Yes, you read that right: Capillary botox. Mania around the halls in Brazil, treatment (also known as capillary reconstruction) lends only the name of the facial procedure. The idea is to fill damaged hair (with moisturizing ingredients that have nothing to do with botulinum toxin) and uniform thickness, since, over time, the tips tend to be much thinner than the root. And, for good measure, reduces frizz. That's how we like!
What is capillary botox?
It is a kind of reconstruction for very damaged hair, more efficient than a regular hydration, which returns lost nutrients such as collagen, amino acids, lipids ... formaldehyde-free, it is worth stressing that the capillary botox is not the main objective of smoothing hair - if someone sell the treatment well, in fact, be suspicious. "When the hair mass is reset, the wires are more disciplined and hence smoother. But it is important to stress that the procedure is not considered a smoothing "endorse Tats Medeiros, hairstylist from DUO, Salon in São Paulo.
Everyone can do the hair botox?
Treatment is one of the most recommended for hair abused by chemical, dryer and flat iron. You have lights, dyes or shapes the hair every day? Capillary botox, so it is a good alternative to reverse the damage. Good news: there is no contraindication, since the procedure does not take components prohibited by Anvisa.
How is the treatment?
The procedure and the products used in hair botox can vary from salon to salon (remembering that the non-use of formaldehyde is the rule, okay?), But there is a pattern that is usually followed: "The first step is to wash the hair one to twice with the shampoo of the chosen line. Then it is applied, in fact, the rebuilder product, which can be in a tube or cream, "explains Alison Alvarez, hairstylist Studio W Iguatemi (SP). It is well distributed in small sections and acts on the wires for five minutes. At this stage, some brands recommend adding heat source. Then it's the turn of the mask, which also calls for another five-minute break and of course full rinse. "Finally comes the finisher and the stylization," concludes Alison Alvarez, who claims that the treatment should be repeated after 15 or 30 days, according to the hairdresser's recommendation.
And the results?
Do not expect to leave the salon with shampoo advertising tresses. As there is much exposure to moisturizing agents, the wires may become a heavy aspect - the real result could only be felt after the first wash at home. "The recovery brightness and elasticity of the wires is guaranteed," says Tats Medeiros.
To make the capillary botox, it is necessary to pay out on average 250-320 real. But remember that this value may vary according to the room.
Can you do at home?
Ideally, only the maintenance is done at home - after all, nothing replaces a good treatment done in the salon, where the effectiveness is guaranteed. But if you lack money, can you make use of rebuilders products found in perfumeries, of course. We have suggestions below! Always try to use shampoos and conditioners of the same line (if any), ok?
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