THOUGHTFUL MISFIT

by Tienlyn Jacobson

MY FAVORITE BETWEEN-SALON-APPOINTMENTS HAIR HACK

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One issue with living in Joshua Tree is that my favorite hair people all live in San Francisco, which make seeing them on a regular basis a little bit tricky. And because I'm not a huge fan of trying new stylists, I'd much rather wait it out till my next trip north than find someone local. 

Luckily, I came across MadisonReed, which is a company after my own heart - they provide luxurious hair-care products that make you feel like you've stepped out of the salon every time you use them. Even more so, they are a company who believes in using ingredients that are good for you - instead of harsh chemicals that can hurt your hair more than help. 

Instead of going on and on about the ingredients in their products (which I nerded out on for quite a while and you can do the same here), I thought I would share a few tips and tricks for using one of my favorite products of theirs, the Color Reviving Gloss. 

I've already posted a tutorial on how to use it on my Insta stories (which is still live right now) but I thought I would add a few tips that really got me incredible results:

BEFORE

BEFORE

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WHEN USING THE COLOR REVIVING GLOSS: 

1. Make sure your hair is bone dry and as free of product as possible: this will help your hair absorb the product better and will give you even results

2. Know when to start your 35 minutes: Because application is easy and relatively quick to apply, I started counting my 35 minutes after I had finished saturating my hair with the product. This means the top probably got a few extra minutes - but the results were even and gorgeous! 

3. Use shampoos and conditioners without sulfates (aka sodium lauryl sulfates): Not only do sulfates strip your hair of moisture, but can also strip your hair of color. 

4. Wash your hair at the most every other day to make your color last

5. Re-apply the Color Reviving Gloss every 2-4 weeks (or every 6-8 shampoos) to keep your color fresh and gorgeous!

Aside from the Color Reviving Gloss, here are a few other MadisonReed products I really enjoy: 

ROOT TOUCH-UP: I don't have any grey hair (which this is great for in-between coloring) but I do love to use this when I create any kind of up-do to even out my hairline - especially if I'm doing a photoshoot. 

ROOT TOUCH-UP: I don't have any grey hair (which this is great for in-between coloring) but I do love to use this when I create any kind of up-do to even out my hairline - especially if I'm doing a photoshoot. 

SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER: Paraben and sulfate free, these keep your hair totally nourished and your color in tact. Bonus - they provide UV protection so your hair can fight back against damaging UV rays.   LIGHTWEIGHT STYLING CREAM: Can't say enough good things about this - I like to apply a little when my hair is damp and then just let it air dry before I straighten only the ends. This stuff keeps my hair from frizzing, adds shine, and doesn't weight my hair down at all, whic is a big deal for me!  TAME: Packed with Mongongo oil and Argan oil, this is the perfect finishing touch. I like to add just a touch to the ends of my hair to keep them smooth and healthy. 

SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER: Paraben and sulfate free, these keep your hair totally nourished and your color in tact. Bonus - they provide UV protection so your hair can fight back against damaging UV rays.  

LIGHTWEIGHT STYLING CREAM: Can't say enough good things about this - I like to apply a little when my hair is damp and then just let it air dry before I straighten only the ends. This stuff keeps my hair from frizzing, adds shine, and doesn't weight my hair down at all, whic is a big deal for me! 

TAME: Packed with Mongongo oil and Argan oil, this is the perfect finishing touch. I like to add just a touch to the ends of my hair to keep them smooth and healthy. 

PERMANENT HAIR COLOR KIT: If you're going to color your hair at home, this is the way to do it! They've really thought of every single thing you'll need to do a good job - plus the amount of bad chemicals they've taken out and replaced with better ingredients is mind-blowing. I particularly recommend this for anyone with any kind of skin sensitivity - or allergies in general. Much gentler than your typical hair color, but without sacrificing quality whatsoever. Learn more about what's in the color system (and what isn't) here. 

PERMANENT HAIR COLOR KIT: If you're going to color your hair at home, this is the way to do it! They've really thought of every single thing you'll need to do a good job - plus the amount of bad chemicals they've taken out and replaced with better ingredients is mind-blowing. I particularly recommend this for anyone with any kind of skin sensitivity - or allergies in general. Much gentler than your typical hair color, but without sacrificing quality whatsoever. Learn more about what's in the color system (and what isn't) here

Photos by me

In collaboration with Madison Reed and Shopping Links, however all opinions are my own