I’ve become addicted to Brazilian Blow-dries, mostly because of the freedom it gives me when dealing with my curly hair. Having super shiny, more manageable hair is like a dream come true for me but I must admit, I’m a little over how long the process takes and I think it’s time for me to give my hair a break from the intense chemical treatment. Of course, the problem with Brazilian Blow-dries is that once you pop, you can’t stop and imagining going back to a life with dull unmanageable hair is almost too much to bear! That’s why I was thrilled to discover INOAR’s recent innovation, botox for your hair! The fabulous new in-salon INOAR G.Hair B-Tox treatment takes just 30-minutes and leaves you with beautiful frizz-free, shiny, more manageable, healthy looking hair for up to 6 weeks.
If you’ve been umming and aaahing about getting a Brazilian Blow-dry but the thought of it just doesn’t sit right with you then this treatment is for you. Packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Beta Carotene, the INOAR G.Hair B-Tox treatment puts a whole lot of pep back in your hair’s step. It’s great for ladies who struggle with frizzy, dull, lifeless hair and, just like botox for your face, it plumps up the hair giving it bounce and making it so much more manageable. The treatment also helps to strengthen your locks, treat damaged and dehydrated hair, and promote hair growth.
If you ask me, this product’s beautiful results can only be explained by pure hair sorcery but if you’re into all that sciencey stuff then you’ll probably also be interested to know that the product works by reconstructing and aligning the hair fibers from the very first treatment and your results only get better the more you use the product. And, of course, the big bonus is that unlike with a Brazilian Blow-dry there are no harsh chemicals or smells (in fact the product smells lovely!), just good old fashioned good-for-your-hair ingredients.
I popped into Carla Hair Design in Camps Bay (one of the exclusive suppliers of the product) to try out the treatment and I have to say I am hooked! Before I tell you about the ins and outs of the treatment I need to gush about Carla Hair Design for just a moment. With breathtaking sea views from the shampoo basin, snacks and champagne on demand, and a cozy, intimate atmosphere this spot is heaven in a hair salon. Even if you don’t want to experience this treatment you need to pay a visit to this fabulous little owner-run salon.
My hair was feeling a little less than fabulous the day I got the treatment done – it was dry and scraggly from a week of HIIT training and hot yoga classes and it had been a few months since my last Brazilian Blow-dry. When I arrived at the salon I was a little bit gatvol with my hair (and a long week) and I must admit, I didn’t ask too many questions – I just plonked myself down in Carla’s chair and let her work her magic while I stuffed my face with cupcakes and washed them down with champagne. The first step is a deep cleansing INOAR shampoo to get rid of any product build up on the hair. Next, the hair Botox is applied to my hair for 30 minutes, giving you more time to pig out on mini chocolates and cookies. The product is then rinsed off and you can style as you’d like. I opted for a bouncy blow-dry with plenty of volume and movement.
I was super impressed with the results of the INOAR G.Hair B-Tox treatment. When I left the salon my hair felt like it had a new lease on life and was beautifully soft, hydrated, and plump. I struggle with volume at my roots but this treatment has given me a little extra boost in that area and even the condition of my split ends improved! I left the salon looking and feeling like a million bucks… and excited to see just how long the results would last.
Now, 2 weeks after the treatment, I am still loving the results and can’t get over how easy my hair is to manage without the Brazilian Blow-dry and how much the treatment has curbed the frizziness in my hair. I would definitely repeat this treatment again and am intrigued to see the results after a second treatment. The best bit is there are no at-home care products – after the treatment, you simply need to maintain your results by using any sulfate-free hair care products.
For now, the Inoar G.Hair B-Tox treatment is exclusive to Sorbet Blow Dry Bars across the country and Carla Hair Design in Cape Town, Prices range from around R700 for short hair to R900 for long hair. For more info, visit the INOAR website.
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After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.