The Basics: Hair Botox vs. Keratin Treatments
If you’re looking to smooth out your hair, straighten it, and restore its luster and shine, you may be thinking about having a hair botox or keratin treatment. What is the difference? Here are a few facts about each option that can clear up any confusion:
We’ll start with how they are similar. Both straighten your hair, and both leave your hair smooth, shiny, and frizz-free. They both infuse important ingredients that repair damaged hair. Because they are lasting straightening treatments, they both save you time in the morning, eliminating the daily use of hot straightening tools.
Here’s where they differ: keratin treatments use a chemical process, and hair botox is a deep conditioning treatment.
Keratin treatments infuse keratin into your hair, the essential protein that is the building block for hair, skin, and nails. This restores the structure of each strand, filling in the gaps caused by environmental damage and making each strand smooth and soft. Other ingredients in the treatment straighten your hair for a lasting effect.
Hair botox is a conditioning treatment that also fills in gaps using amino acids, proteins, and essential nutrients. It leaves your hair incredibly soft and smooth, taming the frizz and reducing tangles. While the process is similar to keratin treatments, no chemicals are used.
With keratin treatments, it’s important to wait a few days before washing your hair so the process can set properly. With hair botox, you can wash and style your hair the following day. Both treatments last two or more months.
The best way to decide which treatment is right for you is to consult with your stylist, who knows your hair type well and understands your styling needs.
If you’d like to try new hair treatment, make an appointment today at Diane’s Impressions. Our team of professional, highly-trained stylists will help you decide which treatment is best for you. You can find us at 6841 Main Street in Miami Lakes, or give us a call at 305-556-6565. If you prefer, download our free mobile app to make an instant appointment. It’s available from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.