Kurokami 黒髪 くろかみ , or black hair, is globally the most common of all human hair colors. Ordinarily, Japanese people have naturally black hair and so do I. Although many of you guys may still have an image of Japanese women with black hair, there are actually very few women these days who haven't dyed their hair before.
While it's relatively rare, some Japanese people are born with hair that has a natural brown tint to it, and one such girl who was attending high school in Osaka was forced to dye her naturally brown hair black, resulting in damage to her scalp and prompting a 2.2 million-yen lawsuit against the school.
TOKYO -- Controversial school rules including on underwear color and dyeing hair black will be abolished from public high schools and other educational institutions run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government during the 2022 academic year, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned.
Red Hair. Red hair is the rarest natural hair color. Experts estimate that somewhere between 1-2% of the world's population has red hair.
Deeper Meanings of Black Hair Cultural Norms
Black hair represents yamato-nadeshiko (personification of an idealized Japanese woman) which is equated with submissiveness, obedience, tidiness, and cleanliness.
Chapatsu. Chapatsu (茶髪 ~ literally tea color) hair was a trend amongst Japanese high school and university kids in the early 1990s. Most Japanese people naturally have black hair. Light brown hair sticks out.
In most of Japan's public schools, pupils are only permitted to have straight black hair. They cannot bleach, dye or perm it. Conversely, any student whose hair is naturally light or curly can be made to straighten or dye it until it is the required shade of black.
But this isn't the case because blonde hair is the 2nd rarest natural hair color. Only 3% of the total global population is blonde.
Distribution. Black hair is most common in Asia and Africa. Though this characteristic can also be seen in people of Southern Europe it is less common. People of Celtic heritage in Ireland with such traits are sometimes known as the "Black Irish".
There is no specific and separate term for someone with black hair. However, people have suggested the term noirette. Note, also, that although the term brunette includes those with black hair, not everyone may agree.
The logic behind such rules was that the required colors would prevent students' underwear from being visible through their uniforms, but the sounder logic that as long as the underwear isn't visible, it's nobody's business what color it is has won out.
Using a dye to make grey hair look black is certainly not new. But dyeing hair some other shade was generally frowned upon, especially since schools and companies had rules against it for many years. Today, however, it's common to dye one's hair brown, and even "blondes" are not unusual in Japan.
Blond hair has also developed in other populations, although it is usually not as common, and can be found among natives of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji, among the Berbers of North Africa, and among some Asians.
Korean's like most Asians have naturally black hair. So darker shades of colors or various tones of brown are most preferred as a hair color in Korea.
With elder characters, white hair denotes maturity, wisdom, and dignity. Sometimes these characteristics are applied to younger characters, but this seems to be rare.
Caucasian, Asian and Indian hair samples were put to the test for the World's Best Hair study. Their results put an end to any splitting of hairs over the issue: in terms of health, the Indian hair is the best, topping other ethnic groups on all four counts.
In most cases, ethnicity has been classified into three groups: African, Asian and Caucasian. It has been reported that Asian hair is generally straight and is the thickest, while its cross-section is the most round-shaped among these three.
Dark brown hair is predominant in the Mediterranean parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, and South Asia. Very dark brown hair, easily mistaken for black hair, can be found occasionally in parts of East Asia.
Of those four, green is the rarest. It shows up in about 9% of Americans but only 2% of the world's population. Hazel/amber is the next rarest of these. Blue is the second most common and brown tops the list with 45% of the U.S. population and possibly almost 80% worldwide.
Most schools do not allow colored hair unless it is a natural color, as they claim it is a “distraction” to other students and makes the school look bad. If piercings and tattoos are allowed, why isn't exotic hair color? Both can draw attention but neither affect academic success.
To sum things up, naturally black hair does not exist. The only way to get truly black hair is to dye it yourself or with the assistance of a professional colorist. If you want to go black, feel free to use the tips and instructions above to make it happen.
Beards are also seen as unprofessional in the Japanese workplace. Maybe this is because facial hair is not as common among Japanese. It can be seen as untidy and a lot of Japanese companies want to give off an immaculate image to their customers.
TOKYO -- The head of the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education raised the eyebrows of many people recently by remarking that some schools in the capital banned the so-called "two block" undercut hairstyle because it could lead to "incidents or accidents."
In some high schools in Japan, the dress code may be strict, with teachers checking students' uniforms meticulously, even nail and hair length! Also, don't wear makeup, nail polish, or piercings at school; keep those for when you let your hair down on the weekend.
Each BTS members has black/brown hair
According to pre-debut pictures and interviews, fans learned that all of the seven members in BTS have naturally black and straight hair. That doesn't stop them from having unique hair colors to match the themes of their albums and music.