Hair botox: For shiny, healthy hair

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Updated 07 May 2014
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Hair botox: For shiny, healthy hair

Like a tree, your hair goes through different seasons. One day your hair is healthy and shiny and the next it is dry and screaming for help. A bad hair day is not just a phrase, it is a living proof that your hair is looking for you to save it. Hair botox is the solution to all your hair woes.
Years of brushing, coloring, styling, straightening and blow drying can take their toll on your locks. Sometimes, conditioning and hair masks are not enough to keep your hair healthy.
Hair botox is a new treatment that could turn back the clock and help you regain your healthy hair. It is called botox because just like botox smooths away wrinkles, scientists claim to have devised a formula, which apparently plugs holes and smooths away tears and damages in dried locks.
“As we grow older, our hair produces less keratin, which is a protein that strengthens your hair. After all these years of not protecting your hair from the sun, coloring, styling and blow drying, your hair becomes tired and worn out,” said Dalal Al-Sayyad, hair specialist at Eve Salon in Jeddah. “Your hair needs as much attention as you give to your skin or to your nails. After all we Arabs say a woman’s crown is her hair,” she added.
Hair specialists aim to beautify hair, rather than allow it to continually dehydrate over time, fall off and crumble, like leaves of a tree, according to Al-Sayyad.

What is hair botox?
The treatment repairs the damaged or broken hair fibers with a powerful concentrate of active ingredients including caviar oil, B5, E vitamins and collagen complex, which guarantee to moisturize, nourish, repair and revive hair right from the very first use, adding incredible shine and softness and eliminating frizz. Major benefit of the treatment is that it has the capability to repair split ends.
Botox works on all hair types: curly, straight, thick, thin, grey, blonde and everything in between and the results last for four weeks.

Why hair botox?
1) Unlike Keratin treatments that use formaldehyde, hair botox does not use any harmful chemicals. Hair botox is safe enough to use because of the excellent exfoliating effect of this acid; it helps with scalp conditions, such as dandruff and psoriasis.
2) Unlike relaxing treatments, this product can give you straight silky hair without breaking their bonds. It contains a rich formula that shoots nutrients into the damaged cortex of the shaft cuticles and restores hair from inside out.
3) Unlike many keratin treatments, it is impossible for hair botox to damage hair or weaken its integrity, which is quite possible with keratin treatments that are too strong as they deliver too much protein to a client’s hair shaft.
4) Hair botox also works as a great re-constructive treatment as the organic microspheres help minimize hair loss.

Who should go for it?
Women with worn out, damaged, pale hair, and especially hair that suffer from split ends, should undergo this procedure and help their hair get the treatment needed to get back to its normal state.
It is particularly good for clients with very long hair, who suffer from split ends, or those whose hair have become frizzy or brittle due to heat damage from curling, straightening and blow drying or repeated color treatments.
Who shouldn't do it?
This treatment is not appropriate for pregnant women as doctors recommend them to stay away from chemicals.

Treatment process:
Al-Sayyad explains that this treatment is conducted on clean hair. So the first step is to have the specialist shampoo your hair and not use a conditioner.
The hair is then combed, made tangle free, and sectioned. The hair must be massaged to help it absorb the product.
Once this is done on all hair, Al-Sayyad says the product should not stay on the hair for more than 45 minutes. Then its is washed off and the hair is soaked for exactly seven minutes to make sure the product is entirely removed.
Blow drying is the next step. The hair specialist says that you should hold the dryer vertically to ensure the hair is straight and does not break. Then comes the ceramic, which is not as important as the blow dry, but it is used to obtain optimum result, which is shiny, smooth and healthy hair.
The treatment requires you to use their special shampoo and conditioner to benefit from the treatment for a longer while.

The results:
1) Extreme hair rejuvenation — anti-age capabilities which will transform your hair to its youthful state.
2) Exclusive in salon-service which gives your hair a complete makeover in 45 minutes.
3) Affordable service which gives stunning instant results, ideal before a holiday or a party or any occasion when you desire to look your best.
Al-Sayyad promises that you will see the difference after one session and you will get the hair you have always wanted.

