It takes years for a Boise hair salon stylist to master the art of haircolor. Factors to take into consideration are formulas, hair type, hair condition, ratios, previous colors, etc. That’s why a stylist will always consult with you before picking and carrying out a desired look. Even then, it can take a few attempts to get the haircolor just right.
At unDONE, we want you to feel good knowing your Boise hair salon stylist knows what their doing. We can help take the stress out of haircolor while providing you with a look you can feel good about every time you look in the mirror. That’s why we’ve put together a list of reasons why you should never attempt a DIY haircolor:
YOUR HAIRCOLOR SHOULD ALWAYS MATCH YOUR SKIN TONE
When your Boise hair salon stylist mixes the perfect haircolor for your hair, they take the time to consider your natural skin tone among many other factors like underlying pigment, percentage of grey, etc. Your ideal haircolor will depend on the unique combination of these factors. DIY box haircolor is a one-size-fits-all solution that simply cannot take into account all of these elements.
DIY BOX HAIRCOLOR CANNOT PROVIDE EVEN APPLICATION
It’s important to understand that it’s virtually impossible to achieve an even, well-balanced look on your own. To create a natural look your Boise hair salon stylist applies haircolor from the re-growth line to the demarcation line. Color overlapping can lead to dark spots (banding) which looks unprofessional. Additionally, a stylist may use up to 10 different colors to achieve the look you want. That way they create a haircolor that is customized for you and only you.
DIY BOX HAIRCOLOR CAN BE DAMAGING
Many DIY box haircolors contain harsh ingredients that can strip your hair and damage the cuticles. Instead, a Boise hair salon stylist will choose a formula with the lowest peroxide to achieve shine tone while minimizing damage. They will also use products to balance PH levels to lock in haircolor to prevent it from fading. DIY box hair color can leave you with hair that looks and feels like straw. Once your hair has been destroyed, it can take a long time, and a lot of money to repair it.
THE COLOR ON THE BOX IS NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE
Ever stood in front of a selection of dyes with a million haircolor ideas running through your head? Don’t be fooled by the gorgeous celebrities on the box. The truth is a stylist professionally dyed their hair, and in reality less than 5% of people using box haircolor will actually get what they want. In fact, your hair can turn a hideous orange when you were only looking to lighten it by one shade. That’s why it’s important to understand that a one-size-fits-all haircolor may not react as it should on certain hair types. Do you really want to take that chance?
IT WILL COST YOU $$$ IN THE LONG RUN
That $10 DIY box haircolor won’t feel that affordable after a $200 color correction on your orange hair. Instead, talk to your stylist when it comes to making an informed, and educated decision when it comes to your desired haircolor. Not only will they factor in your natural hair type & texture, they can adjust formulas based on its condition. A professional haircolor will leave you with much healthier & beautiful hair compared to the dull and drying appearance that comes out of a box.
CONTACT unDONE SALON TODAY
For more tips on coloring your hair, contact the stylists at unDONE Salon. We will be more than happy to share our wealth of hair treatment knowledge. We are also happy to schedule your appointment over the phone at (208) 287-2010 or through our online appointment form.