11 Jan BOX DYE IS KILLING YOUR HAIR
I get it, were booked full and your roots are killing you, that color has faded leaving a brassy blended shade of nasty and you ‘literally, cant even’. Your about to go nuts if you don’t handle it this moment, the tipping point has occured!
Don’t do it. Don’t tempt yourself with that perfectly styled lush locked looking model on the little box of hair death! It’s all a lie and here’s why:
MY ADVICE IS NOT TO GET IN YOUR POCKET BOOK
Sometimes its hard to imagine why color can cost so much. How can something so seemingly easily plopped on your hair really cost that much?
Professional Dye Vs Box Dye
First off, (surprise) all those pretty little models are always styled and colored by professional stylists, using professional hair colors – not the actual color in the box. For example, big companies like Loreal actually have a professional stylist color line that is different than their consumer box dye available for retail.
One of the reasons for this difference is I am licensed and trained in the handling of the chemistry and formulation of these chemicals.
THE CHEMICAL MAKEUP IS DIFFERENT
Professional dye has color molecules that deposit under the cuticle and coat or lift the natural melatonin in hair giving the dominating effect of color. This is why over time hair color fades because eventually the color molecules lesses leaving the natural undertones of hair in tact – but visible.
Box Dye actually can stain the protein in the cortex of the hair (every had a fashion color like pink or red refuse to lift out even with bleach?). Once this process occurs you physically change the makeup of your hair. Its permanent and damage cannot be reversed. Also sometimes these physical chemical changes can react negatively with other chemicals like professional line dyes causing a complete meltdown of hair.
CUSTOM IS WHAT MAKES PRETTY
Everyone has different levels of pigment and undertones. Some people ‘pull red’. If people want to achieve the same color – they could require very different formulas to achieve those end results.
Box dye is a ‘one-fit-all’ disaster waiting to happen, unless your that 1% it happened to ‘work’ on. Secondly – usually you will find especially with darker colors, the more you apply over time, the more deposit occurs. I call this the ‘permanent marker’ effect. No shine, drab, and super dark. Luster and light is lost!
So please, think before you make a rash decision in a little box at your local walgreens isle. Undoing permanent damage can take time to undo or grow out if all is lost. Invest in your color and you will invest in the health of your hair! Blog by Jess