 04:33 PM
Great thread idea! bump

JellyBene
January 20th, 2015, 04:46 PM
here was my black hair in all its glory. I do find myself missing it from time to time. http://i1299.photobucket.com/albums/ag75/Brea4012/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscb090ef1.jpg (http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Brea4012/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscb090ef1.jpg.html)

Berķthiel
May 22nd, 2015, 07:53 PM
Jellybene - dark hair looks lovely with your eye color!


Here's mine finally -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/ElectricPineapple/latest_zpswunoaj8h.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ElectricPineapple/media/latest_zpswunoaj8h.jpg.html)

yahirwaO.o
May 22nd, 2015, 08:45 PM
Jellybene - dark hair looks lovely with your eye color!


Here's mine finally -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/ElectricPineapple/latest_zpswunoaj8h.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ElectricPineapple/media/latest_zpswunoaj8h.jpg.html)

Oh joy.... soft waves and waist lenght black hair used to be my dream!!!! Your hair is georgeous.

Heres some pics of me...

http://i61.tinypic.com/2mcg2mo.jpg
This was me recovering in my house from being a couple of days in the hospital (no worrys), thats not parting and this gone by now YAY. Still this pic taken by a friend and does show how dark hair looks in photos.

http://i57.tinypic.com/2uz6t7a.jpg
And me in this half up, lightning makes it look cold dark, when in reality its very dark brown with red undertones

Wusel
May 23rd, 2015, 04:23 AM
Oh joy.... soft waves and waist lenght black hair used to be my dream!!!! Your hair is georgeous.

Heres some pics of me...

http://i61.tinypic.com/2mcg2mo.jpg
This was me recovering in my house from being a couple of days in the hospital (no worrys), thats not parting and this gone by now YAY. Still this pic taken by a friend and does show how dark hair looks in photos.

http://i57.tinypic.com/2uz6t7a.jpg
And me in this half up, lightning makes it look cold dark, when in reality its very dark brown with red undertones

Wow... your hair looks so shiny and healthy! Very, very pretty. :)

radiofreejenn
May 23rd, 2015, 10:31 AM
Me with long black hair before I chopped it off :/ http://i59.tinypic.com/5v5gjk.jpg

Mimha
May 23rd, 2015, 04:10 PM
Dark brown with reddish glints: http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/83114Lengthphotofullinafternoonsun3slightbreeze-1.jpg (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/07Erzbet/media/83114Lengthphotofullinafternoonsun3slightbreeze-1.jpg.html)

Madora !! Your hair is amaaaaazing !! Look at that thick healthy lustrous mane !!... :thud: :thud: :thud:

MidnightMoon
February 10th, 2016, 06:33 AM
I think this thread needs to come back to life :P
Maybe we have new people who have joined the dark side, and I need some long dark hair inspiration!

lapis_lazuli
February 10th, 2016, 05:52 PM
^Me too! So many awesome, stunning pictures. I would love to see more :)

dfotw
February 10th, 2016, 08:15 PM
Here's my latest length shot, for brown-so-dark-it-might-as-well-be-black:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/image.php?u=28845&dateline=1454283165&type=profile

And a mess of a bun:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21443&d=1454892205

RavenMane
February 11th, 2016, 12:06 AM
This is the only length shot I have right now. My natural dark brown hair

RavenMane
February 11th, 2016, 12:07 AM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg210/wrestle103/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151129_184127_332.jpg (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/wrestle103/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20151129_184127_332.jpg.html)

lapis_lazuli
February 11th, 2016, 12:16 AM
Oh my gosh, dfotw, those curls are to die for! :thud: Beautiful!

Also loving your shiny, smooth hair, RavenMane! Awesome diversity and both stunning. :thudpile:

Daydreamer.
February 11th, 2016, 12:19 AM
Jellybene - dark hair looks lovely with your eye color! Here's mine finally - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/ElectricPineapple/latest_zpswunoaj8h.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ElectricPineapple/media/latest_zpswunoaj8h.jpg.html) Your hair is beautiful! I love your waves.

dfotw
February 11th, 2016, 06:29 AM
Thank you, lapis_lazuli!

Whenever I get bored with my hair colour, I have to remember to come to this thread, so many beautiful examples of dark hair!

Mirabele
February 11th, 2016, 06:38 AM
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz285/kittykatcontradictions/17189E72-293D-4C89-BB85-E52FCF9C0592_zpsd74ldcv2.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/kittykatcontradictions/media/17189E72-293D-4C89-BB85-E52FCF9C0592_zpsd74ldcv2.jpg.html) well I henna but here's my natural color. Black I think?
wow, what a beautiful rich color!



http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14566&d=1417472153


HTH!
this is really wow so beautiful.

Totty
February 11th, 2016, 01:11 PM
I hope this works, this one is from last year
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/tottyspics/hair%202015/IMG-20150730-WA0000.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/tottyspics/media/hair%202015/IMG-20150730-WA0000.jpg.html)

dfotw
February 11th, 2016, 02:36 PM
Oh Totty, your hair is awesome! :thud:

Totty
February 12th, 2016, 04:18 AM
Oh Totty, your hair is awesome! :thud:
Thank you, and I adore your bun :crush:

endersworld
February 12th, 2016, 06:51 AM
Here's a length shot of my hair - it's been up and down a lot in the past few days, so the texture is a bit strange, but it's pretty true to how my hair looks in that light.
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/emily_driver2/IMG_4068_zpswymn1cxa.jpg


Here's a figure 8 bun I did last night!
http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv13/emily_driver2/cf2ae9b2-faec-4c1f-b0ea-ec92a9ff7784_zpsrjtynxnr.jpg


My hair color changes a decent amount depending on the light hitting it - in sunlight it gets a dark auburn tint, in classroom lighting it's nearly black...it's pretty unpredictable what color it will be on a given day :D

velvet orchid
February 12th, 2016, 08:55 AM
Oh wow this thread is amazing, and Totty I absolutely adore your curl pattern! :thud:

Kina
February 12th, 2016, 04:28 PM
my hair in the sunlight. I couldn't find a good one of it loose outside, tho

Loving all the dark loveliness!

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11693_1485114868419647_2608625013751512968_n.jpg?o h=5bb0b274317bee96fe007188083eb729&oe=5723DA60

MidnightMoon
February 13th, 2016, 09:44 AM
endersworld Looks awesome, healthy, long and shiny!

MidnightMoon
February 13th, 2016, 09:46 AM
Totty that sure works! I wish I could get those defined curls...it seems to have so much volume and I can imagine quite a few updos that would look great with your texture

kganihanova
February 13th, 2016, 08:40 PM
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz285/kittykatcontradictions/ADD1F79F-044D-4C6B-89DE-945A6790773E_zpsujgv2v9l.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/kittykatcontradictions/media/ADD1F79F-044D-4C6B-89DE-945A6790773E_zpsujgv2v9l.jpg.html)

Totty
February 14th, 2016, 03:14 PM
Totty that sure works! I wish I could get those defined curls...it seems to have so much volume and I can imagine quite a few updos that would look great with your texture

Most of the time I bun wet because otherwise my hair looks like a mess. Very coarse hair. It looks like I've got more volume then I've got. But today I wore my hair loose and later on I braided it, enormous thick braid :-)

Daydreamer.
February 15th, 2016, 02:38 AM
I hope this works, this one is from last year http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/tottyspics/hair%202015/IMG-20150730-WA0000.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/tottyspics/media/hair%202015/IMG-20150730-WA0000.jpg.html) Totty, Your curls are very pretty~!

Wildcat Diva
February 15th, 2016, 06:50 AM
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j386/janineevans/DF071B39-C00E-40C1-8914-D3B77DF24467_zps8rdiob7y.jpg
Totty, your curly fairytales are to die for.

I hope my hair is dark enough to fit in here.

XiaoBaiTu
May 3rd, 2016, 09:32 PM
Here's mine! Funnily enough, this thread is why I decided to join LHC, yet I never got around to posting my hair!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22345&d=1459895872

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22858&d=1462330597

anou
May 3rd, 2016, 10:27 PM
Fellow black haired girl here! Do any of you feel jealous looking at all the lovely pics on LHC of lighter hair with pretty highlights and stuff? Because I know I do!

XiaoBaiTu
May 3rd, 2016, 10:53 PM
Fellow black haired girl here! Do any of you feel jealous looking at all the lovely pics on LHC of lighter hair with pretty highlights and stuff? Because I know I do!

Sometimes. I'd be lying if I said I never looked at the blondes and redheads and thought, "If only...." ;) I do love my hair color though. I just find it frustrating when people call it black, since I've always considered it dark brown. My mother has the very rare blue-black, I actually envy her hair a lot more than I do the lighter-haired people.

anou
May 4th, 2016, 03:07 AM
Sometimes. I'd be lying if I said I never looked at the blondes and redheads and thought, "If only...." ;) I do love my hair color though. I just find it frustrating when people call it black, since I've always considered it dark brown. My mother has the very rare blue-black, I actually envy her hair a lot more than I do the lighter-haired people.

I'm honestly not sure what mine is, it's black but it gets a dark brown tinge only in very bright, direct sunlight.
My mother has blue-black too!

Daydreamer.
May 4th, 2016, 04:17 AM
Here's mine! Funnily enough, this thread is why I decided to join LHC, yet I never got around to posting my hair! http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22345&d=1459895872 http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=22858&d=1462330597 Your curls are so pretty and shiny!

Stepo_NiNha
May 4th, 2016, 07:36 AM
Mine is almost black. Sometimes my hair looks totally black but sun rays make my hair reddish brown.

Sig pic

littlestarface
May 4th, 2016, 08:05 AM
http://i.imgur.com/fWHtEYi.jpg

hopefullocks
May 4th, 2016, 09:22 AM
I was blessed with mousy brown hair with some weird red and blonde tones, so I'm really just on this thread to ogle your gorgeous raven manes.

XiaoBaiTu
May 4th, 2016, 11:17 AM
I'm honestly not sure what mine is, it's black but it gets a dark brown tinge only in very bright, direct sunlight.
My mother has blue-black too!

What color was your hair as a young child? I find that with black hair, it's black from childhood, while dark brown/almost black hair will be a little lighter. My hair is very dark and sometimes mistaken for black, but when I was about 10 or so it was obviously dark brown.


Your curls are so pretty and shiny!

Thank you!


I was blessed with mousy brown hair with some weird red and blonde tones, so I'm really just on this thread to ogle your gorgeous raven manes. \

I do the same on the lighter-colored hair threads. ;)

anou
May 14th, 2016, 02:30 AM
What color was your hair as a young child? I find that with black hair, it's black from childhood, while dark brown/almost black hair will be a little lighter. My hair is very dark and sometimes mistaken for black, but when I was about 10 or so it was obviously dark brown.



