It is safe to dye hair with boxed dye at home?

Many people refuse to go to a salon to get their hair done. They do this for a myriad of reasons – too expensive, they don’t trust other people with their hair, or they believe they can achieve the same success at home. Whatever the case may be, there are some risks with dying at home with store-bought boxed dye.

First off, there are reasons why professionals have to go through excessive schooling to become hair colorist professionals. I’m not implying every hair professional is amazing and never messes up (mistakes happen!) but hair dying is a very serious, permanent business. It is dealing with real, live chemicals that are not safe. I think the biggest mistake with hair dying at home is that people believe that they know what they are doing, when they’re not, or they read the box instructions and believe every word. Roxie Jane Hunt of the Huffington Post, dispels some myths in her article, 7 At-Home Hair-Color Myths, Dispelled.

I’m not insinuating that at-home dying is a recipe for disaster, I’m simply stating that if you decide to do your hair yourself make sure you know what your doing. Also, if you mess up, maybe go to a professional for help. If you sincerely believe that you can do your own hair, and you understand there is a possibility of bad outcomes, then go for it. I do know some people who color their hair and it comes out great! However, I have heard of horror stories. One when the chemicals touched the scalp which caused burning and itchiness, and others when the desired color was not the outcome. So just be careful with how you do your hair!

If you want to look more into salon-dying, check out my blog on whether to highlight or dye the whole head!

Acknowledgment: Photo Credit studio-do-salon


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