What factors affect the cost of hair dye?
Hair dye cost depends on the quality of the hair dye you are willing to buy. It also depends on what color you want your hair dyed in.
You can choose between semi-permanent and permanent hair dyes. The regular price for a regular box of hair dye is around $8, but it could be more or less than that depending on where you live. Each box usually contains enough product to dye medium length hair (about shoulder length), so you might need two boxes if your hair is longer than shoulder length.
Colors of dyes
Beauty Supplies offers regular colors like black, brown, blond and red for a lower price, but there are a huge selection of specialty colors like burgundy, purple, blue, green, etc.
Duration of dye
If you want to dye it in a color that should easily cover your original shade, it is not going to take more than 40 minutes to one hour. In this case, your colorist will just apply the hair dye and give it the right time to take effect on your hair. Once the time passed they will wash your hair and style it to your choice, but if you choose this option know that usually salon services are more expensive than buying a box of hair dye at home and doing it yourself.
If you are looking to go lighter with your hair color, it will take longer. It is recommended that you allow around 2-3 hours for this process. This however is only when the colorist uses regular bleach powder, if they use a stronger version of bleach the process will be faster.
How to change color permanently?
You want a lighter blonde than your current light brown color. If the answer is yes, then you can expect to stay up to three hours at the salon. Bleaching itself can take up to one hour and your hair will be washed several times during this process of changing your look. The price for a complete process of dyeing or bleaching typically ranges from $80-$150, depending on where in the world do you live and what kind of service provider do you choose.
In order to avoid going through all these dramatic changes, which still may not give you the results that were promised by your hairstylist, especially if he advertises on coupons, you can try to color your hair by yourself.
Keep in mind though that this process is not as easy as it may seem and requires some practice, especially for first time users. Using old equipment or even making a mistake with the measurements could result in damaging your hair structure. These mistakes are not reversible, so make sure to follow all instructions very carefully.
Cost of hair dye
The price of one box of home dyeing kit usually ranges between $5-$10. It depending on the brand, kind of tone you’re looking for and whether you’d like your hair just to be touched up or completely changed into another color. To dye the hair it would be approximately $6-15 per application. If you need to dye your hair every two weeks, then the cost is $12-30 per month.
Cost of hair dye at home
The costs for at-home hair colorings can vary depending upon the brand of dye that you use. When choosing a brand, keep in mind that higher quality dyes may be more expensive but will last longer before a touch-up is required.
You want to dye your shoulder-length hair from dark brown to blonde. The average cost to do this in a salon ranges from $150-$450 dollars whereas doing it at home could cost anywhere from $50-$250 depending on the type of dye used. That means that DIY coloring at home is 70-90% cheaper. The savings also depend on your hair length, condition and prevailing color.
What is the cost of permanent dye?
Permanent dye cost around $10-$40 per box while temporary ones vary from a few cents to a couple of dollars each depending upon their usage. If you want to change the color completely for permanent coloring, you will need 2 boxes at the most whereas changing just one shade would require only one box of dye.
This accounts for the price difference between salon and home dying where the difference ranges from $150-$250 per session up to 3 or more sessions especially in salons that have different prices for all services rendered.
What to do for healthy hair?
In order to maintain healthy hair, it is advisable to use a shampoo and a conditioner designed specifically for color treated hair. These products, in combination with semi-permanent or temporary hair dyes can last for up to three months depending on the quality of care and the type of dye that is used.
Higher end salon coloring costs more because they use better products like Olia by keratin complex, which “Uses a patented technology to infuse color deep into the cortex of each hair strand rather than just coating it.” It stays in your hair much longer and fades much less when shampooed.
How to change only one shade?
However, if you are looking to change only one shade you may want to do this at home since it would be cheaper, faster and less time consuming plus you will have more control and freedom to customize your look.
The cost of a home dye job will depend on the strength and type of dye chosen and whether you want to color all or just some strands. A box of permanent hair color would cover approximately 100-120 application, which is enough for shoulder length hair this is about $10-$40 per box.
Semi-permanent dyes provide more shine than they do color so coverage is limited but they are safer than permanent colors as they wash out gradually after 10-12 shampoos. You can opt to apply them over your existing color to refresh it if the original shade appears faded or brassy, then simply wait for the new shade to grow out before re-applying a different one.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is it necessary to dye the hair?
No, it is not. The dye hair is trending. People like the dye and want to follow the trend.
- Can we dye the hair at home?
Yes, we can dye the hair at home. You do need any professional for this.