When Sebastian introduced the industry’s first silicone-enhanced hair product, Laminates Drops, in 1989, it began a revolution, and life for those with dull, erratic or damaged hair has never been the same. Ten years later, Sebastian is still developing ground breaking products and continues to build on it’s Laminates product line. There are currently eight products in the Laminates “line on shine”. Laminates is built on the most advanced silicone technology to address hair’s most common concerns. Sebastian’s co-founder, Geri Cusenza says “It is evident that today’s consumer wants choices. She wants to try different styles without radically changing who she is.”
Following is some basic information on the Sebastian Laminates Product Line, ingredients and styling tips.
Laminates Shampoo – A Conditioning and Polishing Shampoo
An iced-blue, “foam backed” shampoo that thoroughly and gently cleans, conditions and polishes the hair. Lathers immediately into a FLASH! of rich foam backed with silicone color protectors to enhance color brilliance while adding extreme luster and resilience.
Contains “breathable” silicones to improve hair’s texture and build tremendous gloss without build-up. Substantive wheat proteins and Urucum Oil are combined to build and strengthen hair. Mild alpha hydroxy derived from fruit acids and Witch Hazel conditioners gently exfoliate for a clean, conditioned scalp. Scented with fresh floral and citrus notes including jasmine, lemon, rose, while lilac, lime and green violet offset by spicy carnation.
Ingredients: Benzophene-4 – an ultraviolet absorber to help protect the hair from sun damage; Dimethazone – a silicone that provides a smooth, silk feel with sheen, lustre and detangling properties; Hydrolyzed Soy Protein – improves flexibility, manageability and body, provides protection and adds resilience.
Laminates Conditioner – Conditioned to Shine
An instant conditioner that protects, polishes and detangles hair. Single strand protection seals and smoothest individual hair strands from roots to ends. Provides easy combing and manageability. Takes frizz out of curl, soothes dry hair, imparts glossy shine.
Contains “breathable” silicones that yield extraordinary conditioning and lustre without build-up. Proteins and Urucum Oil strengthen and add moisture and body to the hair. Also contains sunscreen factors. Scented with a hint of fresh citrus and floral notes including jasmine, lemon, rose, while lilac, lime and green violet offset by spicy carnation.
Ingredients: Cyclomethicone – a conditioning silicone which gives excellent shine without weighing the hair down; Dimethicone – a silicone that provides a smooth, silk feel with sheen, lustre and detangling properties; Hydrolyzed Soy Protein – improves flexibility, manageability and body, provides protection and adds resilience
Laminates Hi-Gloss Spray – A Brilliant Finish
A post-finishing spray that finishes any style with an extra burst of reflective shine. Adds brilliant sheen and sensual gloss without weight. Reduces static and spread evenly for protective detangling. Leaves hair moveable while adding smooth shine. Can be used after styling for a brilliant finish or applied on wet hair for instant detangling. Can also be used with any other styling tools.
Silicones protect hair for ideal conditioning and shine. Acts as a problem solver to provide moisture balance to dull, dry hair. The transparent formula consists of sunscreen factors to help protect against the damaging effects of the sun. A soft, non-greasy touchable gloss that is never sticky.
Ingredients: A combination of “breathable” silicones give excellent shine and gloss without weighing down the hair. Evenly spreads on hair while adding lubricity and softness. Cyclomethicone – a conditioning silicone which gives excellent shine without weighing the hair down; Urucum Oil – a South African rainforest extract that evenly deposits on the hair to add strength; Vitamin E – an anti-oxidant that helps protect hair against environmental damage.
Laminates Gel – Concentrated Body, Polished Shine
A highly concentrated gel that builds flexible body and gives great hold, movement, supple texture and polished shine. Allows for support and smooth control. Gives a very tactile touch to the hair and imparts a brush able finish for a sleek, shiny style. Its oil-free, silicone-based formula provides lustre, and condition to the hair. Stays soft with silicone compounds and tactile protecting elements that help hair maintain its pliability, shape and softness. Can be “cross-linked” with other products to give more malleability and shine. Sunscreen factors protect hair from sun damage.
Ingredients: Cyclomethicone – a conditioning silicone which gives excellent shine without weighing the hair down; Dimethicone – a silicone that provides a smooth, silky feel with sheen, lustre and detangling properties.
On medium-textured, chin length hair, use no more than the size of a dime. Massage gel between palms, thoroughly comb through damp or dry hair and style. Add to other styling products to increase movement and shine.
Laminates Hair Spray – Botanical Shine & Hold
The ultimate heat-safe styling spray that imparts a soft, silky, long-lasting hold with conditioned shine. This quick-drying, non-aerosol finishing spray offers a non-sticky slip and leaves a brush able shape, without weighing the hair down. Silicones protect hair from harsh heat damage, retain long-lasting curls and improve elasticity. Botanical ingredients combined with sunscreens emphasize natural highlights, strengthen and protect hair while adding shine and hold.
