Revlon • Colorsilk • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Ok... So... Well.... I really can not explain how upset I am with this hair dye. I've ALWAYS done my hair myself and 9/10 it turns out great and the remainder it's tolerable and/or fixable. I have really short hair; growing out a pixie cut, and before I dyed it it was a very light red with a good two inches of roots because I am returning to my natural color. I spent a long time online looking for a good solid brand to buy the box dye to help me do so an I heard Colorsilk would be perfect and the shade Medium Golden Brown was practically congruent to my natural color. WRONG! I dyed it last night and it was so dark, so so soooo dark. And it was very one dimensional, every highlight and lowlight I've had just became one ugly shade of very dark brown. The only reason I gave it two stars was 1 for cheap price and 1 for leaving my hair very soft and shiny. Now...
I let it dry but all I noticed was that overall it had a very ugly dark auburn effect, I thought it might be because my hair had been red before but it was nothing like that, even my roots had the red tinge. UGH! I put some melted coconut oil in it (2 tbsp worth) and wrapped it in saran wrap and went to bed. Woke up barely any difference, my hair was healthy as virgin hair but still an ugly dark color. So of course I showered, shampooed, conditioned, and once again barely any difference.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Please make sure your hair is in fair condition before using any hair dye! This product will make your hair feel a bit dry, but the conditioner restores the oils in your hair :) My first experience w/ this brand was in April of 2012. I used Ultra Light Natural Blonde #04 on my virgin black hair to give some golden brownish highlights.(I didn't want to use bleach) The color came out nice, and the hair dye did not smell too strong. It's been more than 6 months now, and the color still shows! (The roots grew out, of course) I guess this is because I've been using the sulfate free shampoo from Loreal. But I am considering buying another box to dye my whole hair this time. The price value is absolutely cheap- $3 at my local Target! You can see the results on my youtube channel @anotherpunker
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I use this in #41, Medium Brown. I am a natural brunette with some grey to cover and my hair is very fine and thin. I was using Natural Instincts, but got tired of how quickly it was washing out...I liked that it was semiperm and less damaging, but sick of coloring so often, plus I'm cheap and so is Colorsilk, so I wanted to give it a try. I LOVE IT. #41 is a gorgeous shade of brown, not too dark, not too red...it's perfect. It gets rid of all my greys and doesn't wreck my hair or make it dry.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Just dyed my hair a few days ago with "Medium Golden Brown" and have no complaints! I've used colorsilk before because, let's face it, what woman who colors her hair at home hasn't, but was only doing the salon coloring thing for a while. Well, not that I'm in grad school and can't afford such luxuries I took a risk and went back to Colorsilk...I'm not sure if I used this particular color in the past but on my naturally medium to ashy brown roots and lighter, highlighted hair medium golden brown came out just that, a nice, warm, medium brown that still shows the highlights from before and has left my hair pretty shiny and soft. I applied it from the roots to about 2/3 of the way down because I wanted the ends to stay blond (the ombre kind of thing) and about 5 minutes before I washed it out I worked the color all the way through to the end. Would definitely repurchase.
UPDATE: Just after I wrote this, I realized I haven't checked lately if Revlon tests or does not test on animals...for years they were cruelty free, but I guess now they are selling products in China where animal testing for cosmetics/beauty products is required (horrible) and their cruelty free status is no longer. HUGE BUMMER. Another company I no longer can feel okay purchasing from. Send Revlon an email and let them know you want them to be cruelty free if you care about animal welfare like I do. Thanks.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really like this hair color product. It has no Ammonia, and amazingly my fried, overprocessed felt so much after I colored it with this! I was surprised and delighted with the color and the condition of my hair afterwards. I used the Dark Ash Blonde, and it's a very pretty color. This hair color is actually superior to some of the dyes I've purchased at Sally's in the past. Not only is it a great product, it is very affordable at only $3-4 box. The conditioner that comes with it is wonderful. I just wish they would give you a bigger packet of it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
WORST EVER. No actually I've had worse hair dye but I've tried three different colors of this brand and it just fades in like 3 weeks. That's not what permanent dye is suppose to do! this product is a Thumbs down if u want permanent hair color but a thumbs up if your just experimenting!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I would not purchase this product again. I have colored my hair many times over the years, but I recently went on a hair color hiatus and let my natural hair grow back. This was not the product on which to make my return to the hair color world. It may be the worst I have ever used for the condition in which it left my hair. I went from shiny and healthy to ratty, frizzy, and even shorter? (I'm guessing there was some breakage. It actually feels like it contracted. Haha, maybe it recoiled in fear!) The color (Dark Auburn) is nice and was true to its representation on the box, but the bogus claim on the box that it will leave your hair healthier is disturbing. When I saw this hair color on the shelf, I thought "Oh, ammonia-free. That must mean it's healthier." And then the little voice in the back of my head said "Wait, but it's permanent. If it's not ammonia-based, what is it? And why is it so cheap?" I should have gone with the little voice and gotten the ammonia-based product of the same hue, but I thought I was just being silly by thinking the more expensive product MUST be better. I was not. This product jacked up my hair. I'm doing some deep conditioning now to see if I can at least partially remedy what happened here. :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is probably my all time favorite hair color. I usually use the dark browns and soft blacks and they come out natural looking (no shoe polish head here) and last at least a month. The only shades I have had problems with fading are the reds, but that's fairly normal for my hair (stick straight and very smooth). I don't care for the smell of the conditioner, and would prefer a tube to the pouch, but hey, for $3-4 I'll take it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I used this years ago and it burned my scalp so bad I had to wash it off after only a few minutes. More recently I had friends say they tried it and loved it. I figured I would give it a shot.
