Mushroom hair | How to get the soft brown look at home.

mushroom hair

If you’re looking for a new hair color that’s both natural and timeless, mushroom brown might be right up your alley. With shades of earthy tones like ashy brown or sandy mushroom blonde, this rich hue is a real autumn glory! But what color is mushroom hair? What hair dyes do you need? And how can you get mushroom hair at home? Read on for all the answers!

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What is mushroom hair?

Mushroom hair color is a great alternative to light ash brown for those with warmer skin tones. It adds rich hues and blended highlights that create an earthy, mushroom color blendable from one shade into another so you can change up your look on demand!

Mushroom brown is ashier than chocolate brown but not as warm as chestnut brown.

Brown mushrooms are earthy and beautiful, but they don’t have to be boring. Mushroom brown hair has a lot of colors that make it stand out from the crowd! From light to dark shades such as cream or gray, your locks look really full, glossy and unique when blended with these beautiful natural tones.

Mushroom can be sandy for more mushroom blonde hair, then graduating into warmer chestnut brown hues.

Check out the latest looks for ideas and inspiration.

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Will mushroom hair suit me?

Mushroom Brown is a super on-trend version of ash brown hair that creates an earthy mushroom color.

It’s a slightly warmer shade than ash with its deep rich hues, which makes it perfect for those who have warm skin tones!

That’s not to say you can’t cool it down too. With ash blonde or ash brown highlights, balayage or ombre, you can create multi-dimensional tones that frames faces and makes eye color pop!

Mushroom highlights, silver-grey mushroom and smokey ashy brown and blonde hair are all gorgeous tones on the mushroom hair spectrum.

Use our checklist below to find out your undertones and check that mushroom hair will suit you.

If you have cool undertones:

  • Your skin tone is pink or pale.
  • You blush easily!
  • Jewel and pastel colors are so your thing.
  • The color yellow washes you out and does not look good on you.
  • You have blue not green veins in your wrist.
  • Pearls and silver jewellery look awesome on you.

If you have warm undertones:

  • Gold jewellery looks awesome on you.
  • Your skin tone is golden, tan or olive.
  • You have red or golden tones in your natural hair.
  • You might have freckles.
  • You have green not blue veins in your wrist.
  • You suit bright or rich shades better.
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Which hair colors suit me?

You can also find out which hair color suits you by taking our quiz! Just answer a few quick questions to find out what other hair colors most suit you! Click on the image below.

which hair colour suits me

You can also try on some virtual hair colors with the Best hair colour changing apps you need to use in 2021!

Mushroom blonde hair

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Mushroom brown hair

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Can I get mushroom hair at home?

This on-trend color is a super easy to do yourself at home. There’s plenty of brown hair dyes that suit any complexion and will help you get the mushroom look. It all depends on what your current base hair color is now.

If your hair color now is light brown or darker – you’ll need to lighten your hair first to get the right base for mushroom brown.

This will involve bleach! And can be quite an intense process for your hair to go through. Bleach can damage your hair and leave it feeling brittle and dry. Always check with your hairdresser to make sure your hair is in good enough condition for the job.

If your hair color is dark blonde and lighter – you’re good to go! Choose the hair dye that best matches with your color.

Always check the color chart on the side of the box and do a strand test 24 hours beforehand to make sure you’ll get the right results.

Mushroom is a unique color that’s a blend of light brunette, gray and blonde shades in varying degrees of color.

Mushroom hair dye is a variation of brown and mushroom blonde hair colors.

Be sure to take some time and experiment with different tones and hair dyes until you find one that best suits you.

Best mushroom hair dye

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Is mushroom hair hard to maintain?

Once you get mushroom hair color at home, you’ll need to maintain it to stop it fading away. Fortunately, it is a color that can keep well with the right care.

Our top tips for making hair color last longer include protecting your hair against sunshine, heat damage and sea and pool water with the right products.

The good news about mushroom hair is that it still looks good while it’s growing out. Darker root styles and root blurs are so on-trend and blend well with mushroom blonde hair color.

You might find the color becomes warmer as it fades. Use a good blue shampoo to stop your color becoming too warm or brassy.


Is mushroom brown or mushroom blonde hair the perfect match for you?

We hope this blog post has answered any questions you have about how to get your desired hue. Happy coloring!