I did it.
I got Hair Botox for the sake of Journalism.
I have been hearing about it for awhile now. It seems to be getting more and more popular nowadays.
I mean, we all know about Keratin – the hair smoothing treatment some swear by
(I personally HATE keratin, I tried it and it was the worst $200+ I ever spent)
But the hot new catch at the hair salon is now Hair Botox
Which isn’t botox, by the way – just clever marketing I suppose
Anyways, let’s get into it
What is Hair Botox?
Hair Botox is a mixture of proteins, caviar oil, collagen, vitamins, antioxidants, natural acids and healing agents that moisturize, nourish, and restore hair from the inside out. If applied correctly, hair is supposed to become softer, frizz-free, and helps prevent further damage to the hair.
It’s supposed to make your hair younger (thus the name) and revert it back to it youthful days.
You remember how nice your hair was when you were young? Before you dyed it, straightened it, and put 87 products on it at any given day?
It’s supposed to help combat all that damage.
Who Exactly is Hair Botox for?
It marketed towards woman with all hair types.
You might be interested in it if you have
– Split ends
– Very fine hair that lacks volume (me!)
– Dry or Damaged hair
– Hair that is curled or straightened on a regular basis
Basically, if your hair needs some TLC, this might be the product for you
Okay, Sounds Great, How Much Does It Cost?
Depending on where you go, it can cost between $150 – $300. Possibly more if you go to a super high end salon.
How Long Will It Last?
You’ll find varying information on this question online. My hair stylist told me between 3-6 months, but some sites online say 2-4. How long it will last for you will depend on many factors. How often you wash your hair, if you workout/sweat a lot, etc.
You must use sulfate free shampoos in order to maintain the effects for as long as possible.
What is the Treatment Process Like?
The hair stylist washes your hair with a clarifying shampoo to strip the strands of any and all residue and open up the hair shaft. She will then apply the product section by section. Allows it to sit for half an hour ensuring it is soaked up completely by the hair. Washes your hair again with sulfate free shampoo. She will then blow dry it and use a flat iron to lock the product in. After she locks it into every strand, we wash the hair again and dry it once more.
That’s right. Three washes. The whole process takes about three hours.
Will My Hair Be Straight?
No, it isn’t Keratin. The treatment is supposed to enhance your hairs natural texture and make it more manageable and bright. It’s a conditioning treatment overall and doesn’t use chemical reactions to work.
Okay, Is It Worth it?
I’ve had the Hair botox on for over two weeks now, and I love it!
I wash my hair, dry it (poorly) and it looks like I went to the salon. I no longer have frizzy hair and makes allows me to look more put together in less time.
Also, I love how healthy it makes my hair look. I tend to get split ends easily and my hair always looks dry and dull at the tips.
If you have thin, fine hair that breaks easily, this treatment seems to be the holy grail.
Although I’m only two weeks in, I think I will continue to get this treatment done.
If you’re lazy in the mornings (moi), you really should consider getting this done.
Although it is a little pricey, and may or may not last too long, I definitely think it’s worth it.
THIS POST IS A WORK IN PROGRESS
I will update this post with how long the treatment lasted, whether I will continue to get it done, and if any opinions have changed