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6 Reasons To Avoid Box Color

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While these ‘one size fits all’ beauty products can offer you an instant makeover in the comfort of your home, there are drawbacks to using them. After all, when it comes to your looks, when has ‘one size fits all’ ever worked? Well, maybe socks but even Yoga pants have their limits.

We all know coloring your own hair seems easy on the television commercials. We would like to show you 6 reasons to avoid box color. Those highly produced commercials imply that in just minutes, you can go from plain brunette to smoking hot redhead, or from dish water blonde to golden brown Greek goddess. And it always seems to look beautiful and effortless. How many times have you wanted to get a brand new look? If you’re like most women, probably more times than you can remember. You do not get one size fits all jeans, or one size fits all shoes, do you? So why should the color of your most noticed feature be any different? Here are 6 reasons you should avoid using DIY box color.

  1. box color 2Your Haircolor Should Match Your Skintone. When a professional hair stylist mixes the perfect color for your hair, they consider your natural skin tone and underlying pigment, the level of porosity and the percentage of grey, among several other factors. Your ideal hair color will depend on your unique combination of these factors. Box color, as a ‘one size fits all’ solution, simply cannot take all these elements into account.
  2. Home Color Cannot Provide Even Application. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to achieve an even, balanced look on your own in your bathroom. To create the most natural look, it is essential that the color be applied precisely from the re-growth to the demarcation line. Color overlapping will lead to banding (dark spots) which looks unprofessional, not to mention what happens when you run out of product half-way through.
  3. Home Color is Extremely Damaging. Most bottle hair colors contain harsh ingredients that can strip your hair and leave the cuticles irreparably damaged. The likelihood is that your hair will look and feel like straw, and there is no way to remedy this. Once your hair has been destroyed this badly, you simply have to wait for it to grow out, or you need to cut it off. Did you know that you can achieve blonde hair that doesn’t feel like straw? Just visit one of our professional stylists and see for yourself!
  4. The Model on the Box Does NOT use That Hair Color. No, you will not look like Elizabeth Banks or whoever else is featured on the box of hair color. They are paid huge amounts of money to make you believe that you will, but in truth, they would never use such cheap products. You can bet your bottom dollar that they use professional stylists and high-quality products to achieve their photo-ready looks.
  5. The Color on the Box is Not Always Accurate. How often have you stood in front of the selection of color boxes and had a million hair color ideas running through your head? It’s so exciting to see all those potential new looks. But you should never be fooled by the gorgeous blonde hue on the box, it could turn out a ridiculous looking yellow-orange. It’s not uncommon for fiery red dye to turn dark and splotchy on real hair, or worse, orange. Sometimes hair color simply does not react as it should on certain hair. Blonde hair color could leave your hair horribly oxidized, or a funky bright teal could turn into granny purple. Is this really a chance you want to take?
  6. It Will Cost You Twice as Much to Fix it as it Would Have to Have it Colored Professionally First. Corrective color is the hardest thing that a hairdresser can do. It can take hours to fix especially if your hair is jet black on the ends. Or even worse than that, your hair may be so damaged that it cannot be fixed and you will just have to start over and either cut it off or grow it out, or both. Bottom line, let a trusted salon professional do your color. At salon F, we always have specials going on. So if cost is your biggest concern, let us know and we will see what we have in the way of special offers for you to avoid a disaster. But just think, if you hate what you do at home, it will cost you twice as much to fix it.
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