Chocolate Shadow 100g

$24.50 - $48.00
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ADD A Red base colour FOR GREY COVERAGE. ** For people with light or colour resistant grey hair a red base may be required to achieve full colour result - Please read information below for more details Required

Colour description

(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 or black tea (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 


Mixing guide

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

Chocolate Shadow dark natural brown hair colour swatch sample

Product Reviews

Written by Kerida on 15th Feb 2022

Chocolate shadow

The hair colour is a really nice, dark brown. The powder looks and feels really good quality. Well pleased with product.

Written by Carrol on 24th Oct 2021

Chocolate shadow

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

Written by Shelly on 8th Sep 2021

First time user

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!

Written by Kerida on 13th Aug 2021

Chocolate 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.

Written by Kate on 16th May 2021

Chocolate shadow on my dark blonde hair

I have been using henna on my hair for years but always went back to chemicals when I wanted to go dark again. After reading about the chemicals in dark hair dye recently I decided to stick to natural dyes from now on and I was so glad to find desert shadow. It takes the hassle and guesswork out of mixing my own quantities of herbs to get the right colour. I use pure henna on my dark blonde regrowth first then use the grey coverage method with the chocolate shadow. It gives me full coverage and comes out shiny and natural looking. I would recommend this product to anyone and will continue to use this product despite the extra time it takes.

Written by Sharon on 10th Feb 2021

Takes a bit of time

Beautiful colour totally natural and you can see the difference however you need a full day to dedicate to colouring and need to think ahead of time. Will use it again but will do it on my day off

Written by CHRISTINE MISSAGLIA on 18th Dec 2020


I am in love with every product for Desert shadow. I have severe allergies to hair dye and this product has been a life saver.

Written by Virginia on 23rd Oct 2020

Found my colour!

I originally used the walnut shadow on my hair a few times but the red tones as the colour faded didn't really suit me. I decided to try a darker shade and the chocolate shadow is perfect. I've used the chocolate shadow twice now and it covered my greys really well (used in conjunction with pre-colour wash bar) and it is a great match to my hair colour as it grows out/fades, no red tones.

Written by Adelina Ponzio on 28th Jun 2020

Chocolate Shadow

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

Written by Margaret on 25th Jun 2020

great colour

Hair feels and looks so much better. Once I got my head around the mixing everything was easy great colour

Written by Jackie on 31st May 2020

Good coverage

It covered the gray hair well. Bit time consuming but I am happy with the results

Written by Connie on 15th Mar 2020

Allergic to chemcial colours

So happy I found this product. I developed an allergy to chemcial hair colours so stopped colouring my hair until I found this one. I donÕt get any reaction and it covers my grey hair really well. I am so over the moon that I no longer have to

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?: Chocolate 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.