I've been dying my hair for the past five years or so, from black to blonde and everything in between. Every time I try a box dye other than Revlon Colorsilk, I'm disappointed in either the color, or the way my hair feels after using it. The only issue I've run into with this brand is that the medium to deep colors run darker than shown, at least on me. I don't usually mind because I go for reddish browns, and they lighten up pretty quickly, but it's just something to keep in mind. My local WalMart has a massive selection of these to choose from, and they are extremely affordable. And even after coloring my hair for so long, it still feels just as healthy as ever.
This is my first review ever! But since colorsilk has changed my hair it deserves a good review! I had very brassy light brown hair and highlights all over my head, and the highlights were super light, almost white. I wanted to darken my hair a little bit to get rid of the yellow but was afraid my highlights would turn out green if i used and ash color or orange if i used a golden one. My hair was very dry, it felt like straw, and would break easily. i got light brown and chocolate and mixed them together. My hair turn out really good, although a little darker than expected, it covered all my highlights, and my hair is super shiny and soft! i will purchase again.
Iv been dying my hair since i was 11 and i am 20 now and i love Revlon's Colorsilk its great because my natural hair color is a deep auburn and whenever i feel like going back to my natural color i always use there medium auburn it iv never had any sun damage and it doesnt fade bad since most red's do and always sine my hair is long i useally need two boxes and it doesnt cost my an arm and a leg to do that with revlon
Where has this wonderful product been all of my life? Recently, with the economic depression we are in here in The States, I had to stop having my hair color done professionally and start doing it myself. On a whim, I purchased (for $3.00!) a box of #49 Colorsilk. Not only did I get beautiful, long-lasting results, my hair is now in better shape than it was before I colored it with Colorsilk. My naturally brown hair has a lovely reddish hue to it that looks entirely realistic and just really pretty. I also want everyone to know that Colorsilk has completely covered my stubborn grays...and they have stayed covered, three weeks after coloring (something I have never, ever seen before, even with a professional dye job). RAVE.
Been using this for almost a year now. I had been using Loreal, both Excellence and Preference. I went to a "dress for success" seminar for ladies, and the topic of hair color came up when discussing graying hair. The lady teaching the seminar had over 50% gray hair and recommended this brand. I use dark auburn, my natural color. Like most reds, it fades some but no faster than any other brand of red color. I would like to see more conditioner instead of the one-time use packet enclosed. The instructions on the packet say to let it sit for 2 minutes, I let it sit more like 5 minutes though! All in all, I am pleased and will continue to use it-the price is fantastic! It colors my gray abd matches close to my natural hair color. My hairdresser even ask me about my color, said it blends SO WELL!.
My hair is probably about 30% gray, and I've been coloring for years. My old natural color was a medium brown, which is what I try to match.
My problem has always been the coloring fades to a strange orange-y color. I've tried a lot of brands and a lot of colors trying to find something that was an acceptable color from the beginning (right after I color) to the end (6 - 8 weeks later). I accept that there will be some change, but going from a dark brown to a bright orange wasn't cool.
Honestly, I avoided Colorsilk for years. How could something so cheap work?! Well, it does!
I have been using #41, Medium Brown for about 9 months now. My hair looks pretty close to the box color after I dye it. The gray is covered. The conditioner is great. The smell is OK - I don't love it, but it isn't offensive or anything.
Six to eight weeks later, it's still a medium brown. It is a little lighter (and obviously grayer at the roots). However, it is NOT ORANGE!!!
So, if you're looking for a nice brown color, and you've been avoiding that $3 coloring because "I can't use a $3 color when there's a $9 color right next to it" - TRY IT!!
This is just a general review for ColorSilk. Even though this stuff is the most inexpensive hair color I've ever used/seen/heard of, it's AWESOME! I have looong hair and usually need two boxes to cover all of it, and since this stuff is usually 2/$5, it's my go-to hair color when I want to go really light blonde (I usually use 04 Ultra Light Natural Blonde); (I don't use this stuff initially to go from my natural brown hair to light blonde, for that I use Borne Blonde by Clairol, but I digress). Colorsilk doesn't leave my hair feeling like I just used a cheapishly bad hair color, like one might expect since it's so inexpensive. It leave it really soft and very pretty. I don't really know what "brassy" means, as I've heard alot of people and product talk about blonde hair dyes leaving hair with a "brassiness" a few days/weeks after coloring; my point is that I don't think I've experienced this with ColorSilk because my hair stays the same shade of pretty, light blonde for several months. I usually touch up my roots every 2-3 months, and when I do this I usually just redo my whole head to ensure even color coverage and give my color a boost (because UV does cause it to fade a little after 3 months). I don't find that my hair is dry or severely damaged from using ColorSilk, which is really awesome considering blonde hair color usually has peroxide in it, which can be dehydrating. My only reason for giving this 4 lipsticks is because it doesn't come in a very wide range of colors appealing to my taste. If I want a very specific shade, I go with some other brand. But for just plain ol' super light blonde or regular brown, this stuff is pretty awesome. No need to spend tons of money on store-bought do-it-yourself hair color. LOVE this stuff!
This review is for the medium to dark brown shades. Lately I've been using brown #41.
I have used 3 or 4 different shades of Colorsilk brown on my naturally dark brown hair with 20% gray for the last 3 years. It still covers most of the gray but I've had to increase the processing time as I become more gray. Grays are still getting covered but I have to process the roots for 40 minutes.
In a few years when I become more gray, I suspect I'll have to find a new product. But for now, it can't be beat. Low price, great color, and widely available (Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS here in Mpls).
this review is for the Dark Blonde color. I was using this to balance out my dark roots, dark blonde base, and lighter blonde ends... this blended the roots pretty perfectly with the rest of the hair! I was expecting hot roots, since that is what usually happens to me. I like that there is no ammonia in this! it was easy to apply, I used my own gloves. After blowdrying, my hair is now a light golden brown color, not natural or ashy. This didn't stink like others, and was easy to get off my skin. I will continue to use Colorsilk when I need permanent hair color, for demi I use Ion from Sally's. I don't know if this is leaving my hair in better condition cause it was slightly damaged before but it's not too different. :) I would pay much more for this hair color!! I have used the darker shades of this before, and they come out lovely too! ****EDIT.. this stuff fried my hair :( I have weird breakage in the underneath of my hair somehow??? that used to be where my hair was healthiest :( My hair was decent before I used this twice... I really love the color it makes my hair, and I am scared to use another brand.. just dont know if the damage is worth the color :( :(
I <3 this product!!! I have my cosmetology License and I still continue to use Revelon. If your going blonde with this product I find it helpful to have a shower cap on and use a blow dryer for maximum lift tho. Im addicted to the brown colors now LOL.. but its my absolute favorite hair coloring product..NO AMMONIA which is Awesome!! Great conditioning treatment and cheap!