Hair Botox Treatment or Keratin Treatment?
Which one is better?
Hair botox treatment has often been confused with botulinum injection treatments used for various medical and anti-aging treatments. Botox injections relax muscles thus eliminating wrinkles.
In fact botox hair treatment does not contain botulinum toxin. It contains amino acids, antioxidants, silk and wheat protein, caviar oil, omega-3 and collagen complex as well as many other vitamins; hair botox is used as an effective moisturizing and restorative hair treatment.
Keratin treatment, naturally, contains keratin, which is also called “liquid hair” as 2/3 of human hair consists of keratin. If hair lacks keratin, it becomes fragile, dull and frizzy. Keratin is lost with aging but also through consistent dying, straightening and other invasive manipulations. Keratin treatment restores keratin in hair thus promoting hair health and even growth.
Botox treatment: free of chemicals
Keratin treatment: contains formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is toxic and is classified as a suspected human carcinogen
Botox treatment: not recommended for expecting mothers
Keratin treatment: not recommended for expecting or lactating mothers and children under 12 years old. It is also not recommended for people with sensitive skin, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis
Botox treatment: overproduction of scalp oil; allergic reactions
Keratin treatment: skin and eye irritations due to harsh chemicals, allergic reactions, formaldehyde is a known carcinogen with long-lasting harmful effects, applying keratin treatment too often can cause dry and brittle hair reversing the whole purpose of treatment
Botox treatment: all types of hair: curly, straight, grey, blonde, etc. It is best for long damaged hair with split ends; frizzy, dull and brittle hair. Botox has an amazing effect for blonde hair as it removes yellowish tint
Keratin treatment: thick, curly and unmanageable hair
Not recommended for
Botox treatment: not suitable for regularly dyed, permed or straightened hair; also not recommended if you blow dry your hair regularly
Keratin treatment: super fine, thin or straight hair; not recommended for damaged hair
Application at home
Botox treatment: very easy to do treatment at home, treatment at home can last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes
Keratin treatment: hard to do at home. You cannot wash your hair for 3 days after application of the treatment. Treatment is very lengthy and can take up to 4 and more hours
Botox treatment: results last for about 4 weeks to 2 months
Keratin treatment: results last anywhere from 1.5 to 6 months (depends on hair type and products that are used after treatment)
After treatment care
Botox treatment: regular shampoo and conditioner but sulfate-free preferred
Keratin treatment: sulfate-free products only
Botox treatment: has less straightening effect then keratin treatment. Botox is mainly used for rejuvenation and hair nourishment
Keratin treatment: has very strong straightening effect
Botox treatment: does not affect hair volume
Keratin treatment: reduces hair volume
Botox treatment: higher cost than keratin treatment
Keratin treatment: cheaper than botox treatment
Let’s summarize: after performing keratin or botox treatment your hair will look beautiful, straight, smooth, glowing and alive. Keratin treatment has stronger straightening effect and suits better for very curly hair. However, keratin treatment contains harmful chemicals including formaldehyde which is classified as a suspected human carcinogen. I tried formaldehyde-free keratin treatment at home and to be honest did not see any results although I was following the instructions.
You could try both treatments at home and see which one suits you better.