The old debate of professional hair colouring versus box colouring continues to rage on. Professional hair stylists will tell you that box colour looks fake and will damage your hair. Are they telling the truth or is it a scare tactic?
It is tempting when at the store to pick up a cheap box of hair colour instead of spending the money and time to get a professional colouring job – but do box colors really damage your hair and cause your hair to look unnatural? Let’s find out.
The problem with box colours is that they are made to work with any hair type. This “one size fits all” approach doesn’t work for most women who want a natural look. The ingredients in box colours typically contain very high concentrations of dye and developer. In addition, they also have a tendency to look flat and dull because they only contain one colour.
Having a professional colour your hair is typically better for two reasons: the superior application process and the superior product. Professionals will use multiple shades of colour to give your hair a natural look and tone. They will also make sure the product is applied evenly. That’s difficult to do when applying an inferior box product on yourself at home.
So if you want your hair to look and feel great it’s best to have a professional stylist colour it for you. The old adage of “you get what you pay for” certainly rings true in this case. Come into one of our many convenient Ultracut locations and have your hair professionally coloured today!