- The 3 longest-lasting BLACK box dyes are Revlon Colorsilk Black 10, Garnier Nutrisse Black 1, and L’Oreal Préferénce Ultímate Black 1.0.
- Alternatively, the 3 longest-lasting professional BLACK hair dyes are Schwarzkopf Igora Royal Black 1-0, Pravana ChromaSilk 1N, and L’Oréal Majirel Black 1.
- Those six black dyes last between six to eight weeks according to your hair care routine.
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Those are the black dyes that last the longest.
But you may have noticed that I classified them into professional and box dyes.
Many clients ask me, “Alejandra, are there many differences between box dyes and professional dyes?”
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The truth is that the only difference is that box dyes come in kits. The box includes everything you need to color your hair: the developer, dye, gloves, and post-color treatment.
On the other hand, professional dyes don’t include all the elements. So, you need to buy the developer, gloves, and a plastic container to color your hair.
In many cases, professional dyes can be more expensive than box dyes.
That could help you make your choice.
However, if you have no coloring experience, I recommend you use a black box dye
In that case, you won’t have to buy the elements separately. Also, box dyes always include accurate instructions to get excellent results.
Have you chosen your black dye type?
Let’s look at brands now.
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Longest-lasting 3 black box dyes
If your scalp is sensitive, choose Revlon Colorsilk Black 10
Revlon Colorsilk is a revolutionary coloring cream that doesn’t contain ammonia. So, it’s ideal if your scalp is easily irritated.
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It lasts approximately 7 weeks. After applying it, let cold water run through your hair for five minutes.
This will help remove any remaining dye from your hair or scalp.
Also, after rinsing the dye out, apply a post-color treatment and maintain a weekly moisturizing routine.
You can start using natural oils to keep the intensity of your black color.
One of the things I like most about this black box dye is that it doesn’t stain clothes, pillowcases, or towels.
If your hair is dry and damaged, apply Garnier Nutrisse Black 1
It lasts for eight weeks, but if you want to extend its duration, don’t wash your hair more than three times a week.
This black box dye is formulated with natural oils to protect your hair from the moment of application. Also, Garnier kits include an ampoule with natural oils to mix with the dye and the developer.
Otherwise, the black dye will fade to dark brown after three weeks.
An extra tip?
I recommend using Garnier’s Fructis shampoo and conditioner line, which is sulfate-free, mineral salt-free, and silicone-free.
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If you have very gray hair, choose L’Oréal Préferénce Ultimate Black 1.0
Gray hair can be a woman’s worst enemy, especially to black hair. Yes, as you can imagine, grays are more noticeable on black hair.
Therefore, if your hair is very gray, you should choose a hair color that offers maximum gray coverage. I know that many brands advertise “total gray coverage.”
But I can guarantee that L’Oréal’s black box dye is the best.
Plus, its unique extra shine formula will give your hair a very intense and luminous black.
Another benefit of this brand is that your hair doesn’t drip color when you rinse it out.
Longest-lasting 3 professional black hair dyes
If you have decided that you want to dye your hair black with professional hair dye, remember that you will need to get all the other elements on your own.
What do you need?
- A 10 or 20-volume developer according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
- Dye brush
- Moisturizing conditioner
If you want an inexpensive professional black hair color, choose Schwarzkopf Igora Royal
I love Igora because the quality-price ratio is excellent. Also, it’s easy to apply and it has excellent coverage.
However, one of the things I like most about Igora is that you can apply it with a 10-volume developer.
That’s great news! The 10-volume developer damages your hair much less than the 20-vol.
I think you should keep that in mind if you want to use a professional black dye but your hair is fragile. You’d be caring for your hair’s health.
This hair dye is formulated with oils, so you won’t feel your hair dry after coloring. It lasts for eight weeks.
If you want a black hair color without red undertones, choose Pravana ChromaSilk
Do you know what black hair color without red undertones means?
Most black hair dyes have red pigments. When the color starts to fade, they start to appear.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that your hair will turn red. But, because the black dye will lose intensity after a few washes, you’ll notice some reddish shades when you look at it under the sun.
This bothers women who want black hair.
So, if you want your hair night black, this is the dye for you.It lasts about eight weeks but remember to use sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to protect the color.
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If your hair is frizzy and you want to apply a professional black hair dye, choose L’Oréal Majirel
L’Oréal offers several lines of professional hair colors. In my salon, I work with the Inoa and Majirel lines. Both are excellent, but I recommend the Majirel line for extra duration.
It lasts eight weeks and its consistency is very creamy. It also contains natural oils and amino acids. Therefore, it’ll add moisture to your hair.
You may notice that your hair hardens during the process, but don’t panic. Your hair will return to normal as soon as you rinse the dye out.
Both box and professional black hair dyes last six to eight weeks. Remember to use sulfate-free conditioning shampoos to protect the color.
Also, apply heat protectant before using a flat iron or blow dryer.