I am very happy with desert shadow I don't have anymore grey hair with their organically safe products
(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.
How to apply your hair colour at home
Take a look at our application tutorial video here
Liquid measurement for mixing
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:
For a full mixing guide including videos please read this article: Guide to mixing brown shades
After using Chocolate Shadow for a few years I'm so thrilled to have found a product that I'm confident doesn't add toxins to my system and creates a beautiful colour. I recently contacted the company for some customer service and was so impressed with their commitment and ability to help. Thank you Desert Shadow team!
Very good quality henna and indigo, clear instructions and tutorials and help on the website. Very pleased.
Since using this I’ve cut down hairdresser visits to one a year as hair tends to stay healthy for longer. The colour, including grey coverage tends to last me two months, so highly recommend. Very happy to have discovered desert shadow and the lovely people who run this company, they’re super attentive. Also, love the gratitude face oil, thank you!
Best option for people with skin sensitivities and allergies
I have been using various brands of Henna for 5o plus years, initially for the color and as conditioner.. Now I do it to cover my gray hair which last for 4 weeks., which is better than other henna on the market.
Lovely result. Not too tricky to use, you just need a lot of time. I have some grey in my hair and it covers nicely, better than any chemical semi permanent hair colour I have ever used, including salon colours. I didn't use any of the pre colours, just went straight in with the chocolate. Going by the % of grey advised I probably just make in without doing a pre colour. Easy to rinse out, it does have a plant scent at first but mostly when your hair is wet. I recommend giving this a go, it is worth the time you put in.
I searched the internet for nearly two years to find something organic and that didn’t have any chemicals in it. I finally found desert shadow and I’m wrapped. This was the best hair colour I have ever used since being allergic to normal salon colours.
The hair colour is a really nice, dark brown. The powder looks and feels really good quality. Well pleased with product.
Using Desert Shadow was the best thing I have ever done, I am allergic to all ingredients in hair colours and I googled so many companies to help me find a solution. By strike of luck I found desert shadow, I called them up and they were very honest from day one. And they provided an amazing service. I was so excited to colour my hair again but the natural way. I highly recommend them to anyone who is allergic to hair colour. Keep up the good work Thomas/Charmaine
Great first time use! I'm really pleased as my hair appears thicker and Chocolate Shadow provided very good grey coverage. I didn't use any of the suggested base additives as I didn't have them on hand, but I'm happy with the mild low lights, as it looks more natural. It's quite a dark shade, but I'm looking forward to seeing the final colour in a few days and in two month's time. I will definitely be buying again. Thank you Desert Shadow!
I am pleased with this product. It is a very dark brown and my hair feels softer and a little bit fuller after using it. I use the red base first so that the grey in my hair is well covered . Instructions in the box and on line are really really helpful. So pleased.