The “box” at home hair color is very appealing because of: price, as well as the photography on the packaging and the star appeal we see on those very enticing commercials. There are however limitations to opting for the “box” at home hair color, and one major limitation is the actual color in the bottle. Non-professional hair color cannot achieve the same results that a professional hair colorist can. In the salon, a hair color may take 2 or 3 different colors mixed together to make the perfect, beautiful shade of hair color desired something a box cannot provide. There are many options when going to a salon, techniques are what a “box” at home hair color cannot provide.
Most people who do a home color do not know or understand what hair is made up of, (melanin/pigment/proteins) amount of grey etc; all these are important facts that are taken into consideration to delivering drop dead gorgeous hair color. And it is information like this that is a point of difference as to why it would be most beneficial to opt to having a professional colorist provide that service for you.
It may seem appealing to reach for the “box” of at home hair color because it seems more economical….in the end—the opposite may be true. Many times more than not, it has been my experience that “box” at home hair color situation has come out with unexpected results which leads to more time, money and unhappiness. Don’t play around with hair color on your own remember you are dealing with chemicals that only a professional understands.