Want To Color Your Hair? Need a Haircut? Leave It To The Pros
Changing your hairstyle is one of the easiest ways to enhance your appearance. Some styles are easy to complete, while others require the use of chemicals or specialized tools. While it may seem that some hair services can be easy at-home DIYs, it will serve you better to go to a salon for professional care especially for coloring and haircuts.
Don't Color at Home
Walk down the aisle of any big box store, and you will see shelves of hair color. But coloring your hair at home can turn into a disaster, especially if you bleach your hair first with a store-bought developer for lightening before adding even more chemicals to get the desired color.
There are many reasons why you should leave coloring to a licensed stylist. The box kits you see in the store do not take into account the varying types of hair texture. If you have curly locks, lightening your hair at home can dry out your hair, leaving it dull, brittle, and frizzy.
The color on a box kit may not match the result of your home dye job. A hairdresser considers the texture and natural color of your hair to mix a color specifically for you with the right amount of developer and color. In addition, you will receive proper care after the dye job. A stylist can recommend an effective color-safe shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair in good shape post-dye.
Get Your Locks Cut Properly
Cutting your hair may seem like a simple DIY task that you can perform at home with ease. But, if you have damaged hair or you haven't had a good haircut in a long time, it's better to trust a hairdresser to trim your locks.
First, it is impossible to see the entirety of your head to make sure your cut is precise. Even if you use mirrors, it will be difficult to cut the back properly — this is a task that will be even harder if you have short hair.
Also, the scissors that people use at home to perform haircuts are inferior to professional cutting shears. Professionals use scissors that are ergonomically designed and have extremely sharp blades that enable them to cut fast with precision. Professional shears are also rust-resistant and made of high-quality metal like titanium.
Poor quality shears can do more harm than good. The dull blades will not cut your hair at a proper angle and will make your strands develop split ends. After a bad home cut, you may have to spend money at a salon anyway to get the cut fixed.
In a nutshell, leave the major hairstyling to those who have been trained, have a license, and have years of experience in order to preserve your hair's health.