Women are getting Botox in their scalps to make their blow dries last longer

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    Would you get botox injections in your scalp to make your blow dries last longer?
    (Picture: Getty; Metro.co.uk)

    If anyone knows the desire to make a professional blow dry last for as long as humanly possible, it’s me, a deeply lazy person who hates doing their own hair and has spent a truly absurd amount of money on going to professionals in the last year.

    But would I go as far as getting injections in my scalp to make a blow dry last longer?

    If it saves me from having to lift a hairdryer, then yes, probably.

    I’m not alone in this.

    According to Us Weekly, the hot new injections trend is Blotox – meaning Botox injected into your scalp to make a blow dry last past its usual sell-by date.

    Botox has long been used to decrease sweating, with many getting Botox injections in their armpits and feet to reduce excessive levels of sweat.

    Now it’s moved north to our hairlines, getting jabbed underneath hair follicles to prevent sweat and oils from mucking up a great blowdry.

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    (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    Dermatologist Dr Michelle Henry says she started giving clients Blotox treatments after many women said they were reluctant to hit the gym because they didn’t want to wreck their blowdry.

    ‘It makes a huge difference for the working woman who wants to be fit but still look great,’ she says. ‘For patients with curly or kinky hair, their hair will remain straight longer.’

    The procedure works by preventing communication between the nerve ending and the eccrine gland, which is responsible for sweat. When this signal is disrupted, you don’t sweat, meaning you won’t get a sweaty scalp that messes up your hair. Interesting.

    It’s not as simple as just jamming a needle in your head, mind you. To prevent sweating, your scalp would need around 200 injections carefully placed under the hair follicles.

    It’s not supposed to be painful, but Blotox may feel a bit tingly, and it only takes 20 minutes to complete.

    As with all Botox treatments, there’s no recovery time and the results don’t last forever. If you’re looking for a longterm fix to a sweaty head, you’d be looking at top up Blotox treatments every six months or so. And at upwards of £600 a pop, you might be better off just investing in a decent hairdryer or some rollers (using heated rollers has drastically cut down the number of professional blow dries I get each month).

    If you’re an excessive sweater, however, and it’s making you absolutely miserable, Blotox might be worth the cash.

    Or there’s always dry shampoo.

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