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Why Isn't There a Name For Black-Haired Beauties?

Why Isn't There a Name For Black-Haired Beauties?

People with blond hair are called blondes. The same goes for brown-haired beauties, who are known as brunettes. If you have red hair, you're known as a redhead — whether it's copper, auburn, strawberry, or colored with reddish-violet undertones. Easy.

But when it comes to those with raven locks, why isn't there an official name designated for those with the darkest strands? Is it simply that black-haired is, in actuality, the most appropriate description? If you could give those with the darkest hair their own alias, what would it be? Ravenettes? Inkhairs? Blackheads? Nah, none sound quite right. Whether it's for virgin hair or it's dyed black, what's the best description you can conjure up?

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C-Ruth C-Ruth 5 years
Yes, raven-haired girls are usually lumped in with the brunettes because they ARE brunettes. There is no such thing as black hair, save for bottle ravens.
cherryk cherryk 6 years
I thought raven-haired was already a nickname for those with dark tresses. Noirette sounds really nice too.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 6 years
I was thinking about this a couple days ago. Nothing really sounds right. We need to come up with one though.
Zigggy Zigggy 6 years
Ooh, yes- noirette. That sounds right, along the lines of "brunette." Let's make that a thing ;)
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
It's already been commented, but I also thought it was raven-haired. Geez, tons of my family has naturally black hair and I've been dying my hair black for years and I never even thought about it haha. I think noirette sounds awesome too!
Torance Torance 6 years
It's possible that there isn't a name for people with black hair because true black rarely exists (I'm an art major). It always leans to warm or cool. I have what most people would call black hair, but I consider it brown because of the red undertones.
biarose biarose 6 years
Schwarzkopf lol
biarose biarose 6 years
Schwarzkopf lol
shayela shayela 6 years
for greys i've heard silver fox (particularly for dame helen mirren..love her!) noirette sounds badass. i approve.
shayela shayela 6 years
for greys i've heard silver fox (particularly for dame helen mirren..love her!)noirette sounds badass. i approve.
Zivanod Zivanod 6 years
I always assumed it was raven-haired but almost nobody uses it. Maybe it's because a lot of people with black hair (at least of those I know) are always convinced they have either reddish or brunette undertones so they consider themselves to be brunettes.
sidra5397 sidra5397 6 years
I always thought it was raven-haired. I have noticed that they don't usually feature products for raven hair and just assume brunette products can be used by them.
mek123 mek123 6 years
I thought it was Raven-haired.
Hello890 Hello890 6 years
I have black hair and I've always wondered this too. I always just lump them in the brunette category.
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