Question by  mvgd (49)

What is the best hair dye for African American hair?

I am African American and want to dye my hair.


Answer by  worker1292 (23)

If you can't afford a beautician, the best product to use for a permanent color would be Clairol Texture N' Tones, Cream of Nature Hair, or Dark N' Lovely Hair.


Answer by  Shan74 (41)

You might want to consider bleaching your hair first as darker hair does not usually take color well. African American hair is also much stronger and more resistant to hair dyes. When you bleach your hair, it will be lighter and will take the color better. You can choose a Soft Sheen Carson brand such as Dark and Lovely.


Answer by  cquiggles (238)

Something with low developer that doesn't process the hair too much because it is brittle and fragile. Make sure to use conditioner afterwards to soften hair.


Answer by  worker4530 (303)

I highly recommend Clairol Texture N' Tones Permanent Hair coloring, Cream of Nature Hair Coloring, and/or Dark N' Lovely Hair Coloring.


Answer by  Mallory (155)

A hair dye with low ammonia is best, since textured hair tends to be drier than straight hair. If you have a perm or relaxer in your hair, it is best to leave coloring to a professional, as mixing the wrong chemicals can cause hair breakage.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

I think African American hair is a good color all on its own. Blonde looks really bad so stay away from that. The only color that may look good is a light brown or a dark red.

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