I PUT BOX DYE TO THE TEST (IS IT REALLY THAT BAD?)

I PUT BOX DYE TO THE TEST (IS IT REALLY THAT BAD?)

July 14, 2019 26 By Bernardo Ryan



hello there beautiful how are you doing today you were looking stunning as always today this every hair stylist nightmare we have box dye in my house today and I'm horrified who have I become for this YouTube channel who have I becoming I don't like it we'll be putting this to the test today this box dye will be competing with this professional hair color we're gonna see who ranks supreme I will be giving this box dye a very fair test and I will not sabotage it on purpose but I will be looking closely for flaws now we all know how I feel about box color not good there's been a lot a lot of hair fail videos that include box dye and that is one of the reasons why I despise this stuff but there are a lot of other reasons why I despise it and we're gonna get into that today we're gonna talk about the risks that come with using box dye and also I'm going to be using the same exact color in both box dye and professional colors on two separate heads once I had the two heads colored I'll be rating the final results on 5 different categories I'm giving each category and 1 through 5 rating and those categories are category one is price how cheap or how expensive is it category two its usability how easy is it to mix this color and apply to the head category three is shine and lust you to file a is this color is it shiny or is a doll number four is odor and toxicity is it bad can you do this in your home without actually dying of some kind of chemically induced illness because sometimes it's bad it's really bad and number five is predictability does the color you see on the box or the swatch come out too the color that you want on the actual hair that you're coloring so those are the five categories that I'll be judging today and I'm really excited to put both of these colors to the test because listen there's a possibility that the Box color might be great but I do know that there are only certain times when you could really use box color and is on virgin hair if you virgin hair out there box color is not the absolute worst idea however you've ever touched your hair with color within the past five years please just stay away from the box side because it is gonna react completely different to colored hair I've actually never used box color in my entire life I grew up in a salon my dad always had a hair color around I'm very interested in seeing what happens when you use it and how easy it is to use so first I had to go to a drugstore to buy box color which was very nervous about it I was hoping I wasn't gonna see a subscriber of mine and have to explain myself okay it's very nerve-wracking so I went to my local Duane Reade and walked in and saw the Boggs color aisle the vio the scary box color aisle and I have never walked in me bar and I avoid like the plague so I was in that aisle and I'm not gonna lie I was a little disoriented there was a lot of options a lot of different brands I didn't know what one to go with um which ones did different things I don't know they really all seemed pretty similar um even the pictures on the boxes were very similar there was nothing really catching my eye someone need to work on their marketing on those boxes because it's bad so I wanted to pick a color that was gonna show you guys as much life and vibrancy as possible on the dark hair that I'm leaving coloring today so I decided to use a violet red sort of like a level 3 very plummy red color I thought this would be the perfect color to show like intensity and vibrancy and just how much pigment they put in box die so that I walked on the street to Ricky's which is my local professional hair care supplier oh you can also go to Sally's whatever kind of beauty supply store you have around you I didn't want to order my own color though for this video because I thought it'd be nicer if I went to a store that was also accessible to you guys so if you did want to do something like you saw in this video you could go out and buy the product yourself and this was a little bit less complicated for me as a professional I sort of knew what was what and I wanted to bury again the vibrant violet red I also didn't want to over complicate the formula so I picked just one color that way again if you guys want it's not too complicated for you and also I wanted to compare just one tube of color to one box ID so I picked 3v which looks very similar to the box color that I picked out with that all said you guys why don't we get it started I'm gonna bring my clients in now and let's apply some color so today we have Tammy and Rebecca my lovely clients / today aren't you guys all ready for this don't worry I'm gonna still have you guys looking like twins you both should get the same hair color if I did this right which is debatable so we're gonna see what happens you're gonna get in the Box dye and you're gonna get a professional color I'm sorry okay Rebecca was it Rebecca this is Tammy or you can be Rebecca you guys look too much alike for me great let's do it all right so my girls are now ready we have Rebecca over here with the box dye I'm sorry girl and we have Tammy over here with the professional color and today I'm using a color Tango by Ella in the color 3 V mixed with the developer that it recommended on the box which is the color Tango 20 volume developer the 20 volume is gonna offer us one to two levels of lift and then it will deposit the color into the hair follicle you guys didn't already know this the higher you go up with your developer the more levels of lift you'll get today I'm not gonna be using anything over 20 because her hair is already at a level 5 6 and I'm bringing it down to a 3 so I'm not really trying to lift her hair at all but I do want to get a little bit of lift that way when the pigment is deposited later it gives it more vibrancy so I have my scale here and I'm gonna measure this color out make sure it's all perfect and calculated precisely to the mixing ratio provided here it is a one to one mixing ratio so equal parts developer two equal parts color not in 79 grams any grams of the color of a developer I meant perfect now typically on a virgin