color is your hair?
from Asian women who change their hair colors
had written about trends in hair colors (particularly blonde
hair color), particularly among
Asian women who have
been using many creative colors for their looks. We
heard from many men (both Asians and non-Asians) who just
Asian women with their dark natural hair color.
So we went back to the women to ask what they think and have
selected the two best responses that we received.
a Vietnamese-American who lives in California. She writes,
"Blacks, Asians, Whites...who cares? We're all people and it doesn't matter what color people want to color their hair. What matters is if they can really rock it. I'm a
20-year-old girl and I've been coloring my hair since I was in 7th grade. I've done almost every color known (red, blue, orange, pink, brown, even purple - my favorite color. Just recently, I've gone blonde with black streaks in my bangs. I didn't want to color my
eyebrows, so I kept the black around my face, so as not to bring attention straight to my eyebrows when people look at me. I go to beauty school and work at a salon. At first all the
girls at school were a little uneasy about me going blonde (like they were about me
shaving all of my hair
down there, but now they love it), but once they saw me come in with my blonde hair, I've been getting comments about how this is definitely everyone's favorite color on me thus far. I think you just need to know what you can pull off and what you cannot. It's not a matter of what race you are. All in all, it's a good idea to ask a professional hair stylist their opinion. They can factor in your
tone, face shape and eyebrow color to what colors would work best for you. For example, I colored my hair back to it's natural color for maybe a month and everyone was saying how it just didn't look right on me (they're so used to my hair being crazy). I'm so tired of people thinking Asians dye their hair to be white. Seriously...that's just sad. I happen to love being Asian, but I can't say I'm too proud of it when other Asians feel they need to put boundaries on what we should look like and/or act. People should be free to express themselves any way they want to."
is originally a Singaporean but now lives with her Belgian husband
in Brussels. She tells us, "I was amazed to read that Caucasians, especially Europeans, normally wear their hair color as it is. It is so not true! Gosh, I've been living in Belgium for about 3 years, and have
traveled to numerous western cities, and have certainly noticed that Caucasian girls like to color their hair as much as Asian girls. A lot of brunettes
color their hair
blonde and leave their eyebrows dark brown. Some like it mahogany red, or even bright red. Others choose ash-brown or copper or light chestnut. There are also the occasional purple and blue. So why is there no criticism of Caucasian girls who dye their hair? Why is everyone so worked up about Asian girls who
color their hair or use
wigs? Asian girls too have the right to take full advantage of beauty products to wear their
color in any shade they want. It doesn't necessarily mean that if an Asian
colors her hair, it's because she wants to look like a white. Coloring
hair is simply the equivalent of makeup for hair. I really don't see all the fuss about this. Furthermore, I think it's unfair that some criticize Asian girls for
hair, while not acknowledging the fact that many of their Western counterparts do likewise. So they say it is not natural for an Asian to wear brown (or any
color than black) hair because it doesn't match her skin tone. What about a white girl who wears her hair blonde while sporting dark brown eyebrows and arm hair, and dark brown hair roots outgrowing the
color? What really matters is not how natural you look nor how much makeup you use, but how good you feel in your own skin. Hey, wear your hair any
color you want, as long as you're happy with it. Thanks to all the technology we have today, females have loads of beauty tools to experiment with, and sure are taking lots of pleasure in doing so. Well actually, guys love it too when girls pamper themselves silly with
products, except when it starts burning holes in their pockets. Have fun, ladies."
of Japan and other Asian countries How
to color your hair at home?