If you’re familiar with Botox, a treatment that injects botulinum toxin into muscles to relax them and make the skin wrinkle-free, the name Hair Botox might make you want to raise an eyebrow (that is, if you don’t have Botox in your forehead preventing you from doing so). Why would your hair need Botox if there are no muscles to relax or wrinkles to eliminate? Considering how injectables smooth out skin, Hair Botox is the perfect moniker for a deep-tissue hair treatment – and that’s exactly what it is.
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What is Hair Botox?
Hair Botox is a deep conditioning treatment that repairs damaged and broken hair fibers with ingredients such as caviar oil, antioxidants, vitamin B5, vitamin E and collagen complex.
Key benefits: Repairs damaged hair, adds moisture and shine, softens and smoothes.
Who should use it: In general, the product is considered safe for all hair types.
Goes well with scalp treatments: It is important to keep the scalp healthy with treatments every two weeks to once a month. The health of the hair follicles plays an important role in the health of the hair. So if you have a clean, well-functioning scalp, you will also have healthy, strong and shiny hair that grows.
Hair Botox vs. Keratins – What is the difference?
A keratin treatment (also called a Brazilian Blowout by most) is a chemical treatment that straightens. Many keratin treatments contain the chemical formaldehyde, which can be very irritating to people with sensitive scalps.
Keratin treatments are best for very thick, curly hair that is prone to frizz. A keratin treatment can help make daily styling easier and simpler.
Unlike keratin treatments, hair botox is considered safe for all hair types and is especially effective for common problems such as split ends, thinning hair, lack of volume and damaged hair. It contains no chemicals, but is a type of deep conditioning treatment with natural ingredients.
Below you will learn how these ingredients can benefit the hair.
How the care product affects the hair
Fights free radicals: caviar oil contains vitamins that are important for fighting free radical damage found in the environment. The body produces a natural antioxidant that fights them. However, as we age, the body’s defense mechanism wears off and free radicals begin to attack the hair, leading to oxidative stress in aging hair (which means the hair breaks down or ages). Hair Botox contains antioxidants, B5 and vitamin E, all of which fight free radicals.
Repairs damaged hair: collagen, one of the ingredients of hair botox, is a protein that is crucial for dry, brittle, brittle or damaged by chemical processes and heat styling. A balanced diet of protein is most effective, but protein can also be applied to strands through treatments and shampoos.
Moisturizes: hair needs moisture to stay healthy and breakage-free. Deep conditioning treatments, such as hair botox, are important to moisturize strands and improve their elasticity.
Restoring smoothness and shine: If your hair looks dull, feels rough and needs nourishing oils, this deep conditioning treatment can help restore smoothness and shine.
Smoothes the strands: Thanks to the oils that help seal the cuticle, Hair Botox can transform even the most damaged hair into smooth, fuller strands that are generally less frizzy.
How long does it last?
Hair Botox treatments offer semi-permanent results that typically last between 2 and 4 months, depending on how much your hair grows and how often you wash your hair. We recommend having the treatment every 3 months to ensure you have strong and healthy hair.
How to use it?
Although Hair Botox is offered as a salon service, depending on the product, the deep-acting treatment can also be used at home. After washing your hair and drying it completely, the deep conditioning formula (either by yourself or by a hairdresser) is applied to the hair strands. After 30 minutes (or the amount of time indicated on the product), rinse and style the hair for shinier, softer and smoother strands.
How should you care for your mane after the treatment?
To get the full effect of Hair Botox, you should avoid physical exertion that makes you sweat and not wash your hair for three days after treatment. Also, use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo to avoid drying out your strands.
How much does hair Botox cost?
A typical treatment costs between $100 and $300, depending on where you go for treatment and what additional services you want.
Other frequently asked questions
Can you dye your hair after a Botox treatment? You should wait about two weeks before coloring your hair, as coloring it sooner may affect the effectiveness of the treatment.
Does Hair Botox help against hair loss? It is generally believed that the androgen hormone DHT is the main cause of hair loss. In a recent study, Botox was shown to be an effective treatment for hair loss in the 40 participants. It was found that the number of hairs increased by 18% over a period of 60 weeks.