Box hair dye is a quick alternative when you have little time and don’t want to spend a significant amount of money at the hair salon. Box hair dye seems to have both pros and cons, and some people just prefer it over a trip to the salon. Here’s what you should know about box hair dye before using it.

What’s in The Box?

First off, be sure to read the instructions carefully before applying the dye to your hair. Believe it or not, dying your hair at home comes with a handful of risks. It’s very important that you don’t wash your hair before putting the dye in it. The natural oils on your head help protect your scalp and hair from any damage. Some brands of box hair dye are known for using safer chemicals to get the same results of companies who use harsh chemicals, so do your research.

Hair Dye for All Hair Types

Keep in mind, the hair color shown on the box is not exactly how it will appear in your hair. Since the hair color has to work on all hair types and existing colors, box hair dye is often even stronger than dye used in a salon. Due to box hair dye being “one-size-fits-all”, the final results can sometimes take a turn for the worse, and you’ll be dialing your salon’s number faster than you knew possible.

No matter where and how you color your hair, you’ll want to use color safe shampoo and conditioner, like Keranique Scalp Revitalizing Shampoo Color Boost and Revitalizing Keratin Conditioner Color Boost. Together the shampoo and conditioner will work to protect your hair color and prevent the color from fading, keeping your hair color appearing bright and vibrant. At the same time, it will also strengthen and hydrate your hair, it’s a win-win!

It’s recommended that if it’s your first-time using box hair dye, you start with a temporary or semi-permanent before committing to a more permanent one. Though it is easy to use box hair dye, it can get messy, so you’ll want to have an old towel and an old t-shirt on hand to catch the drips or spills.

This article is not intended to treat any disease or offer a substitution for professional medical advice.

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