Addressing some unfriendly hair conditions used to be a very tricky thing. Either you use an expensive product that won’t cure the condition or use a cheap product and still worsen the condition. The good news is that with more effective treatment options coming mainstream, addressing unfriendly hair conditions has become easy.
However, no matter how good a treatment proves to be, it’s important to always weigh its pros and cons before deciding about it. This way, you know what to expect even before having the treatment. For example, while hair botox is touted to be highly effective and beneficial, it also has some downsides you must consider.
Hence, this article will explore what hair botox is, how it’s performed, and also show you the pros and cons of having the treatment. So keep reading to find out.
What is Hair Botox?
To have a perfect idea of what hair botox is all about, imagine deep hair conditioning that uses natural ingredients containing nutrients like vitamin E, vitamin B-5, amino acid, antioxidants, collagen, etc., instead of regular hair conditioning. The goal is to eliminate dryness and frizz that disfigured the hair’s appearance. Once it’s perfectly done, you’ll get smooth, shiny, and frizz-free hair.
This treatment doesn’t require any injection or other invasive methods. And it’s meant for both women and men suffering from hair dryness, split ends, hair breakage, hair dehydration, and frizz, amongst other conditions, regardless of their hair types. It’s temporary, but it lasts as long as 4 to 5 months if done correctly.
While you may be tempted to do it yourself, it’s better to commit it to a stylist who knows what not to do during the treatment. Another thing is you can’t observe as much care as your stylist. So consider hair botox as a DIY treatment that’s better done by a hairstylist.
How is the Treatment Done?
Hair botox treatment is done in five easy steps, which include the following:
1. Hair Wash
To get the botox solution at the right places all over the hair, it’s crucial to prepare the hair so it’ll perfectly absorb the treatment. One way to do this is to wash the hair to remove dirt particles that have settled into it over a period. This wash has to be done mildly with a cleansing shampoo.
After washing the hair, the next thing is to dry the hair very well. While some people may towel-dry it, it’s not the best way to dry the hair. The towel is too coarse to gently handle the hair, making it susceptible to snap or breakage. Rather, you can dry your hair with a t-shirt or other microfiber that’ll remove most of the water the hair absorbs.
3. Hair Division
After drying the hair, you’ll need to divide the hair into three or four fractions. The essence of this division is to ensure that the botox treatment is perfectly applied to all areas of the hair. Once this is achieved, the result is also wholesome.
4. Botox Treatment
After the hair sectioning, the treatment is now applied to the hair. This is done from the hair’s end to the tip, the same way hair dye is applied. After this, the botox is left for another forty-five minutes to an hour so that the hair will absorb it well.
5. Washing or Heat Straightening
The last part of the treatment is to wash the solution off the hair and use a heat tool to lock the ingredients in the hair. Instead of doing this, other people prefer to heat the botox solution directly without washing it off.
The Pros and Cons of Having Hair Botox Treatment
The following are the pros and cons of having hair botox:
1. Hair Conditioning
The idea behind hair botox is an intense hair conditioning that gets rid of dryness and frizz in hair. It’s slightly different from regular conditioning because of the ingredients used, which are entirely natural and effective.
Hair botox treatment is considered safe because it doesn’t use chemically processed ingredients. Rather, it leverages natural products that are effective for hair growth and repair.
3. Retains quality
Another good thing about the treatment is that it retains the quality of your hair over a long period. And that includes if you decide to do it again or not. With no chemicals going into the hair, hair quality won’t deteriorate.
4. Prevents Hair Loss
While it’s possible to think hair botox directly affects hair growth, it doesn’t. It certainly prevents hair loss that could be caused by dryness, frizz, and broken hair fibers.
The cost of the treatment is holding many people back from having it despite its efficacy. It’s too temporary to cost that much. So when you consider the costs during and aftercare, you’ll realize it’s a pretty expensive treatment.
2. Overwhelming Aftercare
You may have to constantly visit your stylist after the treatment to determine what products to or not to use. That’s because any random product can neutralize the effect of the botox, meaning all expenses are put to waste. And it’s too temporary to have all those burdensome aftercare.
3. Doesn’t Change Internal Structures
Despite being a deep conditioning treatment, hair botox doesn’t change the internal structures of the hair. An implication is that whatever condition you’re treating is likely to come back after the months the treatment lasts. The natural ingredients aren’t strong enough to break down the outer layer of the hair to change the internal structure.
4. Doesn’t Accommodate Colored Hair
You can’t have this treatment and color your hair simultaneously. It can result in a big discoloration that may be difficult to treat.
As you’ve seen that hair botox treatment isn’t without its flaws, it’s sensible to weigh the flaws against the benefits. If the flaws outweigh the benefits for you; it’s better to avoid the treatment. But if you think the benefits are far greater than the flaws, you should choose it. Regardless, your stylist’s opinion still factors in considerably.