Thank you!

\

I do the same on the lighter-colored hair threads. ;)

It was black when I was younger, too, unmistakably black.

MidnightMoon
June 24th, 2016, 07:00 AM
Just applied some more blue Pravana to my hair this weekend so Im dark as a moonless midnight again :p
Maybe Ill find some decent pics to post later. In the meantime, thought Id give this thread a bump.

MidnightMoon
July 22nd, 2016, 08:55 PM
Here's some black/dark hair inspiration I have found recently. I came across an image on pinterest some time ago but didn't bother looking further until a couple of days ago.

http://aletheia-nocturne.net/fashion/cloudehill-autumn-2014/

It's her blog, and her hair is just stunning. Texture, colour and even her face and style match mine very closely, so I've felt quite inspired by it.

parkmikii
July 23rd, 2016, 12:16 AM
Here's some black/dark hair inspiration I have found recently. I came across an image on pinterest some time ago but didn't bother looking further until a couple of days ago.

http://aletheia-nocturne.net/fashion/cloudehill-autumn-2014/

It's her blog, and her hair is just stunning. Texture, colour and even her face and style match mine very closely, so I've felt quite inspired by it.

Her hair is even longer now. And that thickness :thud:

TatsuOni
July 23rd, 2016, 03:36 AM
Dyed with henna and indigo.

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_578f4781ddf2b32711a0b99d.jpg

Daydreamer.
July 23rd, 2016, 03:56 AM
Dyed with henna and indigo. https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_578f4781ddf2b32711a0b99d.jpg I like your blunt hemline!

TatsuOni
July 23rd, 2016, 03:59 AM
I like your blunt hemline!

Thank you! :blossom:

MidnightMoon
July 23rd, 2016, 12:23 PM
Her hair is even longer now. And that thickness :thud:

Yes, I know!
I'm not sure if it is very thick by looking at braids and the way strands kind of stick to each other, a bit like a spider's web, I'm leaning more towards average thickness. What is amazing though is the lack of taper.
Tatsu, you cut your hair yourself? It always seems as if you've just trimmed, perfectly straight hemline.

TatsuOni
July 24th, 2016, 03:08 AM
Yes, I know!
I'm not sure if it is very thick by looking at braids and the way strands kind of stick to each other, a bit like a spider's web, I'm leaning more towards average thickness. What is amazing though is the lack of taper.
Tatsu, you cut your hair yourself? It always seems as if you've just trimmed, perfectly straight hemline.

I do:) I did have a u shaped hemline at the beginning of this year, so I've been microtrimming a bit to get it straight. Now I'm back to only trimming twice a year:) So in a few months it might not look so new trimmed anymore:p

anou
July 24th, 2016, 11:22 AM
Tatsu that is gorgeous :crush: I wish I had that deep black color, mine has some brown tones that come out in the sun or strong light!

TatsuOni
July 25th, 2016, 10:26 AM
Tatsu that is gorgeous :crush: I wish I had that deep black color, mine has some brown tones that come out in the sun or strong light!

Thank you! :blossom: It took me a long time to get it this dark with henna and indigo.

I soon have to dye it again to keep it dark.

Platzhalter
July 27th, 2016, 04:04 PM
Thank you! :blossom: It took me a long time to get it this dark with henna and indigo.

I soon have to dye it again to keep it dark.

Now this makes me a bit curious... what's your natural hair colour?

browntatis
July 27th, 2016, 04:30 PM
Hello everybody :)
I looove to see dark dark black hair, it inspire me a lot.
I used to have WL hair 2 years ago, but I did that ombre hair :'( and it fried my hair :( and I have to cut ir to SL.
Right now I am in the process to go back to my natural hair color (medium brown) and give up hair dyes, but everytime I see dark hair, I fall in love, its so shinny, so I start doubting if let it grow natural or keep coloring it.
By the way, this is my hair 2 years ago.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11765&d=1405015187

And here is my hair right now.. Dyed in Darkest Brown but still not so shinny, healthy, full and smooth like before :( but working on it.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24084&d=1469587749

MidnightMoon
July 27th, 2016, 08:05 PM
TatsuOni Hmm, I see. It always looks so perfect ha ha. I always tell myself I should learn to cut my own hair but then I get too lazy or think I'd do an awful job and end up postponing it. I think It will be 18 months since my last cut :cheese:

MidnightMoon
July 27th, 2016, 08:10 PM
browntatis welcome! Looks very shiny, indeed, both before and now.


It appears that many of us here dye our hair to make it as dark as we like.
Honestly, in my case, despite my natural hair being very dark it always seems so ashy to me... and I feel my skin looks sallow with my very dark brown.
Applying blue to it makes it shiny, and seem more well kept... as in "no I'm not a countryside girl whose hair just grows wildly" and more like "it is a fashion statement/my personal style and choice to wear my hair like this, and it goes well with my dark/sort of gothic appearance". Perhaps if I had light eyes and were a pinkish pale very dark brown would be fine, but it's not the case.
I wish it didn't wash out so easily though :( I bet you feel the struggle, Tatsu.

TatsuOni
July 28th, 2016, 08:28 AM
Now this makes me a bit curious... what's your natural hair colour?

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/1_579a15152a6b221e1cf6f782.jpg https://cdn1.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/2_579a156a2a6b221e7a1af60d.jpg
Light brown... With natural dark blond highlights that might not be visible in the pictures. It looks even lighter in daylight...


TatsuOni Hmm, I see. It always looks so perfect ha ha. I always tell myself I should learn to cut my own hair but then I get too lazy or think I'd do an awful job and end up postponing it. I think It will be 18 months since my last cut :cheese:

I got fed up with hairdressers who didn't listen to me when I was 15, so I've cut my own hair for almost 10 years now:p It takes me 5-10 minutes to trim it now:)


browntatis welcome! Looks very shiny, indeed, both before and now.


It appears that many of us here dye our hair to make it as dark as we like.
Honestly, in my case, despite my natural hair being very dark it always seems so ashy to me... and I feel my skin looks sallow with my very dark brown.
Applying blue to it makes it shiny, and seem more well kept... as in "no I'm not a countryside girl whose hair just grows wildly" and more like "it is a fashion statement/my personal style and choice to wear my hair like this, and it goes well with my dark/sort of gothic appearance". Perhaps if I had light eyes and were a pinkish pale very dark brown would be fine, but it's not the case.
I wish it didn't wash out so easily though :( I bet you feel the struggle, Tatsu.

I do!

Platzhalter
July 28th, 2016, 08:34 AM
Thanks for the answer, Tatsu... so it's definitely possible to go from light brown/dark blonde to black with 'natural' methods only :)

TatsuOni
July 28th, 2016, 08:41 AM
Thanks for the answer, Tatsu... so it's definitely possible to go from light brown/dark blonde to black with 'natural' methods only :)

It is:) As long as you're consistent and have patience:) It took me a few times to get it black and it still fades a bit, but less and less.

MidnightMoon
July 28th, 2016, 09:02 AM
There is a user who goes from blonde -not even brown- to black using this method. Her username is RavennaNight (might a letter or two off lol). She has a blog and all. Ive hear the biggest problem is having this lighter halo around your head with an orangish colour. In my case its a brownish one specially in yellow lights which turn my natural almost black to some weird warm brown while the rest appears pitch black fading into blue :(.

Goatcraft
July 28th, 2016, 12:36 PM
I always see my own black hair and think it's bland, but it looks so beautiful and mysterious on everyone else! I have some kind of weird hair complex, apparently. Lol. This definitely makes me want to take some hair shots. Gorgeous hair everyone!

TatsuOni
July 29th, 2016, 04:58 AM
I always see my own black hair and think it's bland, but it looks so beautiful and mysterious on everyone else! I have some kind of weird hair complex, apparently. Lol. This definitely makes me want to take some hair shots. Gorgeous hair everyone!

Please take some pictures and share with us:) Your hair looks beautiful in your avatar:)

anou
July 29th, 2016, 06:38 AM
I always see my own black hair and think it's bland, but it looks so beautiful and mysterious on everyone else! I have some kind of weird hair complex, apparently. Lol. This definitely makes me want to take some hair shots. Gorgeous hair everyone!

Same here! I always wish my hair was a different color and then I come to this thread :p I enjoy seeing the color on other people.

calmyogi
July 29th, 2016, 01:46 PM
I went today to have my v hemline shaped up and trimmed. I let her blow it out. I wish I hadn't... She does a great job, takes her time, and really wants you to be happy. She doesn't have a heavy hand. BUT! man was she rough on that blow out! I'll be going back for sure, but I won't be getting any heat styling lol.

Anyways here is my dark brown hair

http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah319/Calmyogi1/3F419923-0AFF-41AB-9B96-A64D411ABF6B_zpsjbasymn1.jpg (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/Calmyogi1/media/3F419923-0AFF-41AB-9B96-A64D411ABF6B_zpsjbasymn1.jpg.html)

XiaoBaiTu
July 29th, 2016, 03:41 PM
Very pretty calmyogi! Been browsing through here again and love seeing all the dark hair!

TatsuOni, so your hair is henndigo black? If you don't mind my asking, does it have a reddish or brownish color under certain lighting, or does it always have that rich, blue-black? I love blue-black so much (my mom has it) and recently have almost considered henndigo.

trolleypup
July 29th, 2016, 07:21 PM
http://www.trolleypup.info/lhc/10-LHC-Anniv-16-LimePtOverlook6-lg.jpg
The light hides my silvers...and diminishes how much lighter the tips are than the roots.

MidnightMoon
July 29th, 2016, 07:53 PM
trolleypup I love how healthy the ends look, such an inspiration! :crush:

TatsuOni
July 30th, 2016, 04:30 AM
Very pretty calmyogi! Been browsing through here again and love seeing all the dark hair!

TatsuOni, so your hair is henndigo black? If you don't mind my asking, does it have a reddish or brownish color under certain lighting, or does it always have that rich, blue-black? I love blue-black so much (my mom has it) and recently have almost considered henndigo.

The first year the red was shining through a bit. Now you can see it a bit when the ends fades, but otherwise I'd say that it's black. Not blue black but black and that is what I'm going for:)

Beautiful hair calmyogi and trolleypup!

MidnightMoon
July 30th, 2016, 06:02 AM
Hmm but what about the roots? I imagine the length becomes darker as it is exposed to the process several times and is in less contact with any product one might use on the scalp (for us that do use shampoo).

calmyogi
July 30th, 2016, 07:11 AM
Thank you XiaoBaitu!

Thank you TatsuOni!

