Think twice before trying Box Hair Color

Careful, the instant gratification you’ll get from that box hair color comes with a cost.

It’s safe to say we’ve all done it at some point.  We get inspired, or desperate, and we make a run to the drugstore for some DIY box hair color.  Some of us have even dared to try the at home highlight kits.  When results don’t turn out as planned, reality sets in.  We didn’t go to cosmetology school so how could we possibly navigate all the shade options or execute with textbook precision.  Not to mention the model on the box undoubtedly invested more than $10 on her fabulous hair.  Still not convinced?  Here are just a few more reasons.

Box hair color can be riskysalon hair

The results you get from boxed hair color are unpredictable, especially if you’re trying to get your hair to turn out like the picture on the box.   And how do you know your true natural shade….are you an ashy blonde or a warm honey brown?  Granted, box hair dye will come with ample directions, but the one-size-fits-all formula doesn’t know your exact hair texture, condition or tendencies.  If you’re simply trying to camouflage a few greys, the risk is less,  but if you are looking to make a drastic change, either lighter or darker, you could be gambling.  Did you see those box kits for at-home ombre and pretty pastels?  Please don’t!

How many women are duped by the term Semi Permanent?  When it comes to boxed hair dye, you have to accept a loose interpretation.  Even if the box says the hair color is semi permanent, the way your hair will grab the hair color is unique to you.

Build Up from Box Color

Applying Box hair color repeatedly from root to tips can cause the pigment to build up and eventually the color will be concentrated on the ends.   Even when professionals are applying all-over color and semi permanent color, they are careful where the color is placed and can focus on just regrowth without pulling the color throughout the entire head.  Regardless of the quality of the box hair dye, it’s often the amateur application that creates the unpleasant result.

When Color Correction is necessary

Quite often, using a box hair dye will lead to a trip to the salon.  Even a color that was once tried and true can lead to telltale color banding.  Hair color experts always talk about the beauty of dimensional hair color, but patches of overlapping pigment is not at all what they mean.

box hair colorIf you have a color correction situation brought on by box dye, we can help! By the time that you leave our salon, no one will know about your color mishap… instead, people will be commenting on how fabulous your hair looks. Don’t forget that we also offer amazing cut and styling services too!  Book your appointment when you are ready to transform your look for the best.

We understand that each of our clients is unique. That is why we customize hair color to fit each client perfectly. We use PRAVANA professional hair color at Shampoo Dolls Salon, expert hair color that is free of parabens, sulfites, formaldehyde, and other ingredients known to be harmful to users and the environment.  We will talk about what you are looking to achieve and then make it happen! Now is a great time to book your next hair color appointment with us. Our stylists are ready to give you the look you have always wanted. Call (541) 942-9395!