Noun A fibrous protein forming the main structural constituent of hair, feathers, hoofs, claws, horns, etc. ker·a·tin ker·a·tin / ˈ kerətin / Keratin is a biological protein that composes the majority of our hair, skin and nails. Dead keratin cells make up the top layer of hair; protecting new cells as they grow beneath the surface. Maintaining the health of the dead cells is crucial, but this becomes difficult due to daily stressors that agitate the hair follicle.
The LASIO Keratin Treatments work by coating & infusing the hair strands in keratin; replacing the broken protein bonds and strengthening the hair by adding an additional layer of keratin. Our treatments soften and smooth the hair strands, removing 100% of frizz and transforming damaged hair into manageable, shiny locks.
An exact match for the keratin your hair has (or has lost due to chemical processing). This is the highest quality and most potent keratin protein that can be used in hair products. Hydrolyzed Human Hair Keratin Protein – Cretein HKP is produced by hydrolyzing human hair down to a molecular weight of approximately It is a mixture of Amino Acids that are highly moisture-binding and will take the dull appearance away. Because this process is essentially putting hair back into hair, you will see benefits such as body, bounce and shine.
In 2007, LASIO took its services and commitment to safety a step further. LASIO created a Safety 1st program to provide in-depth knowledge and safety awareness to all LASIO clients. The Safety 1st program not only educates our clients on proper product use, but also implements precautionary measures under federal guidelines. Our Safety 1st program gives stylists the confidence they need when dealing with federal officials, skeptical clients, and media speculations. Our Safety 1st Program consists of: LASIO Education Class-Lasio is committed to educating stylists on proper product usage Ventilation Consultation- Proper ventilation is highly recommended when performing any type of chemical service. Lasio provides consultations on the best ventilation and air purifier systems for salons. Ventilation Consultation- Proper ventilation is highly recommended when performing any type of chemical service. Lasio provides consultations on the best ventilation and air purifier systems for salons. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Lab Reports-All of our clients are supplied MSDS forms and lab reports for Lasio products. Our products are tested every 3 months to ensure safety and efficiency. The LASIO Seal-Upon meeting all of the necessary safety requirements, salons are rewarded the Lasio Seal and Certification. The LASIO Seal is a badge alerting consumers that they are attending a certified Lasio Salon.
The owner or operator of any facility which is required to prepare or have available a material safety data sheet for a hazardous chemical under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 [29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.] and regulations promulgated under that Act shall submit a material safety data sheet for each such chemical, or a list of such chemicals as described in paragraph (2), to each of the following: (A) The appropriate local emergency planning committee. (B) The State emergency response commission. (C) The fire department with jurisdiction over the facility. It is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner, and includes information such as physical data (melting point, flash point, boiling point, etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill-handling procedures. MSDS formats can vary from source to source within a country depending on national requirements. MSDSs are a widely done system for cataloging information on chemicals, chemical compounds, and chemical mixtures. MSDS information may include instructions for the safe use and potential hazards associated with a particular material or product. These data sheets can be found anywhere where chemicals are being used. An MSDS for a substance is not primarily intended for use by the general consumer, focusing instead on the hazards of working with the material in an occupational setting.
FDA - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations. FDA is responsible for FDA is responsible for Protecting the public health by assuring that foods (except for meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; ensuring that human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective U.S. Department of AgricultureU.S. Department of Agriculture Protecting the public from electronic product radiation Assuring cosmetics and dietary supplements are safe and properly labeled Regulating tobacco products Advancing the public health by helping to speed product innovations FDA's responsibilities extend to the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and other U.S. territories and possessions OSHA - With the Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)* to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA's mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. Employers must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards.
A colorless pungent gas, CH 2 O, in solution made by oxidizing methanol. form·al·de·hyde /fôr ˈ maldə ˌ hīd/ Noun In addition to being used in things like glues, preservatives, antiseptics, resins, paints, film processing, and embalming, formaldehyde is also abundant in the atmosphere. It is one of the many byproducts of combustion, and it is also formed through atmospheric reactions, making it a major component of smog. As a result, it can be a challenge to avoid. Formaldehyde is permitted at low levels when used as a preservative in cosmetics. In liquid form, formaldehyde is referred to as methylene glycol or formalin. The terms 'formaldehyde' and 'methylene glycol' are often used interchangeably in toxicity studies pertaining to formaldehyde.