Goatcraft
July 30th, 2016, 08:33 AM
TatsuOni,
The next time I wash it, I definitely think I will!

trolleypup,
Oh my God. Your hair is beyond beautiful! That's "hair goals" material!

calmyogi
July 30th, 2016, 08:45 AM
http://www.trolleypup.info/lhc/10-LHC-Anniv-16-LimePtOverlook6-lg.jpg
The light hides my silvers...and diminishes how much lighter the tips are than the roots.

Trolleypup do you do trims, or S&D? Or do you just let it do its thing?

trolleypup
July 30th, 2016, 09:27 AM
trolleypup I love how healthy the ends look, such an inspiration! :crush:
Coarse hair and bun waves on the tips in combination with fairytale ends. In reality, the tips are very worn (strand diameter at the tips is about 3/4 of what it is at the root). So the worn tips lose the normal wave and are pretty straight or adopt a bun wave. A blunt hemline would probably not look so "neat"

Beautiful hair calmyogi and trolleypup!
Thank you!

trolleypup,
Oh my God. Your hair is beyond beautiful! That's "hair goals" material!
Glad to help. In past years (> decade ago) my ends were much lighter, shading into red brown, but my hair used to spend a lot more time exposed to the sun.

Trolleypup do you do trims, or S&D? Or do you just let it do its thing?
No trims...it just grows back to the terminal shape. S&D from time to time...lots of splits, white dots, etc. in the worn tips, and with the terminal thing going on, they are interspersed all through my hair from a few at BSL to the majority past classic. When I get behind on S&D it gets annoyingly tangly.

TatsuOni
July 30th, 2016, 09:47 AM
Hmm but what about the roots? I imagine the length becomes darker as it is exposed to the process several times and is in less contact with any product one might use on the scalp (for us that do use shampoo).

I get roots as har grows out but the hair closest to the scalp doesn't fade. Just the ends. I CO wash every other week. I guess it's because the ends are older and more sensitive and rubs against clothes and such...

calmyogi
July 30th, 2016, 01:17 PM
Coarse hair and bun waves on the tips in combination with fairytale ends. In reality, the tips are very worn (strand diameter at the tips is about 3/4 of what it is at the root). So the worn tips lose the normal wave and are pretty straight or adopt a bun wave. A blunt hemline would probably not look so "neat"

Thank you!

Glad to help. In past years (> decade ago) my ends were much lighter, shading into red brown, but my hair used to spend a lot more time exposed to the sun.

No trims...it just grows back to the terminal shape. S&D from time to time...lots of splits, white dots, etc. in the worn tips, and with the terminal thing going on, they are interspersed all through my hair from a few at BSL to the majority past classic. When I get behind on S&D it gets annoyingly tangly.

Can I ask, do you not really trim or cut for religious reasons or just because you don't want to?

calmyogi
July 30th, 2016, 01:39 PM
Trolleypup I only ask because I have been interested in how affective S and D is.

adrenaline
July 30th, 2016, 03:33 PM
Beautiful hair in this lovely thread! :o 10 years I used to dye my hair in dark brown shades, so i think this color will always attract me somehow. Maybe one day i will dye them again, who knows! :o

trolleypup
July 30th, 2016, 05:24 PM
Can I ask, do you not really trim or cut for religious reasons or just because you don't want to?


Trolleypup I only ask because I have been interested in how effective S and D is.
Atheist, so no, I just like long hair.

S&D works for me. Really the only way to go if you want fairytale ends or terminal length.

calmyogi
July 30th, 2016, 05:30 PM
Atheist, so no, I just like long hair.

S&D works for me. Really the only way to go if you want fairytale ends or terminal length.

Thank you for answering my annoying questions :)

littlestarface
July 30th, 2016, 08:51 PM
http://i.imgur.com/NGIohmS.jpg
Ignore those hard water spots on the bathroom mirror lol

spirals
July 30th, 2016, 09:22 PM
I wish my hair was the color of espresso. But it's the color of dark brown sugar.

browntatis
July 31st, 2016, 12:25 AM
Atheist, so no, I just like long hair.

S&D works for me. Really the only way to go if you want fairytale ends or terminal length.


Hiii :)
I am stil learning about hair terminology... Can anybody tell me what S&D and fairytail ends means? :)

browntatis
July 31st, 2016, 12:28 AM
http://i.imgur.com/NGIohmS.jpg
Ignore those hard water spots on the bathroom mirror lol

Littlestarface your hair is soooo beautiful! :D

calmyogi
July 31st, 2016, 08:32 AM
Hiii :)
I am stil learning about hair terminology... Can anybody tell me what S&D and fairytail ends means? :)

S&D stands for seek and destroy, or search and destroy. Fairytail ends are like what Trolleypup has. The uneven kinda piecey hemline.

anou
July 31st, 2016, 09:37 AM
To all those who have dark brown or black as their natural color-is it normal if some of the ends are a lighter color than the roots? I don't mean a stark contrast, just a subtle difference.

littlestarface
July 31st, 2016, 10:03 AM
To all those who have dark brown or black as their natural color-is it normal if some of the ends are a lighter color than the roots? I don't mean a stark contrast, just a subtle difference.

Yes it's normal cuz the ends is older and more sun/possible damage wear n tear has hit them so they will be a tad lighter.

Personally My ends are same color as my roots all throughout he hair but that's cuz the sun never ever sees my hair lol



Littlestarface your hair is soooo beautiful! :D

Aww thanks sweety!

calmyogi
July 31st, 2016, 10:05 AM
To all those who have dark brown or black as their natural color-is it normal if some of the ends are a lighter color than the roots? I don't mean a stark contrast, just a subtle difference.

Yeah it's normal, especially if hair is exposed to sun quite a bit. I have red heads in my family so in the sun I get quite a few red highlights.

calmyogi
July 31st, 2016, 10:08 AM
Yes it's normal cuz the ends is older and more sun/possible damage wear n tear has hit them so they will be a tad lighter.

Personally My ends are same color as my roots all throughout he hair but that's cuz the sun never ever sees my hair lol




Aww thanks sweety!

Littlestarface I'm curious.... I read a page or so back that you wear a hijab is that because you want to or because of religious reasons? Are you allowed to show your hair as long as it's not showing your face too? I'm genuinely curious how it works. I know in some forms of Judaism you aren't suppose to expose the hair except around your husband and self.

littlestarface
July 31st, 2016, 10:11 AM
Littlestarface I'm curious.... I read a page or so back that you wear a hijab is that because you want to or because of religious reasons? Are you allowed to show your hair as long as it's not showing your face too? I'm genuinely curious how it works. I know in some forms of Judaism you aren't suppose to expose the hair ever except around your husband and self.

Yea religious, i'm a muslim. No your not allowed to show your hair lol but no one knows me here and its just for this site hahaha.

calmyogi
July 31st, 2016, 10:21 AM
I am particularly curious right now because I just moved to an area that has a large Muslim population and I have never seen anyone even wear one in real life until recently.

littlestarface
July 31st, 2016, 10:23 AM
I am particularly curious right now because I just moved to an area that has a large Muslim population and I have never seen anyone even wear one in real life until recently.

It's fine, you can pm me or message me anytime you got a question sweetie pie.

calmyogi
July 31st, 2016, 10:50 AM
It's fine, you can pm me or message me anytime you got a question sweetie pie.

Thank you :)

MidnightMoon
July 31st, 2016, 11:03 AM
Brown and black hair will usually fade to reddish, its not because of "having redheads" in your family, its how it goes with hair pigmented that way. The same when you lighten, it will usually be auburn/orange/yellow.
It will also happen in the sun, so yes its normal. I avoid the sun as I like my skin pale and hate the burning sensation, plus I use temporary dyes so it doesnt happen to me. You could use some dye on your ends like manic panic or pravana to counteract that I believe.

browntatis
July 31st, 2016, 02:08 PM
S&D stands for seek and destroy, or search and destroy. Fairytail ends are like what Trolleypup has. The uneven kinda piecey hemline.

Wooow Thanks! So thats what I do! S&D, I didn't know it actually had a name! Thanks :)

trolleypup
July 31st, 2016, 02:59 PM
Wooow Thanks! So that's what I do! S&D, I didn't know it actually had a name! Thanks :)
One by one with bright light and sharp scissors!

Most dark colored hair fades towards red-brown from sun or mechanical wear...my tips are about 10 years old, and are distinctly thinner than at the root.

Fairytale ends don't have to be piecey...if I comb out the ends are almost invisible single hairs...that picture is day 5? hair after a full day of heavy trailwork, but detangled and combed out...and then 20 minutes of going back and forth between the rock and the camera to adjust and hope the breeze would die down, so more piecey than fluffy. Fairytale is more about the all lengths hair, with strands each at their own position in the growth cycle.

calmyogi
July 31st, 2016, 09:25 PM
One by one with bright light and sharp scissors!

Most dark colored hair fades towards red-brown from sun or mechanical wear...my tips are about 10 years old, and are distinctly thinner than at the root.

Fairytale ends don't have to be piecey...if I comb out the ends are almost invisible single hairs...that picture is day 5? hair after a full day of heavy trailwork, but detangled and combed out...and then 20 minutes of going back and forth between the rock and the camera to adjust and hope the breeze would die down, so more piecey than fluffy. Fairytale is more about the all lengths hair, with strands each at their own position in the growth cycle.

Right, thank you. My description was from lack of better words lol.

TatsuOni
August 2nd, 2016, 04:39 AM
Wooow Thanks! So thats what I do! S&D, I didn't know it actually had a name! Thanks :)

You're not the only one who's been doing it for years just to realize that it's a real technique and there's many people (At least here) doing it:p I had been doing it for a long time when I found out through a Swedish hair forum that it has a name:p

MidnightMoon
August 30th, 2017, 03:29 AM
Reviving this thread with my first attempt of a gif :p
https://media.giphy.com/media/BwNhOG2baTX0c/giphy.gif

calmyogi
August 30th, 2017, 08:14 AM
Reviving this thread with my first attempt of a gif :p
https://media.giphy.com/media/BwNhOG2baTX0c/giphy.gif

So beautiful MidnightMoon

MidnightMoon
August 30th, 2017, 09:03 AM
So beautiful MidnightMoon

Thank you xP
Apparently I felt like showing off this morning, must admit I'm a bit embarrassed haha.

TatsuOni
August 30th, 2017, 10:39 AM
It looks good MidnightMoon! :)

Ghaliya
August 30th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Reviving this thread with my first attempt of a gif :p
https://media.giphy.com/media/BwNhOG2baTX0c/giphy.gif

You need to be in a shampoo commercial ... hehe.

