Botox or Keratin: Which Treatment Does Your Hair Needs?

Hair treatmentWhen your hair is dry and damaged the outer layer of the strands lift. It then allows more moisture to get inside, causing the strands to swell and will make your hair frizzy.

Keratin is the customers’ first choice of treatment for frizzy hair; however, there is a misconception about when it is appropriate to use. On the other hand, some people do not have any idea of another solution for frizz, which is a hair Botox treatment.

Are these treatments safe for your hair and the environment?

Keratin treatment contains Formaldehyde, one of the most harmful chemicals. The International Agency for Research on Cancer even considers the chemical as carcinogenic to humans after long exposure to it. In addition, during the flat ironing process, the treatment releases toxic fumes that are harmful to anyone inhaling it and to the environment.

On the contrary, hair Botox treatment contains natural ingredients, such as Argan oil, coconut oil, B5 and E vitamins that nurture the scalp and restores the nutrients of the hair.  Also, this process will not require any gas mask as it will not release any toxic vapours.

Who can use these treatments?

Keratin treatment is good for thick, curly or unruly hair, but it is not advisable for extremely damaged ones. This is also not appropriate to use on pregnant women and children under the age of 12 due to its chemical issues.

Furthermore, hair Botox treatment is suitable for all hair types whether it is thick or thin. It is good for very long hair suffering from split ends and breakage. Although this is more organic and safe, Sea Wave Salon suggests applying this treatment every three or six months.

What can these treatments do for your hair?

Both of these treatments bring frizzy hair back to its smooth, healthy shine and makes it more manageable. But the primary purpose of Keratin is to straighten the hair and provide a different look to it. It will also not go frizzy again for a while even with exposure to humid environments.

Moreover, hair Botox is a deep conditioning treatment and does not focus on straightening. It helps in bringing the original healthy state of your hair. It fills the gaps and breakage in the hair with antioxidants, amino acid and nutrients, which help in the restoration of the hair’s health from the inside.

Before undergoing any hair treatments, make sure that you know well your own hair and what it primarily needs. Besides, it is your responsibility to take care of it and provide the basic treatments at the earliest signs of damage.