How often should one do it?
It is a harmless treatment and one can even color their hair the next day, according to Al-Sayyad. “I highly recommend those who do this treatment to come back after four months, especially if you work a lot on your hair,” she said. “Those who color, style and blow-dry a lot need this treatment the most and I highly recommend this to help their hair become healthy and shiny,” she added.

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Startup of the Week: Coco Sabon’s natural skincare

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Updated 21 May 2019
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Startup of the Week: Coco Sabon’s natural skincare

  • Coco Sabon’s customers are mostly Arab women aged between 20 and 40, “though we have many loyal fans that span different age groups and come from all over the world”

RIYADH: The healing and relaxing powers of nature are at the heart of Coco Sabon’s philosophy.
Launched by Dr. Cynthia Mosher — an American living in Riyadh — the skincare firm is committed to sourcing high-quality, natural oriental ingredients that provide the skin with gentle care and nourishment.
“I launched Coco Sabon in November 2015 at Alfaisal University’s first bazaar,” she said.
Mosher, who completed a bachelor of science in natural health sciences, said she hoped to do something more than simply diagnose illnesses and prescribe treatments. She also wanted to have time for other important things and people, so now she is working as an educator, training a new generation of medical students.
She encourages people to make healthy choices when it comes to ingredients they use on their bodies.
“I fell in love with formulating and creating beautiful, natural skincare products. I continued my creative journey while pursuing my medical degree, which deepened my commitment to develop ‘do no harm’ skincare based on natural ingredients,” she said.
“Layered with my admiration of Arabian culture, the rich regional ingredients, and my passion for integrative medicine, I developed a deep sense of holistic self-care that guides my formulations. My love for the fragrances, natural remedies and skincare routines of the Middle East are the heart and soul of Coco Sabon.”
There is a growing demand for Coco Sabon products. “After years of requests from family and friends to make and sell my products, I tested the waters, so to speak. We sold out of everything that day.”
She added: “About six weeks later we were invited to participate at the Gathering in Al-Bujairi in January 2016. We had a crowd of customers nonstop for three days and again sold out of everything. It was a decisive weekend. Coco Sabon was born and we have not looked back since.”
Mosher’s family and friends offered encouragement, but one of her strongest supporters was her best friend, Audrey Wilkinson. She said: “Audrey was my supporter, helper and adviser. She now works with me, formulating and producing our candles, cremes and face care line.”
Coco Sabon’s customers are mostly Arab women aged between 20 and 40, “though we have many loyal fans that span different age groups and come from all over the world.”
The brand offers a wide range of products, including soap, bath bombs, scrubs, cremes, face and body oils, perfumes and candles.
“Everything is produced by hand in small batches here in Riyadh using natural, safe and organic ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible,” Mosher said.
Coco Sabon believes in supporting local businesses and in sourcing the best ingredients possible. The store also designs its packaging and hand packages, labels and wraps each item, selling through an online store (cocosabon.com), Instagram, WhatsApp, and local popup shop events.
Mosher has also started offering workshops on making her products.
“Some might think that to be unwise because I could very well teach a future competitor,” she said. “Well, that’s true for the medical students I teach now. Should I withhold my knowledge for fear of them becoming better doctors and doing better? Of course not. The more knowledge we put out there, the better our society will be. The workshops also help build community.
“I connect with people who are curious, who want to learn how to create and how to make good choices for their health. I welcome workshop students young and older (my youngest so far was just 6 years old), and I encourage them to take what they learn and use it to improve their lives and that of others around them. If they make a business out of doing so, then good for them. We all have something to offer the world,” she said.
Mosher is happy that she created a job she loves. “Sometimes I miss practicing clinical medicine, but I remind myself that I am helping people make healthier choices for their bodies, their minds, their souls and the planet,” she said.
“That’s a special kind of medicine that I believe can help heal the world.”