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Is a Salon Dye Job Really Better for Your Hair?

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If you’re trying to change your hair color, there are many options available. Many people make the choice between so-called “boxed dye,” or at-home hair dye, and a salon dyeing session. If you’re trying to determine which one to go with, there are a few things you should know. While boxed dye is cheap and seems very easy, there are many benefits to salon dyeing that you may want to opt for instead. Here are four ways a salon dye job will be better for your hair health.

Individual Dye for Your Specific Hair

A boxed dye is a one-size-fits-all solution. This may be something you don’t mind if you’re just trying to cover up a few grey hairs, but if you’re trying to lighten your hair or change it to a completely different color, especially if your hair isn’t medium coarseness and fairly straight, you might run into problems as you dye it. When you go to a salon, the colorist can precisely determine the ratio between developer and pigment so you can get the result you’re looking for.

Help With Color Buildup

If you currently have dyed hair and you’re looking to change the color, you’re probably not going to want to do that at home. Dye currently on your hair can completely change the way another dye or bleach job can impact your hair, which can mean that you end up with a result that’s not remotely what you wanted. If you go to a salon, however, they’ll know how to handle that extra confusion, allowing you to go to just about any color accurately.

Healthier Dramatic Changes

Even for people who believe that at-home boxed dye can be a beneficial option for your hair, most people don’t suggest going more than two shades darker or lighter at home. This can be a pretty dramatic change, and it can be very difficult to make sure you’re using the right amount of product and leaving it on long enough to impact your hair, but not so long that it severely damages it. Especially if you’re trying to lighten your hair significantly, a salon can help you avoid long-term irreversible damage.

A More Accurate End Result

Finally, a salon will simply be able to make your end result more accurate. If you’re just dyeing your hair at home, you probably only have the experience you’ve personally accumulated from dyeing your hair over time, as well as any experience you have from dyeing friends’ hair and doing research online. You probably don’t know exactly how to formulate a dye job to reach the perfect shade because you haven’t gone through cosmetology training.

This is where a salon really shines. When you make an appointment with an Ogle School clinical salon, for example, you’re working with trained professionals who have a lot of information behind them. The students who are helping with your dye job are literally going to school to learn this information. That means they’re more likely to get you to the exact color you’re looking for.


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A salon dye job is the right choice for you if you’re looking to get a very specific color, you want to heavily lighten or heavily darken your hair, or you have a lot of color buildup on your hair. Even if none of these things apply to you, if you want to be extra careful and get a great experience, a salon should be where you look before you consider at-home hair dye. Book an appointment at an Ogle School clinical salon today to learn more about your hair dyeing options.

About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.