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!
(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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Hair feels and looks so much better. Once I got my head around the mixing everything was easy great colour
It covered the gray hair well. Bit time consuming but I am happy with the results
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
Covers grey, leaves my hair feeling healthy and my scalp in tact. I have sensitive skin so was a bit cautious and did a patch test first. Thrilled I can colour my hair again.
Been using henna for 10 years plus and this is the best one I have found so far AND it is organic certified. It is fine powder so it is so much easier to wash out of the hair compared to other henna powders I have used. The colour is also really strong and long lasting. I tell everyone I know about it. Thanks for making such a great product so glad I found it.