A lot of us have hair dreams; ways we’d like our hair to look, colors and styles we’d love our hair to sport, and stylists we’d like to make our hair look the way of our dreams. One such stylist is Sam Brocato of Sam Brocato Salon in New York City. He’s been working in the industry for three decades and has created his own haircare lines that are as amazing as he is. No matter what your hair texture is, Brocato has products to help you recreate at home the shine and beauty that you’d leave a salon with.
I was sent three products from Brocato to test out that were perfect for my keratin treated hair. Even the name, supersilk, projects the image of what I want my hair to look like. I’ve been using these products for most of the summer. When I first received them I was at the tail end of a keratin treatment and my hair wasn’t in the condition I wanted it to be in. Using Brocato supersilk Pure Indulgence Shampoo and Pure Indulgence Leave-In Treatment brought back most of the shine and manageability until I had the time and money to have another treatment.
Now I’ve had the pleasure of using these two products, along with actives Restorative Hair Infusion, with two heads of hair (well it might not have been different heads, just different hair conditions). With both I’ve been very happy and love the results. Supersilk was developed to be used with Sam Brocato’s Supersilk system which is a 100% formaldehyde free method of straightening hair.
Supersilk Pure Indulgence Shampoo is sulfate free and paraben free ($24, 8.5 fl oz). It has a pH of 5.5. It contains silk amino acids which bond to the cuticle layer to optimize the supersilk or keratin effect. One of the things I’ve noticed about shampoos that I can use for treated hair is that they don’t suds very much. Not only does Pure Indulgence Shampoo suds nicely but it rinses out cleanly and easily.
The second step is Pure Indulgence Leave-In Treatment ($20, 4 fl oz). This is meant to help keep the effects of any treatment you have done last longer. It’s also packed with silk amino acid as well shine enhancing oils. This is best used after you get out of the shower and start to towel dry your hair although I have used it in the shower and rinsed it out and it turned out fine. On my shoulder length hair I use about a dime’s worth. I want the benefit of the product without anything to weigh my hair down. I rub it between my hands and finger comb through my hair before picking up a real comb. It’s a pleasure to comb through without encountering tangles. And it leaves my hair soft and shiny.
The third product is from Brocato’s actives line and is called Restorative Hair Infusion. This delightful product is a shine serum that can be used by anyone – curly, wavy or straight. It is a high shine clear serum that contains oils like Linseed, Rosa Moschata Seed and several more I can’t spell. It’s perfect before flat ironing since it protects my hair as well as seals in the shine. I’m one of those people that likes it when someone wants to touch my hair to see if it feels as silky as it looks. That seems to happen when I’m using the Restorative Hair Infusion. I don’t start near my scalp, I use this from about my ears down and then run whatever remnants are left through the rest of my hair.
It’s been a pleasure to learn about this line of haircare from Brocato that I wouldn’t have known about. It was featured at a Beautypress event in NYC that I wasn’t able to attend but luckily have benefited from. Take the time to look through Sam Brocato’s website to see what products you could benefit from too. You might find the hair of your dreams too. — Marcia
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