Blonde your life up with the most flattering colours for every skin tone
Blonde hair is bold, fearless and fun, in the words of Rob Stewart, ‘Blondes Have More Fun’. Blonde hair colour amongst black woman has always represented a big and colourful personality. Not every black woman can pull it off; instead, they stay in their brown or black hair colour lane.
What seems to be the common thread among black women who opt for this colour is power and fame. When the likes of Mary J Blige and Lil Kim went blonde they were on top of their game, the Queen B’s of their craft, independent and smart. They are also seen as rebels and leaders and this hair colour is like a stamp of approval, that they had ‘arrived’.
It’s important to note that there are black people out there who are naturally blonde and boy are they beautiful! These are the natives of the Solomon Islands in north-east Australia, the blonde Melanesians. It’s believed that this group of people have this colour because of their diet high in fish and their historical relations with people of European descent. They have a unique gene that has allowed their skin and hair to adapt to Australia’s harsh sun and as a result, they have silky dark skin and gorgeous blonde afros. Whatever it may be that caused them to be blondes, we can’t deny there’s a certain charm about a dark chocolate skin colour against a glowing head of hair.
The contrast between this girl’s skin and hair makes her stand out the crowd.
Why do black women colour their hair blonde? We have gathered some answers:
- An opportunity to experiment with colour on weaves (Provided it’s 100% human hair)
- A way to spice up an existing look
- A conscious choice to be blonde, because it doesn’t occur naturally in the person’s gene pool
Eve and Lil Kim owned it in the 90s and now Nicki Minaj is bringing back the look. Whether you have short hair or long hair, it’s a memorable look. Some will play it safe with blonde highlights and others take the plunge and jump right into the colour.
We refuse to dictate which blonde colour is suitable for you. Choosing the right colour means understanding your skin tone and realising what the change may do to your current look. Will the blonde hair make your brown eyes shine? Will it bounce off your bronze sun kissed skin?
There is no harm in getting some ideas from celebrities who have done it already! These seem to be the more popular blonde colour choices:
This colour is warm and shiny and looks best when dark roots are left intact and highlights are done. This look is worn best in ombre.
Wearing ombre hair adds an interesting dimension to any hairstyle, as simple as it may be.
This colour forms part of the dark blonde family. It is warm and golden and is known to give a natural glow, regardless of your skin tone.
Lightest of all blondes and goes exceptionally well with brown eyes. It’s the most flattering of all blondes; you can’t go wrong with it.
So now you know which blondes are popular! We have seen many blondes come and go, but these ladies have made us consider being a blonde. Here’s our pick of blonde hair crushes:
First one, Nicki Minaj: Her hard hitting lyrics and creative videos aren’t the only thing things about her that make us go gaga! We are also obsessed with her platinum blond wigs! The Barbie of the music industry looks super cute, whether she goes for wavy, straight or curly.
Closer to home, DJ Zinhle more recently, surprised us with her blonde hair cut, she looks amazing! She proved that blonde looks just as chic on a short crop hairstyle, we are so inspired.
Keri Hilson brought on her ‘Pretty girl rock’ with her blonde bob! The light blonde compliments her skin and outlines her pretty face. She has a thing for layers and bangs and so do we!
No list is complete without the mention of RIRI; she is always ahead of the crowd with her hair and fashion. Her version of blonde is fun and quirky. Whether she is sporting a mow hawk version or her long wavy locks, we love her in blonde!
We will always remember EVE’s sexy blonde hair on her natural hair or weave. She was known for her blonde hair, brown skin and sexy outfits. As the first lady of Ruff Ryders, her look was fierce yet feminine, all at the same time. Which 2000s teenager didn’t want to be her?
Nene Leakes has had more than her fair share of blondes. She has experimented with platinum and honey blonde which worked beautifully against her golden skin. Her choice of hairstyles has ranged from pixie cuts to asymmetric bobs and more recently long golden locks.
These ladies are our point of reference in all things blonde. Are you ready to start your blonde journey? Let’s get you started with INECTO Caramel Blonde. Buy INECTO Caramel Blonde and Sun kissed Blonde by INECTO Plus, try it out and upload a picture of yourself with your new look on our facebook page:
Please note INECTO may not stock all of the colours mentioned in this article.
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