We all want more time in the morning when we get ready to face the big bad world.  Some of us blowdry and curl, some blowdry and straighten.  For those that like their hair straight but were born with curls, usually a keratin treatment or chemical straightener are the go-tos for more lasting results.  While these services deliver the goods, they have some deadly and or damaging drawbacks.

The road from frizz to smooth has historically not been an easy or safe one. In many processes, both customer and stylist are being exposed to dangerous chemicals, including cancer-causing formaldehyde gas. Some products use harsh pH shifts that weaken your hair, leaving it fragile and easily broken, and others leave a stiff residue that takes months to wash away.

If you want to go the safe, healthy route and still get amazing results, then RealLisse is for you. RealLisse uses NO harsh chemicals or pH shifts.  Only natural, ultra-refined vegan proteins and the skills of your stylist with a special flatiron make the change to your hair texture. This is not going to give you immovable plastic Barbie hair. Instead, you will get soft, naturally smooth, relaxed hair that acts like it was born smooth.  Your hair will take a curl or blowdry to straight in about half the usual time.  Think about what you could do with that time!

Stylists need to remind their clients that RealLisse is a smoother unlike any other on the market today.  With our unique technology, your results are going to unique as well.

What RealLisse Is:

  • Relaxes and smoothes, taking the ‘fight’ out of your hair
  • Tames frizz due to disorganized curl
  • Significantly reduces styling time
  • Maintains natural movement
  • Hair will accept thermal curl
  • Can be used on all hair types including chemically treated hair & blondes
  • Hair maintains natural movement and body
  • RealLisse lasts for 2-4 months on average, and can be reapplied at any time


  • Not a permanent hair straightener
  • Not intended to repair or strengthen damaged hair
  • Not suited for clients who want permanently straight hair*
  • Does not use traditional pH shifting or chemical denaturing to change texture




  • Wash with Zerran Absolution® Clarifying Shampoo(twice for heavy build-up)
  • Dry hair completely
  • Apply RealLisse™ Catalystto the entire head using a bowl and brush, saturating the hair completely.
  • Rough dry the hair until lightly damp or tacky.
  • SHAKE WELL and apply 8-10 sprays of RealLisse™ Sealant/Protectantto each handful of hair (approximately half of a section), and comb through to ends.
  • Finish drying, smoothing with a brush if needed for ease of flatironing.
  • Section for control
  • Set your Zerran flatiron to 450°F ONLY (Any variation in flatiron or temperature will give negative results)
  • Flatiron thin sections starting with a SLOW first pass for smoothing, following with 5-7 SLOW passes.
    • If you feel a certain section is compromised, you may reduce your number of passes to 3-5
  • Repeat for each section
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Apply RealLisse™ Smoothing Moisture Masque to damp hair. Leave in for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Trim as needed, blow dry to final style

If you’d like more in-depth information about RealLisse, check out the product page through this link.


  • Colleen Posted December 2, 2018 6:57 pm

    Back in 1986 didn’t you use human hair keratin protein?

    • Cindy Van Steelandt Posted December 3, 2018 4:52 pm

      You are correct about early formulations of Zerran containing human hair keratin protein. When the research strongly indicated that vegan proteins did an equal, if not better job of strengthening hair and providing moisture scaffolding, while providing dramatically improved and reliable quality, we embraced vegan tech. We never looked back. That was around 1995.

  • Danielle Posted May 26, 2019 9:57 am

    Hello, my hair has been previously straightened with Matrix Opti Smooth but I want to transition to my natural hair texture and switch to a vegan smoothing system. Can I still use Reallisse even though my hair has been permanently straightened? Would it be safe to use on all my hair or only on my virgin new growth?

    • Cindy Van Steelandt Posted May 29, 2019 4:54 pm

      Hi Danielle! Your stylist should test your hair for heat tolerance prior to using RealLisse, just to make sure it can handle the heat. There is no chemical reason for you to not be able to use RealLisse on your previously straightened or your new growth. Just make sure to heat test it first for the smoothest transition line.

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