Boise Hair Salon Tips to Avoid a DIY Hair Horror Story…

Anyone who has tried a DIY hair treatment knows that there’s always the possibility of disaster. Many of us share the same regret of a bad grocery store haircolor or rushing to the salon with chopped hair because we tried trimming it on our own. While people think they save money by waxing, trimming and dyeing their hair at home, the results can be disastrous . At unDONE salon, we’ve seen plenty of botched do-it-yourself jobs. So in the spirit of Halloween, we want to provide you with the following tips to avoid a DIY hair horror story…

DIY Smoothing Treatments

While it’s possible to purchase just about any smoothing treatment online, it’s important to know that these products are designed to be used by a Boise hair salon professional. The professional stylists at unDONE are certified and licensed to use these products properly. If you purchase a product like the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing System and attempt the treatment at home, you can severely damage your hair.

Below is a variety of factors that must be considered by an unDONE professional before the application of any smoothing treatment:

  • What other chemicals are in your hair?
  • What is the texture of your hair?
  • How much texture do you want left in your hair once the treatment is complete?

DIY Haircut

Under the right circumstance, a new haircut is usually a fun experience. When you want a new look, it’s important to do your research and find pictures that match the cut you want to achieve. Once you find the look you want, visit your Boise hair salon stylist. While YouTube videos can make a DIY haircut look easy, precision cuts are taught in cosmetology school and in advanced cutting classes. If you want to avoid visiting unDONE to fix a DIY haircut, consult and do your research instead of trying to cut your hair on your own.

DIY Bleach

Fashion colors are all the rage these days. However, these colorful hues are often obtained by pre-lightening your hair with bleach and other lighteners. While this may not seem like a complicated procedure, it can be especially damaging if you leave the bleach in your hair for to long. Bleach has the ability to lift your hair from a level (1) black to a level (10) blonde. During this process, your hair becomes weaker and weaker because the bleach penetrates the cortex of the hair, removing its melanin. Hair can become dry, brittle, and break off easily when the cortex is compromised. That’s why it’s important to visit an experienced Boise hair salon stylist to help you achieve any color once it’s safe and healthy for your hair. They can also help you maintain the color in the salon or provide you with advice and professional products to use at home.

It’s also important to keep in mind that bleach can burn and irritate the scalp. While there are different lighteners for different techniques, there are bleaching products out there that cannot be used on the scalp.  

DIY Haircolor

At unDONE Salon, a DIY hair color is one of our most common rescue missions. While the images on a box of haircolor may look lovely, and the directions promise wonderful results, all too often the opposite is true. The directions in a box of hair dye cannot properly determine a person’s starting haircolor, nor their history of hair products and treatments. Any stylist will tell you that all these things impact how your haircolor will turn out. A professional Boise hair salon stylist will help you transform your color based upon your individual needs. If you want to save money by doing it yourself, it’s important to take into consideration that you may end up spending double to fix or achieve the color you want.

When A Hair Horror Story Does Occur

When a hair disaster occurs, it’s important to remain calm. The worst thing you can do is to overreact and take immediate action. Take a deep breath and access the situation. Once you’ve calmed down, call unDONE Salon at (208) 287-2010 to schedule an appointment to fix the problem. When dealing with a hair disaster, you’ll want to call as soon as possible.

Happy Halloween!

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