Chestnut Shadow 100g

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Colour description

(5.5) Medium warm brown

Warm and sweet like winter chestnuts, Chestnut Shadow will give a beautiful warm, medium reddish brown on grey, light blonde and dark blonde hair and will add a beautiful rich warm glow to light brown, medium brown and even dark brown hair. This colour is ideal for people with naturally brown or red hair. It has strong red tones.

*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 = 120ml diluted apple cider vinegar (30% ACV to 70% H2O or herbal tea).
STEP 2 = 130ml 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 

Chestnut Shadow medium warm brown hair colour swatch sample

Product Reviews

Written by Elizabeth Sinclair on 29th Jul 2023

Desert Shadow Hair Colours

I've been colouring my hair with Desert Shadow colours ever since I had a severe reaction to chemical colours. I did a lot of research to find a product I was happy to try & I'm so glad I did. I have been happily using these colours for about 7 years & love that I can mix them to get the right shade for me. Thank you for a fabulous product!!

Written by Romana on 9th Jun 2023

Love all the colours

I've been colouring my hair with Shadow Desert colours for eight years and absolutely love it. It covers well grey hair, and it's so easy to transition from one colour to another. I can't recommend it enough.

Written by Sascha on 4th Feb 2023

Beautiful product

What a divine product! The warm colour is so beautiful and natural looking. I applied my henna on dirty blonde hair for 1 hour and it transformed into a warm chestnut spice brown. I had bleached highlights in my hair too and the henna worked perfectly over them. So happy and will definitely use this again. It also hydrated my hair so well.

Written by Michelle on 17th Sep 2022

Chestnut shadow is so good for my hair

I lo e this product. It not only has great coverage for grey hair, but it has also helped my hair to be the healthiest it's ever been. It's soft and shiny and doesn't have any fly away anymore. Despite the length of time it takes to do it all, it's worth the time.

Written by Michelle Rafton on 6th Nov 2021

Chestnut Shadow colour

Love this product! Very natural looking colour. My hair is a light brown and final colour after process is a rich dark brown. Excellent even coverage. Only slight downside is the smell however I need to experiment more with herbal teas. Colour hair a week before special event so the smell is gone completely. Would highly recommend these products.

Written by Dianne Benecke on 13th Jul 2020

Chestnut Shadow

I'm a natural red head going grey. I wasn't sure which shade of hair dye to choose so chose this one and it's perfect for me. It's just enough red to lift my face. It covers the grey very well. I have used brown hair dye for years that I purchased from a health food store but changed to this product for it's natural ingredients. My daughter applies the dye for me and I have no problem wrapping my hair up for 3 hours. I wear green glasses against my red hair and it looks great. Dianne B.

Weight: 0.16 KGS
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?: Chestnut 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.