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The Duchess Shows Her Grays with Grace

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The Duchess of Cambridge is just like us!

With her second child on the way, it looks like Duchess Catherine (you may know her as Kate Middleton) is putting many of her beauty treatments on hold, including hair color maintenance. Two weeks ago, the 33-year-old made front page news when she revealed small patches of gray hair under an elegant updo.

A few months earlier, the Duchess let her silver roots shine during a meetup with military supporters, servicemen and women, as part of London Poppy Day.

While different from her usual flawless appearance, it’s a real-world reminder that she is a busy mom with a lot on her plate and on her mind. In addition to time constraints, concerns about chemical exposure to her unborn child are rumored to be the reason why the future Queen has temporarily stopped coloring her hair.

Women like Kate are the inspiration behind Madison Reed’s healthier hair color. We worked hard to create an easy, luxurious experience without harsh chemicals like ammonia, PPD, and resorcinol. This is hair color that can be done in your home, on your schedule, and actually improve the health of your hair.

“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,” says Dr. Jan, board-certified OB/GYN and medical advisor to Madison Reed. “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 instead of the traditional smelly, harsh dyes.”

Dr. Jan adds that not all pregnancies are the same, so it’s always important to consult with your personal physician. (Learn more about hair health and pregnancy here.)

It’s really a matter of preference. “Everybody has their different levels of what they will and won’t do during pregnancy,” says Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist in Manhattan, adding that hair dye has “come a long way.”

For those who prefer to skip permanent hair color during their pregnancy, there are temporary solutions available.

Root Touch Up is a lightweight powder designed to temporarily conceal your roots and grays in between salon visits. You can just brush it on to blend your roots into the color of your hair, and unlike similar products, this one is free of titanium dioxide.

Madison Reed Root Touch Up

Color Reviving Gloss is another great solution. Semi-permanent color is completely free of oxidative agents like PPD. Because of that it is not designed to cover grays, but you still get beautiful benefits. Our deep-conditioning formula gives hair color a vibrant boost, adds shine, and corrects tone (if your color has started to look brassy, for example).

If you choose to embrace your grays, the CREMA shade will help you neutralize yellow tones to make gray hair look fresh and silvery. Here’s an easy guide to all the ways that hair gloss can improve the health and beauty of your hair!

Madison Reed Color Reviving Hair Gloss

Now it’s time to give yourself the royal treatment! Build your Hair Profile or call the Color Crew, our team of certified colorists, for completely customized recommendations. They love listening to your hair history and tailoring suggestions to your hair and preferences. Our personalized service will make you feel like the queen of your own realm.



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