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February 15, 2011

Revlon Colorsilk: Light Ash Brown

WHERE TO BUY: Drugstores (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, etc)
PRICE: Around $3-$5

- Cheap
- Easy to find
- Easy to use
- Did lighten my hair
- Doesn't smell too bad
- Conditioner makes hair super soft

- Can be a little damaging

MY THOUGHTS: Up until recently, I've never dyed my hair. Naturally, it's an extremely dark dark brown color but I felt like making it a little bit lighter. Revlon colorsilk had good reviews on makeupalley and only cost around $3 or $4 in most stores. It was easy to use and I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Since my hair is so dark, I used light ash brown to achieve a dark brown color. If you have dark hair and you're looking for a drastic change, box dye by itself might not be enough. This was good for the subtle change that I was looking for. My roots ended up a little lighter than the rest of my hair though.

After dying my hair, I didn't notice too much damage but it does feel a little bit dryer. The conditioner it comes with is AMAZING by the way. It made my hair feel incredibly soft and if they sold it on its own, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

Comes with 2 gloves, conditioner, developer, & colorant

Before: My natural hair color was really dark brown, almost black.

After: Still pretty dark, but definitely a little lighter.

It really only looks this brown in really bright lighting.


  1. Wow, no matter what I try, I absolutely cannot lighten my hair! Like you before, they are dark brown, almost black.

  2. Gaby: Hm I know what you mean. Although the brown shows up in flash photos and bright lights my hair still looks very dark in person. That's kind of what I wanted though, something subtle. Maybe you can go to the salon to get the results you're looking for? :)

  3. a beautiful shiny brown !

  4. maybe when u dye your hair use a stronger developer...revlon give a 20% developer in the box...go for a 40%..u can get it in any beauty supply shop..the higher the percentage the more it lifts up the color..hope it helped :)

  5. leah: Thank you!

    xarah: Thanks for the advice! I might have to try that sometime.

  6. Nice shade of brown! I would definitely love to try it. :)

  7. How long did you keep it on?

  8. mtingkad b yan color?

  9. Nice review! I'm thinking of purchasing this colour.

    You have lovely hair!


  10. Hi Maria,

    I have natural black hair and have prviously dyed it dark brown but it looks black.. I want my hair to look dark brown at-least.. Which shade in revlon will work for me please suggest


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