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on 11/24/2015 11:06:00 PM
More reviews by Kittycake68
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Seeing so many reviews that need clarification. First, never expect your color to look like the box. That model doesn't have your hair. It's just a guideline. Second, there is enough product in the kit to do medium length hair just fine. If your hair is shorter than that and you don't have enough product I'm not sure what to say. Third, it's imperative that you always add water and lather color before rinsing. Color is shampoo based, so if your hair is sticky or gummy after rinsing, either rinse again or consider the health of your hair before coloring. And finally, consider your own tones and color processes before using a box dye kit. It's not always just buying the color and applying. It really is a science and you have to have some working knowledge of how color works. I am a natural brunette who had gone blonde for over a year to combat resistant grays. It was just easier. But I got tired of being blonde and wanted to go darker again. I also knew that I'd have to add pigments back into my hair so it didn't take an odd turn into orange or green. Knowing that, I started on a Friday by using Colosilk in Medium Golden Brown. I knew it wouldn't turn out the actual shade considering my platinum blonde starting point. It came out a medium auburn, which is what I wanted (using an ash color would have added blue/green tones and that would have been bad. Golden added red/orange, which I needed to deposit). I needed to add a red to the blonde as a starting point so my next step wasn't too red or God forbid, green. I then purchased Colorsilk Dark Brown the next day (being a neutral shade meant an equal amount of red and blue/green base colors). I applied it and it came out dark brown. Very little red tones, and not green at all. It was exactly the color I wanted. It's been three weeks since I did this. I condition every day but don't shampoo daily. The color has lightened just a fair amount, still in the dark brown family. The red tones my hair naturally reveal are still minimal. And my 50% gray? Those have kept their color as well. The only gray showing is the growth at the root. I'm amazed and beyond happy. I already knew Colorsilk is one of the best box dyes on the market. It has never disappointed me. And the price cannot be beat. To do my root touch up, it is still cheaper to buy this and apply with a brush than to buy a touch up kit at three times the price. If you want to color your hair, give Colorsilk a try. It's worth every penny and out performs other colors hands down. I'm 47 and have been coloring my hair for 35 years. I also went to beauty school and that working knowledge of how color works and the color wheel is helpful. Do your homework and look your questions up before you blame a good product for your own mistakes. Color is something to have fun with. One last thing--for all those experts who day dark brown hair on women over 40 is too harsh need to stop. I have never been this in love with my hair color, not even when I was a blonde. Medium brown is boring. Dark brown stands out. And it's amazing! Happy coloring!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 9/26/2015 11:38:00 PM
More reviews by Yelena1981
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I love that this dye does not contain ammonia and is so cheap! Those were the main draws. It was easy to apply and it comes with a really nice conditioner packet. The results were very dark, almost like a soft black color at first. But now, after three weeks, it has lightened up a bit to more of a very dark brown. It's still pretty dark though. Colorsilk seems to resist fading better than other brands I've tried in the past. This was a great purchase, I'm very happy with the results! I would probably not ever buy a Garnier or L'Oreal dye again, now that I've used Colorsilk.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/8/2015 6:45:00 AM
More reviews by imaladybug
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
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.
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
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!
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