Burgundy hair for black girls is an all-time favorite that will probably never go out of style. People might argue against blonde hair on black women, but everyone knows burgundy hair and African-American women go well together. Women of all races can wear this hair color because it is versatile.
It can be strong yet laid-back. It can transform a look enough to turn heads but also be mellow enough to not solicit unwanted attention when in places where your hairstyle needs to be understated, like in corporate America.
Burgundy makes your outfits look chicer. Some of the colors it goes well with include, but are not limited to yellow, white, nude, black, blue, peach and beige,
How To Dye Burgundy Hair Color
Burgundy is one of those colors that are relatively safe on natural hair and can be done without using bleach. To get burgundy on dark hair without using bleach, there are three steps to try:
Box Dye for Subtle Hints: Depending on the color of your hair, using a burgundy box dye will give you the same color or something darker with subtle hints if your hair is black. If that’s what you’re going for then it’s easy peasy.
Bright Red Box Dye On Black Hair for A More Visible Look: Burgundy is essentially a darker and cooler shade of red almost like maroon red hair color, so dying black hair with a red box dye will give you a burgundy look. Doing this would require watching your hair as it changes colors so you can rinse it off once it becomes what you’re looking for.
Burgundy With Henna And Beetroot:
- Blend a beetroot into a thick paste
- Mix pure henna powder into it
- Squeeze a quarter of lemon juice into the mixture
- Add a cup of water, but make sure the paste is still thick enough to avoid dripping
- After shampooing your hair, let it get dry at least 90%
- Apply the mixture all over your hair
- Cover with a shower cap or plastic bag
- Let it sit for 1-2 hours
- Rinse out and condition your hair.
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Amazing Burgundy Hairstyles for Black Hair
Now, you’re ready to rock any of the burgundy hairstyles for black girls below:
1. Burgundy Curly Ponytail
The slicked down ponytail with curls on burgundy hair is a game changer. To achieve this burgundy look for black hair, lay your hair with some mousse and gel so it’s slicked down. If you have kinkier hair, tie a scarf around your head so it lays flat.
Leave it to dry for a couple of minutes or close to an hour before removing it to style. Once your hair has been secured with a ponytail holder, take a section of hair and wrap it around the ponytail holder to conceal it. Then use a curling wand to curl to each strand for the best volume.
2. Burgundy Ringlet Curls
For type 3A natural hair, getting this head of curls is as simple as a wash and go. All you have to do is pick it when it’s dry and color it if your hair isn’t burgundy already.
However, if your natural curl pattern isn’t like this, you can get the same look by buying a weave with a similar curl pattern or manipulating your hair with a curling wand, flat twist out or Bantu knot out.
3. Side Swept Barrel Waves
Big waves and curls will not be glamorous especially when done with burgundy hair on black girls. You don’t need to get a weave with the same curl pattern because it’s something that can easily be achieved with a curling wand or big flex rods. For longer-lasting curls, set them with a holding spray.
You can also achieve this shade of burgundy on black hair without bleaching it first. All you have to do is get the lightest shade of red dye and apply it to your dark hair. The result will be a deep burgundy thanks to the dark canvas that was your hair.
4. Half Up Space Buns
A playful and trendy hairstyle, burgundy space buns are perfect for black girls who want to make a statement. To create this look, part your hair down the middle, and create two high ponytails on either side of your head.
Twist each ponytail into a bun and secure it with bobby pins or a hair tie. You can also add accessories like hair rings, beads, or ribbons for a personalized touch. This half-up hairstyle looks great on natural hair or with added extensions.
5. Medium Length Faux Locs
Faux locs are an excellent protective style for black girls, and adding a burgundy hue will make the hairstyle even more eye-catching.
Faux locs can be achieved with synthetic hair or extensions in various lengths and thicknesses. The burgundy color can be either uniform throughout the locs or combined with other shades to create a multi-dimensional look.
6. Long Box Braids
Box braids are a classic and versatile hairstyle for black girls, and adding a burgundy touch can elevate the look even further.
You can choose to have all of your braids in burgundy, or mix and match with other colors for a more dynamic appearance. This hairstyle is low-maintenance and offers countless styling options, such as buns, ponytails, or half-up, half-down looks.
7. Burgundy Finger Waves
For a more retro and elegant look, black girls can try burgundy finger waves. This hairstyle involves creating a series of S-shaped waves along the hair using gel and a comb.
Finger waves can be worn as a full hairstyle or combined with other styles such as updos or braids. This look is perfect for special occasions or when you want to make a glamorous impression.
8. Curly Undercut
For those who prefer edgier hairstyles, a burgundy undercut can be a bold choice for black girls. This style features shaved or closely trimmed sides, while the top part of the hair is left longer and dyed burgundy.
You can wear the short hair straight, curly, or even braided for added texture. This hairstyle can be a striking way to showcase your individuality and confidence.
9. Burgundy Braids
A beautiful way to put black and burgundy hair together. Thanks to the vast option of colors for kanekalon hair (braiding hair), you can now get burgundy braids on your head. And it works if your hair isn’t already dyed burgundy. If your hair is black, it blends well with the braiding hair to add some depth.
10. Buzz Cut
If you are currently sporting a shaven look, you can still rock the burgundy hair color beautifully. This black girl with burgundy hair speaks for itself. You could opt for a full head color change or an ombre look where both sides of your head are black and only the top part gets dyed. Whichever you decide to go for, you’ll be the belle of the cabana either ways.
11. Curly Bob
Long bobs (Lobs) are still in and what better way to rock a bold one than with a black and burgundy hair color combo?! When your hair is this color it transforms your whole look into something that says you are a confident black woman.
12. Curly And Tapered
Tapered cuts like this might look basic in black but with the rich burgundy hair on black women, it makes it look more amazing. Pair this deva cut with big hoop earrings, smoky eye shadow, and a nude lipstick to go from basic to Slayonce.
This burgundy hairdo for black girls is enough statement on its own. Paired with this white top, it makes the whole outfit look stylish. And it was done using a pre-curled lace front wig.
14. Sleek High Ponytail
This slicked up high ponytail looks even better in burgundy, don’t you agree? To get your hair color to look as even as this you’d need to visit a professional hair colorist.
This look can be replicated on natural hair by doing a high curly ponytail, depending on your natural hair texture. Alternatively, you could blow out your natural hair with a blow dryer and curl the ends with a flex rod to get a similar look with burgundy hair dye for African American hair.
15. Ombre Burgundy with Chestnut Roots
A unique black girl’s burgundy hairstyle idea. To get an ombre look with burgundy hair, the roots don’t have to be black. You can try a dark chestnut hair color instead. Since this was done using a lace front weave, you could start off by buying a dark brown bundle of hair and dying it burgundy.
Burgundy hair for black girls is like cookies and milk or peanut butter and jelly; they both go so well together. So, go for it and have fun with your new hair color!