Asian woman with milk tea hair color

Milk Tea Hair Color Pegs for Pinays in 2024

These gorgeous milk tea hair color ideas show why this trend is big in Asia. Check them out now!

Who would’ve thought that this sweet refreshment is also a trendy hair color? Milk tea hair color consists of shades of brown and blonde and has a balanced mix of ashy, cool, and warm undertones. It’s a popular Asian hair color, and there’s no reason for you not to try this hue.

Milk tea hair color comes in different shades, and you can make it dark or light, depending on your preference. And no matter your skin tone, there’s a milk tea shade for you. Check them out below.

Milk Tea Hair Color Ideas to Try

1. Classic Milk Tea Brown Hair Color

Asian woman with milk tea hair color wearing a white blouse
Let your hair color show your love for milk tea. Credit: Arina Krasnikova from Pexels

This consists of a beige-like shade of brown that’s flattering for almost everyone. Keep your look fresh and youthful by pairing this hair color with a bob or lob.

2. Ash Milk Tea Hair Color

Asian woman with ashy milk tea hair color
If you want a dark shade of milk tea hair color, this hue is for you. Credit: Tuấn Kiệt Jr. from Pexels

This milk tea hair color has a tinge of dark ash brown, giving it a milk-chocolatey look. It’s sophisticated and stylish, and it blends well with dark roots.

3. Light Ash Milk Tea Hair Color

Asian woman with light milk tea hair color
Add character to your look with this edgy hair color. Credit: Hải Nguyễn from Pexels

This light hair color gives you an edgy look, thanks to its hints of ash and platinum blonde hair colors. It can be a challenge to maintain, though, so make sure to use purple shampoo to keep the color from getting brassy and give your hair regular deep conditioning treatments to prevent extreme dryness.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Keep your bleached hair from turning brassy with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo. Its purple formula neutralizes brassy tones, so you get to enjoy your ashy hair color for a long time. This shampoo also has jojoba oil to help keep your hair moisturized and shiny.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner

Pair TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner for best results.

4. Milk Tea Hair Color With Highlights

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You can try light milk tea highlights to check if this hair color trend is for you. Credit: Shutterstock

If you want a lighter version of this color in small doses, add them as highlights on your dark hair. Then, simply scrunch your hair to create a casual, lived-in look.

5. Milk Tea Latte

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Look effortlessly chic with this gorgeous hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

If you like light to medium shades of brown, try milk tea latte hair color. Apply this hair color all over your hair for a simple but head-turning look.

6. Honey Milk Tea

Asian woman with long honey milk tea hair
If you love honey blonde hair, honey milk tea might tickle your fancy as well. Credit: Shutterstock

This shade has hints of yellow and orange, resulting in a golden milk tea hair color. Add waves or layers to your hair to keep your ‘do from looking flat.

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Intense Repair Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Frequent hair coloring and bleaching can extremely damage your hair. To help your hair recover, use Dove Intense Repair Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. It has the combined power of keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients to repair damage, nourish and protect your hair deeply, and leave it extra beautiful. It also has Keratin Repair Actives that repair and nourish damaged hair from the core to the surface. 

Tube of Dove Keratin Repair Conditioner

After shampooing, use Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner for best results. It has keratin-infused capsules that go deep into your strands to repair damage from within. It leaves your hair recovered, resilient, and beautiful in just one minute! 

7. Cookies and Cream

Woman with short grayish hair wearing sunglasses
Up your short hair game by trying this hair color on a pixie cut. Credit: Shutterstock

If you love tinges of brown, ash gray, and ash blonde combined in one gorgeous hue, try this shade. You can even complement it with a short haircut like a pixie cut with an undercut to create an edgy, androgynous look.

8. Chocolate Milk Tea

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Give chocolate brown a different take with this hair color. Credit: Min An from Pexels

Get a chocolate brown base for your milk tea hair color, and you’ll get this sweet and sophisticated hue.

9. Ombré

Asian woman with brown ombre hair smiling
Have fun with your ombre look! Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can combine milk tea hair color with ash brown, caramel, and other shades of brown to create an ombré look. For a low-maintenance ‘do, leave your dark roots untouched so you don’t have to retouch your hair color as soon as your hair starts growing.

10. Strawberry Milk Tea

Woman with strawberry milk tea hair wearing a white dress
Be a head-turner with this gorgeous milk tea hair color. Credit: Paul Szewcyk from Unsplash

This light, ashy hair color with touches of pink gives you a unique look. You can give your hair more depth by pairing this color with shadow roots.

11. Chai Milk Tea Brown

Corporate Asian woman with milk tea hair color
You know what’s even more delicious than sipping on your favorite chai milk tea? Wearing it as your hair color! Credit: Natee Meepian’s Images from Canva

Picture this: a stunning blend of ash brown, silky honey, and creamy highlights—something to try if you love bronde hair color. This shade also works with dark, untouched roots, making it a low-maintenance hair color choice.

14. Two-Tone Milk Tea Hair Color

Asian woman with milk tea hair color and pink outfit
Who said you only have to choose one hair color? Credit: Miggy Rivera from Pexels

Rocking a two-tone hue is like bringing two of your favorite milk tea flavors in one cup. Enjoy creamy tones and darker hues playing peek-a-boo with every hair flip and hairstyle. It’s a good choice for those who love a unique and warm twist to their mane.

Now that you’re up to date with this hair color trend, why don’t you book an appointment at your favorite salon? Show these pegs to your colorist and get ready for your new look!