Ghaliya
August 30th, 2017, 11:03 AM
Wow I thought I was the only muslim here, hehe. I'm sooo in love with your hair!!!!

Ghaliya
August 30th, 2017, 11:06 AM
Wow I can't even edit my post...lol my last post was directed towards littlestarface

trinkets
August 30th, 2017, 11:18 AM
Reviving this thread with my first attempt of a gif :p
https://media.giphy.com/media/BwNhOG2baTX0c/giphy.gif

Oh, so lovely. The shine and movement is gorgeous.

MidnightMoon
August 30th, 2017, 11:28 AM
TatsuOni thank you, still have our hair race in mind, eh :silly:

Ghaliya
xD that's you being too kind, though LHC members could run the shampoo and conditioner business much better than anyone I think.

About your previous comment, you can quote someone by clicking on "reply with quote" under the message you want to quote, or just by copy pasting the name of the person you want to address, highlighting it and clicking on the bold B to make it bold. That's something a lot of people do here.

Also, you can't edit posts yet because you're a new member. Once you hit 25 messages you will have more permissions on the site.
Here's the full list of what you can/can't do yet, and when you'll have those premissions:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=68519

trinkets Thank you!! :crush:

Corvana
August 30th, 2017, 03:47 PM
Reviving this thread with my first attempt of a gif :p
https://media.giphy.com/media/BwNhOG2baTX0c/giphy.gif

What a way to be revived :thud:

Corvana
August 30th, 2017, 03:50 PM
I think I might belong in here, now! I need to take some outdoor sunny pics, as in a lot of light my hair is much lighter than it is in lower lights (obviously). But I don't really have a handle on what color I'd call it! It seems so dark, but then I take a photo like this:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=28560&d=1503957408

And it's quite light! That can't be too accurate, though, considering how white my skin is. But I know that the darker ones aren't too accurate either because my skin is too dark! I'm very pale, but not printer paper pale LOL

Rebeccalaurenxx
August 30th, 2017, 04:15 PM
Hello helllo

MidnightMoon
August 30th, 2017, 04:22 PM
Corvana hehe, well, we have got to show some love to our thread. Not that many dark/black heads around. Littlestarface should make a special appearance, as I believe she's currently the black haired member with the longest hair.
Angeletti and Hairwish are long gone.
Ah, trolley is here, though.

Hmm, more than taking them in the sun, take them somewhere your camera doesn't try to adjust the light. I usually get those white/yellow skin pics when there's a lot of light and my phone kinda focuses on who knows what and it just looks weird. My own hair, which you can see is pretty dark (I put dye on it, but my roots are practically black anyway, as I believe the Pravana has washed away by now in my canopy) and I too have pics where it looks golden or a medium ash brown.
Judging by your signature hmm, yes, it's a dark brown, but perhaps the auburn thread might suit you as well, as it seems as if you have some red tones. If only looking at the pic you posted, I wouldn't say it's black or the darkest brown we have in this thread, looks more like regular brown.
You're welcome here, of course, though :p, company is appreciated.
*serves tea*

lapushka
August 30th, 2017, 04:41 PM
Nice .gif MidnightMoon.

Gorgeous, Corvana!

Ghaliya
August 30th, 2017, 04:43 PM
TatsuOni thank you, still have our hair race in mind, eh :silly:

Ghaliya
xD that's you being too kind, though LHC members could run the shampoo and conditioner business much better than anyone I think.

About your previous comment, you can quote someone by clicking on "reply with quote" under the message you want to quote, or just by copy pasting the name of the person you want to address, highlighting it and clicking on the bold B to make it bold. That's something a lot of people do here.

Also, you can't edit posts yet because you're a new member. Once you hit 25 messages you will have more permissions on the site.
Here's the full list of what you can/can't do yet, and when you'll have those premissions:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=68519

trinkets Thank you!! :crush:



Thanks so much for your help! You'd think after being a lurker for so many years I'd have an idea lol!

I would fall for the shampoos/conditioners!! Lol I'm such a sucker for marketing sometimes :crush:

Ghaliya
August 30th, 2017, 04:45 PM
TatsuOni thank you, still have our hair race in mind, eh :silly:

Ghaliya
xD that's you being too kind, though LHC members could run the shampoo and conditioner business much better than anyone I think.

About your previous comment, you can quote someone by clicking on "reply with quote" under the message you want to quote, or just by copy pasting the name of the person you want to address, highlighting it and clicking on the bold B to make it bold. That's something a lot of people do here.

Also, you can't edit posts yet because you're a new member. Once you hit 25 messages you will have more permissions on the site.
Here's the full list of what you can/can't do yet, and when you'll have those premissions:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=68519

trinkets Thank you!! :crush:

How does one make gifs?? I've been seeing them everywhere lately.

MidnightMoon
August 30th, 2017, 04:56 PM
Corvana here's a pic to give you an idea of what I'm talking about:
http://i66.tinypic.com/swvcr5.jpg

What it looks like, according to me, 95% of the time:
http://i67.tinypic.com/264qudv.jpg

pandabarrier
August 30th, 2017, 05:21 PM
I think my hair belongs to this thread. My natural color is like watered down black coffee. With the henna gloss, it became reddish in the highlights.

My hair has some braid waves in the picture.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=28563&d=1503969496

MidnightMoon
August 30th, 2017, 05:33 PM
pandabarrier I'd agree. I can definitely see the henna, which would probably be a softer black/brown instead. Are you planning to keep using henna?

lapushka thank you, I'll see if I pick up the habit of making more. I find them more enjoyable than the silly pictures I manage to take :P

esfand
August 30th, 2017, 05:57 PM
Yay for us dark haired! I always thought dark hair was very classic and sensual.

pandabarrier
August 30th, 2017, 06:19 PM
pandabarrier I'd agree. I can definitely see the henna, which would probably be a softer black/brown instead. Are you planning to keep using henna?


I think I'll keep using henna gloss, my hair seems stronger. I just don't enjoy the rinsing part, even when using loads of cheap conditioner I find it time-consuming and I get tired of seeing orange water coming out of my hair. My roots touch up are long overdue (last application was 3 months ago).

MidnightMoon
August 30th, 2017, 06:38 PM
I think I'll keep using henna gloss, my hair seems stronger. I just don't enjoy the rinsing part, even when using loads of cheap conditioner I find it time-consuming and I get tired of seeing orange water coming out of my hair. My roots touch up are long overdue (last application was 3 months ago).

Same thing that happens to me and the blue+black :/
But at least henna doesn't come off from the parts where it's already been applied. This dye does, which means you end up with a lighter canopy no matter how many times you apply it, instead of just roots/new growth.
But from what I've heard and seen, it does seem like A LOT of work. I had considered doing henna+indigo at one point, but I just can't put up with the trouble, I get impatient just waiting 2 or 3 hours with vegetable dyes, can't imagine spending the day.
Do you like the orange tones? (well, I'm guessing yes, though it could be just for the added benefits).

MidnightMoon
August 30th, 2017, 06:44 PM
esfand I'm always amazed at how dark it can be, like, the rest of the colours seem a variation of mostly blonde and brown, and then there's black/nearly black brown.
It's weird we have different colours of hair, I mean, how I can have black hair coming out of my head, yet my arm hair is really fine and light brown, I imagine if we were cat's we'd have spots of black in our heads, then brown, white, etc., I know it's a weird thought, but I find it funny.
I also find black cats funny :p, I've had two, and at times you can just see their eyes. So cute.

pandabarrier
August 30th, 2017, 06:53 PM
Same thing that happens to me and the blue+black :/
But at least henna doesn't come off from the parts where it's already been applied. This dye does, which means you end up with a lighter canopy no matter how many times you apply it, instead of just roots/new growth.
But from what I've heard and seen, it does seem like A LOT of work. I had considered doing henna+indigo at one point, but I just can't put up with the trouble, I get impatient just waiting 2 or 3 hours with vegetable dyes, can't imagine spending the day.
Do you like the orange tones? (well, I'm guessing yes, though it could be just for the added benefits).

Yes, it's a bit of work. It's worth it though, I hardly see any split end. But like you said, it's permanent.
The henna gloss stains burgundy in the first weeks, then brown-reddish in my hair because I add amla and hibiscus tea in the henna mixed with conditioner, and my natural color is dark to begin with. But the paste washes out orange, and my bathtub gets orange if I don't wash it with bleach right away.

Corvana
August 30th, 2017, 08:01 PM
Corvana hehe, well, we have got to show some love to our thread. Not that many dark/black heads around. Littlestarface should make a special appearance, as I believe she's currently the black haired member with the longest hair.
Angeletti and Hairwish are long gone.
Ah, trolley is here, though.

Hmm, more than taking them in the sun, take them somewhere your camera doesn't try to adjust the light. I usually get those white/yellow skin pics when there's a lot of light and my phone kinda focuses on who knows what and it just looks weird. My own hair, which you can see is pretty dark (I put dye on it, but my roots are practically black anyway, as I believe the Pravana has washed away by now in my canopy) and I too have pics where it looks golden or a medium ash brown.
Judging by your signature hmm, yes, it's a dark brown, but perhaps the auburn thread might suit you as well, as it seems as if you have some red tones. If only looking at the pic you posted, I wouldn't say it's black or the darkest brown we have in this thread, looks more like regular brown.
You're welcome here, of course, though :p, company is appreciated.
*serves tea*

Hehehe I love really dark hair! When I was much more auburn I'd dye my hair black all the time.

I don't know if I'd go in the actual auburn/red thread, as it seems while I still have red tones they come out as gold in the light. Part of why I'm struggling to love my hair tbh.


Nice .gif MidnightMoon.

Gorgeous, Corvana!

Thank you!


Corvana here's a pic to give you an idea of what I'm talking about:
http://i66.tinypic.com/swvcr5.jpg

What it looks like, according to me, 95% of the time:
http://i67.tinypic.com/264qudv.jpg

Yeah I think except in this super poor light, my darkest is what your roots look like in the first pic. In real life, I mean. I wish I wasn't so self conscious about taking selfies outside lolol.

C_Bookworm
August 30th, 2017, 10:13 PM
Medium/dark brown is my natural color, and it's henndigoed black. I've got some semipermanent ordered to experiment with. I'd love to have black with either blue or purple undertones.

Sorry, not the best picture, but it reflects my color pretty accurately.

http://images44.fotki.com/v1655/photos/9/3833559/14402716/1503519754444-vi.jpg

LadyCelestina
August 31st, 2017, 04:07 AM
Beautiful hair gif, and I really like how your hair contrast with your skintone in the 2nd pic, MidnightMoon :D :)

TatsuOni
August 31st, 2017, 04:35 AM
TatsuOni thank you, still have our hair race in mind, eh :silly:

Of course :p But I'm far behind you...

