madison reed hair color review

My Madison Reed follow up review tests the Torrino Brown (5NA).

You might have seen a Madison Reed review recently and now I’m doing a follow up!

It has been seven weeks since I first dyed my hair with Madison Reed to cover up my old balayage highlights and boy, the shipment was right on time. I was starting to see the old blonde peek through and some of those unsightly sparklers popping up again. Here’s what my Madison Reed follow up reviews looks like!


Follow up review: How long does Madison Reed hair color last?

It really depends on the individual, but the permanent hair color lasted seven weeks for me. I have dyed my hair in the past, so I knew my hair would be more porous than virgin hair. In addition, I was trying to cover up old blonde on my ends. At about the seventh week, I was noticing a few grey hairs around my roots and my ends were getting lighter.

I know Madison Reed is trying to compete with salons, but really they are competing with box colors you would find at Wal-Mart or Target. I think salons do a fantastic job at doing complex coloring jobs. Madison Reed is still a box color, but it feels more high-end.

Does it take long to color your hair with Madison Reed?

For the second round, I ended up doing this on my own. The first time my lovely sister helped me. Because I was dying my hair the exact same color as last time, I figured I couldn’t really mess this up. Luckily, I have a salon style cape that I bought and used an old teaser brush to separate sections of my hair. In total, it took 45 minutes to an hour to color my hair. Then it was an additional 35 minutes to set.

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The Madison Reed hair color cream. And no ammonia so no odor!

How did my Madison Reed follow up review turn out?

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to dye my hair on my own! I started with my roots and then went back to get the color all over my hair and my ends. I was worried that I would miss a section, but the color turned out great.

After having the color in for seven weeks, I was so ready to re-do the color and it was a noticeable difference!

The finished product! I’m super happy with the color results. I’m using the Torrino Brown.

Did you buy the Madison Reed color shampoo and conditioner and include in your follow up review?

Why, yes. I did. Actually, I received full size bottles of the shampoo and conditioner as part of an email promotion from Madison Reed. I have used the shampoo and conditioner for the past four months and I do not recommend it. Here’s why.

I found that the shampoo and conditioner created build up in my hair. I often let my hair air dry and when I ran my fingers through my hair, it felt grimey. I like my hair to feel really soft and slick, and this shampoo and conditioner made it feel just the opposite.

I switched back to the Costco sized bottles of Patene Pro-V and my hair felt a lot better! So stick with what works best for your hair. No need to overspend in this area. The Madison Reed brand didn’t do much to “color protect” my hair. It’s probably just a marketing ploy to upsell you on another product.

How much is Madison Reed hair color?

My Madison Reed hair color is $26.71, including taxes and shipping. The whole point of me switching to Madison Reed from the salon was to save money and still have my hair look really nice. I am on the auto-ship payment method, which is cheaper than purchasing manually. What is cool about this feature is you have the option to skip a month if you want. I did this the first time, but now that I know how long it takes in-between colorings, I can set this for every 7 weeks.

Wanna give Madison Reed hair color a try?

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