Going through a break-up to just wanting to change it up a bit. Coloring hair at home is a fun way to show your emotions and personality. There are plenty of different at home brands, but the one that I’ve found to work and not damage your hair much is Madison Reed. This company has a quiz at the beginning of the buying process online just to help you find the exact color you would want and won’t look bad with your skin color. Even then, they have a whole bunch of different colors for you to choose from.
Once you have found the color that you would like, wash your hair 24 hours before. Next day hair is found to hold in color a lot better rather than hair washed that day. Make sure you have some old towels laying around in case you spill a comb to help parting it into sections, and some hair ties to hold your hair in place. Madison Reed recommends going either two shades lighter or darker depending on if you’ve already dyed your hair before or not.
Now that you have everything together, it’s go time. You’re going to want to section your hair into four separate sections. You’ll do that by grabbing your comb and going down the middle of your hair, making two, Then going through those two in the middle and making them into four separate pieces. Grab your hair ties and secure these four sections into place.
Next you’re going to grab your mixed bottle of dye and apply it evenly throughout the four sections. You’ll want to start in the bottom two. Trust me, it will help make it less of a mess. Apply the color at your roots first, since it’s a newer growth, then make your way down your hair to your ends. Once you’re done applying the color you’re going to wait 30 minutes before rinsing it out of your hair. This part is the hardest part that I’ve found from anticipating how you’re going to look with your new color.
Once you’ve waited your 30 minutes, it’s go time for rinsing out the dye. First you can use the cleansing wipe that comes in Madison Reeds hair coloring kit to get any dye off of your face. That comes really handy if you have dye everywhere. You’re going to wash all the dye out of your hair. You’ll know that all the dye is out once the water starts coming out clear instead of being tinting from the dye. Now you want to make sure you lock in that color and don’t let it all wash out by using Madison Reeds Color Protecting Shampoo and Conditioner. This is also located inside of your kit that you receive.
Now you can either wait for your hair to air dry or blow dry it if you can’t wait like me. Go ahead and style to your liking and go show the world. Changing your hair color is always a fun way for a new start in town.
Another thing great with this company is that if you don’t like how the color came out or something went wrong they will refund you the full amount of your first box and help you figure out what went wrong. If you went darker, don’t worry if there is still a little bit of tint coming out in the next couple of showers, it’s completely normal.