In one word, YES. Salon color formulas are better for your hair, and having a professional colorist formulate the color and apply it will ensure the best results. When you consistently receive professional hair coloring with your stylist precisely formulating the shade to achieve the color results you desire you will not only have beautiful locks but there will be no or limited damage to your hair.
All licensed cosmetologists will professionally examine your hair’s texture. Why is your hair texture important? Whether your hair is curly, straight, or wavy, your hair texture plays a significant factor in what type of color and developer strength is used for best results.
What Is The Difference Between At-Home Hair Coloring Solutions And Professionals’ Solutions?
At-home hair colors are of lesser quality than the professional grade colors. Many individuals in the beauty industry say this is because over-the-counter hair dyes contain harsher, more concentrated chemicals and often do not have protective ingredients used in salon hair color.i
Hair dye can potentially cause allergic reactions and hair loss because it aids in weakening your hair shaft and, if you lighten your hair, this can result in dry, brittle hair.
A professional hair colorist will often do a strand and patch test. The strand test on the hair helps the professional understand how your hair will react to the color. The patch test is done on your skin, to ensure you are not allergic to the hair color product. Would you follow all these steps at home while using hair color? Probably not, as it is just more steps to be done.
Additionally, at-home hair coloring can often result in over processing. Unless you are a professional and understand the texture of one’s hair, you really don’t know how long to keep the color on. Everyone’s hair is different. For example, often at home hair kits instructions it states to process for 40-50 minutes. Let’s think about this, imagine putting hair color on already damaged hair for 50 minutes. What will the results be? One time to leave the color on does not work for all. If you find that your hair’s hair texture has changed and is coarse, it is likely due to not only the chemicals in the box hair dye but also the application of the hair dye. Learn more about why hair stylists do not recommend box dye!
Furthermore, you would never want to go from jet black hair to blonde hair in one application. This would severely damage the integrity of your hair. Many people today elect to go the less expensive DIY route. By heading over to your neighborhood beauty supply, purchasing bleach and probably a high strength developer, you are basically asking for your hair to either break off, or fall out. In reality you might be left with no hair and/or severely damaged hair that will take months to repair to a healthy state.ii
Leave the coloring to the professionals. Yes, it will be costlier, but you will not only have better results but when you leave the chair you will have a full head of healthy, color treated hair!