089 Bittersweet Chocolate

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Expected results
Medium BrownSwatch of hair colourSwatch of expected outcome of using 089 Bittersweet Chocolate
Dark BrownSwatch of hair colourSwatch of expected outcome of using 089 Bittersweet Chocolate
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Permanent Colour

This gives a permanent shade that will last up to 28 washes, depending on your hair history.

089 Bittersweet Chocolate

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  • Maximum colour depth & radiance
  • Built-in Vibrancy Serum with vitamins & oils
  • Stunning shine
  • Suitable for up to 100% grey hair

In need of a sugar rush? This intensely dark brown shade, with built-in Vibrancy Serum, maximises colour depth right down to the core of each hair strand - for a brunette shade as rich as it is vibrant.


Top tips:

  • Always perform the allergy alert test 48 hours before each time you colour, even if you’ve used the product before
  • Check the colour application range to make sure this product is suitable for your natural hair colour
  • Remember, if your hair’s previously coloured, this may affect results
  • Avoid staining your fav jumper by having an old towel at the ready and use some skin barrier cream around your hairline/ears
  • Have some cotton pads and skin toner handy just in case you get some product on your skin
  • If you’re lucky enough to have thick locks or hair longer than shoulder length, you’ll need two or more packs for a nice, even coverage
  • LIVE Intense Colour should be applied to clean, dry hair

Download our guide for step-by-step application instructions and pre-colouring advice

  • 1 tube of Colour Cream
  • 1 application bottle with developer lotion
  • 1 After Treatment
  • 1 instruction leaflet
  • 1 pair of gloves

Colour Cream: Aqua · Cetearyl Alcohol · Ammonium Hydroxide · Glyceryl Stearate · Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate · Ceteareth-20 · Octyldodecanol · Sodium Laureth Sulfate · Resorcinol · Ethanolamine · Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate · Serine · Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil · Parfum · Oleic Acid · m-Aminophenol · Sodium Sulfite · Potassium Stearate · Glycerin · Tetrasodium EDTA · Carbomer · 2-Amino-4-Hydroxyethylaminoanisole Sulfate · Potassium Hydroxide · Ascorbic Acid · Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate · Propylene Glycol · Sodium Sulfate · Benzoic Acid

Developer: Aqua · Hydrogen Peroxide · Cetearyl Alcohol · PEG-40 Castor Oil · Disodium Pyrophosphate · Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate · Disodium EDTA · Sodium Benzoate · Phosphoric Acid

After Treatment: Aqua · Cetearyl Alcohol · Behentrimonium Chloride · Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil · Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract · Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract · Panthenol · Hydrolyzed Keratin · Isopropyl Myristate · Citric Acid · Phenoxyethanol · Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine · Isopropyl Alcohol · Glyceryl Stearate · Parfum · Sodium Methylparaben · Propylene Glycol · Polyquaternium-37 · Glycerin · Dicaprylyl Carbonate · Butylphenyl Methylpropional · Limonene · Linalool · Hexyl Cinnamal · Lauryl Glucoside · Potassium Sorbate

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Jackie
  • Cork ireland
  • 6
  • 1
Have been using this colour for years and love it.It covers 100% greys.The colour is very very dark brown.Would highly recommend.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Thanks so much for the review Jackie!
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louise
  • Ireland
  • 0
  • 1
Just put this colour in and love it
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Louise, happy to hear it, thanks so much for the review!
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Madi
  • Uk
  • 0
  • 1
My natural colour was mousy brown like a very light brown and blonde in summer , I wanted a change and I picked this cos I preferred dark hair and it turned out great love It , when I did my roots with this colour was fine the most recent time I have done my roots I left the colour on for a bit longer than needed and went pretty much black but it is still gorgeous and you just have to be careful how long u leave it on for depending on the colour but do recommend for a very dark brown just be carefull how long u keep it on for depending on the colour like I said cos it could go black x
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Thank you for your review Madi :)
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Rachael
  • Northampton
  • 1
  • 1
I have always used live real red on my hair and always loves it but decided to go try get as close to my natural hair colour as possible and when I saw this colour I thought it would be perfect although I was very wrong! I knew it would be quite dark but my hair is now jet black and I hate it! Very angry and disappointed
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hello Rachael, we're sorry to hear of this! Applying colour on top of previous colour will create an intense, block result unfortunately. Always ensure you are using the correct method of application, and your hair is in the best condition prior to colouring. Thank you for taking the time to review!
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Michelle
  • Newcastle upon tyne
  • 0
  • 1
Amazing colour and no grey, it does what it says on the box, looooooving it, definitely recommend it, thank you
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Brilliant! Lovely to hear you're loving the Bitter Sweet Chocolate colour :) Thank you for your review!
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clare
  • United Kingdom
  • 1
  • 1
Fancied a change from blonde and streaks so I went for this one. It covered the steaks brilliantly, a really dark brown. Brilliant
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Wonderful to hear, Clare - thanks!
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Vikki
  • Staffordshire
  • 1
  • 1
Love love love this colour shine is amazing feel and condition out of this world love it... x x
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Great to hear - thanks Vikki!
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Emma
  • Northants
  • 1
  • 1
Absolutely awful. Does not come out dark brown, comes out black!!!!
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Emma, we're sorry to hear that you didn't get the colour results you were expecting. If you'd like to discuss this further, please call our Schwarzkopf Advisory team on 0800 328 9214 and an advisor will be happy to help. Thank you.
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Petra
  • UK
  • 1
  • 1
Great rich colour. I have finally tried the bitter sweet choc hair colour. I have used both packages as advised. I was very impressed how rich the colour was. I have not dyed my hair for about 5-6 months. People at work have noticed and complimented on my new colour. I am very pleased.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Great to hear Petra, thanks for reviewing your LIVE Bittersweet Chocolate!
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Karina
  • UK
  • 1
  • 1
Great colour! Very easy to use hair colourant with fantastic results. Hair is left soft
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Thanks for the great review Karina!
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Beth
  • Cannock
  • 2
  • 1
I live this colour and have been using it for years. However lately I have been struggling to get this colour from any supermarkets or shops
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Beth, glad to hear you love the colour! Bittersweet Chocolate is still available from most national retailers, but give our Advisory Team a call on 0800 328 9214 if you're having trouble finding it.
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Jemma
  • ha55su
  • 2
  • 1
I recently dyed my hair with this product expecting a rich chocolate brown but my hair turned out jet black, I am so disappointed and upset with this product as I did not get what I payed for.
Response from Schwarzkopf LIVE: Hi Jemma, we're sorry to hear that you didn't get the colour results you were expecting. Bittersweet Chocolate is a very dark brown shade and results can be affected by various factors, especially if it's applied to previously coloured hair. If you'd like to discuss this further, please call our Advisory team on 0800 328 9214 and an advisor will be happy to help.
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