I was light golden blonde trying to go light brown. No burning this time, went in easily...the one thing I noticed is that it did NOT have that horrible chemical smell that makes me ill. I have tried ALL brands and they ALL smell and have some fragrances that try to cover it up and the smell lingers in my hair after about 2 or 3 washes and the smell makes me SICK. ColorSilk did NOT have ANY residual smell. AT ALL. So, that was nice. But that was about the only advantage, besides the price. Which is nice.
So...I washed it out after about 20 minutes, and it was fairly similar to the shade on the box (unless you are using virgin non-dyed hair and are going by their guidelines there are ALWAYS room for variables) but it wasn't very...brilliant. I noticed the fading after only a few washes. So after a couple of weeks it had faded so much (I figured well, maybe it was because I was going a few shades darker, it just didn't take so well) I better try again. Thankfully my hair is resilient and I have done this MANY times before. I picked up a darker, medium golden brown shade this time. It looked GORGEOUS when I was finished, but it didn't last long. It faded so fast, two weeks later I have to color it again. And now, I have noticed breakage in areas that weren't there before. I realize coloring hair in a short amount of time can cause excessive dryness but honestly with Garnier especially I NEVER noticed it. This time I washed it out of my hair, I had a couple strands in my hands that had fallen out. Normal, for most but not for me.
Moral? For the price it's worth a try but...you really do get what you pay for. And it IS drying. So be careful. Ladies with coarse hair...beware. I'm not sure I would try this. My hair is straight and fine and totally slippery...not a wave at all. I'm going back to Garnier after this. If I bought ColorSilk again to reapply to the fading I would end up spending more than if I had just bought my normal Garnier/Nice N Easy or whatever in the first place, and it lasts longer so I'm saving myself time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
For reference I'm filipino with long black hair. Been coloring it for years from light to dark and dark to light at both the salon and at home. Sticking closer to my roots now.
I've been going a tad lighter lately w/ the Colorsilk shades and now using Medium Brown number 41. See my other Colorsilk review. The other shades lower than this, after trying, didn't make much of a difference and my hair was still dark. However this color made a significant difference which I'm so happy with!
I used it all over with two boxes for my long hair a few months ago. Now I only use one box on my roots about every 8 weeks because of some pesky greys. It a nice, soft dark brown shade. On the website it's labeled N for neutral and has no red or gold tones to it. Also, preferred this because I was afraid that if I went any lighter, my hair would result in a red/orange tone which when black hair is dyed can usually occur. Also do not want the dreaded 'lighter roots' look, than the rest of my hair. I'm a bit anal when it comes to my hair. I felt this new shade may have been a little dark and still had that black color. However, when compared with my son's hair (natural, virgin black) and see that it's not black at all but a soft dark brown!! Yaye!! Please don't mistaken this for a chocolate brown hair you see in the magazines though. It's not like that for asian hair, in my opinion. I've never achieved that with any box dye. It takes me about 15-20 minutes to apply the color. I then wait about 30-35 minutes for the product to settle. Once it dries a little on my hair, I take the remains from the bottle and spot check for any greys I might of missed. Also, do not rinse with shampoo. I did that once and the color was removed. Just rinse well with water and apply the conditioner. I wouldn't go too light with box colors. I would leave that to the experts. Yaye for Colorsilk!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I mixed equal parts Revlon Color silk # 31 Dark Auburn & # 49 Auburn Brown...
And I love it!! Its the best auburn for my medium (leaning towards medium-light) complexion and green eyes...it's brown enough that it looks like a natural color but also red enough to stand out...
