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

Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by Gaga

What Makes Hair Botox Different from Brazilian Keratin Treatment?

While both treatments will give you similar results, Hair Botox and keratin treatment are actually quite distinct from one another.

Things that hair Botox and keratin treatments have in common: They both create a smoothing effect, eliminate frizz, add shine, and help significantly reduce styling time.

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

Other differences include that Hair Botox is a rejuvenating hair treatment, which works to restore the natural beauty of damaged hair, while keratin treatment is intended primarily as a hair straightening method that is not suitable for extremely damaged hair.

Your stylist will suggest treatment that is best suited to your needs. The proper choice of treatment depends on the condition of your hair, and the results you want to achieve.

Cute confident brunette with Botox treated hair

The Best Candidates for both Treatments

Keratin treatment is a great option for women with thick curly and unruly hair. This straightening treatment delivers perfect results on frizzy hair that is exposed to 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 also not intended for super fine, straight, or thin hair.

Hair Botox can be performed on all types of hair. This treatment is geared toward you if you have fine, dry, colored, bleached, overprocessed, dull, or lifeless hair. The treatment is considered safe to receive during pregnancy.

gorgeous young brunette with keratin treated hair

Health and Environmental Concerns

Traditional keratin products contain a chemical called formaldehyde that can be released during the flat ironing stage. Exposure to formaldehyde fumes can have harmful consequences for the client, stylist, and people around them.

On the other hand, hair Botox uses safe and environmentally friendly products. No toxic vapors are coming from the product and no gas mask is required when working with it.

gorgeous brunette after Hair Botox treatment

The Differences in the Procedure

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 blend of essential nutrients like vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants. This mixture penetrates the cuticle to restore hair from the inside out. The treatment helps keep hair smooth, healthy, and strong.

gorgeous brunette with keratin treated hair

Can You Apply The Treatments at Home?

Keratin treatment should be done in a salon by a hair professional, 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 hairstylist will ensure better results.

Cute brunette with Botox treated hair

Which Treatment Is Less Damaging to Hair?

Keratin products can sometimes cause hair to become dry and annoyingly brittle. If you have weak hair, flat ironing can cause damage to the cuticle resulting in hair breakage. Some people may experience increased hair shedding immediately after the treatment.

After receiving hair Botox treatment, you won’t experience negative side effects, such as dryness, breakage, and hair fall. If you want to keep your hair and scalp healthy in the long run, hair Botox may be a better option for you.

Which Treatment would Be More Suitable for You?

gorgeous young brunette with keratin straightened hair

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 weather. Styling time will be dramatically decreased.

Hair Botox revitalizes damaged hair, repairs split ends, eliminates frizz, and adds magnificent shine to your hair. The treatment also nourishes your scalp and helps fight dandruff and hair loss.

Keratin straightening treatment is a better option if you want straight and manageable hair since the keratin treatments make hair straighter than hair Botox treatments.

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 this treatment won’t completely straighten the hair.

Also, hair Botox would be a treatment of choice if you prefer not to use harsh chemicals.

If you have fine hair, keratin treatment will weigh your hair down, causing it to look flattened and without volume. 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 a keratin treatment does.

Cute smiling brunette with Botox-treated hair

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Gaga is a blogger and founder of the Softer Hair website. She often says that insomnia is to blame for her first blogging attempts. Being the night owl, she hated the morning alarm. She left her office job and returned to what she loved most - writing.


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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