I’ve been using desert shadow for 6-7 years now, my hair I hasn’t been this healthy since I was a teenager, I love the way the colour works with my natural shades, though it’s darker, it covers grey, lasts about 6 weeks, my scalp is healthy too, never any irritation,, I sometimes do some foils with bleach on the area where now have more grey so it gives me low lights. I can’t see myself using anything else on my hair, I’ve tried & it’s always damaging, not this henna, a beautiful product, thank you
(3.1) Classic, classy brown, Chocolate Shadow is a rich colour that will give silky dark chocolate tones to all hair colours except for black*.
This colour is ideal for most complexions and people with naturally brown or dark hair.
* We recommend a Red Shadow or Copper Shadow base application for hair with more than 30% grey, light blonde & colour resistant hair to achieve optimum colour results.
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 = 100ml diluted apple cider vinegar (30% ACV to 70% H2O or herbal tea).
STEP 2 = 150ml 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
For a full mixing guide including videos please read this article: Guide to mixing brown shades