Desert Shadow Organic Hair Colour - Deep Chestnut Shadow (100g)
The Desert Shadow Organic Hair Colour in Deep Chestnut Shadow is the darkest brown in town, just a couple shades off black.
It will give the darkest brown with red highlights in the sun to all hair colours. We recommend a Red Shadow base application for hair with more than 50% grey and light blonde hair to achieve full colour results.
This Colour is ideal for fair to medium warm complexions, light olive complexions and people with naturally brown hair.
COLOUR & TREATMENT IN ONE
This organic hair colour also acts as a hair treatment, helping to repair dry and damaged ends, leaving your hair silky soft and shiny.
This non-irritating 100% Certified Organic formula is ideal for those who have scalp issues, sensitive skin and allergies to commercial 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.
This is currently the only 100% certified organic hair colour on the Australian market. If you have been searching for an alternative to those chemical filled dyes, then this is certainly your answer.
NOTE: It can seem a little bit of a process, but all good things take time. When you get into a routine and you know what to do, you will fall in love with how beautiful, healthy and smelling amazing your hair will be!
* If you are pregnant and would like to use this, or ANY product for the first time we recommend you first speak with your doctor. Our products contain nothing but 100% Certified Organic plant material such as leaves and berries which are safe to use but the list of ingredients so you can take it to your next appointment. Why do we suggest you do this? Firstly to spread the word and tell our doctors that there is a chemical free option that is safe to use during pregnancy and to make sure you are offering the best for your little one.
FACT: A large number of doctors tell pregnant women NOT to use CHEMICAL hair colours during pregnancy. This is because the chemicals used in your regular commercial colours are toxic and as our skin is the largest organ in our body they can be absorbed through the skin. These toxic chemicals can then travel around your body through the blood stream and be passed on. By avoiding chemical hair colours you will reduce the risk of being exposed to these harsh substances and avoid all the adverse effects they may have on your health.
Indigofera Tinctoria (True Indigo)*, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna)*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera)*.
*Certified Organic Ingredient.
Note: Each crop is studied and tested so they can monitor the dye content, therefore guarantee consistent results.
How long will the hair colour last?
If you are wanting grey coverage, it will last for around 4-6 weeks. As the colours is semi to permanent, if it's just regrowth that you need to colour, we recommend using half a packet and just do a touch up. Otherwise for longer greys or full colour, it will be permanent.
How long is the process from start to finish?
For all the brown hair colours, there is a 2 step process. You need to soak the first sachet for 6-12 hours and then the second one about 10-15 minutes before you put it in. Here is a link to the instructions for the brown hair colour.
NOTE: It does say in the instructions to use honey and yogurt. We recommend using molasses instead of honey (if you wish). We have personally tested it without those two ingredients and the colour works perfectly fine. It just makes it easier to apply and remove from your hair. Desert Shadow have taken on the feedback and their new batch of instructions will be free from both those additional ingredients.
How long do I need to leave it in my hair?
It is recommended to be left in your hair from 2-4 hours. The longer you leave it in, the darker it will become. You can also sleep with it in your hair overnight. Just make sure you put down a towel to protect your pillow case. If you want the exact colour that is described, best time is 3 hours.
Is it like henna?
One common misconception is that henna comes in different shades. That is not possible. Henna is a red pigment and cannot come in any other shade. If you purchase a henna hair colour and it's in more then just red, it has other additives. Desert Shadow colours do have a percentage of henna in them but depending on the shade and colour, the ratio varies. Make sure you always read the label and buy organic.
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