I wanted to dye my hair darker than it already was, which was brown. I wanted more of a darker brown/almost black, so I tried this at home and it looked great at first. But it started to fade in just a few washes, now a month later it's pretty much completely gone. I made sure to wash my hair in cold water but it didn't do much for the color. Kinda disappointing but hey it was cheap, so no harm done. Still on the search for the best cheap hair dye.