I’ve taken care of many customers that have tried box color. And some things never change. What is that? The outcome they want is never ever achieved.
Ladies, I suggest you stop coloring your own hair no matter how much you want to save money by not going to the salon. It will trigger lasting damage to hair. It’s simply not worth risking your hair health to save a couple of bucks. (Feel free to visit our Pinterest board: Link).
So, you are shopping and see boxed hair color with a model on the box with gorgeous hair color. Right away you think “I can have the same hair color”.
The response is simply, “No, it cannot happen”. Today there are some many women out there with hair color issues. This is why I have written this article for all those considering purchasing box of hair color. A professional stylist will tell you about what things to consider when coloring your hair. Take note of these 3 things:
Issue #1: Hair condition pre-coloring
If hair is in poor condition to start, resist purchasing boxed color! Using chemicals on unhealthy hair will not take care of the trouble and will make it worse. This is another reason to seek a hair pro to color hair. A certified stylist will let you know your hair is not strong enough for color. Be aware that box hair colors are stronger and harsher than salon hair color we make use of in beauty parlor. Why? The goal of box color is to work quickly. We, professionals know that the faster the process, the harsher the chemical. Keep that in mind.
Issue # 2: Color on top of color
This offense is one I have seen the most and is the worst I have experienced. We, stylist professionals understand color does not raise color. You cannot color a lighter shade of color hoping the desired color can be achieved. It’s generally just not possible. (Also, visit our website for more healthy hair tips: BeFreeWithStyle link).
Issue # 3: Understanding how you can attain the wanted level
If your hair color is really a natural level 3 to start with, and you need to raise it to a level 9, you will not have the ability to do that with a box color because the hair will just usually raise 3 to 4 levels. Attempting to do this by yourself is pure and simply bad for the hair and you will not get the color you want. And what’s worse? You will be in sore need of a professional to fix the damage caused by the boxed color AND you have to pay more money.
Please note, when you go to a professional to repair the poor box color, you will first have to get a restorative color service which will cost you double in some cases. What should have happened? The coloring should have been done at a professional salon in the first place. You may be confused about all this hair color jargon, which is why it is so important you see a pro. We’re the specialists when it pertains to hair color so, allow us to give you the professional services your hair needs so you get the color you want.
If you’ve had or have hair color problems and have concerns or questions, I am happy to assist. Just let me know!
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