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Updated: 4 August 2016

Original and New Star Lacio Lacio Leave-In

Original and new side by side

Old and new Star Lacio Lacio Here's a hair product you'll find in just about every Dominican household: Star Lacio Lacio ["Straight Straight"] high-shine leave-in conditioner (Brillo acondicionador para dejar sobre el cabello). it's for all hair types; it's detangler and a hair softener; it smells good; it's light, not heavy or greasy. It makes your hair shiny, bouncy and soft and manageable — even permed hair; even straightened hair, even natural afro hair, even extensions and hair weaves. It promotes hair growth by reducing breakage when combing or brushing. Use as a leave-in on wet hair after washing, or for roller sets or blow drying.

4 stars Read the reviews... As of mid-July 2016 this product has 100 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. A few reviewers complained that that it left their hair dried out, even though most reviewers said just the opposite. Also some reviewers recommended mixing it with a little olive oil get get more moisture.

Apparently the company's response to these comments was to change the formula and the label. This confused some reviewers, who thought Amazon had sent them the wrong product, instead of the one they ordered.

The new one (right) says BIOACTIVO on the label and it also says Aceite de ARGAN, or argan oil. This is the oil that was added to boost the moisturization. Argan oil comes from Morocco and is now found in hundreds of hair- and skin-care products and gets very high reviews from those who use it; search Amazon for argan oil and see all the stars!

Let's look at the labels to see what else is different (click on photos to enlarge):

Original  (no longer available)
English label
Spanish label
LACIO LACIO: It is a leave-in high shine scientifically developed to provide softness, shine and new life to overprocessed, porous, or dry hair. LACIO LACIO is an intensive hair treatment that restores split ends, over processed hair. DIRECTIONS: Apply evenly to wet hair and leave in, style as usual; with continued use your hair will be completely restored. WARNING: Keep this product out of the reach of children. For external use only. INGREDIENTS: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolized Silk, Dimethicone Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance. Colorant Free. Made in the Dominican Republic by Star Products U.S.A. (The same is repeated in Spanish on the other side of the label.)

New BioActive
Description and directions (Spanish)
Ingredients in Spanish
(The label is only in Spanish, here is the English translation...) LACIO LACIO BioActive formula, scientifically developed as a leave-in conditioner, containing cell extract of argan oil to fight split ends and provide shine, softness and life to damaged, porous, or dry hair. DIRECTIONS: Apply evenly to wet hair and leave in, style as usual; with continued use your hair will be completely restored. INGREDIENTS: Water, Propyline Glycol, Polyquatemium 10, Behentirmonium Methosulfate, Isopropyl Miristate, Dimethicone, Extract of Argan Oil Cells, DM DM Hidantoine, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroizothiazolinone / Methylizothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance. Made in the Dominican Republic by Star Products SRL.

I'm not a chemist but anybody can see that the ingredients are almost totally different. Amazon.com sells only the new BioActive version, plus a new Brazilian Formula Keratin version; the original version is no longer available. If you have been using the original version and now you have received (or will be ordering) the new version, please write a review comparing the two versions. The reviews are confused now because most are for the original version which is no longer sold. Or send me a message so I can add your comments to this page.

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Note that all orders for the original Star Lacio Lacio Leave-In (the one with silk protein) are automatically filled with the new Bioactive version.

Rankings as of 12 July 2016.

Star Lacio Lacio Silk Protein Concentrate

5 stars
Star Lacio Lacio Silk Protein Concentrate
The Star Lacio Lacio Silk Protein Concentrate comes in a very small bottle, 20ml (0.66 fl oz), to be used as a leave-in.  INGREDIENTS: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mink Oil, Hydrolized Silk, Dimethicone, Fenil Trimethicone, Polydimethylsiloxane Polymer, Cetrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, and Fragrance CI 19.140.  INSTRUCTIONS: Spread uniformly over damp hair, don't remove; style hair normally. With continuous use of this product, the hair is totally restored. Read the Reviews. CLICK HERE TO ORDER.
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