From: Vincent J (220.127.116.11)
Global Keratin Treatment has 5 different formulations, 2 with formaldehyde and 3 without.
The ingredients in the Max Liss Keratin are
The Coppola people have been VERY resistant to releasing any list of ingredients at this time because they are still in the formulation stage. We have been given the product at different stages (they are bringing us a bottle of the newest formula today). I do not know whether the earlier versions had formaldehyde or not. We have been assured that the newer formulas do not.
The smell is totally different with these products with no lingering cloud. There is still a chemical odor. I have been told the active ingredient in the Global is ETHER (mineral oil). I always do a internet search on the chemicals contained in any new product before we use it in the salon. I am very comcerned for the health and safety of my staff and guests. The best info I have been able to find is that in small doses the ether is safe.
That being said I agree 100% with Denise about the fume extractor .There is not enough info at this time to say one way or the other about the safety of this or any Keratin Treatment. The only way to be safe is to remove the fumes from the shop. That is why we are not attempting to replace TR with the Keratin Treatment but add it as a treatment for clients who need extra conditioning or who could not previously thermal
We are currntly working on a fusion of a curl reducer and pure Keratin to see if we can get the ultra condition, permaqnent straightening of a Thermal and NO health risks