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        6 Care and Maintenance Tips for Curly Hair

        6 Care and Maintenance Tips for Curly Hair

        Having curly hair requires some effort, but it’s worth it. On one hand, curly hair is unique and beautiful. But on the other hand, curly hair can be difficult to manage and style. The right care and maintenance is of the utmost importance in this regard.The hair and makeup ideas we need for the upcoming months can be found on seasonal mood boards, which feature images from various fashion events. Should you go for a mohawk? Have you decided to go red at last? The potential outcomes are countless. Here are a few of the best fall hair trends to help you find some inspiration.

        You can keep your curly hair looking great by following a few of our professional tips below. Keep in mind that if you wash your hair too much, your curls will be overworked and damaged. Too little washing leads to buildup of product residue on your scalp that can cause irritation. Finding a routine that works with your curls is important to keep them healthy, shiny, and frizz-free.

        Take An At-Home Hair Porosity Test

        Your hair porosity determines how well your hair can absorb and retain moisture. To figure out your hair porosity, you will only need a glass of water and a strand of your hair (without any product, for the sake of accuracy). Place the strand in the water. If it floats, your hair is low porosity. Regular porosity hair will float for a bit before sinking, while high porosity hair will sink right away.

        Low porosity hair means your cuticles are tightly closed, and it's difficult for moisture to penetrate the shaft. This can result in dry, brittle hair that is susceptible to breakage.

        High porosity hair has gaps in the cuticle that allow moisture to enter easily, but it can also lead to frizz and tangles. Knowing your porosity will help you choose the right products and hairstyles for your curly hair.

        Choose the Right Styling Product Based on Your Hair Type and Texture

        When it comes to curly hair, choosing the right styling product is key to maintaining healthy, hydrated strands. The first step is to figure out your hair type and texture. Are your curls fine or thick? Generally, you will want to use products that are more lightweight for fine hair, whereas for thicker hair you will want to use products that are heavy enough to absorb into the hair and last. Furthermore, the use of oils is essential for curly hair. This is due to the fact that oils produced on the scalp need to slip down the har shaft. While this happens pretty easily for straight hair, it is more difficult with hair that spirals or coils. Various oils do different things for your hair, as some are moisturizing, while others seal the moisture that is already in the hair. The oils you use will depend on your needs at a certain point in time. 

        Use Conditioner the Right Way

        If you have curly hair, you know that conditioner is a must. But how do you use it the right way? You should apply the amount of conditioner recommended on the bottle (usually the size of a quarter, but it will vary depending on your hair length). Distribute it evenly on the ends of your hair, generally from the midshaft to the ends, while avoiding the root area.

        Work the conditioner into your hair by running your fingers through the ends. Follow the instructions on the label, and let it stay on your hair for a minute or two. Rinse thoroughly.

        Detangle Curly Hair While Conditioning

        Conditioning your hair is an important part of curly hair care, and it is at this point that you will want to detangle your locks. This will help prevent breakage and make it easier to style your hair later. While the conditioner is in your hair, use a wide-toothed comb to gently remove any knots. Be patient – it may take a while, but it's worth it!

        Rinse with Cool Water

        Rinsing your curly hair with cool water helps close the cuticle, making your hair appear shinier and less frizzy. Plus, it can help to preserve your natural curl pattern. Use a cooler setting while showering to ensure you're always rinsing your curls correctly.

         

        6 Best Fall Hair Trends for Women

        Image of Healthy hair. Long hair being brushed.

        Even though it's still rather warm, it is time we bid summer adieu. So as summer winds down and fall comes knocking at your door, it's time to visit the salon to get those ends that have been damaged by the chlorine, sun, and saltwater trimmed off. And that's probably when you think of getting a trendy new hairstyle.

        The hair and makeup ideas we need for the upcoming months can be found on seasonal mood boards, which feature images from various fashion events. Should you go for a mohawk? Have you decided to go red at last? The potential outcomes are countless. Here are a few of the best fall hair trends to help you find some inspiration.

