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Boise Hair Salon Tips: Why You Should NEVER Use Box Dye

It takes years for a Boise hair salon stylist to master the art of coloring. Formulas, ratios, hair type and condition as wells as previous colors and products are all factors that must be taken into consideration. That’s why a qualified stylist always provides you with a free consultation before settling on a specific look. Even more, it can take one or more appointments to achieve a certain color(s).

As professional stylists, it’s very frustrating when we see advertisements in magazines or on the television of well-known celebrities with gorgeous hair, boosting they achieved their look from a box application. In fact, what they are telling you is a downright lie. While approximately 5% of people who use a box dye feel satisfied with the results the rest of us end up with unwanted tones, colors, and damaged hair.

That’s why there is nothing better than a free consultation at unDONE Salon to talk with one of our professional stylists who knows what they are doing. This will eliminate the stress of a botched dye job while allowing you to feel relaxed and happy about your new look.

Hair Color Should Match Your Skin Tone

When your Boise hair salon stylist mixes the perfect color for your hair, they consider your natural skin tone, hair type, condition, and other factors. Your ideal look will depend on a unique combination of these factors. As a one-size-fits-all solution, DIY box dye simply cannot take all of these elements into account.

Box Dye Cannot Provide Even Application

Unless you are a professional hair stylist, it’s almost impossible to achieve an even, well-balanced look on your own. To create a natural look, it’s essential that the color is applied precisely from the re-growth the demarcation line. Overlapping of color will lead to dark spots (banding) which looks unprofessional. Even worse, you can run out of box dye halfway through!

One Size Does Not Fit All

When you look at the color levels on a box of DIY dye, the achieved colors are based on virgin, non-colored hair. Even more, when your Boise hair salon stylist colors your hair they can often use up to 10 different colors to create a unique, custom hair color just for you. You don’t want a one-size-fits-all solution when choosing your hair color.  

Box Dye Is Extremely Damaging

Most DIY box dyes contain harsh ingredients that can strip your hair and leave it irreparably damaged. When a professional stylist chooses their formulas, they do it using the lowest peroxide to achieve tone while minimizing damage. We also use important products after your hair color to balance PH levels while locking in color to prevent it from fading. Box dyes can leave your hair looking and feeling like straw. Even wore, once your hair has been destroyed it can take a lot of time and money to repair it.

The Color On The Box Isn’t Always What You Get

We’ve all done it – standing in front of a selection of box dyes with a million hair color ideas spinning through our heads. It’s exciting! However, it’s important not to be fooled by the color on the box. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a color to turn out completely opposite of what it was supposed to be. This can leave you with dark, orange, or yellow hair. Do you really want to take that chance?  

It Will Cost You More In The Long Run

That $10 box dye won’t feel very affordable after a $150 color correction on your orange or yellow hair. Even more, prices can vary depending on your hair type and how long of duration the service is needed. Do your wallet and your hair a favor. Don’t cheap out on a seemingly affordable solution that will end up costing you much, much more in the long run.

unDONE Salon

At unDONE Salon, we can’t stress enough the importance of seeking professional advice and services when you are looking to color your hair. With so many fantastic treatments, styles and products to choose from, it would be a shame not too. For more tips on coloring your hair, contact us at (208) 287-2010 today. Our Boise hair salon stylists would be more than happy to share our wealth of knowledge and schedule an appointment over the phone.

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