MidnightMoon
August 31st, 2017, 08:42 AM
pandabarrier Hmm, yeah, it doesn't really look orange, just a dark red or amber shine in the sun, but still, I thought in the sun you'd have some of the orange, specially in the loose hairs, which light seems to hit differently than when all together.

Corvana Hmm, well, you can always hang out in both :p
Why are you self conscious of taking selfies?
I feel weird taking them when there's people around, even friends, because of what I myself think of people doing it (that they look silly sometimes, that they're busy looking at themselves instead of enjoying whatever they're doing, and just the general vibe of "self admiration"), but sometimes I have to against myself and realise no one is even going to notice or give me a prize for being "different" or whatever. So if I want a picture, I better take that picture. Who cares what strangers will think?

C_Bookworm It is a big picture, but an even more bigger bun :p
You seem to have a lot of hair, and it looks truly black.
I'd love to have a true black myself, but it seems pure jet black hair isn't as common as one might think, at least where I come from and live, I don't know if it's different perhaps in some Asian regions.
In my case, I mix Pravana in blue and Manic Panic black to darken it. These days it's mostly to keep my bleached ends darker, because, even if you can't tell from pics, the ends are bleached to the point they turn a yellowish colour if I don't use anything on them for some time. I'm slowly growing it out, so I'm guessing I'll stop using dyes once I get rid of them.
I love blue-black, but it's not going to be worth it anymore once I don't have bleached hair. It just washes off too quickly from virgin hair, and doesn't make enough difference to justify the expense and time it takes me.

MidnightMoon
August 31st, 2017, 08:50 AM
LadyCelestina Thank you! It actually takes some effort in my case to stay pale. I can go from very pale to tan quickly, so I'm in the proudly pasty thread, eternal avoider of the sun :p
I like contrast as well, though some people look great with hair close to their skin tone. My only complaint would be when trying to go for a "softer" look, that's when I wish I was blonde with light eyes. Pink or pastels look differently on me. I wonder if other people in this thread feel the same :confused: Walking around with a cloak of black hair + dark eyes doesn't exactly scream sweetness.

TatsuOni I'm not sure Tatsu, your hair looks just a few inches shorter than mine, plus, remember I have my bleached ends I want to get rid of. I also have a big butt, and am taller than you, so at least marker wise I am certain you're ahead. You'll probably get to classic any time now.

littlestarface
August 31st, 2017, 09:32 AM
Isn't there another black hair thread or am I crazy?
http://i.imgur.com/PFjDPEt.jpg

TatsuOni
August 31st, 2017, 10:02 AM
LadyCelestina Thank you! It actually takes some effort in my case to stay pale. I can go from very pale to tan quickly, so I'm in the proudly pasty thread, eternal avoider of the sun :p
I like contrast as well, though some people look great with hair close to their skin tone. My only complaint would be when trying to go for a "softer" look, that's when I wish I was blonde with light eyes. Pink or pastels look differently on me. I wonder if other people in this thread feel the same :confused: Walking around with a cloak of black hair + dark eyes doesn't exactly scream sweetness.

TatsuOni I'm not sure Tatsu, your hair looks just a few inches shorter than mine, plus, remember I have my bleached ends I want to get rid of. I also have a big butt, and am taller than you, so at least marker wise I am certain you're ahead. You'll probably get to classic any time now.

I'm not even at TBL yet and won't be for a few months.

MidnightMoon
August 31st, 2017, 11:10 AM
This one, I think, LSF, http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=59231&page=61, but the one I've seen up more times for some reason is this one.
And that's a good shot, but we want to see the length :yumm:

Tatsu, hmm, well, it does look like you're practically there in your pic, and you hair seems to grow very fast :)

TatsuOni
August 31st, 2017, 11:13 AM
This one, I think, LSF, http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=59231&page=61, but the one I've seen up more times for some reason is this one.
And that's a good shot, but we want to see the length :yumm:

Tatsu, hmm, well, it does look like you're practically there in your pic, and you hair seems to grow very fast :)

It has the last two months :) I'm hoping to be at tailbone by Christmas...

Corvana
August 31st, 2017, 02:33 PM
[Corvana Hmm, well, you can always hang out in both :p
Why are you self conscious of taking selfies?
I feel weird taking them when there's people around, even friends, because of what I myself think of people doing it (that they look silly sometimes, that they're busy looking at themselves instead of enjoying whatever they're doing, and just the general vibe of "self admiration"), but sometimes I have to against myself and realise no one is even going to notice or give me a prize for being "different" or whatever. So if I want a picture, I better take that picture. Who cares what strangers will think?

Our house faces a busy road, one of the three main ones in our tiny town. So there's always people driving by and it just makes me nervous. On top of just the cars going by (I'm terrified of them, due to past trauma), my anxiety doesn't help with the people in the cars seeing me "be weird" in my front yard lol. I actually find it easier when I'm not at home, and since I'll be at my bestie's this weekend, I'll probably take some while I'm there!

So it's a big combination of factors: Not being as aware of the cars driving by and where exactly they are while I'm taking a photo, being too aware of the fact that people are in the cars, and just general anxiety about doing "weird" things at my own house where my weirdness would be attached more firmly to this place (ie "That's that weird woman's house"). Being "that weird woman" has never bothered me except when it comes to being attached to my actual residence. Which is weird in itself I suppose! Maybe because I used to be stalked by an ex and being "that weird woman" is so well tied to myself that I feel like he'd be able to find me again just with that...? Something to examine, I think.

It's strange how you don't really think about reasoning for things until trying to explain stuff to someone else! I suppose that's why therapists are so good.

MidnightMoon
August 31st, 2017, 03:04 PM
Our house faces a busy road, one of the three main ones in our tiny town. So there's always people driving by and it just makes me nervous. On top of just the cars going by (I'm terrified of them, due to past trauma), my anxiety doesn't help with the people in the cars seeing me "be weird" in my front yard lol. I actually find it easier when I'm not at home, and since I'll be at my bestie's this weekend, I'll probably take some while I'm there!

So it's a big combination of factors: Not being as aware of the cars driving by and where exactly they are while I'm taking a photo, being too aware of the fact that people are in the cars, and just general anxiety about doing "weird" things at my own house where my weirdness would be attached more firmly to this place (ie "That's that weird woman's house"). Being "that weird woman" has never bothered me except when it comes to being attached to my actual residence. Which is weird in itself I suppose! Maybe because I used to be stalked by an ex and being "that weird woman" is so well tied to myself that I feel like he'd be able to find me again just with that...? Something to examine, I think.

It's strange how you don't really think about reasoning for things until trying to explain stuff to someone else! I suppose that's why therapists are so good.

Haha, you bet.
Wow, that's much more elaborate than what I had thought originally. My immediate suggestion, then, would be to find some other place you might feel comfortable taking pictures of yourself whenever you want to. Maybe a park? (I mean, aside from your friend's house)
More than being the "weird woman of x house", sounds like you're afraid it will become some sort of rumour by which your ex will find your residence? Does this person live in the area? Or you mean you going viral and he finding you from the other side of the country?
Because the last sounds unlikely, and if the first, if he had wanted to he would have found you by now, if it's such a small town, I'd guess.

In any case, it doesn't sound like the best place to take pictures, even I'd be bothered by cars swishing by if I were you.
Maybe you can remember to take a few next time you go grocery shopping?

Do try to talk yourself out of some of these thoughts, though, sounds like a lot to have in mind on top of regular preoccupations. I think I understand where it comes from, but you'd probably feel more at ease if you talked to someone about it.

littlestarface
August 31st, 2017, 03:09 PM
I think I might belong in here, now! I need to take some outdoor sunny pics, as in a lot of light my hair is much lighter than it is in lower lights (obviously). But I don't really have a handle on what color I'd call it! It seems so dark, but then I take a photo like this:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=28560&d=1503957408

And it's quite light! That can't be too accurate, though, considering how white my skin is. But I know that the darker ones aren't too accurate either because my skin is too dark! I'm very pale, but not printer paper pale LOL

I seen your other pictures an your hair fits more in the brown hair thread. Its really light to be considered dark brown.

Corvana
August 31st, 2017, 03:23 PM
Haha, you bet.
Wow, that's much more elaborate than what I had thought originally. My immediate suggestion, then, would be to find some other place you might feel comfortable taking pictures of yourself whenever you want to. Maybe a park? (I mean, aside from your friend's house)
More than being the "weird woman of x house", sounds like you're afraid it will become some sort of rumour by which your ex will find your residence? Does this person live in the area? Or you mean you going viral and he finding you from the other side of the country?
Because the last sounds unlikely, and if the first, if he had wanted to he would have found you by now, if it's such a small town, I'd guess.

In any case, it doesn't sound like the best place to take pictures, even I'd be bothered by cars swishing by if I were you.
Maybe you can remember to take a few next time you go grocery shopping?

Do try to talk yourself out of some of these thoughts, though, sounds like a lot to have in mind on top of regular preoccupations. I think I understand where it comes from, but you'd probably feel more at ease if you talked to someone about it.

We live in the same state, and he lives in my hometown (I think, he could've moved I guess) where I still have people I talk to. I'm like 90 miles away, now. I don't think he'd actually try to find me anymore, but I think that his stalking instilled in me a deeper fear of being "connected" to a residence. Like how it takes awhile to get used to not needing to pull your hair out of your shirt after you've cut it? But as that sort of thing had no reason for me to examine, I just kept doing it even if there's no reason anymore. Now that I've thought of it, I'll likely be able to actually get over it. Can't get over something you never think about :laugh:

The car thing though... Ugh. Once our fence and the fire ants are fixed up, then I'll just go in the back yard like I used to! Even if people can see me from their windows, the fence gives me enough of an illusion of privacy to not actually care.

But besides the car thing, most of it is just "anxiety" that I don't notice more than the sense of panic unless I think about it for some reason (like to explain why I feel the anxiety, besides my anxiety disorder lol). So it's not really something I have in mind at all, except of course keeping an eye on the cars which anyone with any sense would likely do anyway. Like, I know people are in cars, but I don't actively think "people are in cars". I'm aware of it in the same way I'm aware that there's birds in trees and bugs in the grass. A passive awareness, I guess? It's hard to really describe, because I'm so aware of stuff like that because of my anxiety disorder, but at the same time I'm not actually thinking about it. Unless I see someone in their window looking my direction, then I actually think about it for a second.

The last tenant planted a tomato plant out front, though, and I wonder if I can hide behind it :laugh: It's so big!! Almost as tall as I am, I think. Plus I can pretend that I'm taking pictures of it, which is much less strange.

