In the last few years, Shiva Laboratory and 21st Century Research Laboratory have taken the lead in revolutionizing and re-energizing professional hair care by creating Shiva, Clio, and Silkology product lines.
The Clio product lines (Clio and Clio Silky), address excessively curly hair with coarse texture. Silkology is for all hair textures, and Shiva products are for medium-to-fine textured hair.
These products are only available to individual salons. They are produced by harnessing new ingredients and new manufacturing technology exceeding the current health-conscious standards of the hair care industry.
Dr. Frank Tavakoli has undertaken a revolutionary approach by using ultra-purified water in all of the products. This approach alone helps Shiva, Clio, and Silkology products to be produced with fewer preservatives and other harmful additives.
Dr. Tavakoli uses a special cold manufacturing process, so the potency of vitamins, antioxidants, and botanicals remain intact versus the traditional manufacturing approach of heating the products. This is a win-win approach for hairstylists and consumers – fewer preservatives, all-natural ingredients, much greater potency.
Dr. Tavakoli started in the beauty business by opening one salon and turning it into the largest collection of salons in Texas. During his years as a salon owner, he became greatly concerned about hairstylists and their long-term exposure to chemicals in their work. Concerned that this exposure could leave hairstylists at greater risk of getting cancer or having other chronic health problems, he began creating hair care products using as many botanicals and natural ingredients and as few chemicals as possible. His goal was to create products that are good for hairstylists, good for consumers, and good for the environment.
Shiva and 21st Century Laboratory are committed to a healthy hair and healthy scalp approach. Most professional and consumer product lines focus on improving the appearance of hair, regardless of the residue most shampoos and conditioners leave on the scalp.
“What coats your hair will coat your scalp,” according to Dr. Tavakoli. “If you have weak follicles, then that becomes an additional factor for hair loss. None of our shampoos and conditioners will ever coat the scalp.”
As someone said so succinctly, “What Apple, and Google are doing in computer world, Shiva and 21st Century Laboratory are doing in hair care world.”