Rated 4.11 out of 5 stars
I've been using Root Reboot in Vernazza 4-C for a few years now for the very resistant grey I have between salon visits. Because it's so resistant, I leave the product on for 60 minutes to get complete coverage. It lasts about 2 weeks, which is what the product says it will do. I'm very happy with the product. But when the Root Touch Up Kit was available, I was so excited to try it and compare. I got a shade darker (in Spoleto 4N) than was recommended based on my profile. I mixed as directed and then applied the Root Touch Up Kit product. It was all very easy (Root Reboot is also a very easy mix and apply process). Instead of my usual 60 minutes, I only left the Root Touch Up Kit product on my hair about 15-20 minutes total. I got complete grey coverage in less than half the time, which is wonderful! I love the new Root Touch Up Kit product, and I loved that I decided to get the Spoleto 4N instead of the Calabria 5N (just my personal preference). I would like a tad more product for each of the two applications as it was just barely enough. I will just be extra careful when I apply in the future. Overall, I am extremely happy with the new product; so happy I will be changing my subscription from Root Reboot to the Root Touch Up Kit. It's an excellent new product in my opinion. My hair looked great, felt great, and it's going on week 2 and grey coverage is still looking good.
I had such high hopes when I found this product. I had been on the hunt since my long time favorite 10 minute color has been discontinued. I actually color my own hair at home using salon color so 10 minute color is the only time I use store bought. My gray comes in about a week and a half after I color so I have always used a 10 minute around the 2 week point just to cover the most visible gray in the very front and on my temples to buy myself another 2 weeks.
This product comes with everything you need if you are new to coloring your own hair at home (not something I needed but still great). The instructions are very easy to follow and I liked the fact that there was no strong scent (I am very sensitive to scents). I easily applied to the very front of my hairline and my temples and waited 10 minutes. I was a little nervous that the color would be too dark since once mixed it was MUCH darker then what I am used to but made my choice of color based on what was closest to what I normally use. Upon washing my hair, I had more shedding then normal and I quickly noticed that while I got semi decent coverage on my temples, my front hairline looked as though I had not applied any color. Fast forward 2 days and my scalp became overly sensitive and itchy and upon washing again on the 3rd day it was like I had applied no color at all. Sadly, this is not for me. Not only did I not get the coverage I hoped for, my scalp clearly does not like this (I am still shedding higher and slightly itchy). I will continue to hunt for a more suitable replacement to the previous product that I loved. I do think this could maybe work well for someone that has slightly lighter hair and not as much gray or hard to color gray.
Sylvia L from ALLEN PARK, MI
Loved the ease and the color of the root touch up.
Felicia L from HOSCHTON, GA
So easy to use and a perfect match to the Tuscany coloring kit I had previously gotten.
H M from BROOKLYN, NY
I have been using this root touch up kit on and off for years - it's great and does an excellent job of retouching roots between salon visits. I'm writing this review today because of my frustration with Madison Reed "customer service". My recent purchase of the root touch of kit was missing one of the color activators (there should be 2 in the box for 2 applications but there was only 1 which means I got half of what I paid for) - after calling them, texting them and emailing them over the course of a week, I have no response. It's impossible to speak to anyone because their automated robot on the phone won't connect you with a human. My request is so simple but yet I've spent hours just trying to get someone to respond. Really disappointing from a company that has got so big, they no longer care about servicing their customers.
Sarah H from Los angeles, CA
This is perfect for covering greys between full coloring. I didn't give 5 stars because I was surprised when I opened the box that it comes with 2 color tubes but only 1 pack of whatever it is you mix with the color to activate it and it's not a resealable pouch.
Brenda from Wilmington
I have already ordered additional products from this vendor as well as the same root touch-up purchased at Ulta.
Meredith from Chattanooga, Tn
Amazing product! I've looked for years for a good root touchup for gray hair, and this one really works well. The red matches my color perfect and I would definitely recommend this product.
