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Hair botox is a type of intensive treatment that moisturizes, adds shine and fills the hair strands, leaving them more beautiful, without frizz and without split ends. Although it is known as botox, this treatment does not contain botulinum toxin, having that name only because it renews the hair, correcting the damage, as in the treatment that is done on the skin.
Capillary botox is made using products that help nourish the wires and make them more hydrated and less brittle, as they are rich in proteins and vitamins and, therefore, should not be done with the aim of promoting the straightening of the wires. However, some products used to make botox may contain chemicals, resulting in the straightening effect.
Products for hair botox can be found in online stores or specific stores selling hairdressing products and the price may vary according to the brand and quantity of product purchased.
What is it for
Capillary botox serves to strengthen the wires, giving them more resistance and flexibility, in addition to making the hair silkier. For this, the hair botox formula contains vitamins and proteins that are essential for hair he alth.
This treatment can be done on any type of hair, but it is especially suitable for damaged, weak, devitalized and brittle hair, being generally advised for those who make frequent use of a flat iron or chemical treatments, such as a progressive brush or coloring, for example.
Some of the brands that offer this type of treatment are Cadiveu, with the product Plástica de Argila, L' Óreal, with the product Fiberceutic, and Forever Liss, with the products Botox Hair Argan Oil and Botox Organic.
Step-by-step of homemade hair botox
To do hair botox at home, it is important to follow these steps:
- Wash hair and scalp 2 times with an anti-residue shampoo or shampoo included in the hair Botox kit;
- Remove excess water from the hair, using the hairdryer, about 70%;
- Divide hair into several similar locks;
- Apply the hair Botox product, massaging well each strand from the root to the ends, with the hair well-stretched, combed with a comb, strand by strand;
- Let the product act for 20 minutes, it is not necessary to cover your head;
- Wash hair thoroughly with water;
- Dry your hair well with the hairdryer and brush, and if you prefer, you can finish with the flat iron.
The results of hair botox can last between 20 to 30 days, depending on the product used. So, for a better result, it may be necessary to apply hair botox 2 times in the same month.
Before buying and using the hair botox product, it is important to pay attention to the substances present in its composition, as some products may contain low concentrations of formaldehyde and/or glutaraldehyde, which are not recommended by ANVISA.
The following are the main doubts about hair botox:
1. Hair Botox has formaldehyde?
The purpose of botox is to increase the hydration and flexibility of the wires and, therefore, it contains components that promote hair nutrition, without formaldehyde in its composition. However, some hair botox brands have a small amount of formaldehyde, which could help promote hair straightening.
However, ANVISA determined that formaldehyde can only be used in cosmetic products in small concentrations and, therefore, it is important that the person is attentive to the label of the product he uses so that there are no inadequate amounts of formaldehyde and, thus, consequences for the organism.
2. Hair Botox straightens the hair?
As most products used in botox do not contain formaldehyde or other chemicals that change the structure of the hair, the procedure is not able to make the hair smoother, like what happens after a progressive brush, for example. The smoother appearance of the hair is due to the greater hydration of the strands, which reduces the volume.
The hair straightening only happens when the product used in the botox treatment contains formaldehyde, which can be noticed through the intense smell after application of the product and/or a burning sensation on the scalp, for example.
3. How does the hair look after washing?
After applying botox to the hair and following the entire procedure, you should maintain a hair cleaning and hydration routine whenever necessary. After washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner or hydrating mask and let your hair dry naturally. The hair is not completely straight, but it is very beautiful, natural, without frizz and, consequently, with less volume.
4. How long does it last?
The duration of the botox effect may vary from one person to another, but usually within 30 days, differences can be noticed in the hair, requiring a new application. However, those who have curly hair, a lot of volume or very dry hair can apply hair botox every 15 or 20 days.
5. Who can use hair botox?
Hair Botox is recommended for anyone who wants to take care and hydrate their hair, from 12 years of age, however it is important to pay attention to the product used, because although it is not frequent, some hair botox brands may have formaldehyde or glutaraldehyde in their formulation, which are not recommended by ANVISA.