There are approximately 663,300 trained hair stylists in the United States. If you are not one of them, you should not attempt to do their job. It’s fairly simple. Would you take it upon yourself to perform your own root canal? Of course not — because you could cause some serious damage to your body. Well, it’s no different with hair. Leave the dye jobs to the professionals employed by quality hair salons.
Many women dye their hair. It has become as commonplace as changing one’s nail color. A recent study of 3,000 women revealed that as many as 44% chose to change their hair style or color because they were bored, and one-third made the change following a break-up or divorce. But too many women have their own version of the same hair-dye horror story, and they’ll all give you the same advice: don’t get your hair color from a box.
Three Reasons You Should Never Use Box Color
- Unpredictable results: See that woman on the box – the one with the perfect golden blonde, or rich chocolate, shade of hair? She went to the salon. She absolutely did not get her gorgeous color from the contents of that box. And nine times out of 10, your hair color will not turn out like the image. The quality of the product just isn’t that good, and on top of that, everyone’s hair is different and will therefore react differently to the chemicals. Licensed cosmetologists know which products to use and how to mix colors to create the perfect shade for your hair. Box color? It’s more like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.
- One size doesn’t fit all: Box color is standardized for “any” hair type — which essentially means that they are created with maximum amounts of ammonia and pigment in order to work on every kind of hair. This overload of chemicals can wreak havoc on your tresses.
- Boring, flat color: Applying just one formula to your entire head of hair will give you just one dimension of color. Hair stylists use multiple blends of colors to achieve a rich, multi-dimensional look.
Box color is super affordable, right? Well, it won’t seem so cost-effective when you have to throw down $300 to get your horror-story hair corrected at the salon. Do yourself a favor. Leave the hair coloring to the professionals.