We have all seen the commercials advertising at home hair color products and the aisles and aisles of boxed hair color at the local drugstore or supermarket. The application looks so easy and the price cannot be beat, right? What many people do not realize is that the negatives of box color heavily outweigh the positives.
Many hair color companies do not only produce box color, they also produce professional hair color that salons use on clients. So what is the difference? Many color companies have different grades of ingredients that they use. The lower grade products are generally what you find in the hair color aisle. They use cheaper ingredients to lower their cost to make a higher profit. They then sell the better hair color to the licensed professionals that are experts in their field. There is a very good reason why the color that is on the shelves is not what the professionals put on your hair.
As a hairstylist, many of the new clients that I see come into my salon with hair that is dry with a lot of frizz have been coloring their own hair. I see many heads of hair every week and the texture that box color creates is unappealing. The hair has no shine and the moisture was stripped from the hair. The cuticle of the hair was raised and feels like straw. Most people who use box color are not using professional styling products either, and if they are, they are doing more damage with the box color then if they did not use any products at all.
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