Dying African-American hair blonde can be very tricky, especially if the natural hair is chemically straightened and/or naturally black. The lifting process required to get a true blonde shade is too harsh for relaxed hair.
If your hair isn't chemically straightened, you can go with a blonde color, but golden shades look better on warm skin tones. Your complexion can range from light to medium light for the most flattering look. However, if your skin tone is very dark, a short blond haircut can be quite dramatic.
Blonde hair colors that look good on African-American hair should be more rich. Choose from shades like golden bronze, bronze and honey blonde.