Care and Maintenance of Hair Botox Treatments

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.

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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.

young magnificent woman in luxury dress with Hair Botox treatment

Deep Conditioning

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.

Styling Routine

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.

young magnificent woman in luxury dress with Hair Botox treatment

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.

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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.

A woman wearing a swimming cap over botox treated hair

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.

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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.


12 thoughts on “Care and Maintenance of Hair Botox Treatments”

  1. After almost a year doing my hair with botox, I discovered my hair start breaking off. Please advise.

  2. After applying Botox for hair, there is no need to use hair oil until the treatment starts to wear off. However, if you do use hair oil (for example for hair loss), make sure not overdo it as too much oil can make hair look greasy. Greasy looking hair requires frequent washing and too frequent washing can shorten the longevity of hair treatments.

  3. The moisture from sweating will not harm your treatment once it is completely set. But you may want to wear your hair in a ponytail to protect your hairstyle. However, you may not feel comfortable if you don’t wash your hair in the cases of heavy sweating and you also may feel the urge to scratch your scalp.

  4. I would not use this shampoo as it contains sodium chloride and sodium laureth sulfate. I suggest going for a milder shampoo. Your stylist will recommend you the best option.

  5. Can i reapply hair botox more frequently than every 3 months? Like weekly for first two applications then 3 months after for the 3rd.

  6. I got a Mk Botox treatment my stylist told me to get Mk Botox shampoo but it takes 3 weeks to get to me, what is a great shampoo without sulfates that has a low ph balance?

  7. You might want to consider GIOVANNI Eco Chic Smooth as Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo or RUSK Deepshine Smooth Keratin Care Smoothing Shampoo.

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