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 vs Keratin

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Smooth and shiny locks are in your future.

Hair botox is a treatment that repairs the damaged and broken hair fibers a lot of us end up with over time after putting stress on our strands. The treatment uses a concentrate that includes caviar oil, B5, E vitamins and collagen complex to add moisture and repair hair from all the damage it has undergone. 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 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. The result is 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.

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 to control frizz and provide shine.


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

Looking to learn more about hair treatments? Here are 6 ways to use keratin products at home.