It’s not just a matter of turning grey (sometimes that might be a refreshing update for our look). As we grow older our hair loses fullness and volume, our scalp becomes drier and our locks weaker and frizzier. This happens because hair follicles get smaller, sebum production declines so our strands grow fewer and thinner. Also, the structure of the cuticle and the surface layer of the hair fibre alters turning uneven and a bit rough.
As hormones change, the hair sheds more and grows back more slowly, causing it to thin- says David Kingsley, PhD, president of the World Trichology Society-. In addition, hormones trigger a reduction in sebum production that can leave the hair feeling dryer.
So, how can we keep our strands looking healthy and youthful? If you’re looking for a solution to smooth your hair and make it appear more full and lustrous, a botox hair treatment can help. It is a formula that reverts the hair back to it’s most healthy and natural state giving your locks strength, nourishment, and vitality helping fill in any of the cracks in your hair’s natural fibre.
What’s hair botox?
Think of hair botox as the ultimate deep conditioning treatment for your hair. It works similarly to skin Botulinum Toxin without getting injections into your scalp. It contains a powerful cocktail of nourishing active ingredients such as Vitamins B5, Vitamin E, Amino Acid, Glyoxylic Acid, Collagen Complex, BONT-L Peptide. And just like botox works by relaxing the muscles and smoothing skin, hair botox works by filling in individual fibres of hair to help give it fullness and make it smooth.
The Process of Hair Botox Treatment
You can go to a hair salon to have the treatment or buy the products to apply at home. If you prefer to trust your stylist, she or he will recommend the best one for you.
The whole process starts with washing your hair with clarifying shampoo to remove any excess residue and open your hair cuticles. Afterwards, he or she will section your hair and apply the botox by massaging the product in from roots to tips. The treatment is left on wet hair for approximately 30-45 minutes before washing it off with sulfate-free shampoo. Next your hair is dried and then a straightener is used to seal the product into the strands and washed again before the final styling.
The effects of hair botox are supposed to last between 2–4 months, although the exact time frame will vary from woman to woman. Expect to spend between 40 and 130 £ (it depends on which salon you choose and the quality and type of products used for the treatment).
What’s the difference between hair botox and keratin?
Keratin (known by most as a Brazilian Blowout) is a chemical treatment used to straighten hair strands and often contains formaldehyde. Botox for hair uses acidic compounds which are safe to use, without any harmful chemicals which are common in smoothing treatments (like parabens) and it is meant to protect and improve hair conditions, also minimizing their loss.
In general, a good diet might play an important role for protecting our hair from damages (protein and iron are the two most important things to have in our diet for healthy locks), as well as good aftercare.
According to dermatologist Wilma Bergfeld, we can’t control healthy locks by genetics or age, but we can help our hair through eating healthy.
Because hair follicles are made of mostly protein, don’t skip this vital nutrient – she says-. A lack of protein has been linked to hair loss. Women should eat a little bit of low-fat, red meat a couple of times a week. This captures your protein and other vital nutrients.
Stylists also suggest avoiding using too much shampoo and conditioner, combing hair when wet or ironing it when damp, as well as towel-drying our strands. The same goes for blow-drying our locks with too much heat. Over-heating hair with a very hot blow-dryer to achieve a smoother or wavier look would only break cuticles.