Root Shadowing and At-Home Color Revolution with Madison Reed

7U6A6598Hi Babes. It has always bugged me that their are not better options for at-home hair colorers. While we get the good stuff in the salon, I find myself occasionally smuggling it to my at-home color clients for own use, because I simply haven’t been overly impressed with any Sally-brand color. Oooops! SHHHHH!)

Well, that has recently changed. Once in a great while, a new beauty company comes along that really WOWS me. This is one of those companies. Check it: Madison Reed………A woman led at-home hair-color company that combines technology, chemical innovation, beauty, consciousness, and DIY. Now, finally, I have a company to refer my at home colorers to that I can stand behind!

Led by CEO Amy Errett, Madison Reed is on a mission to create “better for you” products to help women look and feel their best, without sacrificing quality or their health.

This cool bay-area based company sent me a couple of samples a while back, and I was skeptical (as usual.) I also happened to be in a particular kind of desperate hair color rut……Dull, drab, and tired. One of the products that they sent me was a color gloss treatment and I decided to give it a go.
Here were my impressions…..I loved that it was a no-mix color. It comes in one tube, and was very easy to apply. I liked the simple, sleek packaging. I could see the exact color it was depositing as I applied it, which really took the guess-work out……I knew what I was going to get color-wise, and I knew that it was a very gentle, non-oxidizing formula. Also, It smelled nice. Here are the gloss colors, btw.

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After my gloss treatment, my hair was brilliantly toned, shiny, reflective, and soft for the next month. And I was SOLD! (Stay tuned for a post on this great product alone, with before/afters;) I did some more research into the company, and got more sold.

Their focus is on delivering a little bit of pampering and a little bit of glamour all in the convenience of your home, on your own time. At the moment they are focused on continuing to create better for your products to help people achieve the hair they deserve in a healthy and affordable manner.

I love a company that helps people empower themselves with DIY while really delivering on the quality, and I am excited to now FINALLY have a color line to use in my HTHG DIY Color Consultations.………they are turning the hair color industry on its head and developing radically innovative and technology-enabled hair care and color products and experiences. And all for the at-home DIY hair colorers!!!!!Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 12.07.07 PM



So here are the facts, Madison Reed currently offers a permanent hair color line that is both Gluten, Ammonia and Resorcinol free, offers 100% gray coverage, and is not tested on animals. The color comes in 32 lovely shades. To ease and enhance your color experience, Madison Reed sells hair-coloring accessories, as well as Shampoo and Conditioner.


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Their Color Glossing Treatment is a semi-permanent no-mix solution that it the PERFECT easy to use at-home toner. Tone+Shine+Softness=Bomb Hair Days.




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They have a fantastic little Root Touch-up Powder that comes in a sleek little compact. You can use it to cover up your roots in between coloring or, if you are me and always hellbent on finding new ways to use things, you can give yourself a root-shadow like Rain did. Because everybody knows that dark roots are in right now. 7U6A6607







If you are already wowed, hold on to your seats, babes, because Madison Reed offers a fantastic customer support…….With a Continuous Color Plan. Wait…….What? Is this real life? Yes. They will send you a box of color in you shade for a discounted price, as often as you want it, and give you continuous access to color specialists who will answer all of your hair color questions.

The moral of this story is this: If you are a DIY colorer, your hair future just got a whole lot more awesome, thanks to Madison Reed. With a company like this setting the bar, we can look forward to an up-swing in conscious and quality at-home hair color products and brands. Thanks, Madison Reed!
Keep it up, babes.

xoxo, HTHG


Beauty Store Depot Macadamia oil infused comb giveaway!

Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 2.46.41 PMBeauty Store Depot was kind enough to offer a Macadamia oil infused de-tangling comb to a lucky HTHG reader today!

BSD is an online beauty supply company that carries most brands of hair-care products on the market. They are also an HTHG affiliate, and I like working with them because they are a smaller company and they have a great selection and prices.

One of the brands that BSD work with is called The Macadamia natural oil line and here is what they have to say about themselves:)

“The Macadamia Natural Oil line of premium, professional hair care products combines the lightweight and nutrient rich properties of Macadamia nut and Argan seed oils to revitalize even the most problematic hair. With time tested, nature-based ingredients, Macadamia Natural Oil strives to set you free from damaged, dry, frizzy, lifeless, unmanageable hair.

Your hair will be intensely nourished, smooth, tangle and frizz free. Finally achieve shiny, manageable hair, extend the life of your hair color with natural UV protection and even reduce blow drying time! Macadamia Natural Oil offers more than just another line of hair products.”

If you are have curls or dry fragile hair that needs extra de-tangling love, then this giveaway is for you.

Here is how to enter……..Like BSD on Facebook, and then share this post on facebook. We will choose a winner in 3 days and announce it oh HTHG’s facebook page, and you will be shipped your very own Macadamia Natural Oil Infused comb.

xoxox, HTHG



Skinchanted Peek-a-poo Giveaway!

Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 2.52.47 PMHi babes. I’ve been following this company Skinchanted on Instagram for a while. I had heard about their shampoo-alternative handmade products from a couple of fellow ShamPHree-ers who love them, so I contacted Skinchanted to see if they might offer a couple bottles for me and my readers to try.

They sent a nice little package last week, and I couldn’t wait to try their Peek-a-poo no-lather no-poo, a formula that is packed with organic and interesting hair-pampering ingredients like sapindus (soap nut!) , honeyquat, and shikakai.

I used it and found that it was extremely gentle and made my hair feel very soft. It didn’t seem to remove anything at all which I liked. I think it would be perfect for coarse-er hair-types, dry hair, and curls. Also, for anyone with scalp issues I can only assume that Peek-a-poo would be super nourishing and gentle on the scalp.

Today, I am excited to offer a bottle of Skinchanted Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 2.53.25 PMPeek-a-poo to a lucky reader today!

Here is how to enter the giveaway……Share this post on Facebook, and like Skinchanted. Not only might you win a bottle, but you will be supporting a cool small business that is making it’s way in the independent natural beauty market!

In 3 days, we will choose a winner and announce it on HTHG’s facebook, and we will ship you a bottle of Peek-a-poo!

Viva Skinchanted!

Somaluxe moisturizer. Get your glow on.

Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 2.56.57 PMLady Soma Somaluxe moisturizer is my new favorite daily face cream, FYI.  It is gentle and creamy and feels heavenly on my testy combination skin.

It makes me glow all day, so I want to share the company with you. And no, they didn’t pay me to write this. Check em out. They use great ingredients and they follow through on quality. #sold

And the Offbeat Home ShamPHree kit winner is……..

7U6A9660Hi babes! happy day of love:)

Today I am excited to announce the winner of the Offbeat home giveaway……..Avila Swhali, a fed-up with shampoo, fine-haired babe from Ontario Canada!

She will be receiving a Deluxe ShamPHree kit in the mail soon.

I want to thank all of you who entered and showed some ShamPHree interest…….I REALLY wish I could mail you each a ShamPHree package, guys. Really. Because I want you to try it THAT bad.

Here is what I can do, though. For all my subscribers, from now until the 20th of February, enter coupon code Freeyourfriends for $5 off your ShamPHee kit order! You can all be winners!

This is a little pre-Spring special to help kick you all into the sunny months with a new hair outlook:)

Enjoy your ShamPHree hair!

xoxo, HTHG

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