Surely you have heard about the famous hair Botox treatment more than once, but no one explained to you exactly what it is. The time to live in the shadows is over! Here, you’ll learn which components are included in hair Botox, who this treatment is for, which steps its application entails, and most importantly why you should try it ASAP!
What is hair botox treatment?
Hair Botox is a treatment based on natural ingredients that strengthen the hair fibers, providing them with hydration, nourishing them, and adding shine to them. Although it's known as Botox, it doesn't contain the toxin responsible for its name. In other words, it's called "hair Botox" for its rejuvenating effect on hair, not for its components or ingredients, which are different than those in regular Botox.
In essence, hair Botox is a mixture of vitamins, amino acids, proteins, hyaluronic acid, and collagen. These ingredients work together to regenerate the hair fibers and prevent hair aging. In a similar way to regular Botox, this one fills each hair fiber to make them less frizzy and smoother.
Who will benefit the most from hair Botox?
There are many people who'll benefit from a hair Botox treatment. While it's safe to use in most types of hair, there are some specific occasions when hair Botox will be your greatest ally. Let's consider, for instance, people with damaged hair, perhaps with split ends or frizz. This treatment will help coat the broken or thin hair fibers with a filler, leaving them shinier and healthier.
There are also aesthetic reasons to use hair Botox, more related to your looks rather than your hair strands' health. For example, if you wish for a straightened hair, a hair Botox treatment can achieve this. The same goes for people with fine hair who want to give it extra volume.
If you’re worried about possible side effects of a hair Botox treatment, the best way to prevent them is by avoiding any contact between the product and your skin. While there are no risks for your hair, some people may experience skin irritation or allergies that can easily be avoided.
How is hair Botox applied?
Contrary to regular Botox, no needles are involved. One of the greatest fears of those who hear about this treatment for the first time is the possibility of an injection, but there's no reason to worry about it! The hair Botox application is very simple and the results are immediate. The treatment is mostly carried out by professionals in hair salons, through the following steps:
- The first step is to wash your hair with an alkaline shampoo. This is characterized by opening the cuticle and removing all residues, which leaves the hair strands ready for the Botox.
- Next, the hair is dried a little to eliminate excess moisture and, while it's still wet, the product is applied with a massage from the hair roots to its ends.
- On the wet hair, hair Botox is left to act for up to 90 minutes. Then, it's rinsed with cold water to close the hair follicles.
- After drying, the treatment is sealed with a flat iron, because the heat facilitates greater penetration of the product into the hair fiber.
How long does the treatment last?
The application time is relatively short (a maximum of 90 minutes, as said above) and the effects of hair Botox last for two months. For the results to last longer, experts recommend using a sulfate-free shampoo. As for the results, these are visible from the moment the hair’s dried.