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Why Box Dye Isn’t Good for Your Hair

Today, we're diving into a hot topic that we know many of you have questions about…


Box dye. 


Yep, those tempting little boxes of hair colour you see on the shelves in your local Superdrug. Let's talk about why they're not the best friends for your hair!


The Allure of the Box Dye

First off, we totally get it. Box dye seems like a quick and easy fix, especially when you’re looking to refresh your colour or try something new. It’s affordable, convenient, and promises gorgeous results in the comfort of your own home. But before you grab that box, let’s chat about why it might not be the best choice for your lovely locks.


One Size Doesn’t Fit All

You know how they say everyone is unique? Well, that’s true for your hair, too! Box dyes are designed with a one-size-fits-all formula, which means they don’t consider the specific needs of your hair type, texture, or current colour. Professional dyes, on the other hand, are customized to suit your individual hair needs, ensuring better results and healthier hair.


The Mystery of Ingredients

Ever looked at the ingredients on a box dye? It’s like reading a foreign language! These dyes often contain harsh chemicals like ammonia and PPD (paraphenylenediamine), which can be really damaging. They strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. At Medlocks Hair Design, we use top-quality products that nourish and protect your hair while delivering stunning colour.


Uneven and Unpredictable Results

Let’s be real – how many times have you heard a friend say their hair didn’t turn out the colour on the box? That’s because box dye can be unpredictable. The colour you see on the box is rarely the colour you get. This is especially true if your hair has been previously coloured or if you have highlights. Professional stylists have the expertise to mix colours that complement your base colour and deliver the look you’re dreaming of.


The Damage Dilemma

One of the biggest issues with box dye is the potential for damage. Because the formula is so strong, it can cause serious damage to your hair shaft. Over time, this leads to split ends, breakage, and a general loss of shine and smoothness. Our goal at Medlocks Hair Design is to enhance your natural beauty without compromising the health of your hair.


Colour Correction Nightmares

I can’t count the number of times clients come to me for colour correction after a box dye mishap. Fixing a bad dye job often requires multiple salon visits and can be quite costly – not to mention stressful for your hair. Save yourself the hassle and let me help you get the colour right the first time.


Let’s Chat!

We hope this little chat has shed some light on why box dye isn’t the best choice for your hair. Have any questions or want to book an appointment? Give us a call or drop by our salon – we can’t wait to see you!



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