Chocolate brown hair colour is never not on trend. It’s a glossy, rich colour that is as scrumptious as it sounds and keeps us at the top of our hair game from one season to the next.

For that reason, it makes our Hair Colour Ideas 2021 list of the hottest hair colours this year. Here’s everything you need to know about how you can own the luxurious chocolate brown look at home.

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What is chocolate brown hair?

Chocolate hair colour is a rich, deep shade of brown that is utterly flattering for women of all ages. It’s loved by all because it makes your hair appear fuller, thicker and glossier whichever shade you choose.

From cherry to mocha to iced and milk chocolate brownie, the range of gorgeous chocolate hair colours are enough to make your mouth and eyes water!

Chocolate brown shades also work amazingly as a base for other on-trend styles like ombre, balayage and highlights.

Check out the latest looks for ideas and inspiration.

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Will chocolate brown hair suit me?

Chocolate hair is an extremely versatile colour and you’ll find shades to suit your skin tone whether you have warm or cool undertones.

If you have cool undertones.

Look for cool brown hair colours like:

  • Iced coffee
  • Iced chocolate
  • Chestnut
  • Bittersweet chocolate

If you have warm undertones.

Look for warm chocolate hair colours that have golden or warm red tones like:

  • Light chocolate brown
  • Golden brown
  • Chocolate brownie
  • Medium Chocolate brown
warm or cool undertones

If you’re not sure if you have warm or cool undertones or what colours are best for you, you can take our quiz!

Just click on the image below to find out what hair colours suit you!


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You can also try on some virtual hair colours with the Best hair colour changing apps you need to use in 2021!

Can I dye my hair chocolate brown at home?

Of course! Chocolate brown is a great colour for getting perfect results at home. The best advice is to choose a shade lighter than the colour you are now – brown colours tend to come up darker.

Use the side of the box dye to choose the right shade for you based on the colour you are now.

Remember you can’t lighten colour with colour, so if you want to go a lighter shade, it’s best to have a chat with your hairdresser. They’ll be happy to help.

chocolate brown hair at home
chocolate brown hair at home

Which are the best chocolate brown hair dyes?

If you’re ready to go sweet chocolate at home, here are the best box dyes your hard earned cash can buy today! Find out more about each one in our Best chocolate brown hair dye reviews.

Best Chocolate Brown Hair Dyes at a glance.

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Garnier Nutrisse Brown Hair Dye, Iced Coffee.q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B006L68VDU&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBbest chocolate brown hair dye iced coffeeCool dark chocolate brown hair colour.
Preference Infinia, Caracas Iced Chocolate Hair Dye.q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B0045XDZFA&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBbest chocolate brown hair dye caracasShiny and glossy chocolate brown hair.
Schwarzkopf LIVE Intense Colour Permanent, Bitter Sweet Chocolate.q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B00DG7GX6Y&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBbest chocolate brown hair dye sweet chocolateDarkest brown shades.
Garnier Olia Light Chocolate Brown Permanent Hair Dyeq? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B00CTPBWNS&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBbest chocolate brown hair dye garnier oliaWarm and healthy chocolate brown hair.
L'Oreal Paris Casting Creme Gloss Hair Colourant, Choc Brownie.q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B0045ZU6T6&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBbest chocolate brown hair dye choc brownieWarm chocolate brown with hints of red.
John Frieda Precision Foam Colour Hair Dye, Medium Chocolate Brown.q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B01L96IULY&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 21&language=en GBbest chocolate brown hair dye john friedaNo mess dark chocolate brown.

TOP PICK!

Garnier Olia Light Chocolate Permanent Hair Dye

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Best hair dye for: Warm and healthy chocolate hair colour.

Olia is known for it’s oil-powered properties that really fortify and renew your hair’s condition.

This is a light shade so we used it on light brown hair to add depth. It’s all over coverage is fabulous and the result was a mid-chocolate brown colour with tons of shine. Use this to soothe dry and damaged hair. And turn it into chocolatey heaven.


How can I care for my chocolate brown hair?

Chocolate brown hair is similar to red hair in that it’s a colour that fades fast. This will especially happen if you choose colours with warmer chocolate brown tones.

The best way to keep your colour locked in and avoid brassiness is to use a brunette shampoo and conditioner like Fudge’s Cool Brunette Blue Toning Duo.

Fudge’s Cool Brunette Blue Toning Duo.

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Once a week, use a really nourishing deep conditioning mask to help remoisturise and repair your hair.

And don’t forget to always follow our most excellent advice in How to look after coloured hair and keep it luscious for longer.

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