Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Do You Color Your Own Hair?

About a year ago I was sent an invitation from a friend to try Madison-Reed permanent hair color. It just happened to come right when I was contemplating one of life's quandary's - to color or not to color??  My hair stylist and friend gently encouraged me with soothing words.

There, there Chrissy. Coloring your hair will add vibrancy to your overall color, as well as cover your greys! 

Apparently, not only do we grey with age but we also become dull. I protest!

That being said, I decided to check out the website and investigate just a smidge.  On their "about" page I  read...


Ammonia, Resorcinol, and PPD-Free, with No Parabens Added

The granola in me smiled. 


Our Color Lasts Longer and Is Gentler on Your Hair
My bank account and husband smiled. 

With $15 off my first order, I was willing to invest the remaining $10.00 to try it. Excitedly, I began the short process of filling out my personal profile, clicked "done" and was rewarded with color recommendations. After two attempts, I found my perfect match and learned the easy process of at home-do-it-yourself-coloring.

 Once my box arrived, I timidly opened my package. What if there was a cap and hook in there?? Visions of watching my mom and her friend poking a hook through the marked holes on mom's cap, and pulling out a small clump of hair, over and over again, came flooding back. That looked painful and there was no way. Of course I realize that's for frosting or highlighting, but the visions still came.

My fears were unfounded. I was greeted by stylish packaging and uplifting compliments.

  • There is minimal odor or chemical smell. 
  • My hair is softer when I'm done!
  • My grey is covered
  • The lustre in my overall color has returned
  • I only have to color ever 6-8 weeks
  • They have a colorist on standby for "live" chat to assist
  • They tell me I'm beautiful (I mean...)
  • I have to do it myself
  • It's an added cost and added "to-do"

What's the price?

First time use with $15 off: $10, plus $5.00 shipping. (Message me with your email and I'll send you one!)
Regular price: $24.95, plus $5.00
Automatic Renewal Price: 19.95, plus $5.00 shipping - you can adjust date as needed

I've posted a couple of videos on my Facebook page if you're just that curious! ;) What do you think? What kind of hair color do you use?

As always thanks for reading!

Linking up with Elegantly Dressed and Sylish, Sydney Fashion Hunter and Beauty101by Lisa



  1. Looks great!!! Why are grey hairs also so freaky and coarse and stick straight up?! I can't wait to not be human. 😉

    1. Haha! Thank you. And do you color your hair? ;)

  2. Yes! Because I'm old with freaky grays!


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