You’ve heard the saying, ‘Blondes have more fun,’ and I’m here to tell you being blonde is more fun for me.
You may recall a few posts back – No Books, Just Hair – I talked about wanting to color my hair using the Madison Reed Radiant Color Kit. Well, I finally had a chance to do it and I’m quite pleased how it turned out.
|Hair before color|
Let me address a few points before I tell you how the actual process went.
1. No, I didn’t become an instant platinum blonde from root to tips but I wasn’t expecting to. Had I put the color on the length a bit earlier than I did, it probably would have lightened it even more. The color did lighten my hair to a shade lighter, even more on top, and gave it a glossy shine that I like. I’m pleased with the shade it became.
2. No, the solution didn’t cause my eyes to water or give me a headache. There was no harsh chemical smell, because there are no harsh chemicals in the solution. In fact, it was a pleasant scent that was a bit fragrant but not overpowering. It’s a smell you wouldn’t mind having in your house.
3. Yes, the process took a bit longer than the over-the-counter color kits I’d used before. However, the extra time was my doing because I wanted to be sure I followed the instructions and left the product on my hair the correct amount of time. Once you’re familiar with the process it can easily be done in 40-45 minutes for short hair or 50-55 minutes for long hair (this includes the prep time).
|Hair after color|
That’s just some of the highlights I wanted to be sure to point out. The only other major issue I noticed was my solution didn’t turn purple like it did when applied in the video. So I called the lovely folks at Madison Reed to see if I had done something wrong. No, it was what I had suspected. The cream color can change to purple when activated depending on the color you’re using. The lady in the video was dark headed. The color cream for blondes doesn’t go purple when activated, it just has a faint hint of a purple tint.
All the items you need to color your hair comes in the box from Madison Reed with the exception of a cape to wear to protect your clothing. You can use an old button-up shirt to serve the same purpose. To me there was no more drip from this solution than I have had with regular over-the-counter kits. In fact, this solution was a bit thicker and less messy.
Due to the length of my hair and the pesky grey trying to find a permanent home, I had to leave the solution on for a total of 45 minutes where someone with short hair would only go for 35 minutes. With the cap on, I was able to do whatever I needed to do while waiting on the timer. The solution washed out without any problems and I followed up by using the shampoo and conditioner provided.
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