Hair Botox vs Brazilian Keratin Treatment: Which One is for You?

What Makes Hair Botox Different from Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

While both treatments will give you similar results, each of them has some distinct differences. They both create a smoothing effect, eliminate frizz, add shine, and help significantly reduce styling time.

The biggest difference between these two treatments is that Hair Botox doesn’t contain formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals that you can find in traditional keratin treatment products.

Other differences include that Hair Botox is a deep conditioning treatment, which works to restore the natural beauty of damaged hairs, while a keratin treatment is intended primarily as a hair straightening method and shouldn’t be used on extremely damaged hair.

Your stylist will help you decide which type of treatment is right for you. The proper choice depends on your hair quality, and the results you want to achieve.

Who are the Best Candidates for These Treatments?

Keratin treatment is a great option for those with thick curly and unruly hair. The treatment delivers perfect results on frizzy hair that suffers in humid weather. On virgin hair, the effects won’t last as long as on porous and chemically treated hair. Keratin treatment is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women and children under the age of twelve. The treatment is not intended for super fine, straight or thin hair.

Hair Botox is suitable for all hair types. This treatment is aimed at you if you have very fine, dry, colored, bleached, dull, lifeless, or fried hair full of split ends. The treatment is safe enough to use on pregnant women.

Health and Environmental Concerns

Traditional keratin products contain a chemical called formaldehyde that can be released during the flat ironing process. Formaldehyde fumes have the potential to harm the client, the stylist, and the people around them.

Hair Botox is safe and environmentally friendly hair treatment. There are no toxic fumes or vapors coming from the product and no gas mask is required when working with it.

Application Process   

Brazilian keratin treatment spreads the active keratin molecules on top of the hair, not inside the cuticle. Keratin molecules are too large to penetrate the hair strands.

Unlike keratin treatments, Hair Botox is a filler of essential nutrients like vitamins, amino acids, and anti-oxidants that effectively penetrates the cuticle to restore hair from the inside out. The treatment fills gaps and breakages in the hair shaft, works to restore lost protein and helps keep hair smooth, healthy, and strong.

Can I Apply These Treatments at Home?

Keratin treatment should be done in a reputed salon by a professional stylist, following all the safety precautions. If you can’t afford it to be done professionally you need the proper tools and an experienced friend to help you with the application process.

Hair Botox treatment is safe to do at home, but an experienced hair stylist will provide you with better results.

Can I Use These Products without Fear of Damaging my Hair?

Keratin products can sometimes cause hair to become dry and disturbingly brittle. If you have weak hair, flat ironing can cause damage to the cuticle making hair break off. Some people may experience an increase in hair falling out immediately after the treatment.

With Hair Botox treatment your hair will not be prone to the negative effects of dryness, breakage and hair fall. If you want your hair and scalp healthy in the long run Hair Botox is the right treatment for you.

Which Treatment Works Better for You?

A keratin treatment will make your hair appear naturally straight, smooth and much more manageable. Keratin treated hair will not become frizzy even when exposed to humid environments. Styling time is dramatically decreased.
Hair Botox restructures badly damaged hair, repairs split ends, eliminates frizz and adds incredible shine to hair. The treatment also nourishes the scalp and helps fight dandruff and hair loss.

Keratin treatment is a better option if you want straight and manageable hair since the keratin treatment straightens hair more than Hair Botox. If you want to bring your hair back to life and diminish the frizz but still keep your waves intact, then Hair Botox is what you need. Hair Botox smooths the curls and makes them much more manageable, but the treatment won’t completely straighten the hair. Also, Hair Botox would be a treatment of choice if you want silky-looking and frizz-free hair, but prefer not to use harsh chemicals.

If you have fine hair, a keratin treatment can weigh your hair down, leaving it to look flattened. Hair Botox is more suitable for fine hair, as it doesn’t reduce the volume or weigh your hair down to the same degree as keratin treatments will do.


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13 thoughts on “Hair Botox vs Brazilian Keratin Treatment: Which One is for You?”

  1. I have very damaged and dry blond, fine hair. I did it myself using only one bottle, and I got a 60% improvement, I am thinking of doing it again and I wonder how many little bottles should I use? Should I wait some time to do another? Not really?

  2. Hair Botox is a harmless treatment and can be done almost as often as desired. However, don’t use it more than once a week, because some brands may leave your hair with a heavy look if applied too often. For the best results, this treatment should be applied as indicated on its label.

  3. Brazilian Blowout, Kashmir all have keratin treatments, but I am looking only for hair botox, fewer passes of the flat iron. No salons or distributors in Toronto know about this. What brand distributes this in Toronto or can order online to try in the salon. Which company has particles small enough to penetrate the cuticle (hair botox) and not damage weak broken split hair but help it to restore to life?

  4. Best hair treatment I’ve had in a long time! Milly was very professional and informative on the different treatments for my hair, she left my hair feeling smooth and vibrant, it’s never looked healthier.

  5. I have curly unruly hair. I’ve tried all kinds of brands. ( I am a salon owner ) My favorite is pro addiction. I do not do the flat iron passes. It literally removes the frizz and relaxes my curl. Id says it lasts 3-4 months. If I choose to do the flat iron passes I would lose my curls until it grew in again. But all I want is to enjoy this curly head of hair without the frizz lol

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