Hair care: all about hair botox for hot hair

Hair care: all about hair botox for hot hair

If you have overdone coloring or bleaching, the sun or the use of heat appliances has made your hair dry and dull, then hair botox is probably the solution to regain hair full of vitality. Contrary to what its name may suggest to us, it is not really a question here of “botox” strictly speaking.

“Hair botox” is above all a marketing term, made to recall the rejuvenating effect of botox on the skin. Botox treatment for hair also aims to sheath, plump and, in a certain sense, “rejuvenate” the hair fiber. With the difference that in the case of “hair botox”, there is no needle or injection of anything. Botox hair care is more like a hair mask, simply brushing on the strands.

Hair botox: what is it?

No trace of botulinum toxin (another name for botox) in the composition of botox hair care: only keratin and hyaluronic acid. Keratin is the main component of our hair. Altered by various hair treatments, direct heat or UV rays, this protein does not renew itself naturally. Hair lacking keratin then becomes dull and brittle. As for hyaluronic acid, it has a high moisturizing power which also makes it a treatment of choice to rehydrate the hair fiber in depth, restore shine and shine, and thus make the hair supple and soft.

How is a botox hair treatment performed?

Hair botox treatment is carried out in a hairdressing salon. After washing your hair with a specific shampoo to prepare the hair fiber to receive the treatment, the hairdresser applies the botox treatment with a brush, section by section and on damp hair. The keratin/hyaluronic acid mixture is thus applied like a hair mask, over the entire length, avoiding the roots. The client is then placed under a heated helmet for 20 to 30 minutes. The heat has the effect of activating and thoroughly penetrating the active ingredients. Thereafter, a light brushing at low temperature allows to fix the treatment. Then you have to wait 24 to 48 hours to rinse. In the meantime, rest assured, the hair does not look greasy at all. For the rinsing of the treatment at home, it is advisable to apply a sulfate-free shampoo beforehand: a very important detail to avoid opening the scales and preventing the substances contained in the hair fiber from escaping. After rinsing, the result is immediate: the hair is silky, soft and perfectly sheathed.

When to do hair botox treatment?

Hair botox is a one-time treatment, to be repeated once or twice a year when your hair feels tired. The best moment ? Back from summer vacation! The botox treatment for hair is ideal after a stay in the sun, to revive hair damaged by UV rays, sea salt or chlorine from the swimming pool. Hair botox is also recommended in winter, to give a boost to dry hair damaged by the cold. This treatment can also be preventive. Made before the summer holidays, it protects your mane from the harmful effects of the sun. Count around 100 to 150 euros for a botox treatment, the price may vary depending on the length of your hair.

How long do the effects of hair botox last?

After 8 to 12 weeks, the effects of hair botox begin to fade. To maximize the duration of its effects, it is advisable to maintain its care by avoiding too frequent washing (once or twice a week maximum) and by using a shampoo and a soft conditioner without sulfates. Regular use of hair products enriched with keratin and hyaluronic acid also allows you to maintain your botox treatment and keep your hair silky for longer.

Photo credits: Dmitry Vechorko

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