eSalon Review & Giveaway

Disclosure: Thank you to eSalon for sponsoring this post. I love my new hair color and I'm so excited to host this giveaway!

One adjustment in motherhood that I have made is my beauty routine. Goodbye 2 hour hair appointments and highlights. Hello boxed hair color.

Before having Isla I had more time to play with color and highlights. Now that I'm a mommy I look for low maintenence style and colors. I'm a natural brunette with long long thick wavy hair. It takes my stylist forever to cut and style my hair and coloring and highlights doubles the amount of time I spend at the salon.

So I decided a couple of months ago that I was going to forgo regular highlights because I was missing my appointments and I hated having my roots show. I used Garnier to cover my roots so that I didn't look too crazy but I wasn't totally happy with the results. It didn't look awful because I tried to match the all over color and picked something very neutral. However, I'm not a stylist and figuring out the perfect match with the available options wasn't all that easy. It covered my hair but I felt that it was too dark and contrasted poorly with my olive skin tone leaving me to feel "washed out".

That's why I was SO delighted when eSalon reached out and asked me if I would like to try their product.

My Review
eSalon is personalized color created just for YOU. Basically they help you to customize your own formula that you apply at home. It's so easy to use and their Color Professionals walk you thru every step of the way.

Here's how it works:
1. Create an account and upload a current photo. This helps the Color Professionals do their job. They look at your current overall color (end to roots) and help you pick out a color that works best for you. My goal was to brighten my hair so that I didn't look tired but I also didn't want a drastic change or orange-y color.

2. Fill out the questionare. Basic questions like "What's your current color and skin tone?" and "What color would you like to achieve?"

3. Pick a color

4. After sending in your information a Color Professional will confirm everything and make suggestions.

5. Purchase color & apply. The entire process is fast & easy. It also gave me peace of mind knowing that a Professional was looking over everything and giving me input.

The Coloring Process
I was so impressed with the packing of my eSalon hair color.
The instructions are simple and the tools are superb.
Here are some pics.

The entire color process took about 40 mins.

Here's how the color process works:
Step One: Prepare (eSalon hair color, tools, old towels, mirror and review product safety & usage insert)
Step Two: Divide hair into sections and secure with eSalon plastic clips (which I love!)
Step Three: Apply stain guard to hairline. Note: this stain guard works so well. I had very little stains on my skin after application.
Step Four: Color roots. I used bottle application for my roots.
Step Five: Color your ends. I used the brush to apply dye to my ends. Make sure to work haircolor into hair.
Step Six: After the wait period is done apply shine (basically add water to leftover's ah-mazing how this step makes all the difference).
Step Seven: Rinse and shampoo!
Step Eight: Enjoy your new color :)

The Final Review
I'm overjoyed with eSalon. From start to finish eSalon was delightful to use. I love working with companies that take pride in their product and it showed when working with eSalon. My Color Professional Courtney was marvelous. She helped me to figure how to acheive my goal and picked the perfect formula to helping me get the color I wanted. We did two different formulas on my hair. One for the roots and one for the ends. It matched perfectly and I am elated with the outcome.

eSalon uses only the highest-quality ingredients and pigments in our advanced salon grade formulas. Here's what type of ingredients are in their special formulas:

VITAMIN E helps condition dry hair & scalp
PROVITAMIN B5 moisturizes hair
KERATIN gives hair strength & flexibility
SILK AMINO ACID strengthens & conditions the hair
SOYBEAN PROTEIN improves hair body & texture
ALOE VERA moisturizes, adds shine & helps manageability
CHAMOMILE moisturizes
WHEAT PROTEIN replenishes & strengthens the hair
LOVE adds brilliance & boosts happiness

Here's a before and after picture. So you can see how long the formula lasts I took my "After Picture" a week after I applied my color.

What do you think? Have you tried eSalon? What where your thoughts? For your chance to try eSalon enter the giveaway below. 3 lucky Domestic Sweetheart winners will get the chance to create their own special formula and try eSalon at no cost. Good Luck!

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