This works as well for me as the regular Colorsilk (see separate review) = I love it and love the cheap price. I don't know why I stray, but I do very much like the foaming haircolors, so I alternate between these.
This performs just as well as the other, more expensive d/s options I have used over the years: L'Oreal Superior Preference, Clairol Nice & Easy, Clairol Perfect 10, L'Oreal Feria). Very pretty, shiny color that lasts a good 9 weeks on my, covers the few grays I have been fortunate enough to experience :( and doesn't dry out my hair.
Smell - typical for haircolor. Price - A LOT cheaper than anything else. Process - 25 minutes = shiny, fully colored hair w/ multiple tones. I wish the included conditioner was the same as the regular Colorsilk (that one smells heavenly, this one not nearly as much of a pretty smell, but performs great.)
I will and have continued to re-purchase depending on my mood if I want foaming haircolor or cheap. :)
It sucks it fades easily,it smells bad,makes my hair dry and flat plus it stains my towel and pillow!!!
I would have given this a three but it's just so inexpensive and gentle that I had to rate it better than a decent dye that damages hair. My hair went from rapunzel hair to a short bob that I used the dark brown dye to color it with because my natural hair color is so dark people mistake it for black brown and I had a feeling this would pull dark. Maybe it was me leaving the dye on for 40 minutes? I actually did that so the dye would penetrate and dye the strands more because reviews made it seem like because of the butters, it didn't take in the 20 minutes the directions say to leave in your hair. I originally dyed my hair more than a month ago so I think my review to be more helpful than the just-dyed. Unfortunately my hair color fades every time I wash it and I only do once a week and I use gentle and protective products and shampoo as little as I can, often only at the scalp and let it run down my hair. Got a reverse ombre thing going on, a regular guy wouldn't notice it but if a girl got upclose and just stared out of boredom she might notice. It looks black the last couple inches then very dark brown at the roots with some blondies trying to come through but I think only I can see that. I was hoping my hair wouldn't turn out like the box, but if you decide to leave the dye on for twice as long "dark brown" will probably look black at first but fade to a dark brown in time like me. It looks like my natural hair color aside from my bleached blonde locks trying to make an appearance. Overall, this is an inexpensive gentle dye that can be found anywhere but because it's so gentle/the butters I just can't imagine the dye taking after the instructed 20 minutes. I can't say for all shades to go one lighter to get the box color ahead of it because I only experienced dark brown looking black and not fading to anything near the box shade after more than a month. My hair felt no different either. It's still healthy, the dye did not stink at all. I hate dyed black hair so this is a great alternative. You could use a different developer but then it's kinda silly to be using a box dye in the first place. I don't know. Shouldn't judge at all. This has a lot of promise but Revlon needs to tweak it. I'm all for gentle dyes but it doesn't take as well as it could. That's what makes it hard to recommend or want to buy again.
About four years ago, I had a terrible experience with the original, $2 Revlon Colorsilk. The damage that product did to my hair was terrible, my hair was like straw and it took nearly a year for my hair to get back to a good condition.
I was sort of skeptical about this new Colorsilk, but decided to take a chance. The price, while not as cheap as the original Colorsilk, was still pretty low and not so expensive that I would be kicking myself if it didn't come out well. I used a light brown shade, which is pretty close to what my natural hair color is. I didn't want to try a more drastic color, like red, right away with this product.
I was pleasantly surprised with the product. I usually hate the smell of hair dyes, and I remember the original Colorsilk having a terrible, chemical-like scent. This one has a pleasant scent, sort of smells like coconut, but the scent isn't overpowering either. It washed out pretty easily, and so far I don't see any damage to my hair. My hair actually feels soft, and not straw-like.
I don't see a huge difference in the color of my hair, but I sort of expected that since I used a brown hair dye. I'd buy it again.
I accidentally stripped my hair down to a very light shade and had been trying to go darker using other products, namely Feria. The dye barely made a dent and after the first wash, it was pretty much rinsed out.
Well I purchased a dark brown color of Buttercream, assuming it would actually barely darken my hair due to my hair's strange behavior (typically if I go really dark it it barely registers, if I try to go to mega blonde, it only takes it down a shade.)
Last night I used this product and I was a stunned at how little of it washed out when it came time to rinse. I figured it must be a fluke and when I go to wash it again, the rest will come out.
Once my hair dried I couldn't believe that it was actually the same shade on the box. Although I wasn't expecting it, I couldn't complain since that was what I purchased.
I went ahead and washed it this evening expecting the massive rinse of color, to find only a little bled out (which is typical when I dye my hair using my sink faucet and then use the shower later on).
I'm happy to say that "Wow, it actually works." I don't care about packaging as long as the product is good. Although to be honest, I've been passing it by since it hit shelves because the price was so low that I figured it had to be a cheap product.
On my next radio broadcast I'll definitely be recommending it.
I was super excited when I saw this product advertised, as I've been a Revlon Colorsilk user for years. Colorsilk (Dark Brown) is the only haircolor that covers my truly stubborn gray hairs.
This came out and was on sale, so I went ahead and purchased 4 boxes of it. (Hoping to save the others for the next couple of touchups.) It went on smoothly, no irritation at all. Left it on a few minutes extra for the gray hairs. It really took alot to get the water to finally run clean. After drying my hair, I found that it was the same silkiness as with the original color silk.
However, after only 2 washings, my silver highlights are right back! TWO WASHINGS! This product is terrible at covering and keeping the grays covered.
I'll be switching back to my basic Revlon Colorsilk right away. And I'm hoping that I can find someone to take these extra ones off of my hands.
