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Two More Fabulous Holiday Hair Styles

Two More Holiday Hair Tutorials with Bling

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Take any simple hair style from simple to spectacular with a shiny accessory! Our friends at Madison Reed have two more holiday hair styles that are perfect for your next holiday gathering.

Holiday Hair Tutorial

How to Create a Bejeweled Top Bun

1. Gather hair up to your crown and put into a ponytail. Leave a few flattering face-framing tendrils loose.

2. Pin hair securely into a messy bun with bobby pins.

3. Bedazzle your bun with glittering adornments. We chose diamond spin pins by Goody. These and similar accessories are easy to find in drugstores and even easier to use!

Holiday Hair Tutorial

Big and Bold Barrettes

1. Start by giving yourself a deep side part. This will create the look of bangs without a haircut (and possibly become a conversation starter at parties!).

2. Take your favorite barrette and clip all the hair that you gathered to the side.

3. The bigger the barrette the better! It’s a simple way to stand out in the crowd.

Even the simplest of styles can be dramatic with a little extra sparkle. Give your hair that extra shine every day with Madison Reed Radiant Color Kit or the new semi-permanent Color Reviving Gloss. Madison Reed’s hair color is better for you and better for your hair as it contains no harsh chemicals like PPD or ammonia. Find your perfect hair color now!

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5 Hair Health Tips for New Moms

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These days, it’s easy to find information about hair care. The challenge is how to sort fact from fiction. Madison Reed is here to help!

Dr. Jan Hansen, a board certified OB/GYN, explains the science behind common questions and popular hair tips so we can all make better decisions for our hair and health.

Hair Health Facts

1. Can I color my hair while pregnant?

It’s interesting to note that the American College of OB/GYN has no recommendations about coloring hair during pregnancy, yet many women are concerned. I chose to color my hair in all three trimesters with all four of my children. I wish that Madison Reed had been available back then. I would have been much more comfortable using Madison Reed Radiant Color Kit instead of the traditional smelly, harsh dyes.

Everyone’s pregnancy is different, so always consult with your personal physician. I feel Madison Reed products provide a better option and a better experience.

2. Why do some new moms lose so much hair?

Don’t worry, this is normal. Hair grows, rests, and sheds in cycles. During pregnancy, higher estrogen levels alter the hair cycles. The hair continues to grow, while the resting and shedding phases are paused. That’s why hair is longer, thicker, and fuller while pregnant.

After you deliver, the shedding and resting phases resume. All of the hair that would have been shed during the pregnancy can be shed all at once. It can be quite alarming losing clumps of hair! This is normal and within a few months, the hair will return to a normal cycle.

3. Is it true that hair can stretch 30% longer when wet?

Yes! Hair is made of 90% proteins that are held together by chemical bonds. When wet, these bonds are temporarily broken, allowing the hair to stretch and weaken. The bonds reform when dry and shrink back to normal.

4. How can I prevent damage to wet hair?

Because the bonds that hold strands together are temporarily broken, wet hair is vulnerable to damage. Follow these three simple rules to protect your hair. Use a wide-tooth comb or detangling wet brush. Avoid a tight ponytail while your hair is wet. When the hair dries and shrinks back, the ponytail could cause breakage. Wait until your hair is 80-90% dry before styling it.

5. Why do some people grow longer hair than others?

There is a limit to how long each person’s hair can grow, called the terminal length. The terminal length depends on a predetermined growing cycle. It usually is 3-5 years but can be as long as 10! The longer your growing cycle, the longer your hair can get. Considering hair typically grows 6 inches per year, 10 years of growing is really long hair!

While you can’t change genetics, you can protect your long hair by keeping it healthy and strong. Take care when you style your hair and use healthier hair products that can help prevent and repair damage to the hair.

Find your perfect hair color now from Madison Reed and get hair color that is healthy for your hair.

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How to Instantly Cover Roots and Gray Hair with Madison Reed’s Root Touch Up

How to Instantly Cover Roots and Gray Hair with Madison Reed’s Root Touch Up

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Put the focus on you, not your hairline.

Newly launched this week, Madison Reed introduces Root Touch Up in a full spectrum of colors to conceal roots and grays on the go.

Root Touch Up

Think about all those times you need to look your best without waiting for a salon appointment or coloring your hair at home: an important meeting, a big reunion, or even an impromptu dinner date. Imagine whipping out a compact and quickly blending in the perfect color on your hairline, part, and stray grays. That’s the thought behind Root Touch Up!

Madison Reed created a lightweight powder in eight shades—from platinum blonde to rich black—that brushes on dry, blends seamlessly with your hair color, and stays put until your next shampoo… even if you’re leaving the gym or caught in the rain.

Root Touch Up

As always, Madison Reed focused on both performance and long-term care of your health and hair. Root Touch Up has no added parabens and is completely free of titanium dioxide (a possible carcinogen), sulfates (that strip hair of natural oils), and gluten (which can trigger allergic reactions).

You get all the benefits of dry shampoo too! This fine, micro-milled powder absorbs oil, adds volume, and has a light fresh fragrance that revives “next day” hair.

Root Touch Up

Madison Reed’s initial collection of eight Root Touch Up shades was just released and they are going quickly. Choose your perfect color now!

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Happy October! Take $10 off your first purchase of Madison Reed hair color – just use the offer code OCTOBERLOVE at checkout.

5 Hair-Damaging Chemicals in Hair Color
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In the world of hair color there are quite a few choices, but not many of them good. It’s as if the drugstore box colors and other online brands have dropped the “care” from hair care. Focusing instead on making the least expensive product that fries your hair and doesn’t take your health in consideration at all.

