What Is Hair Botox?
by BRENDA L. / SEP 14, 2023
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I’ve heard of this from my local hair stylist and I was starstruck: how can botox improve hair beauty? But the clarification came to me pretty quickly – after all, hair care enthusiasts like me need to keep up with the ever-evolving world of beauty treatments, so I went inside and asked, following up with an extensive online search. And finally: I come to you with today’s blog. From keratin treatments to hair masks and volumizing clip in hair extensions, the quest for luscious, healthy locks seems unending – but wait a minute, this hair botox thing could be the solution. I know what you might be thinking: botox for hair? But don’t fret, this treatment is not the same as the wrinkle-smoothing injectable. In fact, there are no needles involved at all.
What is Hair Botox?
The so-called Hair Botox treatment is a rejuvenating, repairing hair solution designed to transform dull, damaged, and lifeless hair into a glossy, soft and manageable treasure. Unlike the cosmetic toxin used for wrinkles and muscle relaxation, hair botox doesn't involve injections or needles – it only borrows the name to channel its powerful effects, and it’s simply a topical treatment applied directly to the hair.
But what is it made of? The recipe of a hair botox treatment includes proteins, amino acids, vitamins, essential hair oils, and hyaluronic acid. Depending on the salon you’re going to and the brand they are working for, the ingredients may vary – so make sure you ask the necessary questions and thoroughly consult your hair stylist of choice if you decide to go for it.
The hair botox’ components work together to bring damaged hair back to life, making the cuticles smoother for a shiny finish, and restoring the bonds in the cortex of your strands for newly found elasticity and resiliency.
Who Is Hair Botox For?
Hair botox works from within, deeply nourishing your hair, rebalancing the protein bonds, and ultimately sealing the cuticles to gift your tresses their original splendor. Wondering if this treatment is for you?
Damaged Hair: deep-fried your hair with excessive styling and abusing flat irons or curling wands? Or maybe you’ve disregarded your mane’s health during summer? Either way, damaged hair can benefit greatly from a hair botox treatment.
Frizzy Hair: if your hair is prone to frizz, hair botox can fix it. You may also want to look into a Brazillian Blowdry, the most effective frizz-taming and smoothing treatment. To find out more, check out our dedicated blog: Everything You Need To Know About The Brazilian Blow Dry.
Brittle, Weak Hair: over-processed hair that has sprung a colony of split ends and developed a straw-like feel to it can be salvaged with a hair botox treatment. The rejuvenating process can restore the hair and its original shine in one session!
Dull Hair: when your hair seems to have lost its lust for life and your usual moisturising oil doesn’t seem to work anymore, you can refer to the hair botox treatment for an injection (not literally) of shine. Your hair will sparkle with a literal glow up!
All Hair Types: the versatility of this treatment is a true blessing. In fact, you can give it a go no matter what your hair type is – whether you’re rocking gorgeous ringlets, romantic waves, or silk-perfect straight tresses.
Chemically Treated Hair: overdoing colour treatments, bleaching sessions and heat-based styling can be quite taxing on your hair. The hair botox treatment will be able to CTRL-Z the damage and step up your hair game in no time.
Can You Have Hair Botox On Human Hair Extensions?
Yes, why not? Human hair extensions can benefit greatly from a deep-conditioning nourishing treatment, especially if they’re feeling a little rough after summer or if they’re drying out, coming close to the end of their lifespan. Other ways to keep your extensions always looking fresh and healthy can be found in our blog: How To Care For Hair Extensions And Keep Them Looking Gorgeous.
So, what have we learned today? Named after the celebrity-adored beauty injectable, the hair botox treatment doesn’t have anything to do with needles and toxins – but instead, it’s a recipe for success for all hair types. Whether you're looking to repair damage, reduce frizz, strengthen your beautiful hair, or boost the natural appearance of your tresses, this treatment is just what you’ve been looking for. Speak to your hairstylist today!