Revlon • Colorsilk in Blue Black • Hair Color
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been dying my hair various shades of black over the years to experiment with the way they fade, and decided it was best to get a blue-black shade because when the blue sheen fades, it looks just like a super dark black, then kind of like a soft black, then super deep dark brown (which is my natural hair color). By buying a blue-black dye, I dye my hair much less frequently (every 4-5 months). As it fades, people ask me if I've colored my hair in any way but they can't put their finger on it, which I think is a fun side effect.
I also love the blue sheen. It's really striking, and it suits my skintone. This has a bluer sheen than most blue-black dyes. For example, all of Garnier's blue black dyes lines are a joke. Revlon Colorsilk Blue Black is bluer than those. I am going to try their Colorsilk Buttercream Blue Black dye next to see how it compares. Hopefully the blue in that one will last longer.
If you want to touch up the blue without dying your hair again and again, you may try applying a bright blue or indigo Manic Panic "dye" to your hair overnight every 3 weeks (seeing as you're putting it on black hair), and avoiding sulfate shampoos (might as well do the no-poo method). It will give you back the blue sheen and conditions your hair in the process. It sits around the hair shaft instead of penetrating it so it is not damaging. This CAN get expensive but if you're really into having a blue sheen it should work, or you can just skip some weeks.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been dying my hair for a while now, and been looking for a black dye that would stay in my hair (still no luck). I have just applied this dye and is still waiting for it to process as i'm writing this review. First of all, you get what you pay for. It dries up your hair and burns your scalp before you even finish applying the entire bottle. Also, i have a very short hair (above shoulder length), and i was running out of dye before i could finish. Overall, price is good, application sucks, dye quantity sucks, color result i don't know yet.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is an okay black dye, but if you're looking for something that's really blue-black, this isn't it. The blue hardly showed up at all, and faded completely after just 2 washes. I dyed my hair with this only a little over a week ago, and it is now what I would call brown-black. I've had problems with fading with the regular Black shade, as well. A few yrs ago (before I went back to blonde, then back to black) I used the Colorsilk in Soft Black, and somehow, that lasted forever. Didn't fade at all, and looked more intense than either Black or Blue Black. So I think it's time for me to go back to that and quit screwing around with their other black shades.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I've used this quite a few times, it's just an average blue black dye. I really only bought it a lot because the price is so cheap, and it gives me the color I want, it's just not vibrant at all, it fades quickly, and leaves my already coarse hair even more coarse and dry than before. I buy it only when I'm low on cash and NEED to dye my hair, but my first choice is Feria Starry Night, it's a much better result.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Absolute best at-home black haircolor you can use. I don't know why I haven't reviewed this before. It's one of those things I just take for granted. But I really have to share just how great this is. I've tried other black dyes, LOTS of them. Most fade horribly, leaving me with really dark, dirty looking brown hair. But this is so cheap, could it really be that good? Um, YES. Application is pretty standard for at-home color, nothing different there. The gloves they give you are ha-ha funny and you really need to use better ones. The packet of conditioner is not nearly enough, either. But for $3-4, the results are pretty fantastic! The shiny blue-blackness looks beautiful. The blue really shines for the first week or so, but as others have mentioned, it does fade out. But the deep, rich black stays true till roots come in. I personally am in love with this, and if they ever stop making this particular brand/shade I'm going to have a panic attack. It's really THAT awesome. =)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this dye. It is rich in color and makes my hair look silky and shiny. I normally use Revlon Colorsilk hair color in Black but since I've discovered this beauty I will use this product instead of the other. It's very cheap, at Wal mart I got it for $2 with a coupon. I will definatly repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the only hair color that comes the closest to what I want. I've used Feria bright black and the newest blue black shade they came out with and I keep going back to Colorsilk because it doesn't fade like all the others!!! Weird, being that this one doesn't have ammonia. Also, it doesn't damage my hair like all the others (Feria causes havoc on my hair). I love the price of this stuff too!!! The most I've ever paid for it is $4 but I usually only have to pay $2.89 or so for each box at Walmart. Love it!!!! I'm going to try something new this next time though because I want more blue undertones. I just read a review on Manic Panic After Midnight Blue. One review said she used Manic Panic as a toner over her black haircolor and she was able to accomplish the bright blue black she's been looking for. I want a bunch of blue shine when the light or sun hits my hair. We'll see how this goes. Wish me luck ya'll!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite black hair dye, it is such a rich, deep color with a slight hint of blue when the light reflects it. I have naturally dark hair, but I use it to give my hair that extra depth and shine. I did not find a difference between Colorsilk and more expensive dyes such as L'Oreal Feria, or Garnier. I just love how ridiculously shiny my hair looks after I use this! Unfortunately the blue hints fade after a few weeks, but my hair is still left in good condition. By the way, this is also the same hair dye that Dita Von Teese uses to color her hair ;)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've wanted black hair my entire life.I finaly went for it 3 days ago and I used this.I had been debating between this,and 2 other brands and this had the best reviews so I went for it.It covers good and the color is beautiful.It doesn't have a terrible smell like some dyes and trust me,I have used nearly every drugstore brand on the market and there are some stinkers:DThe conditioner has a nice almost bubble gum smell to me.Overall,I love this dye and plan on using it for a long while!!
