Relaxed hair and permanent hair color usually don't mix. With risks like over-processing and worse, breakage, it's become a hard and fast rule. However, Madison Reed Hair Color is not your average at-home hair color. Our formulas are ammonia-free and protein-rich to minimize those risks and give you color that looks like you just came from the salon. Madison Reed leaves hair luminous and feeling soft and nourished. It also delivers gorgeous color, achieving that rare balance of personal style and convenience - without costing a fortune. Whether you're covering grays or adding depth, it feels amazing when you've found a routine that really works.
Make Madison Reed your color routine with these expert do-it-at-home tips.
Also, check out our video instructions for how to apply hair color for full gray hair coverage.
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By: Cheryl Locke
3 Tips on Coloring Relaxed Hair
Tip 1: Timing is everything.
While Madison Reed's formulas are gentle for both hair and scalp, the general guideline is to wait one week and a shampoo between treatments and coloring.
Tip 2: Shorten processing time
Because relaxed hair is more reactive to color, you may want to shorten the recommended processing time in our instructions when coloring relaxed hair. One thing you won’t have to worry about is hot roots–that’s when color is absorbed on the roots, but not the ends. Madison Reed colors are premixed to look multi-tonal and even. Inside every tube, there’s a base color designed for covering grays plus a combination of tones taken from a colorist’s palette to achieve the color complexity usually found at salons.
Tip 3: Condition, condition, condition!
We can't say it enough. Relaxing treatments leave hair vulnerable. Our Nourishing, Color Enhancing Conditioner (a sample ships with every kit), lets you flex your follicles. Rice, vegetable and oat proteins strengthen each strand inside and out, leaving you with stronger, healthier and more flexible hair.