Yeah, I dunno about this stuff. I use it for black hair sometimes, when I have some colossal screw up with my hair color and don't have a lot of money. It stays, sure, and the color is nice, but it smells AWFUL, and it leaves my hair with a greasy sheen for a couple of days. And the smell doesn't go away for a while. Worst of all, it damages the holy crap out of your hair, so have some conditioner handy.
So far this is the worse self coloring products I've ever used. The color won't come out. Definately won't purchase again. Ever.
I've tried so many brands, from the most to least expensive, and salon color, too. This is by far the best color I've ever used. So surprised (though it does have quite a loyal folliowing)! I use the light brown and/or the light golden brown, generally, and they last forever--very little fading (far better than other brands), completely cover my gray, look natural, and do little to no damage. I am so impressed, and utterly relieved I can buy this at the drugstore for loose change.
I started out with dark purple hair and wanted a change, this was cheap so I bought it."umm... is it supposed to be pink?" Is what my roommate asked me as she was dying my hair with the #30 Dark Brown. Good news though, my hair turned out a nice even dark brown, and my roommate and I were both really surprised. Sure, there are still a few purple-tinted strands, but really, that's to be expected. Very good product, did a great job covering up my purple hair, and it's cheap to boot!
I have naturally light brown hair that now has around 30% gray. I've been using the light ash brown, but always want to go a bit lighter as I'm graying. Light ash brown is fine for me, but comes out more of a medium brown, and on me, it always has red tones. So today I tried the dark ash blonde on my roots only. It definitely did not fully cover the gray, and it came out quite red - like a strawberry blonde. Not exactly what I was going for. I'll keep using this brand though, as I like that it doesn't contain ammonia.
I've been dying my hair since I was about 12 years old (I'm nearing 27 now) and this is a dye that I always go back to. This Fall I wanted a change and decided I was going to go from black to red and I was going to do it by myself at home...big mistake. Long story short, I bleached my hair and then dyed it with Feria (I'll never use it again) and my hair was 4 different colors (even after bleaching). I thought I was going to have to go to a salon to have everything corrected and was devastated that I was going to have to cut several inches of hair due to the damage from the bleach. My hair was so terribly damaged that it was "gummy" and completely stiff even after oils and deep conditioners.
This Thanksgiving I was meeting my boyfriend's extended family for the first time and as a last stitch effort to save my hair before going to a salon and then seeing them, I decided to try to dye my hair black with Revlon Colorsilk only 4 weeks after my bleaching disaster...
Not only did this dye COMPLETELY even out my hair but it ALSO masked all the terrible damage that using two boxes of bleach and two boxes of red dye did to my hair! Even my boyfriend was impressed at how well it turned out! This dye definitely saved me an emergency salon trip (and probably close to $200.00 for a cut and color correction).
I've been using this dye for years and years and I will remain faithful to it. My ONLY complaint is that the little package of INCREDIBLE conditioner that comes with it, could be bigger. I've often considered buying this dye JUST to use the conditioner as a treatment, it's that good.
I will say that I feel this dye probably works better for darker colors than lighter colors, just as a heads up. If you're looking to go darker, definitely try this dye. Don't let the price tag fool you, it's well worth it.
Hate this dye gets bad reviews.It's my favrorite dye!!!!So many reasons why this i so good!1)It's DIRT CHEAP 2)They have a wide variety of beautiful colors.And3)IT's ammonia free.This dye is the best smelling of all the drugstore brands and is the least drying in my opiononI've used it in 6 differnent colors and the only one that gave me any trouble was the #4 Ultra Light Sun Blonde and that just cause I had Burngundy hair and didn'tpre bleach.I realize everyone is different and that this dye just simply isn't for everyone,but I love it!
This is the most damaging hair color I have ever used! It says on the box that it leaves your hair in better condition than before you colored. That is a complete lie. It left my lush shiny curls dry brittle and lifeless. It even dried my scalp. The color turned out way lighter than it was supposed too. Hope my hair recovers fast. I will never use this again!
This is a review for the Revlon Colorsilk in Soft Black 11. My natural hair is dark chocolate brown with natural highlights of gold and red (photos in my profile show my natural hair color). THE PRODUCT: Dirt cheap. Got two boxes for a fiver. The smell isn't bad at all. The conditioner included smells like roses! I had a coloring brush, mixing tub, disposable plastic cape and clips lying around--found this essential for application as there was no way I'd cover every strand in my loooooong waist-length mane of medium thickness with the squirt bottle that's included! FYI: I've never had my hair colored in a salon nor have I used any other at-home dye. So I can't personally compare how well this covers, how long this lasts, and how glossy this looks to a professional dye job. IMMEDIATE RESULTS: My hair is down to my waist and with two boxes I was able to cover everything. After immediately washing it out, it was super dark, shockingly dark! Way darker than what is shown on the front and back of the back. It looked like a dark, deep black. Luckily that looked great on me! I got three random compliments from complete strangers (2 girls and one guy makeup artist) saying that I looked gorgeous, as they just kept staring in my eyes. So random, yet nice. The results are glossy. My hair does not look dried out. RESULTS AFTER A WEEK OR TWO: Within 7-10 days, a lot of excess color had washed out and my hair had lightened considerably. But it's actually still darker than what is shown on the front and back of the box!! Which I luckily do love. <3 Just be aware of this, if you don't want to go so dark. MY COLORING: Pale olive (MUFE 125, NC25) with hazel eyes. This brownish black is GREEN-BASED. So it complements and almost neutralizes the greenish tint in my skin, making me look more neutral and making the green in my eyes pop like crazy!
This review is for #87 Ultra Light Natural Blonde. My hair is at that awkward stage where I have areas that are mostly gray but also significant areas that are still primarily med/dk. brown. The good new about this is that I can now get good results without using a bleach/toner as I needed with all brown hair. First I tried Nice'n Easy in Ultra Lt. Natural Blonde and Neutral Blonde Ultra Light. Both work well at blending the gray and brown components. In fact, I get a much more natural blonde look.
This is my first time to try Revlon ColorSilk (#04 Ultra Lt. Natural Blonde). The results seem comparable to Nice 'n Easy but the odor is less and the product is slightly thicker. It seems to be somewhat less damaging but that can be difficult to assess until the processed roots grow out and become "old" hair. I only put this on my roots and use Roux Fancifull in Bashful Blonde (all over) for extra initial toning. While still wet, the Roux looks reddish brown but dries to a neutral beige shade. Although the Roux washes out, it still leaves some stain in the hair cuticle. I could not have gotten nice blonde results from these products if my hair were still all brown, though. The light ash blonde shade probably would look better on my brown hair but I fear it would turn the gray part too, well, gray. EDIT: I tried Colorsilk in the Ultra Light Ash Blonde. Results were very similar to the above two shades; no gray tones but still needed to use the Roux rinse.