Revlon • Colorsilk • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
I was a fool and fell for the price like almost everyone else. At the time when I used this color in my hair it cost about $2.60 (don't know how much it costs now). I bought it in bulk because I had really long, extra thick hair and I needed to use about 3 boxes to cover my hair really well. All other dyes typically cost around $10 so I figured, why not use the cheap stuff when I can buy 3 boxes for the same price!?!
BIG mistake. I used this color for about a year. It is a permanent dye but it tended to fade on my hair. I would have to redye my whole head every couple of months because it faded significantly.
I don't remember which shade I used, but it doesn't really matter because they're all the same. My hair looked and behaved perfectly fine for a long time, but about a year into using this dye I finally started to see the damage. It was horrible and devastating. I had hair half way down my back that started to break off in chunks; split ends were uncontrollable. Cutting off the damage didn't do anything because after less than a week my hair accumulated even more damage than before. The worst of all is that it became so porous that it would absorb everything and the color would turn REALLY dark (much darker than it was supposed to look), but in about a month or less it would fade to this nasty gingery color that was completely unnatural and downright embarrassing.
Needless to say I tried EVERYTHING I could to save my hair; from expensive salon brand shampoos and "treatments," to hot oils and deep conditioners, but nothing worked. I was stupid enough to throw hundreds of dollars away on products that are supposed to "repair damage." There is no such product... none of them were worth it. In the end I had to cut off about 5 inches of my hair. Devastating. It took FOREVER to grow it back out and a lot of money for me to learn never to use this hair dye, or any other box dye for that matter.
My hair is extra thick and resistant; even though I bleach it now I still don't even experience 5% of the damage that I experienced with this hair dye. If my hair can handle bleach without any problems but not this dye, that says a lot about the quality.
This stuff is garbage. If you really must use it, than use it ONLY to touch up the roots and never on the whole hair shaft (repeatedly), but chances are you will have to redye because it fades significantly.
Take my advice and stay away from this dye or you will definitely learn your lesson the hard way like I did...eventually.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have medium to dark brown hair with auburn undertones and very little gray, with the exception of my part. Well, I decided to try Revlon Colorsilk Haircolor in medium brown. The color was too dark for my preference and the color faded quickly. So, I went a shade down to light brown. It turned my hair the oddest shade of light orange! It's really noticeable in the sunlight. I don't know what to do about it! I've read that, in order to counteract red undertones or to prevent your hair from turning orange, purchase an ash hair colo. Can someone please tell me if that will help? I'm desperate and I don't want to have to go to a salon and pay what they charge! Thanks!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
this is the only dye i use because it's cheap and it works. i mean, for $3 this is a steal!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
There was a sale at the drugstore back when my hair was red. I couldn't afford to dye it at the salon anymore, as i'd become a freshman in college and needed all the money i could. So i thought 'eh, i'll give it a shot.'
WOW. That was the worst thing i'd EVER thought to do. This dye completely damaged my hair. AND it came out brassy orange colored. NOT a gorgeous, beautiful, natural red. I was appauled, and rather disappointed. I wasn't expecting amazing color with the cheapness, but after some reviews i'd read i had hoped it would at least come out decent.
nope. not even. I lost a good chunk of my hair to damage and my hair became frizzy. Not fun. If i hadn't gotten it fixed it a salon, i would probably still have that issue today.
oh, and ps. natural instincts works wonders.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
So this color is cheap, smells pretty decent, and doesn't damage my hair. However, the red range does tend to fade pretty quickly. I used the Strawberry Blonde, and nearly all the gorgeous red tones faded within a week, to leave me with a nice golden blonde shade. However, I really wanted the red tones to linger longer! So I tried the Copper, hoping for more red, and the same thing happened. The red stayed for about 2 weeks, but eventually left me with the same golden blonde. I have not found a nice lasting permanent strawberry blonde shade, though. I know the red color molecules are the largest and don't penetrate the hair cuticle as well as other colors, so this may not be a function of ColorSilk color, but rather the shade I desire. I do like this color and will repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I'm 40 years old and 40% gray on the crown of my head. My natural color is a medium brown that pulls red. My natural texture is thin and coarse. That's the background.
I bought the color #51 Light Brown and I love the result. I applied it five weeks ago and the color has only very slightly faded. I left it on for 45 minutes because my gray is resistant. Those gray streaks now are a light ambery golden brown that looks natural in all kinds of lighting--from fluorescent to full sunlight. The color didn't dry my hair out. The conditioner was fine but poorly packaged and that's where I dock a point. The sandwich baggie gloves aren't a problem for me. Very happy with this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Wow. That was my first impression. I am a home hair color veteran, so I have done it all and used it all, and am rarely impressed enough with a hair color product to write a review of it.
Even disregarding the price of this amazing stuff, the performance is pretty unmatched. It's foolproof.. and it really delivers shiny, even color. I have been a brunette, blond and redhead all in the last six months... and I decided it was time to keep it simple and go back to black. So I picked up two boxes [I have lots of hair] of the no frills Black 10, and I am really pleased! I just wanted a simple, plain black... not blue black, not red black, not dark brown pseudo-black.. just black. And that is what I got. For $4 a box. A month later of washing every day and my hair is... still a gorgeous glossy black!
It really doesn't get any better than that. And I should know, I've tried it all. :]
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Great price... it colors very well, leaves hair very soft, and surprisingly it's the only dye that doesn't leave my hair feeling like straw. (If you have hair longer than below your shoulders you may want to buy 2 boxes, my hair is past the middle of the back and 2 boxes just barely colors all of mine)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
OMFG... NEVER AGAIN! With the fury of ten thousand suns my head is itching like a mofo, and I am not allergic to hair color! I can't stand it. I think I am gonna die! The color is ok, the gloves were terrible, the directions were per the norm, the condition required scissors to open and was complete crap, and the developer had to be snipped open. For three dollars, you completely get what you pay for. This is the Yugo of hair color!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This product gives great quality for the price. When I first saw $2.98 Colorsilk at Wal Mart, I thought it must be the worst stuff ever. But the price enticed me and I figured I'd at least get it for the developer to use with Paul Mitchell toner I have. For the life of me I can't remember what I got, it was either 02 or 04 (I mostly have bleached/dyed color at a level 9 with level 7 natural hair). Whichever color I got was still too dark and brought my roots up to a rather warm 8/9. It's somewhat brassy though I've definitely had brassier results with other dyes and I don't have too much color in my hair to begin with. The warmth fades noticeably within the first shampoo and a week later it looks very natural. For the price, it's great for root touch ups, but it won't work for anyone trying to get to a level 10 which my hair just won't seem to let me do.