Box dying their hair is one thing that customers continue to do that makes your job as a hairstylist harder. You will almost certainly have to deal with Box Hair Dye at some point in your professional career, whether clients are unaware of why it is so bad or they simply didn’t take the warning seriously. In this article we read about Why You Should Never Use Best Box Hair Dye.
So what can you say to discourage clients from colouring their own hair? And if they do, what can you do about it? The weekly guide is here to assist…
Why Do Hair Stylists Despise Box Dye?
Most customers are unaware of how bad hair dye is until they reach for it at the store.
Box Hair dye not only has the potential to harm the health and condition of hair, but it frequently produces unpredictable results. This can necessitate a significant amount of colour correction work because untrained individuals lack the knowledge necessary to choose colours, determine processing times, and apply them.
Therefore, at some point in the future, you’ll probably need to explain to some clients why hairdressers dislike box hair dye so much. Be ready with these responses to frequently asked questions…
“Can Box Dye Harm Your Hair?”
Yes! Professional hair colour is formulated to a higher standard than box dye.
Salon hair dye is more expensive because it is of higher quality. It frequently protects your hair as it colours and doesn’t have as many harsh ingredients. Bond builders like OLAPLEX can even be used in salons to keep hair in the best possible condition. Box dyes frequently claim to be “ammonia-free” or to have moisturising ingredients. Even these often contain PPDs, salts, and other chemicals that harm hair, especially when used repeatedly.
“Why didn’t the colour of my box dye turn out like the picture?”
Box dyes may mislead customers. They frequently give the impression that “one size fits all” when, as professionals, we are aware that this is never the case. The type of hair, its state, and the natural colour or previous colour used can all affect how the dye works.
As a skilled colorist, you are familiar with the colour wheel, gradations of lightness, and various developer strengths to create the ideal shade. There won’t be any unpleasant yellow, brassy, or muddy colours visible.
Frequently, Box Hair Dye Results in a “flat” colour. So you can’t duplicate any of the aesthetically pleasing tones or dimensions that you can produce. At-home kits for balayage, ombre, or highlighting may look nice, but an untrained hand is unlikely to use the proper placement techniques. Again, the colour will not be customised for the customer.
Finally, the box colour will keep accumulating on the ends with continued use. The more porous the processed hair becomes, the more colour it will absorb. While this is the case, the virgin hair at the root will absorb the colour differently. This frequently produces a “reverse ombre” look, where the roots are lighter than the ends. Clients who frequently change the colour will also start to notice a “banding” effect.
Can I lighten my own hair?
No! Clients frequently believe that using a hair bleaching kit to lift their hair will help it take on a box dye colour.
This may result in extremely challenging issues. Frequently, the hair isn’t lightened far enough to get the desired colour. Alternately, the bleach used is too potent for the hair, leaving it porous, brittle, and rough in texture. The subsequent box dye colour they use may therefore behave in an unpredictable manner.
Once more, there is the issue of technique. The hair must be completely saturated with bleach before being evenly distributed. If it isn’t, clients will receive patches that are difficult to repair.
My hair turned orange from box dye! Can I repair it by myself?
There are many reasons why the box dye colour won’t turn out as your client had hoped, as we’ve already mentioned above.
Orange and brassy tones are one of the most prevalent problems. This typically happens when red and orange pigments are left in their hair after inadequate lightening.
Clients frequently attempt to resolve this problem on their own but frequently end up having more problems! They might pick up another box of dye, further muddying the colour and resulting in hair that is green or unpleasant.
Or they may use more bleach to lighten their hair even more. Multiple hair colouring sessions can result in irreparable harm to hair. Therefore, it’s best to encourage clients who have reached the orange stage to get a colour correction before it worsens.
“Can box dye be removed from hair?”
With the aid of a professional hair colour remover, box dye can be removed from hair. This can assist you in seeing what has transpired beneath the dye as a professional.
The altered hair structure, however, cannot be undone. Until the hair regrows, the bleach and other chemicals’ altered pigments will still be present.
What makes Salon At Home and salon hair colours different from one another?
The distinction in quality between Salon At Home and salon hair colouring has already been mentioned.
The box dyes are packaged with a predetermined colour and developer, which is the other major distinction. To give the hair exactly what it needs, different colours and developers can be combined in a salon. As the stylist has control over the strength of the developer used, this can aid in preserving the condition of the hair.
How do you handle customers who have dyed their hair with a box?
The challenges of colour corrections are one of the main reasons hairdressers dislike box dye.
Many customers who box dye their own hair eventually visit a salon for a colour service, whether it’s to have their colour fixed or simply because they want a polished appearance.
The process may appear simple to the untrained eye, but as a colourist you are aware of how carefully you must proceed – you can’t simply add one colour on top!
Every client is different in this situation. Obtaining a complete and accurate history of your client’s hair is the best place to start. To be ready for what will happen next, you must be aware of exactly what has been applied and when.
Second, you must manage your client’s expectations and be realistic with them. Make sure they understand the strategy you have for them to correct their colour because the outcome they are hoping for might not be possible in just one sitting. Finally, colour adjustments require a great deal of expertise and time. Don’t therefore undersell yourself. Give your client your rate and an estimated time frame because colour corrections are frequently priced by the hour. Of course, before you start, make sure they are satisfied with the price you are charging.