I know what you may be thinking, is hair botox a treatment that injects needles into the scalp? Rest assured, hair botox is not a surgical nor invasive treatment at all. It is a type of deep conditioning and smoothing treatment that can be done sitting comfortably in your salon chair or even at home.
What makes it a “Botox” treatment?
Hair botox is known as an anti-aging hair treatment. It can transform even the most damaged head of hair into smooth and lustrous locks. After washing and completely drying your hair, it is lathered with a deep conditioning treatment that are free from chemicals. It feeds your hair with 100% natural ingredients including proteins, vitamins, antioxidants and oils. The treatment is sealed into your hair with a flat iron. Afterwards, you will indulge in smooth, hydrated and rejuvenated hair.
One of the main benefits of getting hair botox is that your hair will become frizz-free and manageable for up to several months. Therefore, it is perfect for those who have to deal with hot and humid weather or over-processed hair from coloring and frequent use of heat tools.
Hair Botox vs. Keratin
Many people compare hair botox to keratin straightening treatment as they both are used to achieve smooth and manageable hair. Brazilian keratin treatments are very heavy on chemicals such as formaldehyde, which is a strong toxic chemical that is sometimes used in household products. It can cause skin irritation, allergies and dry out your hair. So, while it relaxes your hair to become more manageable, it is more damaging to the health of your hair.
Hair botox is a type of deep-conditioning treatment so your hair will feel smoother and more hydrated than getting a keratin treatment. Plus, you do not need to wait 3 days for the keratin to seal in. So you can wash your hair or jump into a pool on the same day if you’d like.
Smooth Hair with Home Care
Once you have a treatment like either of above done, home care is vital. You may even consider doing a repair treatment like the Iles Formula Spa system before going the step further as above. These formulas have the power to transform dry, broken hair to sumptuous silk just in a shampoo and condition treatment. In fact, what happens here is true repair. The hair shaft is the main focus closing down all cuticles that are interrupting the hairs texture, delivering soft, repaired lustrous hair from the first use.
- Shampoo your hair twice, the Iles shampoo has ingredients that nurture hair, the shampoo is sulfate free + silicon free + paraben free. All one needs to do is add more water not more product. The water is the key to wake up the root extract that delivers the important ingredients that nurture the hair.
- Apply the Iles hair mask which is a cocktail of raw virgin ingredients infused with vitamins so apply liberally to hair and scalp. Leave on for 5 to 20 minutes
- Rinse and apply the conditioner. The Iles conditioner works like no other. It does not coat the hair shaft with keratin or protein. It functions by shutting down tight the hair cuticles. Regardless if you do a keratin treatment or a botox treatment or not, this conditioner is the jewel for all home care.
- Comb the conditioner through for even distribution. All knots, tangles and snags will just ease away, being the first sign of the luscious silk you are about to experience.
- Remember this is an advanced home care treatment, not a permanent keratin or protein treatment but should most certainly follow these treatments. In case of doubt, if you are to do a keratin or botox treatment start with this home care. It may be all you need to repair and control unwanted frizz