Coloring your hair at home can be a tricky thing. On one hand, it’s super affordable and convenient to do on your own time, no appointments or waiting rooms necessary. On the other hand, you truly get what you pay for—and nothing compares to being able to sit back and having a professional handle it.
Another benefit to dyeing your hair at the salon as opposed to doing it yourself? It’s generally safer. While stylists typically mix their own, carefully measured dyes by hand, store-bought hair dye is packed with cheap chemicals, and you never know how your skin will react unless you do a patch test.
When one 16-year-old Australian girl decided to color her own eyebrows at home, she had no idea that, within 24 hours, she’d nearly go blind. And instead of the eyebrows she wanted, she got one hefty hospital bill.
Tylah’s extremely lucky that she’s okay after this terrible accident. She says she now uses a brow pencil to fill in the color on her eyebrows. Since the incident, she always encourages others to do a patch test before dyeing their hair!
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