Last Updated on December 13, 2022 by Gaga
Botox for hair is a blend of essential nutrients such as proteins, amino acids, collagen, caviar oil, vitamins, and antioxidants that are used to revive damaged, lifeless, and frizzy hair. The mixture can penetrate the cuticle to restore lost keratin and provide your hair with all of the nutrients that have been lost through heat styling, chemical treatments, and normal aging. Hair Botox treatments restore dry damaged hair, leaving it more resistant to humidity, younger-looking, and shinier.
How Long Does Hair Botox Last?
On average, the effects of hair Botox last between 1-3 months. The duration of the Botox effect will vary depending on the product that you have used and how you maintain your Botox-treated hair. Your stylist may give you a home after-care kit to extend the life of your treatment.
To preserve the effects for as long as possible, you should re-evaluate your hair regimen and stay away from chemical-laden hair care products.
How to Wash Your Hair after Hair Botox Treatment
Unlike traditional keratin treatments, there is no specific time you should wait to wash your hair after the application. The directions vary depending on the product.
Although the directions say that you can wash your hair the same day, we recommend refraining from washing your hair for at least two days after receiving hair Botox treatment to maximize product absorption. The longer you wait, the absorption of the treatment is greater.
The effects of hair Botox will wear off faster if you wash your hair too often. To preserve the results, avoid washing your hair frequently and use dry shampoo if your scalp gets greasy quickly after shampooing.
Shampoos for Botox Treated Hair
Ordinary shampoos are not recommended after the hair Botox treatment. Your post-treatment shampoo should be gentle, pH balanced, and free of harsh sulfates. Check your shampoo bottle label to make sure that the product is free of sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, and sodium chloride. Choose a pH-balanced shampoo (about 5.5) to keep the hair cuticles closed and smooth.
Shampoos for Botox-treated hair should fulfill the same requirements valid for shampoos for keratin-treated hair.
Also, choose a moisturizing conditioner that has natural seed oils, hydrolyzed proteins, and plant extracts in its formula.
Apply a hair mask once a week to give your hair an extra boost of moisture and to restore strength and smoothness. Choose a rejuvenating formula that is infused with hydrolyzed keratin, argan oil, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides to mend damaged strands and reinvigorate your hair.
Avoid frequent blow-drying and heat styling, as excess heat can damage the cuticle and negatively affect the treatment. If you decide to use hot styling tools, make sure to use a heat protectant. Use chemical-free styling products enriched with keratin and argan oil for optimal moisture balance and a sealed cuticle layer.
Coloring Your Hair after Hair Botox Treatment
It is recommended that you color your hair first, then do a Hair Botox treatment after the color service. If you decide to do the Botox treatment immediately after the coloring procedure, use a color-safe clarifying shampoo to eliminate any residue or impurities before the Hair Botox application.
Your hair color will be sealed with the Hair Botox treatment without any adverse effects. Your color will look even more natural and attractive, and the color fading is also slower.
You need to wait at least two weeks to color your hair after the hair Botox service to avoid any undesired side effects. If you color your hair permanently soon after hair Botox service, the chemicals in hair dyes will disturb the cuticle, diminishing the effects of your hair Botox treatment.
Chemical-free hair dyes are more gentle on hair, so they can be used on hair that has recently undergone a hair Botox treatment.
Swimming in a Public Pool
Exposure to salt and chlorine can shorten the life of any hair-smoothing treatment. Always rinse your hair with fresh water and apply a pre-swim hair defense product before swimming to minimize the absorption of salt or chlorine.
Rinse your hair with clean water immediately after the swim, to remove chlorine or salt residue.
A bathing cap that fits tightly can also help to protect your hair from swimming pool chemicals.
Re-Applying Hair Botox Treatment
When your Hair Botox starts to wear off, you can re-apply the treatment. Some hair professionals believe that hair Botox treatment has a cumulative effect, so you will need fewer applications over time. If you apply the treatment at home, keep in mind that each product is different and follow the directions given for that specific product.
Gaga is a blogger and founder of the Softer Hair website. She often says that insomnia is to blame for her first blogging attempts. Being the night owl, she hated the morning alarm. She left her office job and returned to what she loved most - writing.