10 November 2014

Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review

Hello guys! Here's another DIY hair color review I'd like to share with you. I've been dying to post this for months now (lol) but I just didn't have the time to come up with a decent blog post. Anyway, I'll be reviewing Revlon Colorsilk's Medium Ash Brown shade in this blog post. This one's a favorite among me and my sisters cause we find it as the easiest shade to wear. My mom even uses this one when she needed to touch up her roots. By the way, I'll be using it over Revlon Colorsilk Luminista in Medium Blonde which I have previously reviewed here.

Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review

What it claims:

A rich, natural brown with no brassiness, 100% gray coverage

Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review
Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review

As usual, the box contains an ammonia-free colorant, cream color developer, after-color conditioner, instructions and plastic gloves.


Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review
Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review

Revlon's hair coloring products are so easy to use. Just mix the colorant and developer and you're good to go! It is actually the application that is tricky. As I was aiming to lighten my roots a bit and darken the rest of my hair, I started with the roots first cause I think it takes more time to lighten the hair than to darken it. If you're coloring your hair for the first time though, do not start with your roots because they tend to lighten faster than the rest of your hair. Leave at least one or two inches of your hair from the roots and apply the dye from there to the ends. Then, when the rest of your hair have lighten a bit (say, in 10 to 20 minutes), apply the rest of the dye to the roots.


Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review

As usual, I left the dye for at least 1 hour before rinsing it off. I made sure that it was able to darken the ends of my hair since it has become brassy already. This photo above, by the way, was taken when I was about to rinse already my hair.


Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review
Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review

The Good:
  • It evened out my hair color pretty well. I ended up with a nice brown shade. (If you're looking though for a hair coloring product to drastically lighten your hair color, this product is not really the one for that)
  • It was able to cover the brassiness of my hair with its ash tones.
  • Easy and convenient to use!
  • Ammonia-free
  • One box is just enough for my (then) medium length hair.
  • My hair still looks and feels healthy right after coloring. Thanks to their amazing after-color conditioner!
  • Super affordable. Got this one for more or less P395 at Watsons and it comes with a free tweezer.
The Not-So-Good:
  • I noticed brassiness of my hair after several months. Nevertheless, it would be time to retouch my roots by then.
  • It tends to lighten after some time which is not good in my case because it makes my hair color look uneven (with brighter ends than roots).
  • I wish it came with a disposable cape so that I'll stop staining more clothes when coloring my hair.
Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review
Day after (using iPad camera)
Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review
One week after (using iPhone camera)
Revlon Colorsilk Medium Ash Brown (40) Review
Two months after (artificial lighting)

So here's how my hair looked like right after, one week after, and two months after coloring. Sorry if I used different cameras. I cannot seem to find decent photos that would highlight my hair color from just one camera. Anyway, I would recommend this shade if you are about to dye your hair for the first time (so you won't get shocked with bright hair or disappointed with dark hair). It gives off the right amount of brown without the brassiness as its name suggests. In the coming weeks, I'll be posting another Revlon hair color review. Please do watch out for that. :)

XO, Mish


  1. Revlon has been my go-to hair dye brand.
    I love how it looks on you dear.

    Ms. Kei

    1. Thanks, Kei! Same with me. It's the most affordable brand that gives off a great result. :D

  2. would love to try that. It's a lot cheaper than when you get your hair done at a salon.

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