It’s a word that has become extremely popular in conversations about skincare, specifically skincare enhanced by cosmetic procedures. Botox, or Botulinumtoxin, is still one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done by both women and men today. Imagine if there was a product that did the exact same thing for your hair! Luckily, there is – and it’s called hair botox!
Your skin isn’t the only part of you that suffers while you age! Just like your body and face, your hair tends to become less elastic as you grow older. This means less moisture retention, less strength, and even thinning and limpness. Your hair is your crown, and it can be quite frustrating to experience these effects. Thankfully, with hair botox, you can begin to reverse the effects of wear and tear and return to strong, full and healthy hair.
If you’re concerned about the possible side effects of botox, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised that hair botox process doesn’t actually contain the chemical found in traditional botox procedures. The hair treatment actually takes its name from the plumping and revitalizing effects of botox, but avoids any toxic chemical use for those who prefer to go chemical-free. The treatment is actually a super-penetrating deep conditioning treatment. It works its magic by coating the hair strands with a protein like keratin while also infusing it with natural ingredients like oils and botanical extracts. This is the basic approach for most hair botox treatments, though the other hydrating and moisturizing ingredients may vary. Biotin, vitamin E, collagen and hydrolyses wheat protein are just a few of the most commonly found ingredients in a hair botox treatment.
You might be wondering if you need a hair botox treatment yourself. Here’s how you can tell if a hair botox treatment is right for you? Do you have any of the following:
- Split ends all throughout your hair? (You can identify split ends by frayed, dry and frizzy ends that never seem to go away no matter how much you moisturize them.)
- Fine hair that hangs limp and flat? Volume seems unattainable, and you can’t have the styling versatility that you wish for?
- Hair that’s been damaged from relaxers, dye, or heat styling tools? Your hair may no longer hold its curl pattern, or even hold a style. Breakage is a sure sign of damage.
- Frizzy hair that never lays smooth or sleek? Frizz isn’t always a sign of damage – sometimes it’s simply your hair reaching out for moisture from the air!
- Hair that you’re preparing to straighten or apply some other temporary process to? Your strands will certainly need to be reinforced!
- Hair that’s pretty healthy, but could use a boost anyway?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then a hair botox treatment is right for you. Hair Botox is safe on any hair type – straight, wavy, curly or kinky – and is easy to apply. Unlike botox for skin, hair botox does not require solution and a needle. Instead, hair stylist applies a powerful conditioning agent is applied to your entire head. The treatment itself is pretty straightforward from start to end.
Firstly, hair stylist applies specially formulated shampoo only on clean hair. That opens your hair’s cuticles and prepares them to absorb all that the hair botox treatment has to offer. Then, stylist applies treatment itself while hair is wet – do not condition your hair, or the treatment won’t penetrate properly. Massaging it into your hair helps the process go along more quickly. After anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour and a half, hair stylist will rinse out Botox solution and proceed to blow-drying and straightening your hair. Alternatively you can choose to leave it in to further penetrate – it’s really up to you. As soon as your hair dries, you’re will surely notice a difference. It’s remarkable!
For those inexperienced or unsure of their abilities in applying the treatment properly, it’s advised that you place the process in the hands of an experienced stylist such as Beauty Locks Hair Extensions. They not only have the knowledge, but know what products on the market are the real deal. With the gifted hands of a good stylist you can enjoy results that last for as long as up to four months with proper care and maintenance. During this time, your stylist will educate you on the right way to care for your new hair, such as using moisturizing cleansers or sulfate-free cleansers.
Questions about the safety associated with hair treatments like these aren’t unusual – it’s only human to worry about what products you put on your hair and scalp! Luckily, hair botox treatments are absolutely safe for use. However, as with any product, there’s always the chance that your skin can become irritated after use. To avoid a mishap, a patch test is always recommended when venturing into any new product.
Botox and Hair Extensions
Interested in using hair botox treatments to liven up human hair extensions? You’re in luck! Human hair extensions react to this voluminous treatment just as if it grows from your own head. Whether you want to revive old extensions or simply add more shine to new ones, you’ll be amazed at what a hair botox treatment can do for your extensions.
If a smoothing, plumping solution to your hair woes is what you’re looking for, then you may just have to give hair botox a try and see the magic it creates for yourself. Whether on your own hair or on extensions, it’s a treatment that you simply can’t pass up.