Box Dyes vs Salon Dyes
Claire Miles - July 29, 2022

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

We all know how dying your hair is not only a very time-consuming process but also needs extra care and concern because there is a fair chance the hair may get damaged after the process. However, with the advent of social media and access to information from all over the media sources, it is essential that before you get your hair dyed, you do your homework in finding all the ways that do not damage your hair.

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The most common myth we have all heard is that box dyes are highly harmful to the hair. They are known to color the hair however because we are not equipped with the necessary information before dying our hair, we may burn it. This situation was again challenged during lockdown times when people decided to ditch salon treatments and conceal their gray hair colors by using box dyes.

One of the major reasons to avoid box dyes is because they are a universal blend of colors and dyes. This means that the dye is not personally curated for you. However, if you visit a hair professional he/she will personally design the procedure according to your hair type. Moreover, box dyes contain ammonia which is known to make the hair brittle and weak. Most hair professionals do not use products that contain ammonia at all.

However, hair salons also have certain disadvantages. Many hair technicians do not care for your hair and their only goal is that when you leave the salon, you are satisfied with your look. They don’t care about your hair damage, therefore, it is essential to visit a good hair technician that’s actually skilled in what they do. Moreover, hair technicians will also let you know about the aftercare which will help keep your hair fresh for longer.