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on 7/8/2015 6:45:00 AM
More reviews by imaladybug
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I used Revlon ColorSilk in Dark Brown on short my brown/black hair w/ about 10% dye resistant grays 6 days ago. It was $3+change including tax @ my local Target.First off, the color was much darker than I expected. I thought I'd pretty much have my original color w/ the grays coming out a dark brown. What I got was a monochromatic black/brown head of hair after following Revlon's directions for covering stubborn gray.At least the dye successfully covered my stubborn grays and the color seems to be mellowing out a little bit. I didn't shampoo for 24 hours but still had a little dye bleed onto my towels after shampooing on days 3 & 4.Though the smell was okay, the dye really roughed up my hair cuticles & dried it out. Wet my hair was a tangled mess. The included conditioner only helped a tiny bit. However, after drying, my hair was reasonably soft and shiny.One box was enough for my short hair w/ just a tiny bit to spare so if you have shoulder length hair or longer, get 2 boxes or more.Pros:1) Covers stubborn grays.2) Cheap.3) Smells okay.Cons:1) Dries out your hair.2) Box claims multi-dimensional color, but I got a monochromatic result.3) Color comes out darker than expected.4) May need to get 2 or more boxes for hair any longer than a pixie cut. (ex. Anne Hathaway's short hair @ her wedding)
on 3/22/2015 8:12:00 PM
More reviews by CandiceOK
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
I decided to stop getting my hair colored at the salon and do it at home. I had been coloring with CHI IONIC permanent shine color (can't remember the color #, sorry!) . If anyone is familiar with Chi color it's ammonia free. This particular Revlon color is a spot-on match to the Chi color. At less than $3 at Walmart I was amazed it could turn out this good! I'm so used to having my hair professionally done that I wasn't very hopeful! Revlon Colorsilk is also ammonia free. I know some other reviewers said it made a mess. I wore thicker latex gloves than the ones that come with the kit. I also purchased separately a tint bowl and tint brush from online. The bowl and having a brush to apply it with makes a HUGE difference on whether or not it makes a mess. I have way more control over where it's going. I love this brand and color. Will definitely purchase again. Thank you Revlon.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/28/2015 12:29:00 PM
More reviews by Salome88
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have a long history with this product...In 2006 i used it perfect... Real dark brown with no reds.. I would have given it 5 stars...I think they may have changed the formula... I used it last year in october it was dark brown with some reddish... I used it on hair which has not been dyed b4.. The last time i dyed my hair was in 2007.Well not that perfect maybe 3 stars...The key however is not to use it on hair which has been lightened too many times...I have dyed my hair quite a number of times so this round it did not look good... a dull flat black instead of the dark brown last oct...I probably would buy again as i suit dark colours...But i will have to wait a while hopefully the next round it will be brownI don't do well with any red tones which unfortunately does happens when you try to dye your black hair brown..
on 8/17/2014 1:05:00 PM
More reviews by skim6926
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
I have never used a hair color brand that has been SOOOOO off with the assignment of the appropriate color to their formula.I tried black brown at first and that turned out to be jet black (goth jet black w/blue and purple overtones)I liked the formula enough, that I thought I would try dark brown (I wanted a rich ,lustrous expresso color) and once again, the color is way too dark. It reads as a soft black. Yes, if you look at the individual strands you'll see some brown overtones but the entire mass of head looks very much a dark, true black. Nothing like the color on the box. I'm used to using Feria and will definitely go back. I never really knew if their color was truly "prismatic" and after trying Colorsilk and experiencing how unidimensional Colorsilk is, I know realize Feria's formula does provide dimension to the hair color it doesn't look like a solid mass of one color. We're saving so much money not coloring at the salon, no reason to try and save a little more on the color itself if the color representation on the box is going to be so off.Other than the color designation and lack of dimensionality, the formula is fine. Covers gray easily, smells quite nice.
on 8/15/2014 10:16:00 PM
More reviews by kateb18
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This is a good product, but beware. I was very scared to use this and end up with black or black/brown hair, but the key is to use it for less than the 25 minutes they recommend. I left it on my roots for about 20 minutes, and my ends for about 10 (my hair was essentially virgin/uncolored). Turned out very dark brown, but not black, and faded on shampooing. Lovely dark brown color, no damage. The price and ammonia free formula make this dye amazing for my current needs. I have medium brown hair to begin with.
on 8/9/2014 10:26:00 AM
More reviews by tswope57
Age: 56 & Over
I used this for root touch up only. I did not use on hair that had already been colored. Overall this was was a good product - covered resistant gray roots, blended well with hair that has already been colored since I did not want to cover my highlights. I think it was a bit darker than the color shown on the model on the box. This is ammonia free so did not have the smell usually associated with hair color. I will purchase this again when I need all over root touch up, as the regular "root touch up kits" do not have enough dye do a total job for me.
on 7/28/2014 7:17:00 PM
More reviews by jess6886
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I love this haircolor. Not only is it reasonable (I get it at Target for $2.99 a box), the color itself is gorgeous and comes out a really nice, deep dark brown. Will continue to purchase this hair color.
on 6/29/2014 5:15:00 PM
More reviews by Jeanbean7777
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
This is good dye. I was afraid to dye my hair at home. Too many horror stories and I've been going to an upscale.salon for awhile. However, with the grays growing in like mad and the cost going too high I had to do them myself or go gray. So, I had to force myself to try. It.came out just fine. It was darker.than expected but I know.after.a.few.shampoos it will be a.nice.rich brown. I would heartily recommend.this.brand.of dye. Yes it is very messy to dye your own hair but I took all the hints from the other reviewers and really protected my bathroom with towels, saturated my.face, neck and hairline.with Vaseline to block the dye from staining my face and.neck. It doesn't run too much once.it's on your head. I liked this stuff and would definitely buy again. Go revlon!
on 2/21/2014 12:51:00 PM
More reviews by Liz318
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I LOVE this! My hair looks incredibly shiny and is an amazing shade of dark brown. This is my holy grail hair color. I've used other shades in this line as well and have liked them but this shade is my absolute favorite! My only gripe is that I wish they gave you more of the amazing conditioner.
on 1/18/2014 4:21:00 AM
More reviews by nanamisan
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
My hair was ombre with dark brown on top and dark blonde on the bottom, however I had quite a few grays coming in. I wanted to even out the hair color so I opted for a deep rich shiny dark brown which is what I hoped this would be. No such luck, I ended up with dull flat black hair with ends that had a greenish tint... My grays weren't colored and I had to wait a few washes to see any brown. I didn't mind the ends because after all they were ombre but I can't forgive the no gray coverage, the dullness and not to mention dryness. Probably worst hair dye I've ever used and I've had my hair every color you can think of.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
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