Ladies, we know life is a bit out of sorts right now: you’re stuck at home, boredom is setting in, and you are missing your stylist. We know that you might be itching for a new ‘do, and the temptation to do it yourself can be overwhelming! Before you act on your impulses and reach for that box of color that’s calling your name from the shelves of your local drugstore, please consider these very real reasons why that is not the best idea! Here at William Robert Salon, we care about the health of your hair and we don’t want you to end up doing something you might regret. Honestly, that $10 box of color won’t look so attractive once you end up needing a serious color correction appointment. Do yourself - and your hair - a favor, and wait for us!
Reason #1: One size does NOT fit all! Think about this for a second: box color is formulated so anyone and everyone can use it. But, is everyone’s hair the same texture, type, or condition? We know better than that! To compensate, most box colors are laden with the maximum amount of pigment and ammonia. This can wreak havoc on the health of your hair and increases the likelihood of an allergic reaction. Your stylists’ education and experience allow them to customize your color treatment to your hair. No box color can accomplish what a good stylist can.
Reason #2: Matte and flat? No, thank you! While matte might look great on nail polish or makeup, it is not the look we want with our hair color. The missing link here is dimension. Box color contains one formula that you apply to your entire head, which leaves you with one flat boring color all over. In stark contrast, your professional colorist will use a variety of techniques, placements, and formulas to give you a vibrant look that’s anything but flat.
Reason #3: When it comes to hair color, orange is not the new black! Orange is pretty certain what you’re going to end up with if you try to lighten at home. We know, we know, you want that fun unicorn or mermaid’s hair, right? Please know this: lightening without the experience and knowledge of a professional is by far the most damaging thing you can do to your hair. Bring your dream color to your stylist and allow us to achieve one of these gorgeous looks for you in the least damaging way possible. Trust us, we know what we’re doing!
Have we convinced you to leave the hair coloring to the professionals? There are things you can do at home to help you get through these next few weeks at home without resorting to using box color, and our next post will help with that. For now, please, just stay healthy! Keep up with us online, or download our free mobile app. It’s available on iTunes or Google Play.