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Why Your Hair is too Good for Box Color.

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Why Your Hair is too Good for Box Color.

Alright.  Let’s be honest.  I have seen you in the hair care isle in the super market.  It is easy to be tempted by those at-home “box hair dye” with the happy women on the front.  Every one of those ladies has great, shiny, perfect hair color!  Did you see the price, too? For around ten dollars you can be your own at home colorist! It all sounds so perfect!  Unlike other blogs, my intent is not to shame you into agreeing with me.  I simply want to educate you on why box hair color might not be what you want to do.

Box Color is made for anyone. Professional hair color is made for YOU.

 Hair color is a science.  Your stylist has training and experience, but most importantly, your stylist knows you and your hair.  Also, a great stylist cares about your hair and keeping it healthy.

Think of Box Color as “One Size Fits All” color.  Permanent box color is normally very strong.  Most guarantee grey coverage, and for that to be true, it has to cover ALL grey.  Especially very resistant and stubborn grey hairs.  So, chances are, a box color can be way too strong and harsh for what your hair actually needs.  Powerful color is not always needed for each situation. Using a color that is too strong can result in shallow, duller color than intended.  Fading is also common.  Applying a color to one’s own head risks un-even coverage, over-lapping color and can result in critical hair damage.

damage-hair

A great colorist analyzes your hair’s texture, porosity, and condition before even choosing a color line to use on your hair.  They also know certain questions to ask that can affect a color formulation.  How long do you plan to keep this look?  What kind of maintenance are you comfortable with?  Hair technology is ever evolving, and with new options of colors, you want to make sure you get the best color for your tresses.

That being said, if you are tempted to color your hair with box color, and actually do- Know that there is Redken Color Certified Stylists who can help you fix even the most hair-rasing color attempt.

 

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Clogged Hairspray Hacks

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Clogged Hairspray Hacks

.If you love hairspray like me, you experienced the sputtering clog.  So annoying when the perfect fine mist is replaced by a drippy, weak and pathetic attempt at a spray. And why do I only get this when I’m in a super hurry.  Sigh.  Ok, but as a hairstylist I’ve learned some quick hacks.

Now there are levels of clog.  It can be an easy nail flick to fix and range up to taking the sprayer apart.  The faster you resolve the situation,  the less severe the resolution is. Kinda like life.

De-clogging hacks below:

Try to use your fingernail or bobby pin to scrape off the dried hairspray from the nozzle opening.  Do this first, before getting the nozzle wet, as dried hairspray is likely to pick off in one piece .

Still clogged? Run hot water and get a cup or bowl to submerge the top of the hairspray.  Soak the hairspray container in the hot water for 5 minutes.  towel the sprayer off and test it.

Still sputtering? remove the top plastic button, it should just click off, and put back into the hot water.  Next look at the tube that supplies the product and aerosol to the actual nozzle.  if you can see it clogged, try poking it with a bobby pin, then rinse with warm water.  Place the nozzle back onto the can and try it.

If after these three steps you don’t have success- I’m going to give you two pieces of advice.

Maybe the can is done. might just be old, or no product left and-

If your hairspray doesn’t dissolve with hot water, do you really want that on your head? Professional hairsprays are designed to be water soluble. You can achieve the strongest of hold with professional products.  Personally I love some Redken hairspray.

Why Your Hair is too Good for Box Color.

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Why Your Hair is too Good for Box Color.

Alright.  Let’s be honest.  I have seen you in the hair care isle in the super market.  It is easy to be tempted by those at-home “box hair dye” with the happy women on the front.  Every one of those ladies has great, shiny, perfect hair color!  Did you see the price, too? For around ten dollars you can be your own at home colorist! It all sounds so perfect!  Unlike other blogs, my intent is not to shame you into agreeing with me.  I simply want to educate you on why box hair color might not be what you want to do.

Box Color is made for anyone. Professional hair color is made for YOU.

 Hair color is a science.  Your stylist has training and experience, but most importantly, your stylist knows you and your hair.  Also, a great stylist cares about your hair and keeping it healthy.

Think of Box Color as “One Size Fits All” color.  Permanent box color is normally very strong.  Most guarantee grey coverage, and for that to be true, it has to cover ALL grey.  Especially very resistant and stubborn grey hairs.  So, chances are, a box color can be way too strong and harsh for what your hair actually needs.  Powerful color is not always needed for each situation. Using a color that is too strong can result in shallow, duller color than intended.  Fading is also common.  Applying a color to one’s own head risks un-even coverage, over-lapping color and can result in critical hair damage.

damage-hair

A great colorist analyzes your hair’s texture, porosity, and condition before even choosing a color line to use on your hair.  They also know certain questions to ask that can affect a color formulation.  How long do you plan to keep this look?  What kind of maintenance are you comfortable with?  Hair technology is ever evolving, and with new options of colors, you want to make sure you get the best color for your tresses.

That being said, if you are tempted to color your hair with box color, and actually do- Know that there is Redken Color Certified Stylists who can help you fix even the most hair-rasing color attempts.   We Love Feed Back! Take the poll below.