Hair Botox: Unboxing All About This ‘Miracle’ Treatment

Hair botox is a popular deep conditioning treatment designed to revitalise and rejuvenate dry, damaged, or dull hair. But does it really work? What are its disadvantages? We find out
All about the popular hair botox treatment. Credit: Instagram/Mira.Kapoor

All about the popular hair botox treatment. Credit: Instagram/Mira.Kapoor

The name "Hair Botox" might conjure up images of needles and wrinkle-relaxing treatments, but you don’t have to worry, because there are no needles involved! Hair botox is a popular deep conditioning treatment designed to revitalise and rejuvenate dry, damaged, or dull hair. But what is it exactly and why is it called ‘botox’?
Credit Unsplash
Credit: Unsplash

What exactly is Hair Botox?

"Hair Botox is a deep conditioning treatment that repairs and revitalises damaged, frizzy hair, making it smoother, shinier, and more manageable. Despite the name, it doesn't contain the botulinum toxin used in cosmetic Botox. The term "Botox" is used metaphorically to indicate rejuvenation and transformation. The treatment typically includes natural ingredients like proteins, amino acids, and vitamins, and its effects last about 2-4 months," shares Aditya Sharma, CEO, Cut & Style Salons.

Is Hair Botox suitable for all hair types, or are there specific concerns it addresses best?

Hair Botox suits most hair types but is especially beneficial for:
? Damaged Hair: Repairs heat and chemically damaged hair.
? Frizzy Hair: Reduces frizz and smooths hair.
? Dry Hair: Provides deep hydration and nourishment.
? Dull Hair: Adds shine and vitality.
? Ageing Hair: Adds volume and strength.
Credit Unsplash
Credit: Unsplash

How does hair botox differ from other hair treatments like keratin or deep conditioning?

"Hair Botox uses proteins and vitamins to repair and add shine, lasting 2-4 months. It's chemical-free, unlike keratin treatments that straighten hair with formaldehyde for up to 6 months. Deep conditioning moisturises hair for a few weeks. Hair Botox suits most hair types needing repair, keratin is best for straightening curly/coarse hair, and deep conditioning provides overall hydration," adds Sharma.

What are the key benefits of getting a hair botox treatment?

Sharma says Hair Botox treatment repairs and strengthens hair with essential nutrients, reduces frizz, improves texture, and adds shine. It enhances volume, deeply moisturises, and is a safe option. This treatment makes hair more manageable, with long-lasting results and is suitable for all hair types, including colour-treated hair.
Credit Canva
Credit: Canva

Can hair botox help with hair growth or hair loss prevention?

"Hair Botox improves hair health and appearance but does not promote hair growth or prevent hair loss. It focuses on repairing and nourishing existing hair rather than affecting hair follicles or the scalp," says Aditya.

How long do the results of Hair Botox typically last?

The results of Hair Botox typically last between 2 to 4 months, depending on hair type, care routine, and the products used.

What can someone expect during a treatment at a salon?

During a Hair Botox treatment at a salon, your hair is assessed, washed with a clarifying shampoo, and then the Hair Botox product is applied. After processing for 20-90 minutes, your hair is rinsed, blow-dried, and straightened to seal in the treatment, followed by final styling. The process usually takes 2-3 hours.
Credit Unsplash
Credit: Unsplash

Are there any special aftercare instructions?

After getting hair botox treatment, avoid washing your hair for 48-72 hours and use sulphate-free shampoo afterward. Minimise heat styling and refrain from tying hair tightly to maintain the treatment's effects.

What is the typical cost range for a treatment?

Hair Botox treatments typically range from ?4,000 & goes higher according to hair length.

Are there any potential side effects?

According to Sharma, while Hair Botox treatments are generally safe, "they may lead to scalp irritation, allergic reactions, or changes in hair texture. Over-processing and improper application can cause hair breakage," he adds.

Who might not be a good candidate for hair botox?

"Hair Botox may not be suitable for those with severe scalp conditions, allergies to its ingredients, or during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Individuals with extremely damaged hair should consult a professional before undergoing the treatment," Sharma says.
End of Article
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news