Red Shadow 100g

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Colour description

(6.4) Medium Copper Red 

Fiery Copper, Red Shadow will give a pop of fire red to grey, light blonde and dark blonde hair and will add a red fire glow to light brown and medium brown hair. When used on dark brown & black hair, a red reflex effect can be seen in the shimmering sunlight. This colour is ideal forthose who love daring colour and people with naturally red hair. 

*this colour will not lighten the hair as it contains no bleach or peroxide. Results on dark hair will vary and colour result may be mild.

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 : 1.5 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, 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

250ml warm water or herbal tea (30º- 40ºC)
20 to 40ml of 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 please read this article: Guide to mixing red shades


You can simply watch this video:

Red Shadow medium copper red hair colour swatch sample

Product Reviews

Written by Linda on 17th Mar 2023

Great product

Works well on greys, vibrant colour , leaves hair looking very healthy

Written by Kerrie on 24th Dec 2022

Red Shadow

I have been using Desert Shadow hair colours for a few years. I have always been happy with the grey coverage and vibrant colours and best of all chemical free.

Written by Janiece Dawe on 6th Oct 2022

Desert Shadow Medium Copper

Excellent coverage and colour was lovely. Have used the dark copper red before which was also awesome. Thoroughly recommend this product

Written by Suzie taylor on 22nd Jul 2021

'Red Shadow' hair colour

I've been using this product for nearly two years now and I love it. The colour is beautiful, covers all my grey, and I get compliments regularly. People think I'm a natural red-head! I stopped using supermarket brands because they were destroying my hair and it was the best move I could have made. My hair is soft, and its actually growing at last. Highly recommend.

Written by LO on 13th Feb 2021


I admit I was a loyal satisfied customer of Hairprint, however due to a shortage of stock as Hairprint is a US company,  I had to try something else. I came across Desert Shadow & tried it out. To my surprise, I found Desert Shadow so much easier to use. It doesn't stain the bathroom, you don't have to apply 4 different satchels & watch off each mixture each time in the space of 3 hours. The coverage with Desert Shadow is 100% coverage! As I have 80% greys, I was so happy to have these results because Hairprint only gave me 70% coverage! To cover greys, especially with black hair, I've found it is crucial to use the 2 step process by applying Red Shadow first. And then applying Chocolate Shadow. The easiest way I've found to do this, especially running after kids all day, is come home, apply the 1st step, make dinner & then after 3-4 hours, wash it out. And then apply the 2nd colour the following afternoon/evening. I find it's super easy. I've found the best way for me to maintain my black hair & keep my greys covered, is to halve the dose of the packets so that I do my hair every 3 weeks, rather than once every 6 weeks. I'm actually able to maintain this routine with ease. I do keep a portion of the Chocolate Shadow in the freezer (Step 1 packet) ready to go as well, so it's super easy!! To conclude I'm totally loving being grey free & am totally loving Desert Shadow, it is helping me stay grey free, my hair always feels so shiny & soft after it as well. And most importantly, I'm looking after myself by keeping the toxic load off my body which is super important for me.

Written by Kat on 27th Jul 2020

Beautiful colour!

I love this hair colour. It produces an amazingly vibrant, rich and long-lasting colour. I always end up with regrowth rather than fade. It's a chunk of work to do properly; this is NOT a quick on-and-done product. It is the consistency of mud and so takes some effort to get through the hair. I tend to make it up a little wetter than instructed and add a good couple of dollops of honey too. Makes things MUCH easier to manage and is an awesome treat for my hair. This stuff ticks all the ethical boxes, produces an amazing result and is absolutely worth the effort!

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?: Red Shadow that has been activated can be frozen and used within 3 months.
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.