Best Shades Of Yellow For Black Women | Salon Secret Africa
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Black women and blonde hair – best shades of yellow for you

23 November 2018
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After months of wearing your hair in conservative protective styles, you’re probably ready to splash out with a striking new look for the summer months. Changing your hair colour is one route to go – and there’s nothing like the change of the season to encourage you to make it a reality.


But what colour to go with? Blonde never goes out of style, and there are a hundred different hues. For black women, the following shades are especially flattering with the standout contrast they provide – whether applied to natural or straightened strands.


Bleached hair also needs very special, nourishing care – almost three times as much as natural hair.

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This intense white-blonde shade with its silver undertones is one way to capitalise on the ongoing metallics trend. Consider revving it up with a few streaks of pastel colour, or ever-so-slightly warm it with the introduction of some gold.




Sweet and soft on the eye, honey blonde is that perfect in-between shade that mixes gold and light browns for a subtler effect. Pair with dark roots for a dramatic diva contrast. Alternatively, brighten the shade slightly and you’ll find yourself in equally attractive golden blonde territory.


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Another food-inspired shade of blonde, and just as delicious as honey. Caramel blonde is a great option for women who want to go blonde in a more understated way, closer to their natural shade. In the same vein is chocolate blonde, which is just brighter than brunette.


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Day-glow or acid shades are all the rage right now. Ideally suited for the music festival circuit, there’s no reason why you can’t bring this intense, unreal shade into your everyday, and turn every minute into a party.

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Whatever shade of blonde you choose, there’s one thing you need to remember: the process of turning dark hair blonde dries out strands, especially intensely coiled Type 6 – 8 curls. Bleached hair also needs very special, nourishing care – almost three times as much as natural hair. If you’re not up for the upkeep demands of coloured hair, why not go the “falsie” route and try blonde weaves and braid installations instead? Same look, much less stress on your strands.


Don’t immediately give up on your blonde ambitions though. Consult with a stylist to see what your specific options are, given your hair type and lifestyle. And if you have your heart set on being blonde for summer, stock up on salon-quality products like Mizani 25 Miracle Milk, and L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color 10 in 1, which are both multipurpose products great for colour-treated hair.

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