FDA – The FDA allows products to contain up to 0.2% Formaldehyde OSHA – OSHA allows products to contain up to 0.1% formaldehyde LASIO ONE DAY – 0.02% Methylene Glycol
Methylene Glycol (liquid form of formaldehyde that reacts when heated to 450 degrees) Phenoxyethanol (organic chemical compound used as an accelerator) Methylene Glycol When heated at 450 degrees it converts into formaldehyde gas Used as a preservative The One Day treatment contains a very low level of 0.02% formaldehyde Can oxidize color 1 shade lighter Eliminates 100% of frizz Reduces curl up to 90% 24 hour Processing time Lasts up to 4 months
Phenoxyethanol is an organic chemical compound, a glycol ether often used as a preservative in dermatological products such as skin creams and sunscreen. It is a colorless oily liquid. In The LASIO One Day Treatment it is used as an accelerator – allowing it to process in 24 hours.
Active Ingredient: Euxyl-k 702 No minimum processing time Last up to 3 months Eliminates 100% of frizz Reduces up to 60% of curl Can be washed immediately. Perfect for add on blow out or styling service
Euxyl K 702 is a liquid cosmetic preservative, which can be used in leave-on as well as rinse- off products. Euxyl K 702 was developed for use in cosmetic formulations with a skin-friendly pH value of up to 6. Euxyl K 702 is particularly effective in non- ionic systems. It has a broad, balanced spectrum of effect against bacteria, yeasts and mold fungi as well as a good vapor phase effectiveness.
Step One: Clarify Hair 2-3 Times (for virgin hair, allow the shampoo to sit on the hair for 10 minutes) Step Two: Rough Dry Hair 100% Step Three: Apply the Keratin Treatment in small sections, starting at the nape. Be sure that product is evenly distributed without over saturating Step Four: Blow Dry to 100% Step Five: Flat Iron hair, using ¼ inch sections. Hair must be elevated to 90 degrees to avoid lines. Hair should be flat ironed 7 times at root, mid shaft and end. Flat iron MUST be set on 450 degrees regardless of hair texture.
It is CRUCIAL that you use a 100% Ceramic Plated Flat iron with LASIO Keratin Treatments. Our formula is water based and titanium or tourmaline flat irons can singe the hair – especially over processed and porous hair. Don’t test it. Here is an image of someone who had her hair destroyed at the hands of a stylist who insisted on using titanium…
Do’s Do wash your hair in 24 hours (One Day or Tropic) Do cleanse your hair with the LASIO HYPERSILK system. Do protect your hair from humidity and salt (sweat, saltwater) Do blow dry or flat iron your hair after any exposure to moisture/ humidity while the hair is processing. *demonstrate for client Do use the HYPERSILK Revitalizing Mask as a leave-in protectant when your hair will be exposed to salt (sweat/saltwater)
Dont’s Don’t leave treatment in your hair longer than 24 hours (One Day or Tropic) Don’t restrain your hair with anything that could leave a mark. This includes pins, barrets, hats, headbands, ect. Don’t apply any styling products while treatment is processing. Don’t expose your hair to ANY moisture/ humidity while the hair is processing. Don’t go swimming in a pool or the ocean without applying a protective mask first.
SODIUM CHLORIDE AKA: SALT Sodium Chloride is the kryptonite of keratin treatments. Exposure to this natural substance can take out a keratin treatment very rapidly. How are we exposed to sodium chloride? A better question is: How are we NOT? Sodium Chloride is in our sweat, the ocean, well water softeners & most shampoos. Even the most expensive & high end shampoos have it – and so do the organic ones you find in Whole Foods. Unfortunately you must avoid exposure to sodium if you want to maintain the results of your keratin treatment. If your client is going on vacation to the beach, recommend having the service done upon their return. If you do it prior to their vacation they will come home in a very bad mood. Even the air at the beach is full of salt. Its impossible to avoid exposure.
