Do you remember the character of Cruella, from Disney’s animation 101 Dalmatians? She was famous for her black and white clothes and of course, black and white hair. But, don’t worry, because the trends concerning black and white hair has nothing to do with Cruella’s hair style! Still, this chromatic choice for colouring the hair is quite spectacular and seems to be much preferred both by stylists and clients alike. The effect can be spectacular, regardless how you end up using this combination. You can be elegant, rebel, sophisticated, or trendy.
Bleached ends for brunettes
Women that have dark hair usually opt for bleaching the lower ends of their hair. It’s similar to the balayage highlighting technique, only that the contrast will be greater in the case of using white or a silver blonde colour on black hair.
The light colour can start from the half length of the hair, can be closer to the roots, or can cover just the tips for the ones that do not want such a radical change. But, if you are a brunette you will need some heavy bleaching for obtaining this effect. Women that have a lighter hair colour will obtain the white or silver blond easier, the rest of the hair just being coloured in black. But, in any case, you will need something to soothe and protect your hair after bleaching.
Black roots for silver hair
You may have seen this style on blondes that allow natural roots to grow longer than usual, or you can use hair colour that is similar to their natural root color to enhance the difference.
No matter how you put it, dark roots that are obvious seem to remain in trend. In fact, silver blonds now prefer their roots to be pitch black, for a more spectacular look. The roots can easily blend in with the rest of the colour, slowly fading away in the silver blond, or they can be straightly grown, like you haven’t bleached your hair for a while. The decision depends from one person to another.
Highlighting the top of the hair
Another black and white trend would be to take a thin layer of hair from the top of the head and make it silvery blonde or white. You can even opt to bleach your bang if you have one. The rest of the hair should be black, so the white part of the hair will look very interesting on the black hair.
The effect is even more spectacular when you style your hair in a loose bun. For this type of hair style, bleaching will not affect a large part of the hair, but you will still need proper protection, because the bleached part is right on top of your head. This means that it will also be exposed to sun and other environmental factors, so keeping it protected and moisturised is a must.
Going for a black and white hair style is not something you do every day. If you want it then you definitely feel the need to reinvent yourself in a spectacular manner. You just need to find the style that is right for you, the one that will make you feel special. As you can see, there are plenty of styles to choose from, the biggest challenge being always to take proper care of your hair. With the right products, you will enjoy a beautiful hair colour for an extended period, also maintaining the health and shine of your hair. Having white hair can be fascinating, but it also means to put a lot of stress on your hair, especially if your natural hair has a darker colour. Go for the hair style you like, but never forget to properly treat your hair as well.