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01 July 2022


Botox for your hair: A to Z. Continuation

In the previous article about botox for hair we talked about how the name of such a concept as “botox” came about and the principles of its action.

Today we’ll talk about the ingredients – how to read, and most importantly understand the composition? What are fillers represented by and what are film-forming products?



So, let us recall the previous parts: what is “botox”, “restoration”, “reconstruction” and what is the difference between them? The answer is extremely simple: these are different names for the same process – hair “treatment”.

What is quality reconstruction? Let’s divide into stages:

Preliminary cleansing with a special shampoo

The main objective of this stage is to maximize the purification of the hair from dirt accumulated – dust, styling trash (especially silicones), oils, fragments of a detached cuticle, etc.

This stage of cleansing should perform one single function – to cleanse and prepare the hair for further “introduction” of the next stage. Therefore, it is not recommended to use “fatty”, nutritious shampoos in this case. Purification – and nothing more.

Filling a damaged cortex structure, moisturizing

Fillers will cope with the filling function:

  • proteins in the first place (protein, collagen, elastin, keratin). It is desirable that the words “hydrolyzed” appear before these words. Then the probability of deeper penetration will be higher;
  • peptides – substances consisting of amino acid residues;
  • unconditionally amino acids;
  • ceramides – to “help” the cuticular layer;
  • and of course, oils (not to be confused with Mineral oil – a refined product).

The most popular humidifiers used today:

  • glycerin
  • propylene glycol
  • sorbitol
  • sodium PCA
  • aloe barbadensis leaf juice
  • urea

All of the above fillers and moisturizers – this is the foundation that is designed to work with hair, it is for this that money is paid, due to this a qualitative result is obtained. Everything else is secondary (thickeners, emulsifiers, perfumes, preservatives, etc.).

Another point to be taken with caution is that sometimes alcohol (alcohol denat, isopropyl alc., Ethyl alc., Ethanol, methanol) is added to the composition of such filler concentrates. As a rule, it is at the top of the list, therefore in large amounts and is intended to act as conveyor conductors. That is, to help other ingredients penetrate as deep as possible into the damaged cortex layers. However, with hair too damaged, with increased hygroscopicity (porosity), such a compound can play a trick. Hair may not withstand such an “alcohol” effect and simply break off. For this reason, many hairdressers “complain” of broken hair after the “treatment” procedure. Always check the composition and if you see the above types of alcohol at the top of the list, this remedy is not suitable for too damaged hair.

Film-formers, the final stage of any reconstruction

These are the ingredients that will create a protective thick polymer shell by sealing everything placed in it in the cortex at the previous stage. It is these ingredients that give the hair thickness, shine, smoothness. So what are they:

  • PEG
  • PPG
  • PVP
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • paraffinum liquidum/ mineral oil/ petrolatum

And now the main thing: we use hair straightener – hot botox, and we do not use cold.

In conclusion, is botox for hair so bad – NO!

But it all depends on what kind of botox and whether it is correctly selected in relation to a particular type and condition of hair.

After all, if a woman/man has healthy thick uncontrollable hair that is subjected to daily executions with a straightener in order to give them at least some order, then, of course, hot botox with an abundance of film-forming ingredients will be a real salvation in this situation. But the use of the same product on the damaged structure of bleached hair will already, on the contrary, be a crime. Therefore, you always need to think logically and responsibly approach any chemical procedure!

Author Maria Shilovskaya