Amanda from lockport
I been coloring my hair for over 50 yrs. Never a problem. I used this and for 1 month straight my hair was breaking off in large amounts in the shower. towel drying and blow drying.
Never used it again. Never had this issue again. There is something bad in the ingredients.
Terry B from DULUTH, MN
While I like this color product, my last order came incomplete. Doesn't do me much good if I can't use it. Attempted to contact MR but as of yet no response.
Alie L from WASHINGTON CROSSING, PA
Covered grays completely. Just ran a little short towards the end
Debbie M from SAN LEANDRO, CA
My usual root touch up literally burns my scalp. Madison Reed is so gentle and the color lasts longer.
Kiki from Redlands Ca
First time using this kit, my hair grows crazy fast with a lot of grey roots against mu dark brown hair. I purchased the medium brown since I also have a lot of highlights and was worried the dark brown would contrast too much. Whole applying I had immediate regret but like magic the color darkened up and was a perfect match. The deep conditioner included in the kit was fabulous too and the value is great since there's 2 applications included. I will never go back to the $9 box stuff!!
Susie from Minneapolis, MN
Loved the coverage that this had and liked how easy it was to use. Wish there was less packaging, but it made it easy to know what to use when, and how to use it. Also, my hair felt very healthy after use.
Eileen from Debary,Florida
No more itchy, scratchy scalp dried out damaged hair. Madison reed is the absolute best.
Yuliya from Oregon
I purchased 6n, i kind of assumed it wouldn't work to cover grey hair but decided to try anyway. Grey hair turned out gold, and the rest of the roots black. Alot dark then my natural color which is a medium brown. Hoping it fades away and doesn't leave a black line where I used the product. However will add that the color didnt smell at all and was really easy use.
Sophia from Chicago
Madison Reed is the only product I can use that won't irritate my skull. I have sensitive skin and I have tried to so many hair products and believe me nothing seemed to work for me. It's a product I can trust on my hair.
adrializa Liz from New York
It cover all my white hair.
It doesn't even smell bad or anything.
Leave your hair nice and smooth.
I love it!!!!
Somers from Tucson
I wish i would have tried this years ago. By far the best toot touch up kit on the market. I have to touch up my roots between salon appointments, and after i used this kit, I received so many compliments on my hair. It was crazy. It us more expensive than some other kits, but you get 2 kits in the box, and for what I received, I can honestly say, its worth it and I will never look at another brand.
Anett from Deltona Florida
Great product for root touch up and it comes with two applications .
Jennifer M from DOYLESTOWN, PA
Overall, the touch up kit worked well. Directions were easy to follow, it worked quickly, and, best of all, it didn't smell badly. My only concern is with the color itself. It's much darker than expected.
Karen C from STATEN ISLAND, NY
It works well, unfortunately I meant to order 5NR. It's dark.
Kelby N from SAN FRANCISCO, CA
I am so pleased with the touch up kit.
The two small bottles for color is am excellent idea if I need a touch up as well. The coverage is superb and it is fast.
I'm not going back to drugstore color at home.
I would buy this again but I don't need the brush and bowl because I already have them from this kit. Hoping there is a way to just buy the color items and hair mask moving forward so we can all reduce our waste.
I have very dark, nearly black hair and the grays are really starting to come in so this was a perfect at home touch up.
Laura P from Joplin, MO
This was my first time trying at-home hair color, and I'm hooked! I had a couple inches of roots popping through my copper/red dyed hair, and this touch-up worked wonders within 30 minutes start-to-finish. Plus, my hair is shinier now and smells great. Love love love this stuff.
Katherine P from PACIFICA, CA
I appreciated how easy and quick this was to use and how much it has extended the time between coloring my whole head of hair! Also would be great for travel.
Rose S from DEADWOOD, SD
Madison Reed's packaging and products are easy to use. The lightest brown is a little too dark for me, but I like the product regardless.
Christy M from CHARLOTTE, NC
Not pleased with the touch up color. It doesn't cover the gray even after I leave it on a bit longer than it says to. The regular color is the only thing that seems to work. Very disappointing.