Corvana
August 31st, 2017, 03:25 PM
I seen your other pictures an your hair fits more in the brown hair thread. Its really light to be considered dark brown.

Yeah that's what I figure! I haven't seen the brown hair thread, though. Just blonde, red, this one, the tawny one, and the ash one! Mine's the one no one cares about :rollin:

Arciela
August 31st, 2017, 03:53 PM
Does mine count? Hehe its a mix of colors :flower:

http://i.imgur.com/BancsnJ.jpg

littlestarface
August 31st, 2017, 04:02 PM
Does mine count? Hehe its a mix of colors :flower:

http://i.imgur.com/BancsnJ.jpg

Its more brown than dark brown black, its too light.

C_Bookworm
August 31st, 2017, 05:35 PM
C_Bookworm It is a big picture, but an even more bigger bun :p
You seem to have a lot of hair, and it looks truly black.
I'd love to have a true black myself, but it seems pure jet black hair isn't as common as one might think, at least where I come from and live, I don't know if it's different perhaps in some Asian regions.
In my case, I mix Pravana in blue and Manic Panic black to darken it. These days it's mostly to keep my bleached ends darker, because, even if you can't tell from pics, the ends are bleached to the point they turn a yellowish colour if I don't use anything on them for some time. I'm slowly growing it out, so I'm guessing I'll stop using dyes once I get rid of them.
I love blue-black, but it's not going to be worth it anymore once I don't have bleached hair. It just washes off too quickly from virgin hair, and doesn't make enough difference to justify the expense and time it takes me.
First time I've been pleased to be told I have a big bun :joy:

I'm glad it reads as true black. It seems like a cyclical thing. The first week after I henndigo, I'm very pleased with the color. After that, the indigo starts to fade, and warmth returns to my color. Combine that with visible roots, and I start to get itchy to color again. I've got my henna and indigo on automated monthly shipments, so at least I keep the cycle a set length.

Interesting to hear the mix you use. Were you able to settle on it pretty quickly, or did you run through a few experiments before finding the right combo?

KlutzyChy1
August 31st, 2017, 07:05 PM
Reviving this thread with my first attempt of a gif :p
https://media.giphy.com/media/BwNhOG2baTX0c/giphy.gif

This is my absolute dream hair, oh my goodness. The color, the length, the thickness. It's sooo lovely. 😍

pandabarrier
August 31st, 2017, 07:44 PM
pandabarrier Hmm, yeah, it doesn't really look orange, just a dark red or amber shine in the sun, but still, I thought in the sun you'd have some of the orange, specially in the loose hairs, which light seems to hit differently than when all together.


My greys get bright orange with the henna gloss, fortunately I don't notice a lot of grey hair yet.

LadyCelestina
September 1st, 2017, 12:26 AM
^ Interesting how perception of haircolour changes, since both of the posters above seem legit dark brown to me :D But I come from a country where the majority of hair is in the blonette/brown range, and myself have medium brown... if both Corvana and Cesil don't have dark brown hair, then I must be a blonde :lol: (but I've been told once or twice that my hair is dark blonde on these boards)

littlestarface
September 1st, 2017, 01:37 AM
^ Interesting how perception of haircolour changes, since both of the posters above seem legit dark brown to me :D But I come from a country where the majority of hair is in the blonette/brown range, and myself have medium brown... if both Corvana and Cesil don't have dark brown hair, then I must be a blonde :lol: (but I've been told once or twice that my hair is dark blonde on these boards)

I seen your hair its brown too.

LadyCelestina
September 1st, 2017, 01:42 AM
I seen your hair its brown too.

Yeah I know, my hair is medium brown as I wrote above :D

MidnightMoon
September 1st, 2017, 01:45 AM
We live in the same state, and he lives in my hometown (I think, he could've moved I guess) where I still have people I talk to. I'm like 90 miles away, now. I don't think he'd actually try to find me anymore, but I think that his stalking instilled in me a deeper fear of being "connected" to a residence. Like how it takes awhile to get used to not needing to pull your hair out of your shirt after you've cut it? But as that sort of thing had no reason for me to examine, I just kept doing it even if there's no reason anymore. Now that I've thought of it, I'll likely be able to actually get over it. Can't get over something you never think about :laugh:

The car thing though... Ugh. Once our fence and the fire ants are fixed up, then I'll just go in the back yard like I used to! Even if people can see me from their windows, the fence gives me enough of an illusion of privacy to not actually care.

But besides the car thing, most of it is just "anxiety" that I don't notice more than the sense of panic unless I think about it for some reason (like to explain why I feel the anxiety, besides my anxiety disorder lol). So it's not really something I have in mind at all, except of course keeping an eye on the cars which anyone with any sense would likely do anyway. Like, I know people are in cars, but I don't actively think "people are in cars". I'm aware of it in the same way I'm aware that there's birds in trees and bugs in the grass. A passive awareness, I guess? It's hard to really describe, because I'm so aware of stuff like that because of my anxiety disorder, but at the same time I'm not actually thinking about it. Unless I see someone in their window looking my direction, then I actually think about it for a second.

The last tenant planted a tomato plant out front, though, and I wonder if I can hide behind it :laugh: It's so big!! Almost as tall as I am, I think. Plus I can pretend that I'm taking pictures of it, which is much less strange.

Corvana, I get what you mean, and I’m glad you’re giving it some thought. There’s some exercises that could help you with that, just google CBT sheets, or CBT anxiety sheets and the like. I feel like it has more to do with irrational ideas (not that you don’t have a valid reason behind your anxiety, it's how they're called :P).
I didn’t suggest a back yard because I figured you maybe didn’t have one, since you didn’t mention it. Sounds like a good idea, and hiding behind a tomato plant sounds funny. Reminded me of that magic bean plant lol.
Anyhow, it’s good it’s not something you actively think about, and I’m guessing it’s something you have learnt to cope with by now. I do feel like in my case that “passive awareness” you talk about can get bad (triggered?) sometimes, and it’s having those thoughts about certain things that causes me to feel a certain way about something. To be more clear… imagine you’re not in contact daily with dogs, but you do think they could bite you and that they’re hard to control, specially big dogs. In the event that I face one, instead of being able to rationally assess how aggressive this dog could actually be or giving it a chance, I’m stuck being afraid of it, stressed by its presence, and having negative thoughts.
Now apply that to the rest of my life, which I have prejudices against or am afraid of.

MidnightMoon
September 1st, 2017, 02:06 AM
C_Bookworm, haha youíre welcome. It does, at least here, in photos.
I didnít know indigo faded! Glad to know that, I mean, I kinda suspected it, but I had been told itís permanent, so I thought maybe it was some miraculous solution if I ever wanted a natural solution to my dye dilemma.
I mean, I guess if my starting colour was lighter, I would still see it as ďblackĒ and just be happy about it, but in my case, I already probably have a colour darker than most people get with indigo after a few washes, if it fades like you describe. Itís more of that brownish tone that comes out in the sun or near windows or certain lights what bothers me.
Another doubt I had isÖ donít you experience any breakage from applying it, combing it and removing the henna?
Because my fine hair tangles a lot, and is hard to manage when wet, so if I want to make sure I get the dye everywhere, I need to separate it in bits, and sometimes comb it, otherwise it sticks to each other in clumps, and thereís dry hair left. Then, when I wash, I feel like a ripped through more hair than on a regular day, and Iím afraid it would add up to a lot after a couple years.

About the mix, itís just something I came up with after a bleaching and experimentation accident a while ago (April 2015). I ended up with red (think natural redhead or near that) from root to below ears, and greenish black from ears to BSL (which is where I got my hair cut to).

After trying to lighten the black and all the bleaching I had done before to try to make it all red I wasnít willing to use any more bleach or boxed dyes. I had used Pravana before, and had some experience with Manic Panic in different shades.
I guessed itís what a stylist would do anyway, to ďfill inĒ the hair that had no colour. I bought the dye, and I think the first time I did the black first, washed, then blue, I canít remember anymore.
I was (am, still, but now itís more bearable, as I have over two years of unbleached hair) pleased with the result, and it definitely darkened my hair a lot. It did look blue or teal in the sun, the bleached hair. Itís as if bleach gives it the ability to let light through, and now, even if it looks almost black in the shade, those bits look an intense blue in the sun. Iím happy it has a more even tone, and whenever the blue is noticeable, it looks like an ombre. I had posted a pic not that long ago of what it looks like when I let the blue fade. It takes it a while to get to what it looks like in the pic. Let me see if I can find itÖ

KlutzyChy1 *faints* Oh, thank you so much. :o:o
Your comment has made my day :crush:

MidnightMoon
September 1st, 2017, 02:25 AM
About Corvana's and Cesil's hair, while I would agree it's brown, and could describe it as dark brown, it's not the darkest brown I think was in mind when creating this thread.
I too come from a place where, depending on the region, there's a lot of people with lighter hair. Not like in Scandinavia from what I've heard, but more than say, here in Spain where I'm living for a while.
Despite being brown and dark, both have a certain something to it, you can clearly say it's brown (I think it has to do with some redness/warmth).
More than intended to group black and brown hair, I think the purpose of the title was to describe black or this very dark brown that's almost close to black, sometimes called "natural black", since most people don't seem to have the pure jet black you get with a dye.
Think of something like this
https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f8/8a/2f/f88a2f60ba00fa1cdf177ecb61413bfd--blunt-cuts-long-blunt-cut.jpg
or this
http://taijiart.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Black-Curly-Hair-Blue-Eyes.jpg
or this
http://amazing-hairstyles.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Dark-Ash-Brown-Hair-450x800.jpg

It's a shade you can't really call black, because in the sun or some parts it might have hints of brown, and you feel it's like a watered down black. It it's not warm or light enough to just be called brown, because at least I, when thinking of brown, think of hazelnuts or oak trees, wood in general. The shade I have in mind is more ashy, darker, sometimes can even look grey.
I also think it makes a lot of difference when it comes to what colours favour people with these shades. Their/your brown hair probably looks better with earthy tones, while the darkest brown or black probably looks best with cooler tones, and seems more neutral.

