I’m a doofus when it comes to choosing the right hair color for my graying locks. And, the idea of putting toxic sludge on my head to cover it up is always scary. Still, I’m not ready to go silver so I dutifully have it colored every 2-3 months. I wish I was better at doing it myself, but I’m like a banshee in a paint store. If there’s any way to get it all over myself and destroy the bathroom, I’ll find it.
A while back, I won a root touch up kit that came from a company called Madison Reed. The kit comes in a compact with a wide brush. I use it to cover up the gray sideburns that always pop out when my color job starts to fade.
All I have to do is brush it on, and VOILA, my hair looks like I just came back from the hairdresser.
It also comes with a small eyebrow brush, which is perfect to fill in my almost non-existent brows. Over the years, the ends have disappeared. They’ve never been symmetrical, either. One of them curves upward while the other is more straight across. I love that my now visible brows look natural and not painted on after using the product.
My root touch up kit has become a must-have in my makeup case. I don’t go anywhere without it.
I met the representatives of Madison Reed at a blogging conference I attended earlier this year and they gave me samples of their products including their shampoo and conditioner. I have fine hair that has a tendency to get dry. After washing my hair, it felt soft and luminous. The shampoo/conditioner duo locks in the color and has UV protection, which is important if you spend time in the sun. I’m definitely going order more.
One of the annoying things that often happens when I have my hair dyed is that it starts to turn red after a while. I like it as dark as possible without being completely black. Madison Reed has a color reviving gloss that enhances the color so it doesn’t fade out.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I’m hopeless at applying my own hair color, so I admit I got gloss all over the bathroom. However, it looked wonderful after I let it sit and rinsed it out. I guess I’ll have to practice some more. But that’s just me. Hopefully, you’re not that klutzy.
Looking for healthier hair color? Here’s the best part.
Madison Reed’s products have been formulated to be healthy. They don’t contain toxic ingredients like most of the other hair color products available at stores or beauty salons. There’s no ammonia, resorcinol, or parabens and the products are PPD-free. You won’t be knocked over by strong fumes and your skin won’t burn or itch. Madison Reed products also contain Argan Oil, Keratin, and Ginseng Root that protect and fortify your hair.
If you visit the Madison Reed website – click on SHOP – and then PERMANENT COLOR. You will be asked to take a quiz to find out what your hair color needs are.
It will ask you:
- What type of hair do you have? (straight, wavy, curly or coily)
- What length is your hair?
- How much gray do you have?
- Is your hair color resistant to gray?
- Has it been previously treated?
- How often does it need to be colored?
- What is your current color?
- Do you want to go lighter, darker or stay the same?
Then it will direct you to a page where you’ll see your perfect color.
Mine was Positano Black. Anything having to do with Positano sounds great to me.
Please click here to find out more about Madison Reed products.