It's been almost 8 months and the color is just now coming out!!The only reason its faded is because i've colored and lightly bleached it or else it would still be black!If you want very black hair,you def need to go with this!Not a very drying dye and awesome satying power.The best of all the 6 Revlon shades I've used and the color that has stayed in my hair the best of many the times I've dyed it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I hate this hair color, It made my hair coarse and this blue black color washed me out. This color meant to match cool skin. If you have warm tone like me, pls. dont try this. It will look awful on you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have to say I am very impressed with this product because its one of the dyes i have used that actually stays black. I was SICK of my uneven hair color ( my natural hair is black but i've bleached it about a year ago and the ends always faded to a lighter color no matter what color i dyed it. So I saw this at Wal-mart one day and saw this dye for 2.50! At that price I didn't even think and purchased it. I left it in my room for about a week before I decided to give it a go. I LOVED the color in the very beginning because it was such a beautiful shiny black with a hint of blue. I've washed my hair about five times since and my hair is still black, so i'm happy. Minus one star because yes, it is very drying/damaging to your hair but doesn't altering your hair color do that no matter how you do it? At least the conditioner in the set was pretty nourishing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have used Blue Black at least three times now and have yet to be disappointed. This is a good dye for a great price. Don't expect a miracle product but it gets the job done. The last time I used this on my hair was about six months ago and my hair is still black. Like another reviewer said, the blue sheen only lasts about a week or two. When this dye is freshly used, the black is very rich and striking and the slight blue shine is gorgeous. Over time, it fades to a soft, natural black. Overall, I enjoy this product and it's at a price that can't be beat.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond, Relaxed Eyes: Hazel
i love this hair dye! ive been using this hair dye for years, and not just in black but i also used it whe i had blonde hair and when i dyed it brown, i love the back better so far, but its a really nice color for me, i mean if you bought something from sallys im sure it would be better, but this really does the job for me :) im actually going to go to the store and get some more my hair roots are showing lol
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I hate to pan a Revlon product but this ruined my hair. The blue black was not blue at all. My hair looked like it was dyed with flat black paint. Even with the included conditioner my hair felt like straw and to date nothing has worked to restore its shine or softness. The damage seems to have stripped out my natural curl. The gloves are the uber-cheap plastic bag kind.
On the positive side, Colorsilk is very cheap and it did cover my grey, hence the 2 stars.
I've used the natural black in the past with less damaging but still unsatisfactory results. It faded quickly even with color-protecting shampoo and did not cover my grey at all. In all fairness, though, I think I had product in my hair and I used Vaseline at the hairline to prevent staining so it may have been my fault the color didn't grab very well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
The blue shade was only visible in sunlight and only lasted a week before it faded; after 2 weeks my hair looked ashy
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I have previously used other shades of this hair dye and loved it. This is the cheapest hair dye I can find and it works better than all of the crap I've spent three times as much as. You name it, I like this better.
Color Silk is $3.99 at my local Walgreens, which is good, because I need two boxes. You can't beat that price. My ONLY gripe is the cheapness of the gloves they provide - they always rip at the seam between my thumb and pointer finger. But, considering the cost, I'll just got and buy some re-usable gloves at Sally's.
I last used Color Silk in Natural Black, and it was a gorgeous shade. Even months later, when it started to fade, it did so really nicely and still looked natural. Almost like my brown hair had come through a bit like salon highlights. I was hoping that the Blue Black would be -really- blue, and I wasn't disappointed. My hair looks like the feathers on a raven. VERY blue sheen to this stuff. I also like that it isn't terribly damaging. Yes, it's permanent dye, so there will be some damage, but unlike the other dyes I've used, my hair wasn't breaking off and feeling like hay after I washed the dye out.
All in all, don't let the price on this fool you. I avoided it for a long time, because I thought for sure it wouldn't look as nice or last as long as the brands that cost twice as much. I was wrong. I don't see myself ever using another brand of dye again.