Botox for your hair? Yes! And don’t worry it’s not as scary as it sounds. Hair Botox is the latest trend to hit high-end salons boasting anti-ageing effects for your hair without the needles that come with usual botox treatments.
If it doesn’t involve needles, what exactly is hair botox? You’re in luck, we’re going to dive into everything you need to know about this trendy salon service.
Hair botox is a deep conditioning and smoothing treatment that helps “fill” the hair. It boasts anti-ageing effects for hair that may have lost some of its fullness and lustre and become damaged from heat, dye, etc.
Hair botox does not use the botulinum toxin like actual botox does, instead it uses a combination of ingredients such as caviar oil, BONT-L peptide, vitamins B5 and E and collagen complex.
Much like keratin treatments, hair botox coats hair fibres with ingredients that act as fillers to fill in thinning, damaged hair and give the hair more body and shine. The treatment itself is chemical-free.
Who Can Benefit From A Hair Botox Treatment?
Hair botox is a great option for anyone who has split ends, damaged hair, fine hair, frizzy hair and hair that’s lacking volume and shine. It’s also a great option for those looking for a straightening treatment.
What To Expect At Your Appointment
First, locate a salon that offers Hair Botox treatments such as Volume Salonsand book an appointment. At your appointment your hairstylist will shampoo your hair as they normally do, to prepare your hair for the conditioning treatment.
Once your hair has been shampooed the Hair Botox treatment is applied to wet hair. Your hairstylist will massage the product into your hair from root to tip before leaving it to sit for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and a half.
Depending on the particular brand of Hair Botox and your stylist, you may have the product rinsed out before they try and straighten your hair or the product may be left on and “sealed” into your hair during the drying and straightening process.
Results of Hair Botox are noticeable immediately after your hair has been dried and straightened.
How Effective Is It?
How effective Hair Botox is depends on if you choose to use an at-home product or visit a salon for a full Hair Botox treatment. At-home versions will vary more in their results as different brands contain different ingredients – high-quality ingredients tend to provide better results.
To ensure consistent, high-quality results visit a salon for your Hair Botox treatments. Hair Botox that is done in a salon should last between 2-4 months depending on a variety of factors including how your hair typically responds to salon services, how often you wash your hair and the products you use on your hair. You may be able to extend the life of your treatment by using sulphate-free products and only washing your hair a few times a week.
Things to Consider Before Getting Hair Botox
Hair Botox is generally safe for most people, but like any other hair treatment including hair dyeing, you should visit your salon for a patch test before booking an appointment. Those with sensitive scalps or that are prone to allergies or irritation may experience a reaction to Hair Botox.
Isn’t Hair Botox The Same As Keratin Treatments?
The results of Hair Botox may sound and look similar to the results of Keratin treatments but there are distinct differences. First, Hair Botox is an all-natural deep conditioning treatment while Keratin is a chemical process. Second, there has been concern over Keratin treatments due to the fact that many contain formaldehyde as a way of maintaining the straightening results of the treatment.
Keratin treatments may last longer in some cases than Hair Botox treatments and they do tend to be cheaper, it’s just a matter of weighing whether you are looking for all-natural hair treatment.
If you’re looking for a way to restore shine to thinning dull and damaged hair, then an all-natural Hair Botox treatment may be the perfect choice for you. Be sure to visit your hairstylist for a consultation and patch testing to ensure that you’ll get the results that you are looking for.