Hair Botox or Keratin Treatment: What’s the Difference and How to Decide

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Hair Botox or Keratin Treatment: What’s the Difference and How to Decide

Are you tired of frizzy, dull, or damaged hair? Do you wish you could have smooth, shiny, and healthy looks? Then you might be interested in two popular hair treatments: Hair Botox and Keratin Treatment.
But what are they, and how do they differ? In this blog, we will explain everything you need to know about hair botox and keratin treatment to help you decide which one is best for your hair type and goals.

What is Hair Botox treatment?

Botox hair treatment is a cosmetic treatment designed to enhance hair’s strength and appearance. It is not the same as Botox injections for wrinkles, as it contains no botulinum toxin. Instead, The treatment applies a mixture of caviar oil, antioxidants, B5, E vitamins, and collagen complex to hydrate and fix hair. As soon as you get the treatment, you’ll notice a remarkable glow, experience a new smoothness, and overall see less frizz.

What is Keratin Treatment?

Keratin treatments aim to achieve the same thing, but the method differs slightly. Your hair consists of Keratin protein, but it loses some of it over time. By applying a Keratin-based product and using a flat iron, a Keratin hair treatment restores the protein to your hair and fills in the gaps. It can improve your hair’s texture, luster, and strength, but it also has some potential side effects and safety concerns.


Hair Botox Treatment VS Keratin Treatment


Basis of Difference

Hair Botox treatment

Keratin Treatment

Ingredients used for each method.

Natural ingredients to repair damaged hair.

Chemical formaldehyde to smooth and straighten hair.

Hair Type

Hair botox is suitable for people with frizzy, damaged, or dry hair who want to enhance the strength and appearance of their hair.

Keratin treatment is suitable for people with thick and curly hair who want to straighten their hair without heat damage.


  • Hair botox is generally safer than keratin
  • It does not contain any formaldehyde.

Some keratin treatments contain formaldehyde, which can be dangerous if inhaled and cause irritation to the eyes and scalp.


Depending on the hair type and care, hair botox can last anywhere from 1 to 3 months.

Keratin treatment can last up to 6 months, depending on how often you wash your hair and what products you use.

Side Effects

Greasy hair in the first few days

  • Irritated eyes (burning, itching, etc.)
  • Burning sensations in the nose and throat
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Nausea
  • Skin irritation


Who shouldn’t try hair Botox or keratin treatments?

Hair botox and keratin treatments are not suitable for everyone. Here are some people who should avoid or be cautious about these treatments:


  • Pregnant women. 
  • Children under twelve.
  • People with very fine or thin hair.
  • People with dyed hair may experience color changes after keratin or botox treatments.


Which treatment is best for me?

It can be tricky to decide which treatment you should go for. If you want to fix your hair but preserve its natural texture, hair botox is the one for you. You’ll still enjoy more shine, softness, and less frizz, but this treatment won’t alter your hair’s shape. This is ideal for all the wavy and curly-haired beauties out there!


If you’re looking for smoothing, shiny, and frizz-free results and to attain straight hair, a Keratin treatment is for you. This treatment also makes it simpler for you to style hair without applying heat. A keratin protein treatment is perfect for frizzy hair, short hair, wavy hair, curly hair, and even damaged hair.


Do you want to pamper your hair? Visit our hair experts at Skinovate to get the best treatment for your locks. We also offer skin, body, and laser services in one place.


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Dr. Sushil Chaudhary

Dr. Sushil Chaudhary

Dr. Sushil Chaudhary is the CEO, founder-director of Skinovate, board-certified & trained with experience of more than 11 years in this field since 2009. He is an adept and well-known cosmetologist & trichologist in Pune, with a keen interest in offering specialized medical & aesthetic treatments for skin, hair & bodily conditions. He is one of the few cosmetologists in Pune who specialize in Aesthetic Dermatology and offer customized medical & aesthetic solutions for cosmetic skin, hair, & body related problems.

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