So recently I have become disenchanted with going to the hair salon. I get really bored sitting there for sometimes up to three hours (I have a lot of hair) and spending almost $200 to dye my hair brown and get trims. My local stylist is nice, but we have very little in common and she's one of those that feels the need to talk the entire time and as much as I love to talk, that's a lot of awkward small talk. So I've been putting it off and was planning to try to go back to box dying my own hair. I also started trimming my own bangs and surprisingly, they look pretty dang good.
I've been researching box dyes and trying to bite the bullet and just do it when I received a promotion about a new company called Madison Reed that offers salon quality hair dye at home. I loved the price and selection and jumped on the opportunity.
Shipping was really fast and the dying kit comes in a super cute package.
You get a lot more with this kit than you do just dying from the box including good sized shampoo and conditioner, two sets of gloves, a cap to put on after all the dye is on, barrier cream to help keep your forehead and ears from being dyed, and a cleanser wipe which amazingly actually gets dye off of you (usually you end up with dyed skin for days after doing it yourself at home). These extras and the great amount of dye you get makes the price totally worth it. I usually have to buy two boxes of dye for my super thick hair and with Madison Reed, I only needed one and I got all the extra goodies. Definitely good bang for your buck.
The dying process is pretty much the same as with the box.
You do your roots and leave them on a lot longer than the rest of your hair. My roots were blonde so this was much needed for me.
Then you do the rest of your hair, pop on their handy cap, and let the dye sit for the proper amount of time. My thumbs up here is terrifying, sorry. Weird thumbs.
I always worry about missing chunks of hair since I have so much of it, but it turned out pretty well this time!
It was really hard to get a good after picture since it's so dark and gloomy today and I'm too lazy to set up my fancy camera, but I think it looks great. It's a little darker than expected, but I reckon that will fade after a couple of washes. The dye smelled great, just like the hair salon, and made my hair shiny just like you want from a dye job. I'm really happy with how it turned out and will definitely be using it again.
A couple other cool features of Madison Reed are that you can order extra for a smaller price if you know you generally need a lot of hair dye. This is really handy for people like me even though this time, it wasn't needed. Now I have that extra for root touch-ups in a couple of weeks! They also have a cool feature where you can sign up for auto renew where they automatically send you the dye every 4-6 weeks so you don't forget or run out. If you sign up for that service, you get a small discount on the price of each kit. They also do the same service for their shampoo and conditioner which smells amazing by the way.
Check out Madison Reed today if you're a lazy bum like me who hates going to the salon and loves saving money!