Mahogany Hair Dye
A shiny new mahogany hair color is the perfect style update for brunettes looking for a subtle change. If youíre a brunette, you might love your natural color but feel a little bored with it from time to time. Itís completely normal to feel this way and it can be fun to experiment with new colors, too. However, going a really light shade like blonde might feel too drastic and you probably donít want to damage to your hair too much.
A dark mahogany brown hair color will let you keep all the rich, glossy tones of your natural color with that extra punch youíve been craving!
What Color is Mahogany Hair Dye?
Mahogany hair dye is a rich and complex blend of dark red and purple tones. The red tones found in mahogany colored hair are more intense than those that naturally occur in brunette hair. The tiny touch of violet adds a nice cool tone meaning this color will look great on people who donít usually suit red hair. If youíre someone who likes to have hair with high octane shine, then mahogany could be the perfect color for you.
The Perfect Style for Autumn and Winter
The cold winter months call for warmer, more opulent hair colors and mahogany fits this bill perfectly. Mahogany hair dye wonít just change the color of your hair; itíll make it super glossy and reflective, too. This is a hair color that will turn heads and shine bright like a diamond!
Who Suits Mahogany Hair Color?
This gorgeous red brown hair color flatters most complexions since it uses a blend of warm red tones and cooler purples. If youíve felt washed out by strong red hair dyes in the past, that doesnít mean you should rule out mahogany since the purple tones will cool down the warm red. The deep and rich color can brighten up the lightest of skin tones and still look striking on darker skin, too.
Emma Stone is a great example of a fair skinned girl who looks amazing after using mahogany hair dye for a non-drastic change. Equally, though, darker skinned beauties like Eva Longoria, Rihanna and Halle Berry are all gorgeous with their mahogany hair color.
How to Choose the Right Shade of Mahogany for your Skin Tone
Mahogany isnít just one color and there are lots of dyes to choose from. If itís your first time color treating your locks, this might feel overwhelming! The tip is to go for a shade with tones that match your skin tone.
- If your skin tone is especially warm or deep, then you have no problem pulling off bold red colors. Stargazerís Eggplant is a gorgeous color thatíll look beautiful on you.
- If your skin tone is cool, youíll probably need a dye with more purple and blue through it to balance the red tones of this hair color. Hair dyes like Crazy Color Burgundy and Crazy Color Aubergine are a great match for you.
Best of all, the large range of our mahogany hair dyes semi-permanent options means that you can test drive your new color before you commit.
You should also consider whether you want to go a lighter or darker shade of mahogany. This is completely down to personal preference and how vibrant and dramatic you want your color to be.
- By choosing a mahogany shade thatís darker than your own hair color, youíll get a shiny, deep and intense result. The best mahogany hair dye for dark hair is usually one shade darker than your original color.
- Lighter shades of mahogany are much brighter and bolder but, to achieve this look, youíll need to pre-lighten your hair. This will also be the case if you want to achieve a color 3 shades lighter than your own.
Both looks are completely different, and the choice comes down to personality rather than just skin tone alone!
Can you Dye Blonde Hair Mahogany?
Mahogany hair isnít just for brunettes. Blondes can definitely get in on the trend, too. If youíve been considering stepping to the dark side for a while, mahogany is a nice stepping stone. Itís not as bold a dark chocolate brown but packs just as much of a punch. Blonde celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Hayden Panettiere all pulled off darker styles when they dyed their locks mahogany.
Thatís not to say that dying blonde hair mahogany is an easy process, though. Blondes should take a lot of care if they want to DIY this themselves. A lot of people think that you can easily slap a mahogany hair dye onto blonde hair and that itíll take. However, since blonde hair is often missing the red and orange tones that are found in brown hair, mahogany hair dyes can look murky when applied to ashy blonde hair. Itís essential, then, for blondes to fill their hair using a gold or copper semi-permanent dye before they can achieve a rich mahogany hair color.
How to Care for Mahogany Hair
A mahogany hair color is a relatively low maintenance style, but it still requires some extra care. After dying, wait a few days before washing your hair to really lock in that color. The red tones will be the first to go so, if you want to keep your hair looking extra bright and vibrant, we recommend touching it up once a month. Otherwise, mahogany hair can end up looking too dull and cool. Itís also a good idea to use a heat protecting spray to avoid damaging your hair since that will remove all the shine youíve been lusting over.
No matter what your original hair color, switching to a mahogany hair color is a great way to update your look. This gorgeous, low maintenance color amplifies the shine and can be a fun update for natural brunettes. Whether you want to go a purple-y shade of aubergine or a brighter warmer red, weíre sure weíve got a gorgeous mahogany hair dye that youíll love!