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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Dye Your Hair At Home

It seems like an excellent way to pinch pennies, right? Why pay $80 to $300 to have your hair professionally colored or bleached when you can buy a boxed color at the grocery store for $15 or less? In life there are many times that you get what you pay for and coloring your hair is one of those times. Whether it’s time or money you are trying to save, here are the top 5 reasons you shouldn’t dye your hair at home.

Applying Color Is An Art Form

The Truu Cruu aren’t just hair stylists, but hair and color artists. We invest in extensive initial and ongoing training and our team is trained to apply color and cut hair in a variety of specialty techniques. This includes trending styles and application, as well as styling techniques unique to your hair type. Not only is applying hair color an art form, but it is incredibly difficult to evenly apply color to your own hair. Even the most skilled professional hairstylists have someone else color their hair. It’s not just as simple as mixing and adding the dye. Factors such as the original color of your hair, the existing professional dye, how healthy your hair is, and if you are starting to grey, are just a handful of the factors your professional stylist will take into consideration to deliver the polished look you are going for.  

Increased Risk Of Damage

Your hair color specialist will assess the current condition of your hair and suggest a plan of approach that does more than just deliver your desired result—but keeps your hair healthy. This includes pretreating your hair and the follow-up care required to minimize damage. In addition to customizing your haircare to your individual needs Truu Salon uses top of the line professional products. We use Aveda products exclusively, which are plant and flower derived. The brand you buy in the grocery store uses the cheapest ingredients on the market. The cheaper the ingredients, the more likely they are to damage your hair. Yes, healthy hair will always grow back, but for this reason alone it’s not worth the risk.

Color Selection

Coloring your hair isn’t as simple as just picking the color on the box, or the color you want from the faux-hair sample. If you don’t know what you are doing, you don’t know what color to select. If your hair is dark brown and you want to go platinum blonde, you can’t just buy the box by the color swatch that you want to look like and expect the same results. Yes, the store-bought color kit will have some type of lightening system, but do you really feel confident bleaching your hair? Going lighter isn’t the only challenge. Coloring colored hair, relaxed hair, damaged hair, or grey hair all factor into what color to choose—and even how long to leave the dye or bleach on. Leave it on too long at the color saturation may wash you out. Leave the dye on too long and you may end up with hair that is an unsightly shade of orange. And if you are going for a drastically different color or a non-traditional color, like blue, pink or purple—the list of risk factors is even longer.

Lack Of Depth

Make no mistake, the women on the box with the glossy locks are models whose hair has been professionally colored, then photoshopped to perfection. Look closely, as you will notice that many of the models don’t just have one all-over color, but depth to their hair color. This might include highlights, ombre or balayage. So even if you end up with the color you were going for, you may find yourself wishing there was a bit more depth.

Cost Of Color Correction

If your primary goal is to save money, we completely understand. That being said, we can’t tell you how many times a client has called in tears after a failed home dye. Fixing a dye gone wrong isn’t a simple matter of starting from scratch. In most cases, we must color correct, then recolor the hair. This often costs double the amount you were trying to save. But, that’s only if the damage isn’t too severe. If your hair is too fried, we may need to focus more on the health of your hair—and less on the look you were trying to achieve. Worst case, we have to chop and go for a color that isn’t as disastrous.

You always want to look polished and professional so it’s not worth the risks that come with home hair coloring. Instead, trust your hair to Truu Salon in Hollywood, Florida. We are national award-winning color specialists!

Balayage – The New Way To Highlight Your Hair

The goal of highlighting has always been the same, to make your hair look naturally lightened by the sun. The best way to achieve this goal used to be foil highlights that create sun-kissed streaks that are at least a few shades lighter—but that’s not your only option anymore! While foil highlights still have their time and place, many ladies in Hollywood, Florida are opting for balayage instead. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Balayage?

Balayage is a French word that means “to paint. Just like its name it is a hand painted method of highlighting your hair in a less obvious and more natural manner. There’s no foil and no deep saturation. The finished result is softer at the root with a brighter and thicker highlight at the tips. There are no obvious streaks or stripes as your hair is painted to lighten how and where it would if lightened naturally by the sun.

Balayage Is Not Ombre

As an award-winning Aveda salon, Truu Salon is committed to providing you with uncompromised quality. We specialize in hair color, including traditional highlights, ombre, and balayage. Ombre is also a French word that means “to shadow”. It varies greatly from balayage as it is a saturated graduation from light to dark. This might be full head or just the tips, but the goal of ombre is to create a head-turning style defined by your hair, while balayage is meant to look natural and refined. Ombre can also be achieved in a wider range of hair colors.

Balayage Is An Art

Education and experience must always be part of your deciding factor when choosing a colorist. The Truu Salon Cruu receives ongoing education to ensure they master the latest trends and techniques. While all color specialists require color training, the art form of balayage is a unique technique. Unlike all-over color or designated streaks, hand painting hair is a highly specialized technique. Certainly not something to try at home. In addition to learning how and where to properly paint the hair, your Truu Salon colorist also knows the importance of timing—which will vary by your hair color and type. If left on too long your hair will look orange, and anything but natural.

Is Balayage Right For Me?

Aside from sun-kissed natural highlighting balayage is easier to maintain than traditional highlights. Since the finished look is a gradual lightening it’s not as obvious when your roots grow out. This means fewer trips to the salon and less obvious new growth. Hair length is a determining factor of whether you should choose foil highlights or balayage. As a general rule, hair needs to be at least shoulder length to achieve the desired effect. If your hair is shorter, we can discuss how to highlight in a manner that looks more natural than streaky.

If you are ready to try something new, we invite you to stop by the salon to discuss your options. Even if you aren’t quite sure what you want yet we can talk through your beauty goals during your next appointment—or you can schedule a free 15-minute consultation. For your convenience we are open 7 days a week, and you can book your hair and beauty treatments online. Reach out to a member of the Truu Cruu today!

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