color application I would start at the mids and ends and then do the roots after because you get heat from the scalp but today it doesn't matter because my client is plastic perfect all right so let's go more out and start applying some color so I finished 3/4 of the back of the head so far and I just ran out of color I'm definitely gonna take this into account when I talk about pricing definitely spikes up the cost we're using so much color on one head so hopefully this lasts the rest of the entire head and mix it up and keep applying it the color there's definitely some fumes coming from this also it's gonna be like a little bit of a headache I'd also have very good ventilation in here so I can really smell it but it's not killing me and it's not burning my eyes so that's definitely a good sign so some of the things that I love about professional color is that it's very customizable so say if you want less lift use 20 volume use tenderloin depending on what you're going for there's always different ways to mix the formula and you know exactly what you're gonna get typically I mean depends on the person's hair black imperative – box color which you don't really know exactly what the results gonna be because you don't know what is actually in the color I'll get to a little later once we do the Box color but that is sort of the reason why professionals use professional hair color because it's an art form because it takes a lot of schooling believe it or not to get really good at this craft I'm also going to say that the consistency of this hair color is very nice it's very creamy it's not watery doesn't drip on the floor and get really messy but also distributes to the hair very easily I really like that about this color and yeah I'm just gonna finish this off and going as fast as I possibly can I mean not right now I'm talking but I am going as fat that possibly truck coats get it on her face because this never comes off of these mannequins so I just finished applying the color on this day right here her face is a little bit of color on it I'm sorry I was rushing okay just don't call me out for it okay so the directions say to leave this color on for 45 minutes so that's exactly what I'm gonna do and in the meantime I'm gonna start coloring miss Rebecca over here look at you you looking cute honey you've jealous of your sister yeah you jealous well you're about to get this on your head so we're gonna now move on to the dreaded box dye I am excited actually to use this oh okay well I got two boxes thank God because there is literally nothing in this box don't understand how this is gonna cover her entire head you guys this is the color so it comes with a little shampoo and a little conditioner probably nothing use it but it's reached interactions cuz I don't know what this is okay we have our directions here okay here we go comes with gloves – you're wondering so it says okay unscrew the lid on this one pour this in here okay this is pretty easy alright so we have that in there and then it says Oh to put the serum inside I don't understand why this isn't just pre-mixed inside the color already but we're gonna go with it and now it says carefully open the color booster which is this tiny thing right here and we're gonna put this in here fun fun fun okay okay okay 25 minutes apparently this only has to be on the hair for 25 minutes I'm guessing that's because there's such a high level of ammonia that it doesn't need to be on the hair ever very long because 25 minutes is an absurdly short amount of time for hair color to be on a head but we're gonna see and I'm gonna try to apply it with just this bottle because that's how people at home we're doing it this feels wrong but okay I don't even know how to start this I guess just start pouring out whoa that's some red color like this kind of fun I'm gonna show you guys the front oh no this is really weird like this I'm like like shampoo okay I mean it's very vibrant don't trip don't trip don't trip don't draft oh my god this is difficult okay so bad definitely smells a lot less oh my god it's getting really dark oh my god I'm gonna be so high but in this video this also seems like a lot more red so I hope we get a good comparison over here because hey I hate this so messy no I want this to be over I make a mood swing it does look really pretty like Apple color please you guys do this an event area if you're gonna use box color I'm actually surprised though I am I don't think I'm like halfway out of this bottle yet and I nearly covered the entire head okay so that's the end of the bottle I'm gonna like try and comb this through it's like lathering like shampoo it's kind of funny but the main reason why I don't like box tie is because you literally have no idea what the formula is this is probably has a lot a lot a lot of ammonia in it which is not healthy if your cuticle when you could just long we're customizing that color to fit your exact needs Wow oh no no no no that's pretty good image and clean up her face a little bit I'm so sorry oh all right so I have Rebecca and Tammy all finished with professional color and box dye color they're looking like two very different turquoise but I can't really see honestly looking very pretty and in 25 minutes both their times will be up and I'll print out full for them and blow-dry them for you guys and then we'll do the final comparison to see which one is prettier so let's wait 20 minutes rinse it out blow-dry I'll be right back alright so I just finished washing both of them I already see kind of a massive difference between the two colors umm again this is the professional hair color and this is the Box dye let's get started blow-dry alright so I just finished blow-drying our professional color girl she is off-camera right now because I will show you the results when I'm all done blow-drying my baby over here and then you guys will see the direct comparison in the box color to the professional hair dye let me keep would right now okay so I just finished blow-drying both and now let's judge them let's judge the crap out of them on the criteria I talked about before first up we have the box are you ready okay so I'm guessing you can't really see much on this camera but I have close-ups