Mahogany Hair Color Ideas and Hair Care Tips in 2023

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

Mahogany hair color consists of red and brown hues, resulting in a rich, warm color. Mahogany leans more towards browns, making it easy to blend in with Pinays’ natural black or dark brown hair color. It’s also a very flattering hue for morenas and other skin tones.

If you need ideas on how to rock this gorgeous hair color, then check out our top mahogany hair color pegs below.

1. Light Mahogany Hair Color

Filipina woman with long hair in light mahogany hair color
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.

2. Black to Mahogany Ombre

Back shot of an Asian woman with long hair in mahogany hair color
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.

3. 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:

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. 

4. Medium Mahogany Hair Color

Asian woman with medium mahogany hair color
Dark roots add depth to medium mahogany hair. Credit: Nguyen Hung from Pexels

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.

5. Solid Mahogany Hair Color

Asian woman with solid mahogany hair color
Solid, one-dimensional hair colors are in this 2022. Credit: Karl Joshua Bernal from Unsplash

An intense mahogany color from roots to tips transforms your look and gives you that unmistakable glow. And with it already being rich and vibrant, this hair color makes an impact even if you no longer add other hues as highlights.

6. Brown Mahogany Hair Color

If you’re looking for a new hair color, look no further than a bold brown mahogany. Credit: Jacob Lund from Canva

Bold brown mahogany hair color is a great way to add some depth and dimension to your look. It’s so rich, dark, and beautiful—and it looks great on all skin tones. The best part about this color? It’s subtle enough that you can wear it every day!

6. Bright Mahogany Hair Color

Asian woman with mahogany hair wearing denim jacket
Your hair is the most important accessory you’ll ever wear. Credit: IreneLasus from Canva

If you’re ready to shake things up and make a splash, we’ve got just the thing: bright mahogany! It’s the perfect way to add a little spice to your look. This bold shade is also a great alternative to blonde and brunette.

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.

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, it 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

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 mahogany hair color by minimizing its exposure to water.

5. Shampoo your hair less often

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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