Caramel Shadow 100g

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Colour description

(6.54)  Auburn

Carmel Shadow will add spice and warmth to grey, light blonde and dark blonde hair and will add a hint of cinnamon to light brown and even medium brown hair. This colour is ideal for people who are after or who have naturally auburn red hair. 

*this colour will not lighten the hair as it contains no bleach or peroxide. 

Colour & treatment in one

Our hair colour products also act as a treatment, helping to repair dry and damaged hair, leaving your hair soft and shiny.

This 100% Certified Organic formula is ideal for those who have scalp issues, sensitive skin and allergies to chemical hair dyes. It is also a wonderful and safe alternative for pregnant mums who would like to continue colouring during pregnancy* as they contain nothing but certified organic goodness.

Me Time required

Organic hair colours need time to deposit colour on your hair. Please allow the following amount of time for your colour treatment.

Non Grey coverage : 1 hr

Grey coverage : 2 to 3 hrs

Amount of product required

Short hair & root touch ups - 1/2 pack

Medium hair - 1 pack

Long hair - 1 to 1.5 packs

Super long hair - 2 to 3 packs

Thick hair - will need to add an extra 1/4 pack for short hair and 1/2 (short to medium) to 3/4 pack (for long hair)

*Please note - repeated use will see your colour become richer and in some cases darker. Once you achieve the colour shade you like on the lengths, simply apply to the roots only and do a full application every 4th or 5th time to boost the colour at the ends. This will save time and product and ensure you have an even colour all over.


Lawsonia inermis, Indigofera Tinctoria, Cassia obovata, Aloe barbadensis.



*We recommend a strand test to determine desired processing time and final colour result. Colour resistant hair will require the longer period for processing time. Not recommended for people who wish to bleach or lighten their hair blonde in the future. Strand test instructions can be found here


How to apply your hair colour at home

Take a look at our application tutorial video here 


Liquid measurement for mixing

STEP 1 = 180ml diluted apple cider vinegar (30% ACV to 70% H2O or herbal tea).
STEP 2 = 70ml warm water 

20 to 50ml additional warm water (only if required)

For more information about different herbal teas & liquids that can be used to mix your colour please read this article:  Hair colour alchemist - beneficial herbal teas & liquids that can be used in your home hair colours 


Mixing guide

For a full mixing guide including videos please read this article:  Guide to mixing brown shades 

Caramel Shadow 100g

Product Reviews

Written by Deb on 13th Apr 2023

Caramel Shadow

I love this product. It leaves my hair feeling soft and conditioned. And this colour is perfect for my mousey natural hair colour.

Written by Danielle on 2nd Mar 2023

Caramel Shadow

I love this product. I have been using it for years. I only touch up the roots using 1/4 of a packet every couple of weeks when my greys grow through - and the colour is great for the length of my hair. SoI have 100% grey coverage! People are constantly asking me if it’s my natural colour too! Couldn’t be happier!

Written by Lynette on 24th Feb 2023

Henna, Caramel Auburn

Over the years my naturally red hair has faded to a bog ugly dead brown. Yuck. I have been using henna as a colouring agent for decades. Other hair colouring agents cause chemical burns to my scalp and after only a few applications dry my hair out to a straw-like consistency. So, obviously, they are not an option. Henna from Desert Shadow, on the other hand, helps keep my hair in great condition, does not cause chemical burns and, best of all provides a natural looking colour. Both I and my hairdresser love it. When I'm at the hairdresser's, many clients also comment on what a beautiful colour it is. So, what can I say, give it a go even if you do it yourself, which I have done. One thing, if you go to a hairdresser, mix up the henna before you go, put it in a clip-lock bag and store it overnight in the fridge. I make up a large batch and freeze the leftover for the next time.

Written by Yvonne on 26th Jan 2023



Written by Sarah on 7th Jan 2023

Get compliments

I often get compliments on my hair colour. I use the caramel shadow as a base to coat my greys and then walnut brown to tone down the red and give it depth. Having a natural, non dye product that actually covers greys is amazing. I am so happy with this product. I am allergic to chemical dyes so finding this product was awesome!

Written by G on 27th Nov 2022


This is a great colour. I like to use it around the hairline where my hair is lighter and finer as the copper red makes it look too orange. However, I also use copper red which I love. Terrific, natural henna that's easy to use and wash out, leaving hair in lovely condition.

Written by Yulia on 30th Sep 2021

Caramel Shadow 100g

Beautiful colour, amazing and pure product. Thank you so much!!!

Written by Kez on 7th Sep 2021

Best I have come across

I have used a variety of different brands of henna many times over the years. This must be the best product that I have EVER used! Excellent instructions were supplied (including a tip I had never come across before). For once, the henna washed out easily (after 4 hours) with no gritty feeling in my hair. First time ever! No more having to use a dark pillow case, as the colour stays on my hair, and doesn't come off on the pillow. Can't wait to use it again :-)

Written by Tracey Carter on 4th Jun 2021

Great colour

I haven’t coloured my hair in 10 years as I hated the feel of it after putting all the chemicals on to my hair. A friend told me about desert shadow so I tried the caramel shadow and I love it. I have bucket loads of hair so I needed the whole packet to colour it. It isn’t patchy at all and colour is fantastic and it still feels so soft which is great. I will admit the smell is a bit off putting so if you are doing your hair for a special occasion, I would do it the week before. I will definitely use desert shadow again.

Written by Fiona on 30th Apr 2021

Caramel shadow hair dye

This is a really good product. I find it covers grey really well is fairly easy to use and leaves the grays a nice bright colour compared to the rest of my hair, like foils without the hassle. Highly recommend.

Written by Skye on 30th Apr 2021

Caramel Shadow

Amazing product! Leaves my hair feeling healthy and shiny. I get so many compliments on the colour

Written by Lynda on 26th Nov 2020

Caramel shadow

Beautiful product, night before colour prep then 3 hours processing time the next day. The colour is amazing I get so many comments you’ll love it!

Weight: 0.16 KGS
Warranty: Please read in full and follow instructions found in your pack
First time users: Read & follow enclosed directions for mixing & application. More tips & info can be found on our blog.
Optimum grey coverage: Wash hair before application, follow grey coverage mixing instructions in full, apply and leave in the hair for minimum 3 hours.
How long will the colour last?: Our colours give long lasting coverage and may fade but will not wash out completely.
Colour maintenance: Once you have achieved the colour you like on the ends you can apply future applications to your regrowth only. This will avoid colour build up, save time & money. Apply full application every 5th -6th time.
Unsure of which colour to choose?: We suggest you select a colour closest to your natural shade. If you are still unsure please contact us for assistance.
Washing your hair colour out: Rinse your hair with water and use conditioner only to release particles. You may wish to apply conditioner twice to remove the colour paste
Mixed too much product?: Caramel Shadow Step 1 can be frozen but the Step 2 needs to be used once activated. Please see our blog about root touch ups for tips on how to get more that one treatment from your pack.
Important note: If you intend to lighten or bleach your hair in the future we recommend you not to use our colours as they are long lasting. You can use our treatments to maintain hair health.