that I'll show you now overall I'm not that impressed I'm not that unimpressed but I'm definitely not impressed I was actually really rooting for the Box die so let's go down the list under the criteria that I want to inspect okay so first let's talk about price the price for this box die is $13 that to me is a really good price but you also have to think about how much time it's gonna take you to apply yourself time is money and if you can't do work while you're getting your hair done like you're really wasting a lot of time so for that reason 1 out of 5 I'm gonna give this a 4 okay I'm gonna give it before it's a good price it's a pretty good price it's pretty low okay next category is usability now I was a bit skeptical about using this bottle in here but it seemed to have lathered really really well and kind of was easy to apply except it did drip all over my floors my floors are completely stained so for the reason that it dripped a lot I'm gonna have to give it a bullion this it was definitely easy to use but also created an entirely new best that took me ages to clean up okay now let's get into the juicy stuff which is shine and luster this completely failed you guys I'm sorry there is literally less shine than before I colored it it was really shiny and now it's looking extra dull it is not lustful it's definitely like right in certain lights but this is definitely not very shiny um I'm gonna have to keep this open being nice um it definitely changed the color it just doesn't look like vibrant or like Oh like it doesn't have that that thing to it it's it's just kind of like dull and boring okay now let's talk about odor and toxicity the box diet was definitely stronger and and seemed to be a lot more talks it could definitely give me a headache fast this set was like okay it wasn't like atrocious it was a nice kind of fragrance but it was strong and for that I'm gonna give it a two and now for the last category which is predictability which is does it look the same as it does as its supposed to on the package here that looks nothing like I'm looking at something right okay predictability it's gonna get a 1 from me because that was not predictable as I expected so the total score for the box dye color is 12 so now let's move on to the professional color let's move that away I'm gonna grab a decline here oh right a ax now that is purple I hope it's showing on camera this is a lot more purple than the last one not perfect I will tell you guys the things I don't like about this I'm not trying to side with the professional color on purpose I'm genuinely going with what I see and what I feel so for price two packs of these and 20 volume developer costed $19 and again the box dye costed $13 which is a $5 price difference which really is not much so if you're going based off price to pick a hair color to use you crazy because that isn't not much more expensive than using a box tie from your local the store so for price for being professional ah I'm gonna have to give it hair color but again you can't work well getting your hair done because you're not in a salon so it's kind of dumb and now for usability is it user friendly I'm gonna say hell yeah okay if you know how to measure things on a scale then you probably know how to use this color it's not very hard you mix it together you weigh it and you put it on the head and it's quite creamy so it doesn't drip all over the place so for that reason I'm gonna give this one because it didn't you trip on my floor and the other one did okay and now for shine in lustre oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah this was shiny much more shiny and than the bogs color think now would have been really awkward for me it was like the opposite it is definitely a lot more shiny and a lot more vibrant by like ten levels okay this actually looks purple to me it looks much more shiny than when I started with which is always a good sign because color should actually make the hair look healthier when you started typically so for shine and luster but it looks amazing okay odor and toxicity this did smell bad too it wasn't very good it was definitely not one of the more pleasant haircolor lines I were used it was a little gross so for that I'm gonna give this worse though to a nap and lastly predictability is it coffee same as in the box well didn't show you the box but it had a swatch which I'll show you in this video it said 3v this is definitely level 3 mmm honey no level 4 ish and it's definitely violet so therefore I'm gonna have to give this a 5 out of 5 because looking very violet and look in the other 3 ish so therefore you get a 5 which brings our final score for the professional hair color to a 19 and a half which puts it in the lead by 7 and a half points which makes Timmy the winner of this competition congratulations Tammy you can go brag to your twin sister now about hookers prettier that is it to you guys get out so is this comparison perfect no because there's all sorts of color lines you could use and they're all different going in as a person who's never used box head before and like a common person who would go into a store to clear their hair I think that's a pretty fair judgement on box dye and do I absolutely hate it no you guys I don't absolutely hate it it's just very uncontrollable and usually use in the wrong way there's just no way predicting what's in the box what it's made of it just wouldn't be what I would recommend wanna get an actual beautiful professional rich looking color so please just stay away from box color just go get your hair done it's not even that much more money you can get a single process color like what I did today for around $40 depending where you live and up from there depending on how nice the salon is and how experienced the person is go get it professionally done pampering yourself and feeling good and make yourself more productive for life after that because you're all relaxed and it's just it's just you know what it's an investment on yourself and I think is a very good investment maybe you learned a thing or two hopefully if you guys enjoyed today's video please give it a like follow me on all my social medias don't forget to live your extra life and I will see you next time