7 Reasons why not to use off-the-shelf hair colouring

Buying off-the-shelf hair colouring and colouring your hair yourself seems really promising as it’s a lot cheaper than going to your favourite hairdresser. If you want healthy hair and great results, you are better off using professional colour and get a professional to do it for you. Here are 7 reasons why you should rather skip the hair colouring isle and call your hairdresser instead.

1. Professional hair colour is made out of thousands of molecules that colours the hair, but it is easy to remove. Hair colour that comes in a box has intense colour shots and behave more like a direct dye and cannot be broken down that easily. When looking at the long-term health of your hair it is of better mindfulness to use professional hair color.

2. When it comes to hair colouring from a logical point of view there is no such thing as ‘’one size fits all’’. Box color is made in a way that any, untrained individual can use it and therefore the maximum amount of developer and pigment is given. It is not necessary for these amounts of developer when working with previously dyed hair. When consulted by a professional, your hair colour can be customized specifically for you.

3. As a user of box colour, the proper rules of colour are not specified on the packaging. You most likely have not attend a cosmetology school to learn what your hair colour is, what the steps are for processing or the proper method to mix colours. Unfortunately, when buying hair colour off-the-shelf you can never be sure what you’ll get inside the box untill it is done.

4. Box colour mostly just includes a single colour. It cannot provide real definition or a subtle balayage effect, therefore the majority of hair professionals would never resort to using less than two colours to attain such an outcome. This is the quintessence of customization.

5. Trying to match your regrowth with the rest of your hair is very difficult to do if you don’t have the necessary skills. It’s all about customization, mixing the right colours for your hair. Keep in mind that regrowth is natural, virgin hair while the remainder has most likely sustained damage from exposure to UV rays styling.

6. Off-the-shelf hair colouring contains extreme levels of PPD (paraphenylenediamine), its infamous for being the cause of an increase in worldwide allergies. As mentioned before, hair colour in boxes usually contain extremely high amounts of pigment, therefore my professional advice would be to look for a permanent colour with lower quantities of PPD, if you wish to avoid any allergic reaction. The greater majority of permanent hair colour make use of ammonia, which opens up the cuticle and thereby letting the color seep deep into the hair becoming permanent. The more often you make use of ammoniated dye the faster your colour fades, resulting in the need for more frequent colouring.

7. Some off-the-shelf hair colouring brands still uses metallic salts. Even though it has been used since the 1800’s, metallic salts can build on the hair resulting it to darken and thereby making it difficult to remove or lighten. In the long run this causes hair to feel dry.

The formula for healthy hair is: PROSPER + PH + MOISTURE + PROTEIN. Using professional hair colour will save you a lot of money and effort in the long run. All too often ORANGE is the colour that you will be left with when using hair colour out if a box. Do your hair and wallet a favour and make your appointment today.

Happy Hair = Happy life 😊


MUK is an exciting Australian owned professional hair care brand launched in 2006. We’re an underground brand that has built a reputation on hard core performance. The proof is in the thousands of salons worldwide that stock MUK and calls it the hairdressing industry’s next iconic brand and the consumers who are dedicated fans of the brand.

Founded in Melbourne (Australia) in 2006, MUK embarked on a journey to develop a brand that went against the trend of other hair care brands. Our vision was to create a range that not only out performed market leaders, but grabbed the imagination and attention of a market place constantly being bombarded with ‘scientific’ jargon and magical claims. MUK is not just about great products; it’s a culture, a lifestyle and an attitude.

MUK Hybrid colour is:
-Cruelty free
-PPD free
-Almost 80% naturally derived

Fanola Bio

Creativity to share!

Fanola is a young, exuberant and future-oriented brand.

Its DNA can be summarized in 3 keywords:


The CO LO RE is the core of the Brand, as the end and means of the expression of vitality and vivacity.

It is through color that Fanola affirms her creativity, the will to dare and to go beyond the concept of traditional beauty.

It is a social native brand, a trend setter, constantly looking for new inspirations, to create original and surprising wow-effect creations every day to share with others.

Polygel VS Acrylic Nails And Why It’s Better

Polygel Nails Versus Acrylic Nails - Reflections Hair Design

What is polygel?

Polygel is a Monomer free nail extension – so no strong chemical smell making it safer and more pleasant for all. Also, less dust when removed. Being non-toxic and almost completely odourless it makes them a more enjoyable nail extension treatment.

Formulated without the harmful ingredients found in acrylics, there are fewer airborne toxins, making it an all-rounder healthier option.

Polygel Nails Versus Acrylic Nails

Why is Polygel better than Acrylic?

It doesn’t ruin or damage your nails. With the proper application and removal, there’s no need to worry about harming your natural nails.

Unlike acrylic, it offers a flexible, lightweight & stronger nail enhancement option, making them more suitable for those on the go. Boasting an ability to bend more than acrylics, these nails are less likely to break and therefore less likely to cause damage to the underlying nail.

Filing of Polygel Nails

How does the removal process work?

The Polygel will be filed from your nails to remove the bulk of it. Any remaining formula and product will then be soaked off with acetone, leaving your nails ready for your next manicure. Polygel nails don’t need to be fully removed and reapplied during each visit. Instead, they are simply filled in for maintenance. During a fill-in, the Polygel remains on the nail and is filed down.


  • Odourless
  • Less dust
  • Non-toxic
  • No damage to nails
  • Stronger
  • No need to be fully removed

It is easy to see why Polygel is so popular and most likely the best go to nail extension treatment to date.

You will not be sorry when you give it a try. Contact us here to make your nail booking and maybe even a hair treatment while you are at it…

Saryna Key Bio

Saryna Key™, from the original founder of MoroccanOil™, Mike Sabag, is a professional haircare and body range of products based on the rejuvenating benefits of Pure African Shea Butter, nature’s best kept beauty secret. All our products are rich in essential vitamins, antioxidants, peptides and amino acids, are not tested on animals, are SLS/SLES, paraben and phosphate free. Our Shea Butter is ethically sourced and our packaging is 100% recyclable.

Beautiful hair and skin has never felt so good.