Red, red wine: 3 Types of burgundy color for your hair

Redheads have all the fun, they say. But Filipinas can get in on that, too!

Burgundy color on your hair — much like the wine from the region with the same name — is a deep purplish hue that is distinct from the rest of the red hair spectrum. Playing with a range of shades that resembles the intensities of wine, this hair color can also suit the different types of Filipina skin. Whether you’re morena or mestiza, there’s a variety of the pigment to choose from.

As a rule of thumb, since Filipinas are likely to have jet-black hair and this hair color is dark as well, seek the styling and expertise of a professional for the perfect burgundy color for you. (Maybe think of them as the sommelier to your tresses?) They’ll be able to recommend whether you should bleach your hair, or use a certain kind of dye to achieve the right shade of burgundy.

3 Types of burgundy color

1.  Cordovan

Taking its name from the leather that sports similar dark, brownish hues, Cordovan has distinct brunette tones to complement both fair and olive skin. Brighter, bolder red-brown dyes can rest easily on a canvas of black hair and come out with just the right shade to match you.

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Burgundy color type: Cordovan, featuring red tinges to hair that is browner in color. Credit: iStock

Editor’s Tip: With any kind of coloring and styling, you need to give your hair all the help it can get to retain its strength and natural shine. Use a shampoo like TRESemmé Smooth & Shine Shampoo — enriched with Moroccan Argan Oil, it delivers intense moisturization where your hair needs it most, calming frizz and fly aways without weighing hair down.

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Burgundy color type: Cordovan’s brownish with signature shades of plum. Credit: iStock

2. Cabernet

Although, technically, Cabernet Sauvignon is found in the neighboring Bordeaux region, the Cabernet shade of burgundy color for the hair takes some characteristics from the wine. It’s dark and fruity, while also being bold and dense in its hues. Brighter shades will complement fairer skin, but a good blend of dark red won’t clash with morenas’ skin type.

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Burgundy color type: a deep, rich Cabernet. Credit: Shutterstock

Editor’s Tip: Nourish the deep, intense color of your hair by using Cream Silk Color Protect Hair Reborn* Conditioner. This sulfate-free formulation is specially designed to protect colored hair from dryness and dullness, transforming your colored hair with enhanced vibrancy and up to 80% color protection.

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Burgundy color type: Cabernet, showing off its purple hues in this inverted braided bun.

3. Claret

The origins of this shade’s name might confuse you. Again, Claret is a kind of wine from Bordeaux, and it is often associated with deep purple in its color, but as a shade of burgundy hair, it is actually more reddish-brown. It’s different from bright red orange, though. So think of this as a tanned type of ginger shade — perfect on sun-kissed skin.

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Burgundy color type: Claret, evenly red with hints of brown. Credit: iStock

Editor’s Tip: Wear your hair down and relish in its shine and smoothness when you use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Treatment Mask. It can control frizz for up to 48 hours and infuse your hair with keratin from root to tip.

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Burgundy color type: Claret, neatly slicked into a claw clip.