Ingredients: Benzophenone-4 – an ultraviolet absorber to help protect the hair from sun damage; Cyclomethicone – a conditioning silicone which gives excellent shine without weighing the hair down; Indian Cress – a botanical extract that helps bring out natural highlights in hair; Polymer Resins – a body and conditioning agent that helps hair maintain its pliability, shape and softness; Quinquina – a natural protectant which works to strengthen hair.
For hold, spray on after cleansing, conditioning and styling. For thermal styling, spray on dry hair, apply heat (iron, rollers). Hold 10-12 inches from hair and spray in short, even bursts.
Laminates Drops – The Original Surface Polisher
Refines and smoothest frizzy hair and frayed ends to create a brilliant silky shine. Polishes hair to a smooth-as-glass texture without weighing it down. Breathable silicones impart softness and reflective lustre and smooth the hair’s surface without build-up. Provides a soft, non-greasy, tactile feel and contains sunscreen factors. Feels slick, but is dry to the touch, leaving hair soft and shiny, without being sticky.
Ingredients: Cyclomethicone – a conditioning silicone which gives excellent shine without weighing the hair down; Dimethicone – a silicone that provides a smooth, silky feel with sheen, lustre and detangling properties. Liquify drops in hand, press on to dry or damp hair. Comb through and style.
Laminates Get A Grip – Liquid Texture
A Pre-finishing, alcohol-free liquid texture that styles by fusing proteins and resins for maximum, deliberate control with texture and lustrous shine. This is for anyone who is in control and in charge of their hair, life and style. It allows users to dictate their own style with creativity and individuality while adding body, texture and shine to their hair.
Molds wet hair for liquefied definition and style. When brushed out, hair holds its shape, yet moves freely. Croppy, choppy short hair gets a grip on texture. Shapes and styles are redefined with every touch. Shaping freedom translates into creative freedom. Curl out of control? Curl-in shine. Outline and separate with definition. Scrunch, tease and twist without the frizz or the “crunch” look. Grip shape into flat, straight, fine hair. With its fast-drying properties, GET A GRIP acts as a shaping tool and adds hold and control wherever you touch. Touch-in control. Touch-in body. Touch-in Shape. GET A GRIP should be applied to clean, wet hair and combed through evenly to achieve deliberate, super-voluminous, shiny, eccentric styles.
Laminates Get it Strait – Getting the Facts Straight
A pre-finishing, temporary hair-straightening gel that imparts natural-looking curl control with the classic Laminates shine and ease. This is for anyone looking for a temporary, weightless and natural-looking straight style. GET IT STRAITT leaves hair silky, shiny, smooth and straight. Hair doesn’t suffer from dull ends of the brittle feel that are the trademarks of other straighteners. With GET IT STRAITT, hair moves and flows naturally without a hint of its prior texture.
GET IT STRAITT’s unique formulation features a formidable resistance against humidity and moisture in the air. Barring extreme weather conditions, such as high humidity or rain, GET IT STRAITT keeps it straight until your next shampooing. With a combination of resins and silicones, 20 percent thinner in viscosity than other straighteners, allows just the right amount of “slip”, promoting ease in application. Blow-drying time is cut by as much as 10 percent. Because GET IT STRAITT is a reactive-chemical free, it gives consumers the option of temporarily straight hair without the damaging effects of a chemical process.
GET IT STRAITT should be applied generously to clean, wet hair and combed through evenly. For short hair – 15 ml; for medium length hair – 30 ml; for long hair or very curly hair – 45 or 60 ml. Section hair into manageable 7.5 mm (3-inch) wide pieces. Starting at the roots, with heat applied directly on hair, blow-dry sections thoroughly through the ends. Blow-out through each section twice or until hair is about 80 percent dry, then repeat with a cool setting to seal in style.
Sebastian Get Some Body
A lightweight, whipped styling and finishing product that increases body and volume, through a combination of resins and silicones an provides natural-looking, soft hold. Breathable silicones gives hair that “illustrious” Laminates shine.
Anyone that desires touchable control, free-flowing body, and shine with one product (specifically those with fine hair who crave extra volume). GET SOME BODY doesn’t dry hair and “crisp”, but instead allows for soft control with movement.
GET SOME BODY has a completely unique feel for a silicone product. The gel-like formula is whipped and feels light and soft in the hand. This revolutionary light, airy formula makes GET SOME BODY unlike any other silicone product. This whipped, iridescent blue gel delivers touchable control without adding weight or a silicone feel. GET SOME BODY adheres to fine hair with a blend of proteins (Hydrolyzed Almond and Soy) and silicones to deliver lush volume with magnificent shine.
GET SOME BODY can be applied to wet hair to style or dry hair to finish. To use as a styling product, apply to clean, towel-dried hair. When used with a blow-dryer, this shimmery-blue whipped product imparts control and body. As a finishing product, GET SOME BODY provides soft separation and definition with a medium-strength hold factor.