I'm not a fan of red reds or purple reds....I prefer medium auburn leaning towards copper as opposed to burgundy...which is what the end result with these two colors.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I purchased 2 of these from CVS $6, I need 2 boxes because my hair is long. I bought the shade dark brown, and warm black i think it's called, and mixed them. i absolutely love the color, and got tons of compliments on my hair today. i love that this product has no ammonia, and it makes your hair super shiny. yes, it is hair dye and will dry your hair out, but after dying my hair i like to do overnight hair treatments every week or so. some nights i'll apply olive oil to dry hair, cover it with a shower cap, blast it with some hot air, and rinse it well in the morning. other days i use a deep conditioning protein masque (motion CPR critical protection and repair treatment conditioner), and rinse that off in the morning as well. i find that within a few weeks my hair loses that straw like feeling you get after dying it, and feels normal again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I purchased the light brown shade on sale for $5.99 in Canada. This is one of the least expensive hair colours on the market here along with Garnier Belle Color. The kit was just like any home haircolour kit, except the developer bottle was opague, making it difficult to know when the product was mixed thoroughly. There was also less product than most kits, I barely had enough to cover my shoulder-length hair (Those with hair any longer will need two boxes). The formula had a strong alcohol smell which made me worry that I was really drying out my hair. I did like the conditioner which had a lovely scent and made my hair feel smooth after rinsing. My hair was in better condition than after most hair colourings, I'm assuming that this is thanks to the ammonia-free formula. However, the colour went a little too dark (as many brands do) but doesn't seem to be fading much after over a week of washing. If I can get this to fade enough, I will try a shade slightly lighter than this if available. I really want to like this product because it was gentle on my hair and did not leave brassy tones.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Thank you makeupalley for all the great reviews! Based upon everyone's comments I tried it and am very satisfied. The color survived an all day swim in the ocean at South Padre and now I'm going on 3 weeks of beautiful color.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Been using this brand of haircolor for years and always had good luck up until recently. I purchsed 05 ultra light ash blonde. Box said new look.Well the color must have ben reformulated because it dried my hair out so badly it was breaking off when wet and I even lost some hair,which has never happened before. NO MORE COLORSILK FOR ME.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This hair dye is horrible, dont ever buy it ! you legit get what you pay for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I bought this a few years ago because of the price (less than $2) when I couldn't afford my regular brand of hair dye. All I can say is that I got exactly what I paid for. The packaging was okay, and the product doesn't smell bad at all. The issue I had was that my hair was felt like straw for months after using this. I've never really had a problem with any other hair dye product, not like I did with Revlon Colorsilk. The worst thing about using this was that I didn't really even save money by using it in the long run, since i ended up having to buy treatment products (which were more expensive than the dye itself) to help restore moisture to my hair because of how badly my hair was damaged. I'm glad this product works for some people, but it didn't for me at all. Since this mess, I've dyed my hair a few times, but I'll never use Colorsilk again, even if it is only $2
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i had very dark brown hair so i used this as i wanted to lighten my hair a little, i heard al the rave reviews that this lightens dark hair, anyhow i brought this in shade 80 light ash blonde and i left it on my hair for nearly a hour and it went to a nice honey copper brown, i only did my roots so i can match the rest of my hair, but it went to a beautiful colour, even tho it did not contain ammonia it did still leave my hair quite dry, but the conditioner that came with it left my hair silky and quite shiny.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been using Revlon Colorsilk for about 3 years now and it has never failed me until now. I had bought the Medium Blonde 74 at my local Walmart for less than $3. My hair is 2 toned; blonde on the bottom and brown on top. After dying my hair and rinsing the color it was not what I was wanting. Instead turning out like the shade chart on the back it was an ashy grey blonde color and looked horrible. I ended up dying my hair Medium Brown 41 all over. I recommend Revlon Colorsilk but I am hoping that the bottle I had was from a bad batch.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
So far from this brand I've used Champagne blonde (d/c of course and it was a perfect shade) and Med. Ash Blonde which left me very brassy. I always found Revlon's Colorsilk to be very very drying, so I wasn't going out of my way to buy Revlon again this time around, honestly I was looking at other brands, but this seemed to be the lightest out of all the dark blonde options, so that's the only reason I picked this. My hair before coloring was like 4 different colors (blonde, dark blonde, dark roots with gray). Well, considering what my hair looked like before, my hair turned out awesome!! :). Did my whole head this time, left it on for 30 mins. and it came out a really pretty dark blonde (very close to the color on the model on box) with very little to no brass and no gray plus my hair is so soft!! Also, I love how this doesn't smell harsh like some of the other box dye's do, it's almost like a beachy smell. I'm very very happy with the results.