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Here are five hair-damaging chemicals found in most hair dyes:

1. Ammonia / Ammonium Hydroxide:

From our inception we created a formula that does not need ammonia. Other colors use it to increase shelf life, add hair pH, and blast open the hair shaft so their color can penetrate the cuticle.

  • Ammonia is harsh on hair leaving it dull and limp
  • Responsible for the pungent smell of most hair dyes
  • Increases hair porosity, which weakens hair causing frizz and split ends, and leads to color fading
  • Exposure to ammonia fumes can irritate skin, eyes, throat, and lungs, causing watery eyes, itchy scalps, coughing, and burning

2. Resorcinol:

A common ingredient in many hair colors, resorcinol is used as a dye. Our formula doesn’t need resorcinol.

  • Resorcinol is frequent cause of allergic reactions to hair dye
  • Can be toxic to the immune system

3. PPD (para-phenylenediamine):

A pigment used to create darker shades. We’ve eliminated PPD from all of our colors and instead use a safer alternative to create our rich, dark shades.

  • A high skin sensitizer, PPD is proven to trigger allergic reactions to hair dye which can result in severe dermatitis, swelling, eye irritation, and tearing
  • The EPA warns that long-term exposure can lead to asthma, gastritis, renal failure, vertigo, tremors, convulsions, and coma in humans

4. Ethanol Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol):

Known as Alcohol Denat, it’s used in the dye absorption process. We’ve replaced this alcohol with a naturally derived alternative that doesn’t dry hair the way ethanol does.

  • Ethanol Alcohol is often the cause of dried out hair after dyeing

5. Parabens:

Known to be a controversial preservative, parabens are said to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi. We don’t add parabens to our formulas.

  • Parabens have little evidence to support their effectiveness

We care what we put in your hair, that’s why Madison Reed has eliminated these ingredients from our hair color formula.

We re-engineered hair color by replacing harsh ingredients that are traditionally used in the coloring process with ingredients that are gentler on your hair and leave it healthier with longer lasting, salon-quality results.

What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to try Madison Reed’s healthier for you color! Happy October! Take $10 off your first purchase of Madison Reed hair color – just use the offer code OCTOBERLOVE at checkout.

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7 Tips for Repairing Summer-Damaged Hair

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Sunny days lounging by the pool, exploring the great outdoors, and traveling far and wide – all the summer excitement has been harsh on your hair. Here are a few tips to get it back in shape.

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1. Turn Down the Heat
Your locks have been suffering the heat all summer long. Give them a break by using a cooler hair dryer setting for a bit while your hair recuperate.

2. Stash the Irons
Try out some of the new fall styles that don’t require a flat or curling iron. Your hair will thank you, and you might find a look you like even better.

3. Get a Trim
After all the sun, wind, and chlorine it’s a wonder you have any nutrients left in your hair – and the result is split-ends and frizz. Getting a little trim is an easy way to start fresh for the fall.

4. Avoid Alcohol
…in your hair products that is. If you’re hair is already feeling dry and dehydrated, using styling products that have alcohol in them, like gel, will make your hair even more brittle.

5. Get a Good Brush
Use a boar bristle brush to brush your hair thoroughly at least once a day. This will help distribute your hair’s natural oils throughout your tresses and help your hair heal any damage on its own.

6. Do Some Deep Conditioning
It can be as easy as leaving a deep conditioner in instead of rinsing it out or trying out a new hair masque. Either way, your hair needs this like a cool drink of water on the hottest summer day.

7. Use a Healthier Hair Color
Looking to darken your shade for the fall? A lot of permanent hair color formulas contain ammonia, resorcinol, PPDs and alcohol, all of which can damage your hair far beyond what it’s already been through this summer. Give your hair a nutrient boost instead with Madison Reed hair color. We don’t use any of those chemicals! Instead we pack our salon-quality formula with naturally-derived ingredients like argan oil, keratin, and ginseng root extract for vibrant, long-lasting color in your favorite fall shades.

50% Off Your First Purchase: Madison Reed

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Madison Reed is revolutionizing every aspect of the at-home hair color experience. Madison Reed starts with ammonia- and resorcinol-free professional grade products that are used in salons and delivers them to your door. Still afraid to color your hair at home? They’ve developed entirely new ways of finding your perfect permanent hair color – choose from an online color advisor, mobile app, live web chat, digital photo consultation or speak to a trained colorist on the phone. All of this is what makes the Madison Reed “in-home” coloring experience superior to the traditional way of coloring your hair at home. Madison Reed is turning quite a few heads in the beauty world, too – take a look at what Vogue.com had to say about them.

The Madison Reed experience includes:

Expert Advice: Get free professional consultations from the experts on our Color Crew.

Salon-Quality Results: Our multi-tone formula is ammonia-free and creates dynamic, natural shades for sophisticated color at home.

Shine On: Rejuvenate your hair with our gluten free, paraben free and sulfate free, nourishing shampoo and conditioner.

Convenient Delivery: Madison Reed’s hair color is delivered to your doorstep on your schedule. Set up auto-delivery and always have a kit ready when you need it.

A Gift with Every Purchase: Yes, that’s right. There is a QR code you can scan for a free gift inside every box.

What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to try Madison Reed’s amazing hair color! Save 50% off your first order at Madison Reed – just use the offer code LAZYDAYS at checkout.

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Whether you’re refreshing your roots or trying on a new color, our professional-grade formula provides complete coverage, especially for those tough grays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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