Sodium Chloride cont… If your client is a gym rat then they too must take special precautions to ensure the full duration of the treatment. Even if they tell you they don’t sweat, THEY SWEAT. If they wear their hair up, then it is likely that only their roots are exposed to the sweat. In this case recommend that they use a leave in conditioner or dry shampoo to protect their hair. For those clients who live or vacation in an area that uses well water – the softening system uses sodium chloride tablets. Even taking a shower can ruin their treatment. Fortunately, there are non sodium softeners so let your client know all hope is not lost. In addition to all of these things, we recommend using the HYPERSILK Aftercare System to maintain the treatment for its full duration. Please STRESS the importance of aftercare with your client.
Enriched with Cocamide Oil PH balance of 5 Gentle formula that will deep clean and gently remove buildup gently remove buildup Leaves hair clean and rejuvenated Designed to use when prepping for a keratin treatment keratin treatment
Sodium Chloride free formula PH balance of 6 Enriched with Cocamide Oil Drenches the hair in moisture Keratin infused to increase the lifespan of the keratin treatment
Deep cleanses and nourishes hair without stripping color or shine Contains a blend of natural oils, amino acids, vitamins, and protective antioxidants Provides shine, promotes growth, adds and locks in moisture, and reduces frizz
Heat protecting lotion designed to eliminate frizz, soften strands, and restore manageability to tresses in need of moisture or extra volume Light-weight gloss designed to add sheen
Flexible, humidity resistant hold Excellent pre-blowout root lifter No flakes
Enriched with Cocamide Oil Heavy-duty reparative treatment for damaged hair Great for use before swimming in saltwater or chlorine as a leave in conditioner Protects keratin treatment from fading prematurely
Specially made for keratin treatments! 100% ceramic plated inside and out Reaches 450 degrees in less than 12 seconds Has 6 temperature settings suitable for all hair types Tangle resistant
A proper consultation is an absolute MUST to ensure the client is a acceptable candidate to receive a keratin treatment. Without performing an in-depth and thorough consultation you are withholding critical information from your client as well as risking having to perform re-dos and losing clients due to a lack of communication. Ultimately the responsibility is yours to educate your client on his/her treatment and to find out if keratin is indeed the best option. A proper consultation is an absolute MUST to ensure the client is a acceptable candidate to receive a keratin treatment. Without performing an in-depth and thorough consultation you are withholding critical information from your client as well as risking having to perform re-dos and losing clients due to a lack of communication. Ultimately the responsibility is yours to educate your client on his/her treatment and to find out if keratin is indeed the best option. Let’s see if you can answer some consultation questions!!
What are you hoping to achieve with a keratin treatment? Are you aware of the home maintenance required to preserve the treatment? What is your lifestyle like? Do you regularly attend the gym, go swimming or visit the beach? Do you use well water at home? It is very humid during the summer months. Are you willing to avoid going outside for the next 24 hours of processing? Certain shampoos and conditioners contain harsh chemicals that will destroy the treatment. Are you willing to use the proper Hypersilk shampoo and conditioner to maintain the treatment? This treatment is temporary. Are you aware that to maintain the results you must have another treatment in 4-6 months?
Thank you for taking the time to become more knowledgeable about LASIO Keratin Treatments. This is the first step in educating yourself so that you are performing the treatments correctly in the safest way possible. It shows your fellow stylists & clients that you take your craft seriously and I applaud you. If you have any questions please contact me: and I will be happy to help you in any way I can. Keep it creative and Carrie On! ;) Thank you for taking the time to become more knowledgeable about LASIO Keratin Treatments. This is the first step in educating yourself so that you are performing the treatments correctly in the safest way possible. It shows your fellow stylists & clients that you take your craft seriously and I applaud you. If you have any questions please contact me: and I will be happy to help you in any way I can. Keep it creative and Carrie On! ;)