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. You can use it to cover up the skunk-like sideburns that pop out when your color job starts to fade.
All you do is brush it on, and VOILA, your hair will look like you just came back from the hairdresser.
Eye Brow Filler
My favorite way to use the root touch up kit is to fill in my almost non-existent eyebrows. Over the years, the ends have faded and disappeared. They’ve never been symmetrical, either. One of them curves upward while the other is more straight across. I love how this product makes them look soft and natural rather than painted on.
It’s become a must-have in my makeup case and I never travel anywhere without it.
I’ve also been using Madison Reed’s Color Protecting Shampoo and Conditioner. I have fine hair that has a tendency to get dry. After I wash it, my hair feels 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.
Looking for healthier hair color? Here’s the best part.
Madison Reed’s products have been formulated to be non-toxic. They don’t contain harsh ingredients like most standard hair color products. You’ll never find ammonia, resorcinol, or parabens and they are PPD-free. You also won’t be knocked over by strong fumes, feel itchy or get burned. Madison Reed products contain Argan Oil, Keratin, and Ginseng Root that protect and fortify your hair.
Visit the Madison Reed website – click on SHOP – and then PERMANENT COLOR. You’ll then be asked to take a quiz to determine your hair color needs.
- What type of hair do you have? (straight, wavy, curly or coiled)
- 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?
After you click submit, you’ll be directed to a page that will suggest the best color options.
Mine was Positano Black. Anything having to do with Positano sounds fabulous to me.
This video shows you how to cover up stubborn grays.
Root Reboot Color Activator
Another way to cover up your gray roots is to use Madison Reed’s Root Reboot. The color Activator has a sponge tip applicator to help you avoid spills. (As I mentioned, I’m a klutz!) Just dab it on your roots and in 10 minutes you’re done. There are 6 universal color choices to choose from and each kit comes with liquid color, color activator, 2 pairs of gloves, a cleansing wipe, samples of shampoo and conditioner and instructions.
Watch this video to see how easy it is!
Please click here to find out more about Madison Reed products.
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