Japanese Hair Straightener (Liscio)
After Care :
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Liscio Thermal Reconditioning?
Liscio Thermal Reconditioning is a technique that originated
in Japan to make curly, wavy or frizzy hair, straight. The
process uses both chemicals and heat to soften the bonds of
the hair, reforming the bonds in a straight pattern. The end
result is not only perfectly straight hair, but a glossy,
smooth, and silky finish that is more healthy than before the
2. How long is the process?
Approximately 4-5 hours. This depends on the condition and
length of the hair.
3. Can the process be done on color treated and/or highlighted
It can be done on color treated hair, and hair that has been
highlighted up to 50%.
4. Can it be done on hair that has Henna color?
Liscio cannot be done on hair that has a Henna product or any
other metallic dyes or color restorers. If you are unsure
about a color you've used in the past, ask your stylist.
5. Can Liscio be done over a relaxer?
It cannot be done over hair that has been relaxed with
products containing sodium hydroxide or any other metallic
hydroxides. However, Liscio is compatible with other thio or
cystine based relaxers.
6. How soon before or after the Liscio service can color be
We suggest waiting a minimum of 2 weeks before or after having
your Liscio service performed. However, we do not recommend
home coloring and suggest having your hair professionally
colored as special precautions need to be taken.
7. How long do I wait to shampoo?
Do not shampoo for 48-72 hours after the Liscio service.
8. Can I put my hair in a pony tail?
At least 72 hours after the Liscio service, do not put clips,
pins, rubber bands, ponytails, or barrettes in the hair. Do
not tuck hair behind the ears as well.
9. How long will Liscio last?
Once the hair has been thermally reconditioned with Liscio, it
will remain straight until it grows out and/or is cut off. New
growth generally needs to be redone anywhere from 4-6 months
10. Is all the hair redone when I get the new growth done?
Most times just the new growth is done and the previously done
hair is protected with Keratin and protective cream products.
If the hair reverts back, solution can be applied for a
shorter period of time.
11. What do I shampoo and condition with at home?
We recommend Milbon Créde Ft shampoo and Créde Er treatment
for home care. This will keep hair soft, silky and manageable.
12. How important is it to use the prescribed home care
Milbon's Créde Ft shampoo and Créde Er treatment have been
specially formulated to enhance the soft and weightless feel
of the hair, as well as maintain the manageability and silky
feel. These products are designed to be used with the Liscio
service and will maintain your beautiful, straight hairstyle.
Because some shampoos and conditioners have adverse effects on
the hair after it has been thermally reconditioned, it is very
important to follow a strict routine with regard to shampoo
13. What is the cost?
Generally anywhere from $500 and up, depending on hair length,
density and if any chemicals are present, as well as the
14. Is the cost less for a re-touch application?
Not usually as it takes the same amount of time or sometimes
longer, as hair texture may now be different, and the
previously processed hair needs to be protected. All hair must
still be ironed and neutralized.
15. Can I swim in a pool or the salt water after?
Do not swim in a chlorinated pool or salt water for at least
two weeks after your Liscio straightening. Also, you should
avoid extensive sun exposure during this time.
16. What type of maintenance will I need to do at home?
The Liscio system will leave your hair smooth, and silky
straight with little styling required. However, we do
recommend blow drying the hair using a natural bristle brush
and a downward drying motion to close the cuticle, and retain
moisture in the hair.
17. What information do I need to disclose to my stylist
before having the Liscio service performed?
You will want to tell your stylist about any color, perms,
previous relaxers or other chemical services you have had done
or performed in the past. It is important to tell your
stylist, even if you can not still see the effect of the
previous service or think it has grown out. You will also want
to advise your stylist of any scalp conditions, irritations,
abrasions and/or allergies.
18. What questions should I, as a client, ask my stylist
during a thermal reconditioning consultation?
You should ask the stylist what products they use, and why.
Education is important with any thermal reconditioning
service, so you should also ask the stylist the amount of
training they have received from the manufacturer of their
product. Experience is another factor, so you may want to ask
how long they have been performing the service. At Milbon, we
certify each stylist who has been trained in the Liscio
service, and you may ask to see this certification. Good
communication between you and your stylist is very important.
19. How does Milbon's Liscio differ from other thermal
Liscio is the Original and premier thermal reconditioning
product in Japan, and now the United States. In a field with
so many players, we realize it is often difficult for stylists
and consumers alike, to separate the various products on the
market. Milbon's Liscio thermal reconditioning service differs
from the rest in two fundamental ways; The flexibility to
customize each client's service to the condition and structure
of each individual client's hair, and Milbon's complete
commitment to professional education.
20. Why do most stylists choose Milbon's Liscio?
Milbon's Liscio gives each stylist the flexibility to
customize every client's Liscio application. This allows for
variations in the clients hair condition, porosity and
texture. At a time when over 60% of American women have color
treated hair, this flexibility and control is critical to the
success of the thermal reconditioning service. Milbon's Liscio
gives stylists the flexibility to accommodate not only virgin
and single processed clients, but also those with
multi-dimensional color and a variety of other hair
21. Why Milbon?
Milbon creates hair products not just through R&D alone but,
through close collaboration with its international
professional salon customer base so that the customer will
benefit from the stylists' ability to use Milbon's products
for their specific needs. Milbon was the first manufacturer to
receive Japanese governmental approval for its unique thermal
reconditioning system. Milbon continuously strives to create
and improve existing products that when used properly will
help bring out your inner beauty so you will be more confident
and self assured to take on life's challenges.
Milbon's motto translated into English is appropriately;
"Beautiful Hair... Beautiful People..."
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