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 is a serious protein treatment formulated for treating severely damaged hair. It 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.
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 the one-use pack, 4 oz, and 16 oz bottle.
ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor on the other hand is formulated to be used weekly for 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.
How to Use ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor
ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor can be applied post 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:-
- Giovanni Nutraflix Hair Reconstructor
- John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor
- Aubrey Organics GPB Balancing Protein Conditioner
- Ouidad Deep Treatment Curl Restoration Therapy
ApHogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor comes in 2 sizes – 8 oz and 16 oz.