Do you want to achieve the effect of sun-bleached strands? Try shatush coloring on dark hair - this is a partial lightening of curls with the most natural transitions between shades

Shatush on dark hair: advantages and disadvantages

What distinguishes shatush from other partial coloring techniques is that lightened strands that dilute dark curls look as natural as possible and, as a rule, add freshness and ease to the image.

The shatush on dark hair has other advantages:

  • this coloring does not imply traumatic complete discoloration;

  • hair transformed using this technique grows beautifully, which means that dyeing does not require frequent renewal;

  • hair looks more voluminous due to the play of light and dark shades.

As for the cons, the disadvantages of any lightening apply to the shatush: the hair becomes drier, especially the tips. After dyeing, they will need increased hydration and additional nutrition.

Who suits shatush coloring?

For dark hair, shatush is a universal coloring. Light highlights will advantageously emphasize any type of appearance. Shatush will beautifully shade dark skin and dark eyes.At the same time, this coloring can soften the strong contrast between dark hair and very fair skin.

The versatility of such lightening is also in the fact that it is perfectly perceived by both curly, and wavy, and straight hair.The beauty potential of coloring using the shatush technique is maximally revealed on long dark hair or on medium-length hair .

Popular shades for dark hair

In dyeing shatush, it is not necessary to limit yourself to lightening the strands - this technique allows for many color solutions.


Golden strands are in perfect harmony with dark blond and brown hair. Note that it is the golden hue that is the most unpretentious in care and hassle-free in terms of maintaining color.


If we talk about ash shatush, this coloring fits dark hair perfectly. This is a real find for burning brunettes. You will get beautiful accents on curls without excessive contrast.


Color Shatush is a win-win choice for black hair. Red or pink strands on a basic dark background will look bright, fresh and attractive.


Copper or amber shatush colorists recommend that owners of brown hair try it - you get a truly fiery combination.


Delicate honey shade will give your hair a caramel shatush. And the beach curls will be the icing on the cake.


Delicate, barely noticeable transition between the base shade and the colored strands - this is the result you get if you choose chocolate shatush.

Short dark hair and shatush coloring

Let's analyze the options for coloring using the shatush technique for short dark hair using examples of popular haircuts.


Shatush in combination with a square is an interesting solution. The haircut looks less strict, and the image becomes more prepossessing.


The light strands both soften the daring impression that this haircut makes and add accents to it.


Shatush will add visual volume to asymmetrical haircuts with long bangs.

Shatush coloring and medium length dark hair

Partial lightening of strands using the shatush technique literally transforms dark hair of medium length.


Bright highlights add a youthful freshness to a cascading haircut that is gaining popularity again.

With bangs

Here the choice is yours - to dye the bangs with the bulk of the hair or leave it untouched. Both options do not contradict fashion trends.

Shatush options for dark long hair

Long dark hair looks like it was made for dyeing using the shatush technique - it is the length that helps to reveal its full potential.

Straight long

If the hair is long and straight, you can dye more strands - this way the hairstyle will have texture.

Curly Long

Light nuances on long curly hair will decorate the image and add femininity to it.

How to choose paint for coloring shatush?

Before trying on shatush on dark hair, you need to decide on the paint. Our advice will help you make the right choice.

  • From the original hair color. It is important that the bleached strands look harmonious.

  • For brown-haired women, we recommend caramel shatush. Try shade 7.3 Marseille. Golden Blonde" by L'Oréal Paris Préférence.

  • Brunettes can experiment with cooler colors. L'Oréal Paris Excellence Cool Crème shade 7.11 Blond will dilute dark curls with ultra-ash strands.

  • Ready to take a chance and make a colorful shatush? We warn you that you can’t get it on dark hair in one fell swoop. We'll have to lighten the strands first. After that, Garnier Color Sensation products in Pastel Pink and Delicate Lavender will help you realize your dreams of bright coloring.

How to dye shatush on dark hair: step by step instructions

At home, the bouffant technique will help to try on shatush on dark hair.

Before the procedure (48 hours in advance), we must carry out an allergy test - for this we apply paint on a small area of skin and wait. If there is no negative reaction, let's get down to business.

  1. Comb dry hair and divide into equal strands.

  2. Comb each strand with a thin comb.

  3. Putting on gloves beforehand, intensively apply lightening paint to the hair remaining in the hand in the direction from the tips to the roots, leaving an arbitrary indentation from the roots intact (the amount of indentation may vary depending on the length of the hair: the shorter the curls, the less the indentation) .

  4. Having kept the dye on the hair for the time specified in the instructions, wash it off with warm water without shampoo, apply a care balm to the strands and wash it off after 3-5 minutes.

  5. If you wish, you can do toning.

Perfect shatush: stylist tips

1. How to make shatush on dark hair look as natural as possible?

It all depends on the number and size of strands that you select for backcombing. The smoothest transition will be obtained if you work with a large number of thin strands.

2. How to choose a shade for dyeing shatush on dark hair?

Be guided by the base hair color and its compatibility with other shades, otherwise it will be problematic to get a harmonious result.You can find out if this or that color suits you with the help of super convenient online fitting services.

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3. Is it necessary to maintain the result of dyeing using the shatush technique on dark hair with special products?

Despite the fact that this technique involves only partially dyeing the hair, the color may fade over time or acquire an unwanted yellow tint. Proper care will help to cope with this, which includes special products for colored hair.

4. What to look for after dyeing dark hair using the shatush technique?

After any coloring, and after bleaching - especially, the hair must be intensively moisturized and nourished. Use a nourishing mask once a week, and periodically apply hair oil to the ends.

5. Is it possible to do colored shatush on dark hair? What shades to choose?


6. How to make a colored shatush on dark hair without harm?

You can try to get colored strands in the spirit of shatush without prior clarification. The L'Oréal Paris Colorista line includes a wide variety of rinse-off products: sprays, jellies, balms. You can even change your looks every day!Gentle pink shatush for a romantic mood is easy to get with the help of coloring jelly in the shade "Pink Hair" .

And the Red Hair coloring balm will help arrange a real beauty provocation.


Features of hair care after dyeing

We never tire of repeating that color-treated hair care should include products designed specifically for them. Believe me, with their help you will not only prolong the brightness of the color, but also fill your hair with radiance and strength.

Basic set: shampoo, balm and mask - found in the Botanicals Rose & Geranium series. Radiance Elixir by L'Oréal Paris. Regular use of these products will maintain the necessary level of moisture in the curls and help maintain the brightness of light shades on dark hair after dyeing using the shatush technique.

Garnier's Botanic Therapy Oil "Smoothness & Radiance" speaks for itself. After dyeing, the strands can become naughty and dry. To fix this problem, massage the oil into damp hair each time before styling. The tool can also be regularly applied to the ends - for nutrition and easy combing of hair. (If using heat styling, don't forget about thermal protection!)

L'Oréal Paris Elseve purple shampoo and mask will handle unwanted yellowness and redness on bleached hair.