10 Salon Beauty Treatments You Should Never Try at Home


2. Hair Color

I would be lying if I said that I hadn’t tried coloring my hair at home, but this comes with caveats. Most of my hair problems come from home color processing mistakes: split ends, strawlike texture, uneven color… Since I tried more than 5 colors at home before going to the salon, I can definitely say that home hair coloring is a very intricate procedure.

If you are only changing your hair color by a shade, or two at most, then you are probably safe to do it at home. Any change larger than a shade or two, however, should be left to the professionals. Studies have indicated that only about 30% of DIY hair colors look natural, so they aren’t really worth the effort.

The salon is the best place to a get a natural look or to have multi-tonal highlights put into your hair. Brunette colors are the hardest to do at home and have a tendency to turn orange, so avoid those entirely. The salon coloring is usually much pricier but they use more high-end agents and beauty products. Plus, you’ll get a good hair treatment.

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