ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment vs ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

People often confuse ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment with the ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor.

However, they are used for different purposes. I covered how to apply ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment on natural hair in the previous article. 

With similar packaging, it’s easy to get mixed up between the two if you’ve never used ApHogee treatments before.

This article will cover the differences between the two and when you should use each one.

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ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment vs ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment

ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment is a serious protein treatment formulated for treating severely damaged hair.

ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment binds to hair and rebuilds damaged hair.

It is designed to harden when applied to hair so the modified proteins and other ingredients in the product can bind to hair and strengthen hair.

An additional step of applying a balancing moisturizer is needed post-treatment to bring the pH level of the hair back to normal.

Aphogee Two-step Treatment Protein for Damaged Hair

ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment

How to Use ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment

The previous article provided an in-depth review of ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment as well as step-by-step instructions for application.

Read ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment on Natural Hair for more information on this as well as the best tips for a successful application.

ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment Ingredients

Hydrolyzed Collagen, Water (Aqua, Eau), Citric Acid, Dimethylol Urea, Magnesium Sulfate, Ethylene Urea, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Panthenol, Phytantriol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance (Parfum), Magnesium Carbonate, Diethylene Glycol, Trideceth-12, C11-15 Pareth-7, C12-16 Pareth-9, DMDM Hydantoin, Linalool

ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment comes in a one-use pack, 4 oz, and 16 oz bottles. 

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor on the other hand is formulated to be used weekly for the treatment of brittle hair and mild damage usually caused by detangling or styling hair.

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor can also be used as a mild protein boost between treatments with ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment.

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor is made up of keratin amino acids, vitamins, and natural oils like jojoba oil, avocado oil, and wheat germ oil.

It is a quick protein deep conditioning treatment and will not harden like its counterpart.

ApHogee Intensive Two Minute Keratin Reconstructor

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

How to Use ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor can be applied after shampooing and left on for a few minutes before rinsing out.

If your hair feels like it doesn’t need protein then there’s no need to apply the reconstructor. 

You can use ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor weekly or occasionally depending on your hair needs.

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor Ingredients

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Behenamidopropylamine Behenatem Stearolkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocodimonium Hydrolyzed Hair Keratin, Hydrolzed Mucopolysac Charides, Sodium Coco Collagen Amino Acids, Wheat Germ Fatty Acids, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Arachidonic Acid, Squalane, Avocado Oil, Acetimide MEA, Panthenol, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sulfur, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium 10, Linoleamidopropyl PG Dimonium, Chloride Phosphate, Tallowtrimonium Chloride, Nonoxynol 10, Cocoyl Sarcosine, Sorbitol, Fragrance, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Keep in mind ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor isn’t paraben free or cone free. 

If you don’t care for those ingredients you may want to try some other reconstructors like:-

ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor comes in 2 sizes – 8 oz and 16 oz.

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20 thoughts on “ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment vs ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor”

  1. can i leave the 2 min reconstructor on for an hour or anytime longer than 2 mins? also should i want apply a dark rinse to my naturally brown hair can these two treatments be done the same day?

      • Lol I came here just for this info! Saved me!

        How often can I do the 2 step protein treatment?

        I don’t think my hair is very dry but it is a bit slow to growth. I just bought some Aphogee moisturizing products but is there anything specific you can recommend? My hair just stops growing at shoulder length

  2. I had color lifted and then toned. My hair is very very dry and brittle. I bought the aphogee two step protein treatment and the keratin 2 minute reconstructor. Which one should I use first? Can I use both in the same day?

    • Definitely don’t use both on the same day. Keratin 2 minute reconstructor is a light maintenance treatment between heavy protein treatments. Start with the two-step protein treatment and don’t forget the moisturizing deep conditioning treatment afterward. HTH.

  3. Thanks for this! I have never done a protein treatment before and I feel my natural hair is dry, not retaining moisture or growth. Do you suggest i use a this keratin?

    • I would need to know your hair type and porosity level to make a proper determination. Dryness indicates a lack of moisture and not just protein. Start with the keratin 2-minute reconstructor and a good deep conditioning session then reassess.

  4. Hello, I have high porosity hair and I’m unsure of the routine for both of these products should be. Should I still do 8-10 weeks or once a month for the protein treatment and do the reconstructor all the other weeks. Thank you for your help.

  5. Hello , so I found this lovely blog a little too late for what I have done ! I used both treatments in one day and now I am wondering what I should do if you have any advice on this mistake I’ve just made I would greatly appreciate ??


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