Chic Ways to Wear Mahogany Hair Color in 2020

It's time to try mahogany hair color and see how it complements your natural Filipina beauty.  

Mahogany is another part of the burgundy family when it comes to hair colors. The great thing about this shade is how it leans towards browns, making it easy to blend in with Pinays’ natural hair color, which is either black or dark brown. It’s also a very flattering hue that gives off that glow regardless of your skin tone. Wear it however you want to, but if you need a bit more inspiration, then check out our top mahogany hair color pegs below.

1. Mahogany Highlights

Mahogany Hair Color: Woman with short curly dark hair wearing a jacket outdoors
Highlights along with natural curls make your hair look more dynamic. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If it’s your first time trying out this color (or if it’s your first time dyeing your hair), you can start small. Go for mahogany highlights to get a feel on how this color fares with the rest of your hair. Mahogany highlights can add depth to an all-black hair. If you have natural waves or curls, this hair color can help define them even more.

You can also try the balayage technique when dyeing your hair mahogany for a more natural and seamless blend with the rest of your tresses.

Editor’s tip: Look effortlessly chic with your mahogany hair color by adding texture to your hair! Nail the look with a few spritzes of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair a lightweight, invisible hold that helps make your hairstyle last. 

2. Medium Mahogany Hair Color

Mahogany hair color: Closeup shot of a woman with long dark hair in a ponytail
Look sophisticated with medium mahogany hair contrasting against a fair complexion. Credit: Shutterstock

Ready to change your entire hair color? Try medium mahogany hair color. This makes use of a darker shade of mahogany, as opposed to a fiery and vibrant one. You easily transition to this hue from your naturally dark-colored hair sans the drastic change.

Editor’s Tip: Maintenance is key in making sure that the color stays on for long without fading. We recommend using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner to keep your hair from drying out, as well as enhancing the vibrancy of your mahogany tresses.

3. Mahogany Blonde Ombre

Mahogany Hair Color: Profile shot of woman with mahogany blonde ombre hair
Be bold and go for this dramatic hair color combination. Credit: Shutterstock

Catching fire, anyone? This mahogany to blonde ombre was once all the rage over the past years and it still proves to be one of the most stylish ways to wear it up to this day. It literally makes it seem as though your hair is on fire with the beautiful gradient from mahogany to copper, and then flowing through the blonde tips.

4. Vibrant Mahogany Hair Color

Mahogany Hair Color: Closeup shot of a woman with long mahogany hair
Take a break from your naturally black hair and try vibrant mahogany. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re all about pushing your boundaries when it comes to hairstyling, then by all means, go for a vibrant mahogany hair color. An intense mahogany color does wonders in transforming your look and giving you that unmistakable glow. To make it even more vibrant, dare to add in some copper highlights in there as well.

5. Black to Mahogany Ombre

Mahogany Hair Color: Back shot of an Asian woman with long mahogany ombre hair
Let your black hair transition beautifully to mahogany. Credit: Yindee Phuttasirayakorn

With this combination, you can leave your roots be while the rest of your tresses showcase a beautiful mahogany hair color. This is perfect if you want to dye your hair but don’t have the time to go back to the salon frequently to have your roots retouched. You can also go for dip-dyed mahogany hair color to make your look a bit quirky.

6. Light Mahogany

Filipina woman with long wavy light mahogany hair
This shade of mahogany can also add warmth to your face. Credit: Michelle Pedron

Go for this shade if you want your mahogany hair color a bit toned down. You can wear it as ombre hair or dip-dyed and add some waves for more oomph.

Dyeing your hair mahogany is a bold move that actually looks awesome. But like dyeing your hair with other colors, it requires maintenance and a lot of care. You just don’t want your hair color to fade in a week or your tresses to get dry, do you? Don’t worry as we’ve got you covered! Read on to know how you can take care of your mahogany hair!

1. Shampoo hair 72 hours after coloring it.

girl is wearing a faux fur coat and flaunts her mahogany hair
Mahogany color makes your skin appear lighter. Credits: Shutterstock

If you want your hair color to last longer, you should wait 72 hours before shampooing your hair. This is because your cuticle is still open and if you shampoo too soon, i may the water to rinse off the mahogany hair color from your hair. If you want to lessen your salon visits for color touch-ups, follow this simple rule.

2. Use shampoo and conditioner designed for colored hair.

Washing your hair alone can cause color fading, as water can seep through cracks on your damaged hair and wash out the pigments used to color your hair. To preserve your hair color, use products that are designed to prevent color fading, dullness, and dryness.

Editor’s tip: Switch to TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner. This duo has Color Booster Technology to lock hair color in and prevent color fading. It also has jojoba oil that helps keep your hair moisturized. 

3. Lower the water temperature when shampooing your hair

girl with a red scarf smiles while looking up
Rinsing your hair with cold water can help maintain its color. Credits: Shutterstock

Do you love taking hot showers? Well, it’s time to lower that water temp. This is because hot water opens up and lifts your hair cuticle, causing your hair color yo color to fade. If you can’t completely take out hot water from your shower routine, you may wash your hair in lukewarm water when shampooing but rinse it with cold water to close your hair cuticles.

4. Love your second-day hair

On days when you don’t have to go out, you can skip washing your hair. Aside from saving time, this hair hack can also help preserve your hair color by minimizing its exposure to water.

Editor’s tip: Is your hair feeling rough or dry? You can refresh it and make it soft with a drop of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream.

5. Shampoo your hair less often

Asian woman wearing a bathrobe shampooing her long hair
Shampoo less often to help preserve your hair color. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Shampooing cleanses your hair and scalp, but it can also strip off color and moisture. If you have colored hair, limit shampooing to twice a week at the most but do condition your hair every day.

So is mahogany hair color for you? It’s fun to experiment with your hair once in a while, and while you’re at it, why not push it even further and go for any of these mahogany hair color pegs? You’ll be surprised at how different you’ll feel and look after your salon visit.

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