Are you a dark skin male looking to add a little razzle-dazzle to your appearance by dying your hair? Today, I’m sharing 50 different hair colors on men so you can decide what’s the best hair color for dark skin males like you!
Listen, hair color is one of the most important aspects of a person’s appearance and can influence your confidence and self-esteem. The right hair color for black men doesn’t necessarily need to suit their skin. You can choose a hair color that you think will look best on you or just makes you feel A1.
Best hair colors for black men
Purple hair on dark skin male
The color purple is associated with nobility and luxury. This is why the color was often the choice of kings and queens in the medieval era. The color has also been historically associated with spirituality. It’s believed that wearing purple can help people calm their nerves, relieve depression, and stimulate creativity. With that said, purple is a great hair color to rock as a black male.
Level up with this high-top shadow fade into purple. You’ll need a barber for this to ensure your hairline and edges are crispy.
These purple curls and temple fade transition from black to purple into lavender at the top, which is a great way to rock purple for dark skin males.
Go bold with this vibrant electric purple hair. Purple is a great hair color for brown skin men.
Who says black men can’t rock pastels? This lilac hair is sure to turn heads.
Black men can rock lavender hair. Here’s proof.
Unsure if you want to rock purple, green or blue hair? Rock all these with these mermaid curls and shapeup accentuated with designs on the side.
Wiz is no stranger to color, dyed his locs purple and WE STAN (wait, do people still say stan?!)
Red hair on dark skin male
The color red can mean a lot of things, including life, health, vigor, war, energy, courage, passion, anger, love, and even religious fervor. The color red in traditional cultures was believed to convey health. Red is a great color for black men and a very common choice.
Long red + yellow locs. You’ll turn heads wherever you go.
Cruella Deville may have popularized the two-tone side hair but that doesn’t make you can bring it to life like this red and black split hair hairstyle.
Braids (check). Beads (check). Beads at the end (check).
Are you a fan of braids? Check out our article highlighting the best box braids for men this year!
Go big with these two vibrant red braids.
Pink hair on dark skin male
Pink is not just for girls (Cameron taught us that back in the early 2000s).
While some might say that it’s just a fashion trend, there are many reasons why men wear pink. Some wear it to show that they don’t conform to gender stereotypes and want to express their masculinity in a different way. Others wear it as an expression of their identity.
Dark skin usually looks best in pink, which means you can rock pink hair, and it will look great.
Combine your high top with pastel pink.
These Fuschia curls are sure to turn heads wherever you go.
Do you like curly hair? Check out our article on the best curly hairstyles for black men.
Green hair on dark skin male
The actual color green is typically a combination of blue and yellow and is not a single shade of either color. Green’s symbolic meaning has evolved over time to incorporate different meanings for different cultures and religions.
When I see the color green, I think of MONEY, and these green hairstyles of black men are sure to have you looking like a bag of money too.
If you have locs, a great way to add color is ombre the ends like this turquoise ombre color.
People sleep on teal… but these teal locs are absolutely a LEWK.
If someone says black men can’t rock green hair, show them this pic. Our dude is rocking pastel green waves, and he looks great.
Mermaid twist + fade.
Money green waves
Dark green curls + face
Highlighter green curls
Green and blue mermaid curls and face
Blue hair on dark skin male
The color blue has enjoyed a long history as an emblem of power and nobility because it was often associated with wealth and royalty – something that’s still true today.
The color Blue is associated with freedom, inspiration, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, and intelligence.
Shades of blue compliment dark skin well and are a great option when it comes to what hair color to wear as a black man.
These twists combined with different shades of blue will turn heads.
I’m not sure what shade of blue this is but it compliments dark skin well.
Navy blue high top face
Navy blue high top curls
Royal blue hair on dark skin
Mermaid blue hair paired with silver
Blue waves that can literally make you seasick
Turquoise blue curls
Orange hair on dark skin male
The color orange is often associated with optimism, strength, and vitality.
If you want a bold new hair color that will compliment your skin tone as well.
High-top autumn orange curls.
Bright orange low even
Vibrant orange high top curls
I don’t even know what this is and I’m not sure if this is red or orange but one thing I do know… dude is fly.
Pastel orange and blonde curls that scream BOLDNESS.
Grey hair on dark skin male
Grey hair isn’t just for seasoned folks. You can rock gray hair as a young dude too.
Grey curls (or ash blonde if you wanna argue) with the matching beard.
Shadow face + platinum grey curls
Want a little flair but not your entire head? Try a few streaks of grey hair in your braids.
