Box Color: When you consider purchasing a “do it yourself box color” at the store, here’s some points to consider. Box color is typically formulated at a 30 or 40 Volume strength. Professionals in salons usually only use 10 or 20 Volume strength to achieve the desired results. When you apply strengths of 30 or 40 Volume like what is in a box color, you end up with far more damage and dryness than what is necessary.
When this predicament occurs, the person is often quite unhappy with the results. Additional expenses are incurred at this point, because the individual is then calling a salon to make an appointment to have a haircut and or a color corrective service. Sometimes, so much damage is done, that the best remedy is to simply cut the hair off.
Salon Color: A color correction service can be provided if the hair is not chemically damaged beyond the point of further chemical intervention. A color correction service can start in the ballpark of $50.00 per hour and up! If you happen to have longer or thicker hair, you will most likely end up with an expense of at least $150.00! The reason this service can be so expensive and time consuming, is that in most cases, the professional is required to apply several applications of color correction to the hair to achieve the desired result.