Super Saiyan Hair Color Explained

If you don't already know, the real reason is actually kind of funny...

Going Super Saiyan

Super Saiyan is a transformation that amplifies a Saiyan's power level exponentially. The physical changes include a change in eye color, and most notably, a change in hair color.

Here's why the hair turns blonde...

Akira Toriyama, creator of the Dragon Ball series, has stated that the reason for giving Super Saiyans yellow hair is to simplify the drawing process.

In manga, where characters are mostly depicted in black and white, it takes extra effort to meticulously ink the jet-black hair of characters like Goku and Vegeta. 

Super Saiyan's yellow hair has become an iconic part of the franchise, but it has also undergone several changes over time.

Super Saiyan Blue, which is introduced in Dragon Ball Super, features blue hair, and the form is a result of advanced ki control.

So the real reason behind Super Saiyan's yellow hair in Dragon Ball is that it's easier to draw. Akira Toriyama's inspiration for the color came from the brave warrior Momotaro...