It doesn’t matter how good the commercial is or what celebrity is claiming to use it, boxed hair dye is terrible for your luscious locks, regardless of what Eva Longoria says. We still can’t get over how baffled some of our clients are when we tell them that boxed dye is bad for their hair, but then again, we’re the ones with the backgrounds in hair care. Although we don’t want to preach about how going into a salon to get your hair colored is the best option, it really is. Box dye and your hair are not friends.
Now, with that being said, we know hair color backwards and forwards. We know what works and what doesn’t, so we’re going to give you five good reasons as to why you should get color added to your hair professionally at a salon.
5 Reasons Box Dye is Terrible for Your Hair
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Commercial hair dye is produced on a mass quantity scale unlike in a salon where each color is specifically tailored to the client and their hair type. Commercial box dye basically has its fingers crossed that it’ll change your hair color, but you never know how it’ll change your hair color. So, while that “buttery blond” may have come out good on your friend, it could come out orange on you.
Box Dye Doesn’t Know You
Each hair dye is tailored to the client as we mentioned before and when you go into a salon, there are several factors that are considered when mixing your color. From you skin tone, to the natural pigment of your hair, to taking other treatments you’ve had into account; there are just so many things to think of that a box can’t do.
Professional Application is Best
When you go out and buy a box of hair dye, you mix it in the tube and just squirt it all over your hair hoping that every strand is covered, but that’s never a guarantee. With professional salon color application, the dye is strategically brushed into your hair starting from the regrowth to the demarcation line. Basically this guarantees you’ll have proper color flow throughout your hair without it turning different colors in different sections because you’ve probably over applied.
The Celebrities Don’t Use It
Sure, Eva Longoria is really convincing with telling you that she uses L’Oreal hair dye, but she’s also getting a nice big check for it. Do you really think celebrities that make millions are spending $10.64 on a box of commercial hair dye? No, they’re not. They have professional hair stylists that apply dye properly, so you should do the same.
It’ll Turn Your Hair to Straw
Of course, it’s possible to go from brunette to blond and still have luscious, shiny hair, but not if it comes from a box. Box dye is terrible for your hair, which we’ve clearly already mentioned, but it’ll turn your hair into straw. Box dye doesn’t tell you how to properly apply dye, and if your ends seem worse after your at-home color job, that’s probably the culprit. From the excessive amount of chemicals to the lack of instruction, boxed hair dye will do so much more harm to your lovely locks than good.