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When you consider the population of the world as a whole, from straight raven-haired women from China to the dark complexions near the Mediterranean desert, black hair is both the darkest and most common hair color amongst every possible hair color.

This is largely due to black hair existing as a dominant genetic trait, which makes it supersede others and whole populations of the Earth have entirely black hair in their genes.

Check out hundreds of different black color for women including dozens of gorgeous celebrities with black hair.


 
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Long Bob Cut #haircut #longbob #oribe #chicago #westloop #westtown #manechicago #jessewyatt

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Textured Bob #salsalhair #texturedbob

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Done Undone #salsalhair #doneundone #effortlesshair

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Вот сделала образ, который я считаю осенью 2015 будет шибко в тренде 😎 Кому интересно почему, в чем фишка и как сделано — приходите 6 сентября (обязательна предварительная запись) #макияж #макияжнакаждыйдень #дневноймакияж #образнакаждыйдень #макияжосень2015 #трендосень2015 #кудри #прическанадлинныеволосы #прическанакаждыйдень #легкаяприческа #марсала #makeup #everydaymakeup #daymakeup #everydaylook #makeuptends #curls #longhairdesign #hairstyle #marsala

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“JDivas Duo” - two of my most requested styles combined. ❤️🖤

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Arreglo para ella 😘

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Triangle braids on my beaut 😘 Ngl I wish this was on my head 😩 #trianglebraids #boxbraids #braidsgang #hairbyrebeccadivine

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Click the link in my bio for booking. Triangle braids season 🙌🏽

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This cut is just a perfect example of an artistic hairstyle.

Facts About Black Hair

Black hair gets its raven black look because the strands are made of incredibly large amounts of a chemical called eumelanin, which also makes the hair strands less dense in comparison with other colors of hair. However, other shades of hair, such as incredibly blackish-black, may often be mistaken for true and natural black hair, especially because black hair can be found in almost every part of the world.

Geneticists believe that black hair is the first, the original hair color of the human race, and as such it can be found in almost every continent today. It is especially common in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Eastern and Southern Europe, such as Spain and Portugal.

However, black hair along with some other aspects of dark coloring can be found in more surprising places, such as Ireland, where individuals are called the “Black Irish”, but the hair color get more and more common as you travel East across the continent.

The Best Coloring for Black Hair

Black hair can come genetically with a range of naturally coloring, from pale luminescent skin to a glowing dark skin tone. Individuals born with black hair may also be born with either dark, almost black colored eyes or light gray or sky blue eyes.

However, that doesn’t mean anyone can’t turn their own hair black with a little hair dye and time. In fact, as of 2015, as many as 75% of women dyed their hair, a process that is much more normalized since the 1950’s, when only 7% of women dyed their hair.

And yet, the strict and dramatic shade of black means that the color isn’t meant for just anyone. This rich color is guaranteed to make your facial features sharper and your overall face shape thinner, so be sure these are aspects you are hoping to enhance before you choose to dye.

Black Women’s Hairstyles Stands Out in Lighting

All hair reflects light naturally, so it shouldn’t’ be surprising that black hair also finds a way to reflect light, even though the shade may typically be thought of as matte or dark enough to suck in the light around it. In fact, due to the unique shade of black, it usually reflects in beautiful shades of blue, such as the iridescence found on the wing of an equally black raven.

For black women’s hairstyles, whether it is worn curly and short or straight and long, or any combination in between, this color is often suited most to women with independent and determined personalities.

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