Best at Home Hair Color – Madison Reed
This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation if you make a purchase. You can read my full disclosure here. If you guessed what the all-time most popular post is here at Country Life, City Wife what would your guess be? Of all things, it’s my Madison Reed post from 2014. I receive dozens of emails each month asking me if I still use it or if I really used it to begin with. YES, you all. I REALLY did use it in that original post and I have used it regularly since. So last night I was on Instagram Stories and Facebook showing everyone the best at home hair color Madison Reed and I shared a rite of passage. I discovered my first greys last week! I looove Madison Reed and they have generously agreed to give an exclusive discount for my readers, so keep reading. 🙂 A note: NONE of these photos have filters. They are 100% UN-retouched.
Best at home hair color Madison Reed – what’s it all about?
I’d recommend going back to my original post for in-depth details on ingredients. To give you the gist, Madison Reed is not full of chemicals or a bunch of crap you don’t want on your hair and scalp. Of course, as with anything, you should do a quick spot test first. It smells really good and the shampoo and conditioner are awesome, too.
Best at home hair color Madison Reed – the application process
Alright, as I mentioned in the Facebook video I do not have a lot of hours in my day lately and frankly, I didn’t want to spend $150-$200 at the salon for a root touch-up and color refresh. Madison Reed is going to cost you $40 or less, about 10-15 minutes of application time, 25-35 minutes of letting it sit and then you just wash and condition your hair in the shower like you normally would. Trust me, if *I* can do it, ANYONE can.
Let’s do this
When your box arrives, there are step-by-step instructions enclosed. You can also call, email live chat or access their Madi technology to send a selfie and get professional advice. In other words, you’re not alone. You can do that on the front end, too so you know you’re getting the right hair color. Last night I did a root touch up and refreshed my color using their color reviving gloss. The gloss works great if you just want some oomph without committing to a permanent change.
Here I am going through the process:
I separated my hair into four parts – does not have to be perfect. Then I applied the barrier cream, mixed the color and applied. I used Siena Brown. It was time for the revival gloss (Crema in violet) – and NO problem at all you can apply it on the dye. Combed it through and then oopsie – I had a little on my neck, so I used the cleaning wipes. Here’s my Instagram stories all in one place from last night if you’d like to see:
Best at home hair color Madison Reed – Results
And here are the results. I wasn’t going for dramatic change, but my hair color isn’t dull and flat anymore. I do want to write that if I am doing something drastic I absolutely save it for the professionals. But this? No need at all.
I cannot believe I am pointing out my greys… Roots before and after:
YAY! You can see my Ombre again!
Oh this girl is soooo sweet. Have you met our Bella?
DISCOUNT CODE – EXPIRES JANUARY 15, 2018
I have to thank Madison Reed for their generosity in providing an exclusive promo code to my readers. This coupon code is good for 10% off your hair color or root touch up purchase AND free shipping. Place your order and put COUNTRYLIFECITYWIFE in at checkout!
When you try it, I would love to see your results so please send them to me. If you have any questions – feel free to put them in the comments.