Rated 4.07 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review BEAUTIFUL COLOR - But a bit dark
This color could not be more natural looking. I was previously coloring my hair a light brown/ash blonde and wanted to go a medium/light brown copper red. The preview photos of this color are all very different. I was hoping to turn out on the lighter side, but mine came out pretty dark, but it is ok because the color is excellent. It is hard to describe. Not too auburn, not too copper, not too brown. Just perfect! I was amazed at how the product had absolutely no scent what-so-ever! Finally nice to color my hair and not get a headache from the fumes. I have box colored my hair forever. For the last 2 years or so I was ordering from eSalon (they are really great too), but I always saw adds for this product and figured I'd switch it up. I could not be happier with the color. The price is the same as eSalon. The only potential draw back for this product is that the formula was not very liquid. I alway used cream formulas, but this one was different. It almost felt powdery when applying. It is nice because it doesn't drip and I got way fewer stains around my ears, but I was really close to running out of product. My hair is just shorter than shoulder length and I feel I should not have had to buy the extra bottle for long hair. But I was very fearful that I did not get the color worked in everywhere because it was so dry like and not going very far. I used every last drop and luckily I did not have any missed spots. But I did see a couple reviews where people complained their hair turned out patchy. I can see how this can happen. If you are in doubt about length, order the second bottle. You will be glad you did. Or just be very careful to evenly apply and work into your hair so you don't get dry patches. One thing I noticed (and like) is that after I washed and dried my hair, the towel did not have any staining at all. Usually, even if I spend forever rinsing out the product, when I dry my hair I get the slightest color on the towel. Not a big deal, but my pillow cases also get it after I color. And I bet it won't happen this time because the towel didn't have a hint of color on it! I will most definitely order again, but may go one shade lighter!
Most Helpful Critical Review Never Again
My color quiz matched me with lighter shades of blonde but I opted for this (it was still one of my matches) because it was darker and I am always afraid of going too light at home. According to the swatch online it did not look too far off of my natural color so I didn't think anything would go wrong. I normally get highlights because I have a lot of hair it takes 4+ hours plus quite a bit of money to get my hair done at the salon so I decided to try just coloring my hair at home from now on. BIG MISTAKE. This color turned my hair orange. After talking with the color care crew, I will be receiving the crema gloss to hopefully remove the orange but I am not optimistic. Waste of money and time and now I have to go to the salon to have my hair fixed anyway. 2 stars because the customer service at this company is fantastic and although my hair looks terrible, it is very soft and feels amazing.
Reviewed by 30843 customers Will buy every time now
None from Greeley colorado
Called a colorist on Madison Reed website...very helpful for my specific fine hair concern
Best Box Color I've Ever Bought
Kim from Westtown, NY
This is by far the best box color I've ever bought in my life. I had covid neglected hair with terrible roots/highlights. I had moved during the time and hadn't found a new salon and was desperate. I can't believe how well it cover my grays and blonde full head highlights!! It looks like I have salon color. So rich and vibrant! I could've went a tad lighter but was afraid if i went with a lighter brown it wouldn't cover the outgrown highlights. This stuff is magical and would highly recommend this product to anyone and everyone! It's a keeper!!!
The Best ever haircolor
Ashleigh from Indianapolis,in
Absolutely love the color! The coverage is perfect too!!
Did not come close to the color
Leticia from Plainfield Indiana
I have colored my hair many times in the past and this color barely took my med brown hair to a reddish brown. I didn't like the product at all
Better than a hair salon, I'm truly stunned
Jamie from Los Angeles
This is an amazing product-the color was amazing and better than anything I've gotten at a salon when going dark. Most of the time going from blonde to dark the color looks like shoe polish-so matte and Halloween wig-esque. Trying to match my natural hair color was scary because I never thought it could have dimension and shinyness-but this color is truly amazing. I'm shocked because box dyes and dark salons hair colors fade and look over saturated. This looks natural, and is a dark brown with a ton of dimension. You can't find better than this. Because my hair is blonde I dyed it in two sections, did the bottom and then washed and did the top so the first section wouldn't over develop. Turned out great. With every wash the color settles in more and doesn't fade. It just keeps getting shinier and more dimensional. My biggest compliment to this color is there is NO brassiness whatsoever which is impossible to find with brown hair colors. So so so impressed.
Anya from Norman,OK
This was my first time coloring my hair at home and I loved it. Super easy to use and the color turned out exactly how I wanted!
