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on 4/26/2015 8:46:00 AM
More reviews by icarle
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Ok so I bought the Medium ash brown shade to try and cover my light-auburn-brown hair. I hate red on me and whenever i'm going dark i'm always trying to go as ashy as possible. My natural hair is dark ash blonde so i'm guessing it's just the best tone for me. I've used colorsilk before but in the lighest shades and i liked the results so i purchased this and got to work. My hair could be described as a long pixie (i'm in the process of growing it out) and fine but i have LOTS. Sometimes i don't have enough product to do my whole head (i'm looking at you colorist secrets....) I only had a tiny bit of regrowth and since i was changing my color i decided to do my whole head at once (i should have done the roots first, lesson learned) and left it in my hair for 25 minutes. It took me a while to saturate all of my hair so i might have left it a bit longer. I don't have greys. Don't freak out: you head will turn purple/black. You can also expect to repaint your whole shower if you're not careful. Anyway after rinsing/conditioning and drying, the results are satisfying. I was afraid it would be a shade darker since my hair is very porous and damaged but overall it is medium brown. I took off a lippie because i still have red in my hair so i'm not 100% happy but overall it's nice. Minimum damage, smell is ok, rinses well, shade is somewhat multi-dimensional (but that might be my hair, it has layers of highlights and dyes) so i'll repurchase. I wish it was more ashy but i'll do a second round and it should be ok. Sorry it's a bit long but you get the full experience haha.PS: why is medium brown labeled as a 4?? In my book, 4 is a dark brown and 5 is a medium brown....
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/21/2015 10:21:00 AM
More reviews by livingdeadgirlnicole
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Revlon Colorsilk in Soft Black 11 is my go to when I want to go back to black hair. It really is a soft black. It's just darker then the darkest brown black shades out there. I am pale and I find it flatters my complexion rather then make me look like I am ill ha ha. Normally if I do a really dark black I have to wear alot more blush and usually lipstick as well. Not with this soft black. It's very natural looking. I am naturally a brunette on the darker side so this is darker them my natural color. I get a lot of compliments whenever I dye my hair this color and it's dark enough that if I want to put fun funky colors in my hair as well it's a nice contrast without being too brown or too dark of a black. I find it to be a happy medium between my natural color of brown that bores me and going too dark of a black. The best part is the product is always reasonably priced no matter where you buy it and it lasts. It is well worth it. Revlon Colorsilk line as well as their Luminsta line are both great products. I usually go back to Luminista when I want to be a red head again. Makes touch ups a breeze for us brunettes.
on 4/20/2015 8:31:00 PM
More reviews by RosieJ
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
I have been using Revlon Colorsilk for about 5 years now and I like it much better than the other brands I have tried. I use the color Medium Golden Chestnut Brown and it turns out a dark brown color with bronze/red highlights. The product makes my hair uniform in color from roots to ends. I like that its a no ammonia formula because it doesn't burn my scalp like a lot of other hair dyes. My hair also feels smooth and silky after using the conditioner packet. Plus I always get a lot of shine too. All in all, this is a great product and I highly recommend it.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 4/3/2015 9:16:00 AM
More reviews by TammyCormier
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
on 3/30/2015 3:04:00 PM
More reviews by Joose1
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I have color resistant grey hair and this is one of the products that work for me. It's affordable. The scent is not so strong that I feel like running away from my own self when I use it. The color does not fade fast. I alternate between med brown and dark brown. Always repurchase.
on 3/14/2015 11:35:00 AM
More reviews by kaitlyn1991
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
Hands down the cheapest drug store brand box dye I've come across but for good reason. I first started using this in high school when I was experimenting with my hair and since then I've used it here and there as a last resort when I have a hair emergency and Sally's is closed (usually my hair disasters take place in the wee hours of the morning. They should really consider a 24/7 Sallys thatd be AMAZING)Anyways, this dye runs anywhere from 2-5 dollars, Walmart being the cheapest I've seen it. What I hate:The smell. Listen, I've been doing this a while, I don't care about chemicals or the smells, per se. But this dye just smells noxious. Like basically 6 billion chemicals crammed into a small plastic bottle. Yup.Also, the conditioner is useless. Anything that comes in a packet that you have to use your teeth to tear it open is crap. Especially when it's watery and smells sub par. This dye always ALWAYS leaves my hair SUPER noticeably damaged after use. Especially the darker colors. And it always feels dry and almost plastic like. ALL IN ALL:it's like a 2 on a scale of 1-10 and you're better off paying a couple extra dollars for garnier (which isn't much better) or going to sallys and getting some salon grade stuff.
on 1/27/2015 4:50:00 PM
More reviews by helloxkitty
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Other
So I've been using the Revlon Buttercream in the shade black and I really liked how shiny my hair looked and how soft it made my hair feel at first but I realized the top of my hair was fading super fast and looking so dull. The top few inches of my hair looked like a flat dark brown and the rest of my hair was still black and shiny. I just assumed that Colorsilk wouldnt work so well due to the price but after reading so many positive reviews, I decided to go for it. I picked the shade blue black and I'm really happy I did! My hair looks very black and very shiny and healthy. Application was much easier for me than the Buttercream also, maybe it was just me but I had drips like crazy on myself as well as all over my bathroom! This was not an issue with the colorsilk, I even noticed my skin didn't stain as much and that's a big deal when you're using black hair color! Overall I would give this produce 5 lippies in each category, the packaging isn't the best but it really seems that where this hair color skimps in that regard, it more than makes up for with the quality of the product! I picked this up for $2.94 at target, you can't beat that! And I've seen it on sale where you can pick up 2 boxes for $5!! Love it!
on 1/8/2015 12:30:00 PM
More reviews by kandi28
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Honestly i have tried all diferent brands in the past an none have done the job like this has. it's cheap, it's permanent and the choice of color is outsandingly pleasing. it has never damaged my hair and i will keep using this for the rest of my life. i swear by this hair dye. i must say only one thing i dont like about it is that the color brightnes after about 10 washes. but other than that i am totally in love with this.
on 1/2/2015 11:04:00 AM
More reviews by koltira
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
makeupalley has failed me again. if you look through my other reviews, you will know that i am trying to get to a level 8 or 9 blonde color. i saw that this was the highest rated hair dye and it was 3 dollars so i thought what harm could it do? so i picked up medium ash blonde and left it on the recommended time. it turned my PRE-LIGHTENED roots orange and the rest of my hair a dark brassy blonde. mind you, my hair was a natural creamy light blonde before, not thanks to ion 8a [which mua also highly rated...]. so now i'm back where i've begun. probably going to try garnier white chocolate because i had a good expierience with 535 a couple of years ago.
on 12/29/2014 10:35:00 PM
More reviews by adrianna14
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This made my hair really dry, dryer than other dyes do, and I left it on for just as long as it said to. I was using this in a dark brown color to cover a bit of red I had in my hair from previous dyeing and it didn't even cover the red all the way, there's some fairly obvious red still in my hair.
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