Revlon Colorsilk

3.9

721 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've been coloring my hair at home for the last 6 years or so. I have Asian textured hair that is very thin, mostly straight and a natural level 2 soft cool black. I've used/tried every home hair color out there - permanent, semi-perm, demi-perm, professional brands from Sally's, root touch-ups....in jet black, soft black, violet-black, blue-black and brown-black.

I regularly use Revlon Colorsilk in Soft Black because it's cheap, easy to find at my local grocery store and I use it to touch up my grays.

I'm on the fence about the color lately, having read a review about it being a "warmer" black shade. But now that I'm older, I do find that a stark, jet black is too harsh for me and looks really aging. I just wish this was more of a neutral soft black rather than a warm one.

The color itself is SUPER CHEAP and I usually use half a bottle at a time, mixing both together in a tinting bowl and applying it to my gray roots with a tinting brush. It always covers my stubborn grays but I do leave it on about 50 minutes. The formula is on the thinner side, so apply carefully or lay down towels/newspapers to protect your bathroom as little drops can go flying and splatter around.

***For those sensitive to hair dye, try mixing a few packets of SWEET 'N LOW into the color. This will neutralize the pH level and get rid of all that itching and irritation. I read that online somewhere and it's been a life saver. No more irritation/redness/hot rashes!***

While this color is cheap and I have used it for a year or so now, it DOES NOT stay in my hair more than about a week. :( I only wash every 3-4 days to try to make it last a bit longer. But you will see the color come out in the shower for at least the first couple washes. :( You get what you pay for and this stuff, sadly, doesn't last.

It would probably make more sense to spend a bit more and get a color that really stays.
But for now, until I research and try another one, this color is cheap and works for the most part. Also, it doesn't smell terrible as there's no ammonia, which is a huge plus. I'll probably keep buying it to have on hand for touch-ups. :)

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

For awhile, I've been terrified to dye my hair. Three or four months ago I did a root touch up on my black hair, with garner olia, and since then my hair has been shedding so much, to the point where I literally have to empty the hair out of my hairbrush at least twice while brushing my hair. This has happened to me before the a garnier hair dye so now I know for sure that was the cause.

After doing some research, I read that revlon colorsilk was great for damaged hair. I ended up finding it at Walmart for $7 which is pricey for this product since it is usually around $3 anywhere else. I was still afraid to dye my hair with it, but I am so glad I did.
It made my hair incredibly soft, and the exact colour I wanted which was a vibrant blue black.
Somehow after using this dye my hair has completely STOPPED shedding.
I am blown away by how amazing this product is and my hair is thankful for it as well.

The only thing they could make better is the conditioner packets. I wish it came in A tube rather than a packet.
Other than that I love everything about their dye, it was super quick and easy to mix and not as messy as most hair dyes.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Update: I toned revlons lightest ash blonde color and it toned to a beautiful beige blonde, wasn't worth the burning on my head while it was on so I still wouldn't use it again


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

After hearing raves about this dye, I also decided to try it. Result - itchy scalp and grey hair was covered just until the first wash. Won't buy it ever again

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I use soft black, I've been using this hair dye/brand for many year's now never had a problem with it. Great price value. Dislike the plastic gloves but still worth is.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Other, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

My current hair color is blue, and my natural hair is darkish brown, so, because of this, I have to lighten my roots to make the blue show up when I touch up my hair. This dye is the absolute best for blonding roots. I use the color '03 ultra light sun blonde' and it gets my roots to a nice bleach blonde color. It also doesn't fade the remaining blue in my hair if I accidentally get some on my already dyed hair.

It doesn't really give your hair a "3D color" like the box promises, but this isn't a really big deal for me since I just cover it anyway.