Andrea from Phoenix, AZ
I've tried it twice now. The first color was much darker than I wanted, so I tried the next lighter option. It was supposed to be medium golden brown, but my hair initially looked very copper. Both times, the color faded within about a week. My hair is dull and lifeless looking. I really wanted to love this because it's so much more affordable than the salon. I had high hopes because it was packaged to look like a better quality product. The product does include some nice touches compared to other home color kits, like two sets of decent quality gloves (that actually fit and aren't like putting your hand in a baggie), barrier cream, and a hair cap for while the color is setting. It's definitely better than other home kits, but not quite salon quality in my experience.
D from CT
I had bleach blonde highlights and this all over color covered is perfectly to a true dark brown :) Gorgeous and just in time for Fall season < 3
Great Color but the cleansing cloth burns
SJ from TX
I have dark blackish hair with a few stray grays. I used the color Trieste Red. The color came out best on hair that was already lightened and was the exact color I wanted. My darker underlayers maybe show it best in the sunlight like a tint. The color did attach to the grays also.
The cleansing cloth afterward though burned the skin on my face. I don't know how much alcohol is in it but it was instant. Still have a red spot the day afterward. I would use the system again but use something else for clean up.
Sally from Charlotte, NC
Was very excited to try the product. Disappointed with the lack of gray coverage. Do like the texture of hair after, no harsh chemicals, no skin staining.
Not 100% gray coverage
Violet from Jefferson, NJ
Hairs around temples are still white and roots at part are lighter than I would like. Did like that there we no smell and hair was healthier when done versus using a harsher box color. I am going to give it 1 more try and leave in longer for the 45 minutes stated to see if I get the 100% coverage they advertise.
I would buy again and again
Milena from Fl
I love this product!!!!!!!!!
Cita from MD
I was skeptical of paying this much for hair color, but it truly makes a difference. The color has lasted way longer than the cheaper brands. And my scalp doesn't get itchy or burn like it sometimes did with the other brands. They also give you a lot of product. My hair is long and I can do my roots plus some overall coverage.
Color on box does not reflect the actual color
Kells from SC
Unfortunately the color did not turn out the way I had hoped. The color on the box (and on the Madison reed website) imply that it will be a warm deep brown. Prior to coloring it, I had medium auburn hair. Now I have borderline black hair (which is also quite dry/dull). I'm going to change the color in a couple weeks (trying to not over damage my hair with coloring it immediately after).
The positive thing is that the packaging of the product was quite nice. Higher quality than other box colors.
I would buy this again, in fact I have!
T Savage from Sacramento
Normally I went to the salon to have it done professionally but since COVID I have had to do it myself and it was easier than I expected.
Not enough product
Em from Ohio
The kit is great, however they only give you 3 oz of product. Would maybe be enough for someone that has super thin hair cut into a pixie or shorter.
I've been using this for abt a year now. I'm hooked😊
LB from Fresno, Ca
Love the product. Little pricey but I like it. Cheaper than going to have it done. 😊
Jmrcnrose from Georgia
I will repurchase this product again because it's gentle
Excellent Coverage on Stubborn Grays
JGinCO from Colorado
Provides excellent color with less irritating chemicals than many hair dyes. The kit is very easy to use.
Have used product for 3 years!
Sherrie from Sebastian Fl
Love Madison Reed coloring because it doesn't use a lot of harmful chemicals. The kits give you everything you need to make it extremely easy to use. Love the product!
Ali from New York
I just tried Siena Brown which is supposed to be a medium cool brown... my virgin brown hair is now red, the exact opposite of what I wanted. Not to mention this has so much packaging it's ridiculous.
Didn't burn at all after leaving on 35 minutes to cover gray
Tee from Richmond VA
Perfect match and no burning
Salon at home
Amy from Texas
Easy, convenient and the best results
Carrie from Bakersfield, CA
I was worried about using this as I have not dyed my own hair in over ten plus years. However it was super easy to use and the quality of the product was great. Definitely feels like I had my hair color done in a salon.
Damaging and odd smell
ILmama from Illinois
I was hoping I would love this at home coloring. I applied this on August 23 amd followed the directions. The color was pretty and added shine... but it damaged my very healthy hair and I had a lot of hair fall from it. It also smells like A&D ointment (especially the shampoo and conditioner). Now here I am 2 weeks, 4 days later. I have washed my hair 6 times since and the color has faded completely, even with using salon color safe products. I had better and longer lasting results with the less expensive drugstore brands. I have to go to the salon to have them try to "fix" my hair, thankfully my ends are still in pretty good shape as I only did my roots and blended it down. But you can definitely tell a texture difference between the MR colored hair and my ends.