Everyone wants to know the advantages and disadvantages of hair beauty treatments.
Lately, various questions have been sent to me about the pros and cons of hair botox.
“Karina, everytime I do a keratin treatment, my scalp feels itchy. Do you think that the same would happen with hair botox? Does hair botox also have side effects?”
“Karina, I did a hair botox treatment and my hair feels greasier. What can I do?”
“Karina, why didn’t my hair end up straight after doing a hair botox treatment?”
Personally, I don’t believe that the treatments are good or bad.
I believe that not all treatments are for everyone.
I believe that it’s important before doing any treatment to consult with a good professional with experience.
But be careful, like I say one thing, I say another. Over the years, I have seen “disasters” done by those who claim to be professionals.
But I don’t want to go off on a tangent talking about the professional ethics of hair dressers.
What I want you to always have in mind is that you should demand that the professional be respondible with all of the changes to your hair, with maximum information.
It doesn’t matter if you bombard them with questions.
It doesn’t matter if they seem uncomfortable as if you were giving them an exam.
You have the right to ask questions.
The hair dresser is obligated to give you the answers.
That’s why, today, I’m going to tell you everything about about hair botox.
And when I say everything, I mean everything.
- What is hair botox
- What are its disadvantages, one by one, since no one likes to talk about it
- And its side effects.
As you can see, I want to tell you about the most negative parts of the treatment.
What most people don’t bring themselves to talk about simply because it’s not good for them.
Let’s start by understanding what the treatment is, because in its essence, we can find some of the negative effects for hair.
What is hair botox treatment?
Many people relate hair botox with the famous injections of the botulinic toxin which is used to erase unwanted wrinkles from our faces.
I never had one of those injections, because I’m terrified of needles, and also, my husband swears on his life that I have the skin of a 20y-year-old.
Yeah, he’s a saint. I know.
Well, hair botox isn’t applied with an injection nor with needles, nor by penetrating your scalp.
Actually, it’s a topical treatment that is done on the exterior parts of the hair.
What are the effects of hair botox?
- Repair split ends
- Make any type of hair shiny and soft, thin or thick
- Nourish our mistreated hair
- Repair hair fibers
- Reduce frizz
The truth is, I love hair botox.
Primarily because the process doesn’t use toxic products for your hair, like formaldehyde which is present in any straightening or keratin treatment.
But nothing is perfect
And hair botox has some disadvantages.
Do you want to know what they are?
Don’t lose hope.
Even though hair botox has some cons, none of them are so bad that you should avoid getting it done if what you need is a deep hair restoring treatment.
Disadvantages of Hair Botox
- It’s expensive
Like everything when referring to hair products, you apply the simple rule of three: Better product, higher price.
We aren’t talking about any shampoo, even though it’s best to use specific shampoos for each type of hair.
We are talking about using a product that we hope will give back the health that we’ve lost to our hair.
A product that will fix split ends and fill our hair fibers with ingredients like vitamin B-5, vitamin E and collagen.
Hair botox is a product made with a complex formula for hair restauration.
That’s why it’s more expensive than any other hair mask.
- They can rip you off
We know the great benefits of the internet. These days, we are all connected and we can receive information about any topic in less than five minutes.
But there are also people without principles.
Those that fill their pockets with false promises and imitations.
Every time you buy a hair product, look over the comments and reviews of the product, and ask for a detail from the label.
That’s how you’ll avoid getting tricked.
- You need an aftercare series in order to extend its effects
Now that you’ve invested a good amount of money in the treatment, you want to extend the effects in your hair.
That’s an absolutely logical question.
The first thing I’ll tell you is that the treatments never have the same results in everyone’s hair.
And that has to do with the fact that every human is its own world, and every hair a universe.
Everything will depend on the previous care and state of your hair in the moment you do the hair botox.
What I can recommend is from the first time you wash your hair after doing the hair botox treatment, you should use sulfate-free shampoo.
If you don’t want to ruin your hair botox, change today your shampoo for a sulfates free one, check it on Amazon
Forget the usual shampoos, the only thing they will do is ruin the treatment you have done. Do you want that? Do you want to ruin your hair by using a cheap supermarket shampoo?
Better do yourself a favor, and change your shampoo for one without sulfates.
Another piece of advice I can give you is avoid the flat iron and hair dryer as much as you can, since you’ll be erasing out all the vitamins and minerals that the botox injected into each and every piece of your hair.
- It should be done by a trained professional
If you want a 100% effective botox treatment, the best thing you can do is get it done by a professional. They know how to best manipulate the products, how much time to leave them on your hair, and what the best way is to seal the hair.
That’s why, I also go back to point 1. This raises the price of the treatment.
Choose a good salon and for one of these treatments, avoid those “2×1” marketing formulas.
3 side effects of Botox
- It won’t change the internal structure of your curls
If you’re hoping that your afro curls will end up perfectly straight, then hair botox is not for you. Because for that, you have to break the internal cuticle of the hair, and the only thing that does this is formaldehyde which modifies the internal structure of the hair fiber.What you can expect is for your curls to be bigger, meaning, they’ll be less pronounced and of course, les frizzy.
- You can dye your hair
If you hair is dyed, hair botox can change the tone.
It’s not that you are going to go from light brown to chestnut brown, but you’ll see a light difference in the tone after completing the treatment.
- It can make your hair less firm
If you hair is very straight, hair botox can give it a bit more movement.
As you can see, there are many advantages and disadvantages.
Also, up until this point, there are no registered adverse effects of botox like in the case of the keratin treatment which is not recommended for people that are prone to allergic reactions.
Now that you know the disadvantages and side effects of botox, do you still want to get the treatment done?