LadyCelestina
September 1st, 2017, 04:02 AM
About Corvana's and Cesil's hair, while I would agree it's brown, and could describe it as dark brown, it's not the darkest brown I think was in mind when creating this thread.
I too come from a place where, depending on the region, there's a lot of people with lighter hair. Not like in Scandinavia from what I've heard, but more than say, here in Spain where I'm living for a while.
Despite being brown and dark, both have a certain something to it, you can clearly say it's brown (I think it has to do with some redness/warmth).
More than intended to group black and brown hair, I think the purpose of the title was to describe black or this very dark brown that's almost close to black, sometimes called "natural black", since most people don't seem to have the pure jet black you get with a dye.
Think of something like this
https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f8/8a/2f/f88a2f60ba00fa1cdf177ecb61413bfd--blunt-cuts-long-blunt-cut.jpg
or this
http://taijiart.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Black-Curly-Hair-Blue-Eyes.jpg
or this
http://amazing-hairstyles.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Dark-Ash-Brown-Hair-450x800.jpg

It's a shade you can't really call black, because in the sun or some parts it might have hints of brown, and you feel it's like a watered down black. It it's not warm or light enough to just be called brown, because at least I, when thinking of brown, think of hazelnuts or oak trees, wood in general. The shade I have in mind is more ashy, darker, sometimes can even look grey.
I also think it makes a lot of difference when it comes to what colours favour people with these shades. Their/your brown hair probably looks better with earthy tones, while the darkest brown or black probably looks best with cooler tones, and seems more neutral.

Yeah, I know what haircolour you mean, I think it's sometimes also called off-black, or as dark brown that it might be as well called black (and the people often dye it to true black). I went through the first pages of this thread and it seems that the OP meant the same colour as you by "dark brown" and it's me who got confused :)

One thing I've noticed through is that it seems as if there were different levels of saturation to the off-black or darkest brown. For example I have a friend with off-black hair, but hers is not as saturated as some the shared pics in this thread. It's a kind of charcoal hue. I've seen this on pale-skinned people, with mostly some pinkish undertone, that their hair is dark, even near black, but only when compared to their own skintone. They are not as "dark" as the people you shared in their overall coloring, and if you placed their hair on some of the people in your pics, the hair would look dull or even light.

Vivid black hair is very rare here, and it's mostly the "clear winter" type with light eyes and I've seen mostly men with this coloring, still it's not the pitch black indian shampoo commercial haircolour. (of course, the roma people here have indian commercial hair :) )

I'm just rambling here, not really pushing any point or opinion in particular :D :) I love talking about colours.

MidnightMoon
September 1st, 2017, 04:46 AM
Yeah, I know what haircolour you mean, I think it's sometimes also called off-black, or as dark brown that it might be as well called black (and the people often dye it to true black). I went through the first pages of this thread and it seems that the OP meant the same colour as you by "dark brown" and it's me who got confused :)

One thing I've noticed through is that it seems as if there were different levels of saturation to the off-black or darkest brown. For example I have a friend with off-black hair, but hers is not as saturated as some the shared pics in this thread. It's a kind of charcoal hue. I've seen this on pale-skinned people, with mostly some pinkish undertone, that their hair is dark, even near black, but only when compared to their own skintone. They are not as "dark" as the people you shared in their overall coloring, and if you placed their hair on some of the people in your pics, the hair would look dull or even light.

Vivid black hair is very rare here, and it's mostly the "clear winter" type with light eyes and I've seen mostly men with this coloring, still it's not the pitch black indian shampoo commercial haircolour. (of course, the roma people here have indian commercial hair :) )

I'm just rambling here, not really pushing any point or opinion in particular :D :) I love talking about colours.


I think I get what you mean, and I agree on hair not even looking the same on different people. My face is pretty pink, too, though it depends so much in the light...
Sometimes I can look really pink and my hair really dark. Other times I feel like I look yellow, and at those times my hair looks warmer.
I don't even know what to think lol.
I think I like myself the best in places with natural light and white walls, I feel like it gives the truest colour, opposed to the yellow interior walls and light reflected from the beige building next to the window. Just now I was checking out my hair from the back in a mirror in the living room and it looked so brown...
I think I might be obsessing over that now.
A few weeks ago I was feeling glad the black had faded in my virgin hair because I felt it was too dark made me look too dark overall, now I'm sad because it's not pure black... and you bet in two weeks I'll be happy again it's not. This is why I can't do anything to it other than non permanent dyes, eh...

C_Bookworm
September 1st, 2017, 02:25 PM
C_Bookworm, haha youíre welcome. It does, at least here, in photos.
I didnít know indigo faded! Glad to know that, I mean, I kinda suspected it, but I had been told itís permanent, so I thought maybe it was some miraculous solution if I ever wanted a natural solution to my dye dilemma.
I mean, I guess if my starting colour was lighter, I would still see it as ďblackĒ and just be happy about it, but in my case, I already probably have a colour darker than most people get with indigo after a few washes, if it fades like you describe. Itís more of that brownish tone that comes out in the sun or near windows or certain lights what bothers me.
My understanding is that once indigo is on, some amount of it will be permanent, thus the reason bleaching over indigo always runs the risk of going green. But unlike henna, which stays at exactly the same color saturation a year after I apply it vs. a week after I apply it, indigo will fade. It takes many applications for the color I want to stick properly. It's strong, but not exactly a magic bullet.



Another doubt I had isÖ donít you experience any breakage from applying it, combing it and removing the henna?
Because my fine hair tangles a lot, and is hard to manage when wet, so if I want to make sure I get the dye everywhere, I need to separate it in bits, and sometimes comb it, otherwise it sticks to each other in clumps, and thereís dry hair left. Then, when I wash, I feel like a ripped through more hair than on a regular day, and Iím afraid it would add up to a lot after a couple years.

No breakage here. I comb my hair out carefully before application, and apply it in sections. When it comes time to wash it out, I unclip all the sections and use a mermaid soak to remove most of the henna/indigo. After that I take a regular shower with a ton of conditioner. I just keep reapplying and rinsing and finger combing until the water runs clear. Usually it takes 1-2 bottles of VO5. Fortunately they're super cheap and the entire process leaves my hair so conditioned and tangle free.

I believe most people only touch up roots once they've got the length colored, so my experience is probably more arduous than average. But I appreciate the shine and thickness it imparts to the entire strand, so even if I'm maxed out on color on the lengths, it's worth it for me.



About the mix, itís just something I came up with after a bleaching and experimentation accident a while ago (April 2015). I ended up with red (think natural redhead or near that) from root to below ears, and greenish black from ears to BSL (which is where I got my hair cut to).

After trying to lighten the black and all the bleaching I had done before to try to make it all red I wasnít willing to use any more bleach or boxed dyes. I had used Pravana before, and had some experience with Manic Panic in different shades.
I guessed itís what a stylist would do anyway, to ďfill inĒ the hair that had no colour. I bought the dye, and I think the first time I did the black first, washed, then blue, I canít remember anymore.
I was (am, still, but now itís more bearable, as I have over two years of unbleached hair) pleased with the result, and it definitely darkened my hair a lot. It did look blue or teal in the sun, the bleached hair. Itís as if bleach gives it the ability to let light through, and now, even if it looks almost black in the shade, those bits look an intense blue in the sun. Iím happy it has a more even tone, and whenever the blue is noticeable, it looks like an ombre. I had posted a pic not that long ago of what it looks like when I let the blue fade. It takes it a while to get to what it looks like in the pic. Let me see if I can find itÖ
That's awesome! I hope you're able to locate some pictures!

Starrydandelion
September 1st, 2017, 02:28 PM
A place where I belong (well, my hair, hah)! :cheer:
It's encouraging to see fellow dark hairs so thank you all for sharing. :o

My hair as of today:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=28594&d=1504296710

DweamGoiL
September 1st, 2017, 02:48 PM
I am also pleasantly surprised and quite proud of all the dark brown hair love going on here. I think culturally dark brown hair is often considered the least desirable color and those of us who have it, usually feel like other colors are prettier and brighter than our own. It's nice to see dark brown hair front and center here!

TatsuOni
September 2nd, 2017, 10:05 AM
A place where I belong (well, my hair, hah)! :cheer:
It's encouraging to see fellow dark hairs so thank you all for sharing. :o

My hair as of today:

Beautiful! :)

pandabarrier
December 9th, 2017, 04:15 PM
Knock, knock, reviving a thread about dark dair.
Here is a length shot, taken today. DH insisted that I sat on a stool, so it's not a standing length shot. Can it be a hairtyping photo too? I clarified and air-dried, and tried not to manipulate my hair too much besides combing it with my fingers.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=29414&d=1512858679

MidnightMoon
December 13th, 2017, 03:51 AM
Random things I stumble upon online...

http://karievteatr.ru/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/%D0%B7-21.jpg

pandabarrier
I would say 1b just because of the soft waves at the ends. I'm guessing the weight also keeps the upper part straighter, so yeah, 1b would be my guess.

Serimel
December 13th, 2017, 03:54 AM
Knock, knock, reviving a thread about dark dair.
Here is a length shot, taken today. DH insisted that I sat on a stool, so it's not a standing length shot. Can it be a hairtyping photo too? I clarified and air-dried, and tried not to manipulate my hair too much besides combing it with my fingers.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=29414&d=1512858679

Fabulous hair pandabarrier! So long and sleek! I'd say your current typing 1a/1b is quite on point. :)

MidnightMoon
December 13th, 2017, 03:59 AM
C_Bookworm I just realised I never replied to your posts... got too busy with my Master's thesis, traveling, and totally abandoned LHC and lost this thread.

I do have pictures of my hair disaster :p

https://imgur.com/9YLilXq
https://imgur.com/a/Xywyw

After they fixed it in the salon:

https://imgur.com/a/3zf0s

Which didn't last long...
https://imgur.com/a/Jq7Jw

So after I started using the pravana blue+manic panic
https://imgur.com/a/7CgHU

Since the bleach was much higher you can see green close to my face

Anyways... forward to these days, it looks like this when I don't apply the dye for months:
https://imgur.com/a/C3Wj0

pandabarrier
December 13th, 2017, 04:25 AM
pandabarrier
I would say 1b just because of the soft waves at the ends. I'm guessing the weight also keeps the upper part straighter, so yeah, 1b would be my guess.

Hi MidnightMoon, thanks for the reply. Itís good to see you in the forum again! :)
I have some new growth, 3-5 inches long, that is pin straight, Iíll see how it behaves when the it catches up with the rest of my hair, if it will remain 1a or become 1b when it is longer.


Fabulous hair pandabarrier! So long and sleek! I'd say your current typing 1a/1b is quite on point. :)

Hi Serimel :waving:
Thanks for the compliment and feedback! :flower:

MidnightMoon
December 13th, 2017, 04:42 AM
Hi MidnightMoon, thanks for the reply. It’s good to see you in the forum again! :)
I have some new growth, 3-5 inches long, that is pin straight, I’ll see how it behaves when the it catches up with the rest of my hair, if it will remain 1a or become 1b when it is longer.