And you can't really go wrong with the price on this one: where I bought it, it was under $3!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

As a naturally dark strawrberry blonde, I am a very flexible versatile person and get bored with hair colour quickly and like to experiment this would be the perfect dye if you wanna change yoru look monthly.At least good gloves come with it. It's messy! I am prematurely grew for my youngest ages, and guess what the brown reds, especially reds don't work well, they make hot roots meaning roots are righter than rest fi hair (even if I dye roots last during application) this don't hold on long, I follow innstructions and all that, and I've failed with colour miserably even with coloursilk luminsta, as reds fade fast, Coloursilk faded in a week in bright auburn and two weeks in a half with red 150 Luminista and the light auburn faded in 2 weeks in a half and the deep red faded in less than two weeks, even if I wash my hair thrice a week or less.I shower daily FYI and I'm very into health, holistic healing and medicines, vitamins, and hygiene I used colour safe and sulfate free shampoos, red colour don't hold on, my mom sues the blond and it turns brassy ad fades in 8 weeks when its time to touch it she mixed ash brown and light ash blonde. She uses dark ash blonde most of the time, I forgot that exact colour and number or model on the box. It never comes out like the box or colour swatches on the back of the box, if there were a shade or two darker it would be that, it says (with on the box instruction or online I surely don't remember) don't go three shades lighter to darker than your natural colour. I'd don't believe in bleach and even if I did bleach first I's have faded hair. Not worth stripping to damage no way hoze. I'm right, because I even read revbiews and watched comments and reviews online so I know its not just me, good news, if your covering greys or going to medium brown to black that dark, then it's good. Not a very powerfull dye, and it's super cheap, I was happy for a two weeks that's all. It did not ruin me or my Mommys hair and no ammonia - that's equals also goo d news, guys ood uck on this brand name, Revlon is better in makeup, i don't believe I fell for Revlon Coloursilk Luminsta commercials and online ads too late to turn back now, It's one, i learn if I want light brown or red - use another brand. Even if I wanted to go back brown or blonde, I would go stick with Garnier Olia or Nutrisse or even Loreal Paris Feria or Preference they live up to their expectations much more, and ombre kits i don't really wanna mess with it, i thought it wa a good sale I grabbed from Walmart....!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Boy was I wrong, Clairol Natural Instincts System worked better than this. jus not for me and my mothers , our medium thick hair type. i even tried adding blonde highlights to the light auburn and guess what turned Orange, unnatural type like orange-yellowy not a good type, from moms dye lighter blonde and made them in balls. this is my opinion. Have a nice day.


Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Beware of this product! I read all the great reviews so decided to try it. I've been dying my hair with d/s products for 25 years and have usually had pretty great results. My hair is shoulder length but greying so I'm always touching up the roots. Anyway, I drank the Colorsilk kool-aid. Purchased it in Canada for $4.99. At first I was extremely thrilled. I used the black/brown and every centimetre of my hair was dark. But over the last two weeks, I've noticed my hair is very dry, dull and absolutely will not hold any kind of curl. Previously this wasn't an issue because my hair always had body. It seems to even have a different texture now. It's hard to explain. Anyway, I'm struggling and may even have a few inches cut off to remedy the situation. In any case, I'm glad it works for so many people. But tread carefully...

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is the best touch-up hair color for me, a 67-yr-old female who possesses thick, fine hair and who now finds herself with yellow-gray hair which frames my face. (I have just a few stray gray hairs at the crown of my head otherwise.)
I am a brunette with natural red highlights and have been using # 43 (medium golden brown) which is a nice soft light brunette color. I do not wish to join the legions of my age group who have chosen to go redder or blonder than their natural hair color- somehow they all look the same to me. Just boring- those flat red and dull light brown shades.
I do not leave the color on as long as recommended because my hair is fine- maybe 15-17 minutes at most. The color is pleasant, it blends nicely with the rest of my hair (I do rub the remaining product into my entire head of hair for the last 5 minutes of exposure time) and the product does not dry my hair or make it frizzy as some other "touch-up" products have done.
AND, the price is so spectacular. For anyone on a budget this stuff is a GIFT.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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