Hair Botox vs Keratin: What’s the Difference?

Find the best route to shinier, softer and smoother hair. 

In the hair treatment world, there’s a big debate about hair botox vs keratin and the benefits of each process. Both treatments provide your strands with softness and shine and they each reduce frizz. The difference comes in the process itself, the formulas used and how long each treatment lasts. If you’re looking to settle the hair botox vs keratin debate for yourself then read on:

Hair Botox

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Hair botox is a great way to maintain frizz-free and healthy hair without loosing texture.

Hair botox is a treatment that repairs the damaged and broken hair fibers, which can be a result of stress and heat on our strands. The treatment uses a concentrate that includes caviar oil, B5, E vitamins, and collagen complex to add moisture and repair hair. Starting right away after you get the treatment you’ll see an incredible shine, feel a new softness, and overall see less frizz.

Keratin Treatments

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Achieving a sleek pony is so easy with a keratin treatment.

Keratin treatments have the same goal but the process is a little bit different. Your hair is made up of keratin but over time and through different chemical processes it loses some of those keratin proteins. A keratin treatment fills in the porosity of your hair and puts the protein back where it belongs. Most treatments use formaldehyde to help glyoxylic acid to help give hair a straight look. The result? Shiny, smooth, and soft strands that you can depend on.

It’s important to note that Keratin treatments last around three months while hair botox can last anywhere from two to four months.

What treatment is best for me?

We get it, it can be a little confusing to know which treatment you should use. If you want to repair your hair, but keep its natural texture, hair botox is best for you. You’ll get still get additional shine, softness, and less frizz, but this treatment won’t make your hair straight. This is perfect for all of the wavy and curly-haired girls out there!

If you’re hoping for the smoothing, shiny, and frizz-free benefits and achieve straight hair,  a Keratin treatment is for you. This treatment also makes it easier for you to style hair without using heat.

If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge into either keratin or hair botox, then you might want to consider an at-home keratin alternative. There are wash and care systems that give your hair the benefits of these treatments on a smaller scale. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Conditioner work to treat your hair with keratin proteins and Moroccan Argan Oil. This helps you achieve the frizz-free and shiny strands everyone is looking for.

If you’re looking for another dose of shine and even more Keratin, you’ll want to include TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Smoothing Serum into your hair care routine too.

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