Hehe thanks!
Hmmm then just keep the 1a/1b. It does look /really/ straight besides the ends. Wish I could have mine to be that well behaved sometimes :p

Beeboo123
February 7th, 2018, 12:03 AM
Those with natural black hair, how do you get it to be shiny? No matter what I do, I canít seem to get the mirror-like sheen that some people have

valkyrie90
February 7th, 2018, 06:40 AM
Those with natural black hair, how do you get it to be shiny? No matter what I do, I canít seem to get the mirror-like sheen that some people have
I use aloe vera and coconut oil on my hair which makes it superb shiny like those shampoo advertisement. It's kinda too shiny for me. Now I only rely on my sebum to gain shine . It's just enough.

lapushka
February 7th, 2018, 10:25 AM
Those with natural black hair, how do you get it to be shiny? No matter what I do, I can’t seem to get the mirror-like sheen that some people have

That is very "normal" for wavier textures, you tend to lack shine. I tend to moisturize the *crap* out of it, and due to the gel I add to my stylers it comes out pretty shiny. But that's not for everyone. :flower:

littlestarface
February 7th, 2018, 01:14 PM
Those with natural black hair, how do you get it to be shiny? No matter what I do, I can’t seem to get the mirror-like sheen that some people have

It's not gonna show up for us wavies as good as it does straighties unfortunately but make your hand flatten your hair straight then take a pic, you should see if its shiny or not. Mine has a mirror thing where you can see my hand in my hair in the picture, thats the closest I get to shine.

Dark40
February 7th, 2018, 03:56 PM
Reviving this thread with my first attempt of a gif :p
https://media.giphy.com/media/BwNhOG2baTX0c/giphy.gif

So beautiful MidnightMoon! My natural hair is color is dark brown close to being black, and when I was younger people would piss me off calling it, "black," and it's only dark brown. Your hair is so thick, and I really love your hemline!

Groovy Granny
February 7th, 2018, 04:10 PM
So many pretties :love:

pandabarrier
February 8th, 2018, 04:31 AM
Those with natural black hair, how do you get it to be shiny? No matter what I do, I canít seem to get the mirror-like sheen that some people have

Are you viewing your hair indoors or outdoors when you compare it?

For instance, my hair can look dull with dim indoor lighting (like in the hair typing photo), or very shiny in a sunny day, some black hair strands sometimes will even look silver but they are just reflecting the light.

For me, ACV rinse and cold water in the last steps of the wash (I wash upside down) help with shine. I still use hair dryer, in low heat mode, and finish with a cool shot.

And I agree with others, hair type influences how you see it. You could try heatless curls to get wave definition, and show more shine.

Beeboo123
February 8th, 2018, 10:31 AM
Hmm yeah it might be a texture thing, my hair is shinier when I straighten it by bunning. It definitely looks better under direct sunlight. I’ll try the ACV rinse!

queenbee1
February 8th, 2018, 12:42 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30091&d=1517575525

Imma fix this hemline this July :D

MidnightMoon
April 20th, 2018, 12:49 AM
I was feeling good about my hair yesterday. On Wednesday I washed it as usual, but since I had to go out I let it air dry until it was mostly dry, then made a tight braid, folded the braid in half, and wrapped it in a cloth. I went out like this, and by the time I got home it was dry and the braid was practically untouched. I slept with it, and next day in the morning I had extremely shiny, soft hair. The extreme part is not about bragging, but rather surprise, since my hair rarely looks so shiny :lol:
Maybe it's the effect of the dyes I used last week. I always get poofy frizzy hair after my application of Manic Panic, Pravana, etc., and this is the first normal wash after that, so now it's probably moisturised but without product residue or something...
I'm sad I have to take my own pics in the mirror, though, it's very hard to make it look as it looks in real life.

https://i.imgur.com/PwYmaSo.jpg

zanelle
April 20th, 2018, 02:45 AM
Very very beautiful!
As for that technical part - taking pics- you could place your phone in a strategic position, so to catch the right angle. Then set the camera timer on 10 seconds, go in front of it, pose and wait till the 10 seconds pass. This is how I do it everytime and it works. The back camera is usually better than the front one, so make sure you just place yourself in the right spot - can take a few pics ahead to see what's in the view finder.

MidnightMoon
April 20th, 2018, 05:07 AM
Very very beautiful!
As for that technical part - taking pics- you could place your phone in a strategic position, so to catch the right angle. Then set the camera timer on 10 seconds, go in front of it, pose and wait till the 10 seconds pass. This is how I do it everytime and it works. The back camera is usually better than the front one, so make sure you just place yourself in the right spot - can take a few pics ahead to see what's in the view finder.

Thank you!
About the photos - I've tried doing that. Sometimes it works, but it's hard for me to find a place at my torso level, with good enough light and where my phone won't fall xP

Rebeccalaurenxx
April 22nd, 2018, 07:28 PM
This is my current color. I just bought some more henna and indigo to touch up my roots.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/820/27630740908_50be51e326_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/J6CLCC)march 2018 (https://flic.kr/p/J6CLCC) by Rebecca Raygoza (https://www.flickr.com/photos/164070968@N08/), on Flickr

Obviously it looks bad at the moment, I moved to oregon and havent been able to touch up my hair in over 6 months.
Theres no indian population here, so getting herbs was difficult. They had henna but no indigo, and then it was hard to tell if any of it was any good.
So I was forced to buy some online, but now I realize I have no applicator bottles and I have no place to mix my henna and I dont want to ruin another bowl.
So for now, this is my hair LOL it looks way less red indoors and in person, I really dont even know why my roots look SO red. My natural hair isnt red lol

C_Bookworm
April 22nd, 2018, 08:18 PM
Your hair color is very pretty, Rebeccalaurenxx!

I’ve been where you are multiple times, in terms of struggling to find henna/indigo suppliers I like. I live in an area where Indian stores open every couple of years, last for a few months, then close up. I’ve never been able to get a consistent local supply of either. Even online shopping has had its frustrations. Currently I Amazon subscribe-and-save my henna and indigo, but I’ve had to change brands multiple times as certain ones will go on and off the list. Ugh there’s always that scary trial period where I’m not certain I’ll like the new brand. At the moment, I love the indigo I have subscribe-and-saved, but my henna just went off the list. I bought it in bulk so I can stay in my same routine for a few months, but once that runs out I’ll be scrambling again. I really like the aspect of automatically having my color sent to me when I need it, so it’s frustrating when there are disruptions to that.

——

Current color varies between a cool black and a warm black/dark brown, depending on how long it’s been since a henndigo. This is what it looks like during the middle of the cycle:

https://i.imgur.com/Koc2pdu.jpg

Rebeccalaurenxx
April 22nd, 2018, 11:26 PM
Your hair color is very pretty, Rebeccalaurenxx!

I’ve been where you are multiple times, in terms of struggling to find henna/indigo suppliers I like. I live in an area where Indian stores open every couple of years, last for a few months, then close up. I’ve never been able to get a consistent local supply of either. Even online shopping has had its frustrations. Currently I Amazon subscribe-and-save my henna and indigo, but I’ve had to change brands multiple times as certain ones will go on and off the list. Ugh there’s always that scary trial period where I’m not certain I’ll like the new brand. At the moment, I love the indigo I have subscribe-and-saved, but my henna just went off the list. I bought it in bulk so I can stay in my same routine for a few months, but once that runs out I’ll be scrambling again. I really like the aspect of automatically having my color sent to me when I need it, so it’s frustrating when there are disruptions to that.

——

Current color varies between a cool black and a warm black/dark brown, depending on how long it’s been since a henndigo. This is what it looks like during the middle of the cycle:

http://i.imgur.com/Koc2pdu.jpg

Yes.
After this go I think I might switch to pravana. I’ll have to touch up more often but it’ll be consistent.
I won’t have to search and search.

MidnightMoon
April 23rd, 2018, 03:41 AM
Rebeccalaurenxx I'm also at a loss not being able to buy what I usually used where I'm living now... switching to something easier to buy might be a good idea. It's looking long, though, and very curly in that pic.

C_Bookworm the colour looks great, bluish black, at least in the photo. It's what I'm always aiming for :p

C_Bookworm
April 23rd, 2018, 08:40 AM
C_Bookworm the colour looks great, bluish black, at least in the photo. It's what I'm always aiming for :p

Thanks! Bluish Black is my dream color as well. Iíve played around with lots of different henna/indigo combinations, and different glosses like manic panic, pravana, Arctic Fox, etc. I keep hoping for that magic combination that gives the right color but isnít an untenable amount of work. Havenít found it yet though. :shrug:

Rebeccalaurenxx
April 23rd, 2018, 06:06 PM
Rebeccalaurenxx I'm also at a loss not being able to buy what I usually used where I'm living now... switching to something easier to buy might be a good idea. It's looking long, though, and very curly in that pic.

C_Bookworm the colour looks great, bluish black, at least in the photo. It's what I'm always aiming for :p

My only issue is I know something else, will create the green-blue hue I don’t like.
I prefer to either have a red or purple hue, as my natural color doesn’t look great with that green undetone.
I don’t know what else to try, other then a straight up purple, but I don’t want purple hair lol

littlestarface
April 23rd, 2018, 06:18 PM
I'm thinking of trying pravana in blue, because what I saw from piggy was that using blue or purple wont make it fade to green like say arctic fox will. So i'm gonna go for blue and god I hope I dont mess up my hair lol I really dont want blue hair but blue black will be nice. I'm really tired of this maroon color I got from henna.

Alissalocks
April 27th, 2018, 07:23 AM
I'm thinking of trying pravana in blue, because what I saw from piggy was that using blue or purple wont make it fade to green like say arctic fox will. So i'm gonna go for blue and god I hope I dont mess up my hair lol I really dont want blue hair but blue black will be nice. I'm really tired of this maroon color I got from henna.
You should be fine! I've been using Pravana for the same effect (i have a fresh tube of Violet bought yesterday!) and it holds better against black than other brands for my hair. Manic Panic is so-so but Arctic Fox washed out/dropped out in about 4 washes (?!).

For several years I've been creating "raven feather" hair that has a bluish/purplish/greenish effect in sunlight, but looks normal black in regular light/indoors. I adore the blue-black color too, and freak when it looks even a little "brown".

littlestarface
April 27th, 2018, 06:39 PM
You should be fine! I've been using Pravana for the same effect (i have a fresh tube of Violet bought yesterday!) and it holds better against black than other brands for my hair. Manic Panic is so-so but Arctic Fox washed out/dropped out in about 4 washes (?!).

For several years I've been creating "raven feather" hair that has a bluish/purplish/greenish effect in sunlight, but looks normal black in regular light/indoors. I adore the blue-black color too, and freak when it looks even a little "brown".

Thats good to know thank you!

I am also interested in a hair dye called Bigen in oriental black. ANyone try this brand before? It has a japanese lady on the front.