What is Botox Hair Treatment?
People often confuse hair botox treatment with Botox – botulinum injection treatments used for various medical and anti-aging procedures Botox injections relax muscles thus eliminating wrinkles. Hair botox treatment is completely different story.
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.
What is Keratin Treatment?
Keratin treatment, naturally, contains keratin, and people often call it “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. People sensitive skin, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis should avoid keratin treatment
Side effects of Hair botox and Keratin Treatment:
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; that is why applying keratin treatment too often can cause dry and brittle hair reversing the whole beautifying purpose of procedure
Hair botox and Keratin treatment are recommended for:
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
Hair botox and Keratin treatment are 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
How long do results last?
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)
What is after treatment care?
Botox treatment: regular shampoo and conditioner but sulfate-free preferred
Keratin treatment: sulfate-free products only
Which treatment has more straightening effect?
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
How do both treatments affect hair volume?
Botox treatment: does not affect hair volume
Keratin treatment: reduces hair volume
Which treatment has a higher cost?
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.
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Hair botox products:
• Zero CH2O, Formaldehyde FREE.
•Enriched with a blend of oils and Amino Acids.
•Hydrating and mosturizing action.
•Restoring the hair fiber.
•Neutralizes the undesirable yellowish tone that grows over time in blond hair.
- Can be used on previously coloured and keratin treated hair
- Unique formula based on Ojon and Macadamia oil
- Keeps the hair aligned , nourished, strong, healthy and frizz-free
- You can wash your hair only one hour after the treatment
- Results last up to 3 months
Keratin Hair Products:
– Protects damaged hair
– Eliminates frizzy hair
– Reduces hair volume
– Make hair more shiny
– Straightening hair
– Straighten & Smoothes with a glossy look
– Makes hair ultra-strong, nourished
– Rebuilds damaged hair and protect against harmful sun radiation and moist
Original is Suitable for:
Dark, thick, frizzy, Curly, rough, dull, heavily damaged hair dyed in various shades
Gold is suitable for:
Any type of hair include damaged, unruly hair dyed in various shades
Pure is suitable for:
Blonde, Thin, frizzy, curly, bleached, damaged and weakened hair with chemical treatments
You could try both treatments at home and see which one suits you better.