Blonde hair on dark skin male
Do blondes have more fun? Perhaps!
You can rock blonde hair with dark skin, and here are pictures to prove that, YES, blonde is a great color choice for black men as well.
Blonde hairs + matching blonde beard
Do you have a beard? Check out our article on the top beard styles for black men!
Blonde even with edges that are crispy AF.
Summer blonde hair with a little razzle-dazzle.
Low top face with some blonde curls proving that, yes, blonde looks great on dark skin guys.
Blonde low top fade
Blonde dreads with a line cut on the side.
Here’s proof that blonde curls will accentuate your tone nicely.
Yellow hair on dark skin male
Yellow and brown skin was made for each other. The color yellow is associated with happiness, joy, and sunshine.
It also symbolizes happiness and optimism because it reflects warmth and light.
Yellow locs | Yellow mohawk hair
Yellow mohawk hair |
Patterned hair on dark skin male
You don’t have to choose one hair color. Rock multiple colors with these leopard print hairstyles!
Pink and blonde leopard hair
Yellow leopard print hair
Rainbow hair on dark skin male
Again, you don’t have to choose a color when it comes to your hair. Rock two, rock three or hell, rock it all. Here is a rainbow theme hair curl.
When it comes to what is the best hair color for dark skin males… the answer is basically what feels best TO YOU! What color do you like? What color makes you feel best? As well as what skin tones flatter you best?
Generally speaking, people with light skin tones should avoid colors that are too dark because it makes them look washed out. However, people with darker complexions can pull off any color, which means you have the freedom to rock whatever you want.
Should you dye your hair or go to a salon?
There are many reasons why people decide to dye their hair. But what’s the best option, going to a salon or dyeing your hair at home?
Going to a salon is a great idea if you want a professional job done. You can also get advice from professionals, and they will help you choose the right color for you. The downside is that it can be expensive and take the time that you might not have. Home-dying is cheaper and much quicker, but the quality of the end product could be questionable.
If you don’t mind spending time and money, then we recommend going to a salon; but if you don’t mind spending some extra money and waiting, then we would go with home-dyeing instead!
How to dye your hair at home?
Dying your hair at home can be tedious and time-consuming. So, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite tips to make the whole experience go as smoothly as possible.
1. Find a Style That Works For You:
What style is going to work best for you? There are so many options when it comes to hair dye, and it can be overwhelming. Do some research and find a color and style that will flatter your features.
2. Prep Your Hair
The better prepared your hair is, the less likely you are to have any problems with the dyeing process. Make sure to shampoo and condition your hair well. If you have any split ends, trim them before you dye your hair.
3. Mix the Dye
Be very careful when mixing the dye. Follow the instructions on the bottle exactly. Make sure to use the right amount of dye and developer, and mix them together in a bowl or cup that is specifically for dyeing.
4. Apply the Dye
Section your hair off into manageable chunks, and start applying the dye from the roots to the tips. Be sure to apply it evenly, and avoid getting any on your scalp. If you do get dye on your scalp, use a cotton ball dipped in hydrogen peroxide to get rid of it.
5. Leave the Dye in
Leave the dye in for the amount of time specified on the bottle. Don’t try to rush it, or you may end up with uneven results.
6. Rinse and Condition
Once the recommended time is up, rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water. Use a good quality conditioner, and leave it in for a few minutes before rinsing it out.
7. Style Your Hair
Dry and style your hair as you usually would. Be sure to take any pictures of your finished look, so that you have a benchmark when it comes time to dye your hair again!
I hope these tips help make the whole process much easier for you.
How to take care of your hair once dyed
Start off going slow.
When starting off with colored hair, it’s best to go slow, such as highlights or ombre the hair instead of all-over color, which can strip and damage your hair.
While it’s not required for you to go dark roots with purple hair, it tends to be easier maintenance since you will not need as many touchups as your hair grows.
Conditioner is your bestie.
Make sure you are deep conditioning your hair since bleaching tends to dry out hair. Additionally, you will want to use products specifically created for color-treated hair.
Here are a few top-rated products on Amazon:
Mielle babassu line is safe for color-treated hair, organic, and sulfate-free.
Sunny Isle products are great for African American hair that has been color-treated and is also sulfate-free.
Hair is such an important piece of your appearance, but please don’t forget about your skin too! Check out our articles sharing how to make your skin glow naturally and the best facial products for your brown skin.
So here are different hairstyles and hair color options you can rock as a black male. Is there a color you love? Comment below and let me know!
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