Hair Color Ideas

How to Get a Mahogany Hair Color

If there’s one hair color that will also be on our list of hair color ideas for fall, it’s mahogany hair. There’s just something about this brown hair color that fits perfectly with the falling leaves that come with this time of year. Interested in trying a mahogany brown hair color for yourself? Below, we’re helping you hop on the mahogany hair color trend by sharing everything you need to know, including how to get a mahogany hair color for yourself.

WHAT IS MAHOGANY HAIR?

Mahogany hair, as you can probably guess, resembles the beautiful tones encompassed in a slab of mahogany wood. The color can range in tones and variations, depending on the shade of mahogany hair you prefer. Think notes of chocolatey brown, espresso, red, and deep purple mixed throughout. Overall, it’s a seriously stunning red-brown hair color that’s absolutely perfect for fall.

HOW TO GET A MAHOGANY HAIR COLOR

If you want to get a mahogany hair color for yourself, there are a few ways to go about it. If you prefer to go to the salon, ask your colorist to customize your mahogany hue to your liking (be sure to have plenty of inspiration pictures pinned on Pinterest) and your skin tone. If you’re more of a DIY gal, you’re in luck, as this hair color is totally achievable at-home. Simply decide whether you’d prefer your mahogany hair to lean more red, brown, or purple, then take your pick from our at-home hair color options below.

For a mahogany hair color that leans red…try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rich Mahogany, the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme in Richesse Collection Dark Mahogany Red, or the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Deep Burgundy.

For a mahogany hair color that leans brown…try the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Dark Soft Mahogany Brown or Dark Mahogany Brown.

For a mahogany hair color that leans purple…try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet or Power Violet - Intense Deep Violet.

For a mahogany hair color that’s mixed…try using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color in BronzeAuburn and Purple to give your brunette mane temporary mahogany highlights! This temporary hair color will wash out in just one shampoo.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF MAHOGANY HAIR

Once you’ve achieved the mahogany hair color of your dreams, you may be wondering how you can maintain your beautiful new hue. With the right hair care and hairstyling tips for your color-treated hair, you can keep your mane looking its best.

MAHOGANY HAIR TIP #1: SWITCH YOUR HAIR CARE SYSTEM

The shampoo and conditioner you’ve been using? You’ll want to swap them with a duo that’s formulated for color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Conditioner. Together, this shampoo and conditioner keep color-treated hair beyond brilliant as the antioxidant UV system shields color from fading while ceramide instantly repairs dry, damaged, color-treated strands for nourished, protected hair and vibrant, lasting color. Just what you need for this red-brown hue!

MAHOGANY HAIR TIP #2: SHOW YOUR STRANDS SOME TLC

Everyone needs a little extra care at times, and the same goes for your hair. To keep your strands looking their best, add a hair mask or deep conditioner into your routine. The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner can be used daily, in place of your usual conditioner when you feel your locks need some love. In just one minute, the reviving formula will help hydrate each strand for shinier, silky hair. Alternatively (or additionally, if you really want to kick up the TLC), use the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm in place of your conditioner up to two times a week to smooth your locks and protect your hair color.

MAHOGANY HAIR TIP #3: OPT FOR HEAT-FREE STYLING

Want to style your newly colored mane? Of course, you do! Rather than turning to hot tools, we recommend giving your strands a break and using a heat-free styling method instead. For effortless waves that’ll showcase the array of tones in your mane, spritz the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto damp hair. Braid, then unweave your hair once it's dry to show off your waves!

Next up: Want more hair color ideas for autumn? Here are 21 Fall Hair Colors to Try in 2019.