- the color doesn't fade easily
- smells really good
- made my hair very rough. i had the same problem with revlon colorsilk, and buttercream is no better.
I used Light Golden Brown #54G. I'm shocked the other reviewers are raving about this. I was using colorsilk previously in dark blonde. I saw this new buttercream line and decided to try it. I really noticed no difference in the dye itself. It still smelled identical to the reg. colorsilk and had the same consistency. The only difference I noticed in the kit was the after care conditioner, it was def. thicker then the org. colorsilk, but unfort. it didn't help with the dryness afterwards.
This color "light golden brown" came out A LOT darker than what I expected and nothing like the model :(( ...my color was almost a dark brown. Huge disappointment!!! Now I have to walk around with this fugly brown shade :((
Another huge disappointment was that my hair felt very dry afterwards and I noticed some scalp irritation, I'm assuming from the added "butters". The directions do state "this dye may cause scalp irritation" but since I usually never ever have an issue with hair dye I didn't worry about it. If you have an ultra sensitive scalp I wouldn't use this. Oh and the gloves that are included .... could they be any cheaper???? I think are made from trash bags (not that they are ever spectacular but these literally looked and felt like black trash bags on my hands).
I just hope once I shampoo a few times with Prell it will lighten up and who knows maybe just maybe this will turn out to be a descent color. I loved this color on the model on the box, it looked beautiful and that's why I chose this shade. I wanted to get back a little closer to my natural color and start dying my hair less.
I think the most disappointing thing is that I always get amazing color results from colorsilk and since I didn't this time I'm really bummed out. Totally disappointed (if you didn't notice). Will be going back the reg. colorsilk in dark blonde if I can!
Let me just say - BEST COLOR EVER!!!
Coloring my hair is always a stressful, anxiety-ridden ordeal. My hair is very dark brown, very thick & coarse, & very long (almost to my waist). If I go to a salon, by the time I get a cut & color (4 hr process with 2 batches of single color) it's usually about $125-$150 with tip included. Looking for ways to cut corners, I started coloring at home, which is even scarier.
For the last 2 years, I've been using only a semi-permanent so if it comes out bad, I know it will eventually wash out. Only problem is poor grey-coverage. Decided to bite the bullet & try a permanent at-home color. Picked up Revlon Luxurious Colorsilk after reading on-line reviews. 2 boxes of Blue Black & an hour later, I could not be happier!!!
Even though it's still mixed & dispensed in a squeeze-bottle (always somewhat messy) it did not drip. Any color that got on the skin wiped off with no staining. I even got so bold as to brush a tiny bit of color through my eyebrows (left on for about 7 min) - NO skin-staining whatsoever! During washout, there was no residue or staining to clean up in the shower. And, no stinky dye smell.
The included conditioner is Ah-Mazing! I can honestly say, after drying & styling, my hair has never felt softer or looked shinier. It is a perfect shade of black with a slight silvery-blue sheen when the light hits just right. This is, by far, the single best dye job I've ever had, salon or home. Will continue to use this from now on.
And, the $4.79 price tag ain't too shabby either!
I am normally a L'Oreal Excellence user, but I wanted to try this because it sounded like it would leave my hair healthier. Here are my first impressions - I'll update later to address how the color wore over time.
The formula is incredible, but I'll come back to that, because the issues for this color lie in the packaging. Revlon hair dyes always come across as being cheap to me. The packaging always leaves a lot to be desired. The bottle top has a lid that needs to be cut off with a pair of scissors, not a twist off. The gloves are the super cheap ones that need to be peeled off of the paper to use, so if you hate those as much as I do, you may need a separate box of gloves. You get a single-use small package of conditioner, not a multi-use tube like Excellence. The bottle was opaque white and stiff, so it was not as easy to see how much was left and it got more and more difficult to squeeze as I tried to get the remainder out. My hair is just past my shoulders and I kept feeling like I was running out of product. That never happened to me when I used the Excellence, even when my hair was down to my bra strap. (I do not have very thick hair.) If my hair were longer, I would need two boxes of hair color.
The formula itself was amazing. It really less drippy than other "non-drip" colors I've used, so that was nice. The scent was light and fairly pleasant. When I washed the color out of my hair, it washed cleanly and easily and my hair felt really good - not dry or stripped at all. The conditioner smelled incredible and was absolutely amazing. My hair felt silky and soft, like I'd just given it a deep conditioning treatment, not colored it. That part far surpassed my expectations. I've been coloring my hair for nearly twenty years and I've used nearly every type and brand of boxed color out there - nothing has ever left my hair feeling like that. In that regard, Revlon has a luxury product.
I don't understand why Revlon chose to package such a luxury and marvelous formula in such a cheap way. The formula is great, but the experience isn't, at least until you get to the part where you rinse it out. That's a failing here. The small color range is also an issue for me. My light-medium auburn from L'Oreal usually looks very natural and has fooled a real red-head. This medium auburn probably won't fool anyone and I may have to mix my own colors if I use this again.
I have some gray at my temples and color there usually fades quickly. The color took to my grays well, so now I just have to see if it sticks around. I'll try to remember to update a few weeks from now.
Verdict: If it holds onto my grays, I would repurchase, but I really wish that Revlon would step up the packaging game the way it stepped up the formula. It's like eating a great meal in a crappy dive restaurant with a wobbly table and creaky chairs - the food is worth it, but you're not really comfortable while you're there.
Edit: 5/1/2013 - It did hold onto my gray hairs and I did repurchase.