I've also had shoulder length dark brown hair and I think it looked good with my fair skin.
I've always liked the look of light skin and eyes with dark hair.
But I've heard red hair doesn't hold dye well. Even with the dark brown it gradually faded. Would black look weird faded?
How would I go about dying my roots?
Any info about dying hair or experiences with dying hair (esp if you have red hair)
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Make sure that's really what you want. It is a big jump to go from red to black. I have dirty blonde hair and I dyed mine black when I was in college because I was sick of my natural color and thought I was too plain. The first time I dyed it, it came out dark brown - which is probably what will happen to you. Another time dying it and it should be black. Hair dye really damages your hair too. I don't know how conservative your family is, but my parents flipped out when I came home with black hair, they treated me like I was some freak. I ended up going to a hair stylist and they were able to get it back to my natural color pretty much. I liked the black hair but I got sick of it within a couple months. Make sure your skin tone will go well with it. I had to keep dying it because my blonde roots would come back and that looked weird. Also, I have blonde eyebrows so I would put black eyeliner or shadow on them to match my hair more, haha. That's another thing to consider is you will have red eyebrows with the black hair. So just from my experience, you should evaluate first before taking the jump, but if you really want to, go for it.1