Pai-Shau haircare – salon style hair at home

Pai-shau haircare product line

Pai-Shau haircare product line

Today is Top Ten Tuesday but I’m only sharing 5 products with you. I hope you’ll forgive me but Pai-Shau is such an outstanding line with unique ingredients that no other line wanted to share in the glory of it.

After being the CEO of Moraccanoil for over 10 years Mr. Pai-Shau Zohar Paz was on a trip to Vietnam and became fascinated with an ancient bathing ritual involving tea and decided to bring it back to North America. Pai-Shau haircare was later born using a Signature Exotic Tea Complex with advanced weightless technology. The Pai-Shau line has only been in existence for less than 1 year and salons across the continent are carrying and using this beneficial line made in Canada.

Pai-shau haircare product line

Pai-Shau haircare product line

There are 5 products in the line meant to enrich, hydrate, and give nutrition to your hair. Pai-Shau infuses moisture with their exclusive tea antioxidants, vitamins B, C, and E, rice amino acids and oat proteins.

PAI-SHAU HYDRATING RITUAL REPLENISHING HAIR CLEANSER:

Pai-shau Replenishing Hair Cleanser and Replenishing Cream Conditioner

Pai-Shau Replenishing Hair Cleanser and Replenishing Cream Conditioner

This shampoo is one of the most bubbly I’ve ever used. I barely need any product to wash my hair yet it provides oodles of suds that don’t strip my hair. It’s highly concentrate and is sulfate free so it protects my color treated hair. ($26)

PAI-SHAU HYDRATING RITUAL REPLENISHING CREAM CONDITIONER is to be used in conjunction with their hair cleanser. The combination gives me a finish that is easy to comb through without weighing my hair down at all. At first it feels so lightweight that I was worried my hair would be tangly but that wasn’t the case. Just leave it on for a minute before rinsing; you won’t believe how nice your hair feels after. ($28)

PAI-SHAU HYDRATING RITUAL SUPREME REVITALIZING MASK

Pai-shau Revitalizing Mask

Pai-Shau Revitalizing Mask

Pai-shau Revitalizing Mask

Pai-Shau Revitalizing Mask

This mask is so rich that I need just the smallest amount for my shoulder length hair. It’s a 5 minute mask so after washing my hair with the cleanser I apply this next, leaving it on while I’m doing other shower jobs. This mask has many jobs: anti-static, nourishing, hydrating, volume, and shine. It’s well worth the $30 cost (MSRP $43) since it will last you for so long. Like all of the haircare it contains the Signature Exotic Tea Complex. What makes this so unique is that in spite of it being a mask that you’d expect to flatten hair, it adds volume. It’s so effective that I only use it once every other week. My hair doesn’t need it more than that. I love that it comes with its own spatula to remove the product from the jar.

PAI-SHAU DESIGN RITUAL STYLE SOUFFLE

Pai-shau Style Souffle

Pai-Shau Style Souffle

I probably sound like a broken record by now but all the products from Pai-Shau have the uncommon characteristics of being lightweight, nourishing, and reparative. The Style Souffle is no exception to that. This is a light hairspray that you can use it on wet or dry hair. Use it on wet hair by working it through. Later use it on dry hair as a spray to help hold your hair in place. This is especially good for women who style their hair into a real style. Your hair will be soft and supple but you’ll have control and manageability.

PAI-SHAU ENHANCE RITUAL BIPHASIC INFUSION is the star of the show. This is the first product developed in the line and is unlike anything I’ve ever tried before.

Pai-Shau Biphasic Infusion

Pai-Shau Biphasic Infusion

Just like a bi-phase eye makeup remover, you have to shake this to activate the ingredients. The contents need to be blended and once they are it’s like releasing a genie from the bottle to work her special skills on your hair. This redefines the word “weightless”. At first when you put it on your hand to distribute it through your tresses, it feels a little sticky. But that feeling is gone before you know it and your hair doesn’t even feel like you’ve added anything to it. But the magic has begun and your hair will be shinier, more manageable, vital, smooth, and resistant to frizz and breakage. This is the best product in the line and the reason I keep using it.

Pai-Shau has some wonderful attributes like being free of gluten, parabens, sulfates, phosphates, and no added sodium chloride (the killer of a keratin treatment). It’s also cruelty free, vegan friendly, and residue free. The only problem I have with the line is the fragrance since it’s on the strong side. It took me a while to get used to the scent but I’ve read how others are mesmerized by it. I notice the fragrance for a few hours after I wash my hair but by mid-afternoon I’ve forgotten about it. Plus I like the results so much that I’m willing to ignore my nose.

If you are like I am you love trying new brands of haircare to see the difference it can make in the way your hair looks. Pai-Shau is the next brand to put on your list to try. I think you’ll be surprised like I was.  — Marcia

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Available at fine salons as well as http://www.pai-shau.com/  

 

 

 

Supersilk by Sam Brocato, just as the name implies (and a little Actives too)

sam brocato bio

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.

Brocato Supersilk shampoo, leave-in treatment and Actives Hair Infusion

Brocato Supersilk shampoo, leave-in treatment and Actives Hair Infusion

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.

Brocato Supersilk Shampoo and Leave-In Treatment

Brocato Supersilk Shampoo and Leave-In 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.

brocato_supersilk_shampooSupersilk 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.brocato_supersilk_treatment

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.brocato actives

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.

Brocato Actives Restorative Hair Infusion

Brocato Actives Restorative Hair Infusion

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

 

*sent for product review