        Extra Long Fringe

        The trendiest way to wear fringe this season is to have it fall just above your eyes. The long bang with a shaggy cut is adaptable and looks gorgeous as it grows out. Maintenance is easy, too, as all you usually need is a good quality leave-in cream and you're good to go.

        Draped Layers

        Draped layers, which frame the face, is a style with roots in the late 1990s and early 2000s that is making a solid comeback (think of it as a modernized “Rachel” from “Friends” cut). The layers are cut around the face at varying lengths, which accentuate facial features and give movement to the hair. The result is a striking appearance, with a cascading pattern.

        Get a lightweight styling lotion that provides hold and shine and protects your hair from heat damage. Apply it and use a round brush for styling, which should be stroked inwards to accentuate all the layers around your face.

        Asymmetrical Lob

        It's true that lob haircuts will always be in vogue, but there's no harm in trying something new every now and then, like the asymmetrical lob, which is a hot trend this year. Featuring lots of layers, the style is typified by having one side cut at an angle. Alternatively, both sides can be cut at varying lengths, thus giving a striking and contrasting look. It's the perfect finishing touch for our more subdued fall wardrobe.

        Sliced Bob

        The sliced bob is a short to medium-length haircut with a blunt end and is therefore both classic and fashionable, making it a favorite among A-listers. The beauty of the style is that the slicing technique causes hair to have less weight, without the addition of layers. This gives the hair a more sleek appearance. Be sure to use a high-quality leave-in-conditioner to give your hair that just-out-of-the-salon look by making it shine, while protecting it from pollutants and heat.

        Undone Bun

        In contrast to the sleek buns that have been trending as of late, the messy bun is an ever-present classic that can be worn everywhere. Hairstylists agree that the trend is coming back around, and they predict that the messy bun will be popular again (especially on women with shorter hair).

        Not only does an undone bun look beautiful with a high neckline or backless dress, but it's also an excellent choice for days when your hair just won't cooperate. Wearing your hair in a low, untidy bun at the nape of your neck is a chic, carefree way to show off your natural style. Get it now and just leave a few strands loose to make it look carefree!

        Baby Bangs

        The style of baby bangs is a bit unconventional and may not appeal to many. However, it's certainly trendy this fall. Even though the style was originally seen on high-fashion runways (its intrinsic edge literally oozes haute couture), it has now fully integrated into the sphere of A-listers.

        Stars like Zendaya, Emma Watson, and Sofia Boutella gracing red carpets while wearing these powerfully blunt bangs have confirmed that the style is back again.  If you currently have fringe and are in need of a change, this is a fantastic choice to consider.

        Awesome Hairstyle Ideas And Hacks To Upgrade Your Style This Summer

        Awesome Hairstyle Ideas And Hacks To Upgrade Your Style This Summer

        Summer is a vibe. Summer is fashion. Summer is trendy and effortless hairstyles! The best summer hair, we’re sure you’d agree, is made up of two simple ingredients: style and comfort. But how can you manage to look absolutely ravishing while your hair battles humidity and heat? In this blog, we reveal some gorgeous summer hairstyles you can concoct with minimal effort!

        Spice It Up With A Scarf Wrap

        We’re sure everyone would agree when we say, a scarf is the ultimate hair savior – especially with summer devils like humidity and rising temps holding their breath to attack your hair.

        Have a gorgeous updo you want to maintain outdoors while adding the ultimate style streak? Wrap your hair with a scarf! Don’t feel like styling your hair? Grab that scarf! Is the weather too hot and you want to keep the hair off your neck (without compromising your style, of course)? Lean on your favorite scarf! We think you get the jist of it. For those days when you want to go out with minimal effort, a scarf can come in rather handy.

        Tie it as a knot or a bow on the top of your head, and forget what a bad hair day feels like! And at the end of the day, make sure to use a quality shampoo, such as the replenishing hair cleanser. By combining amino acids, essential vitamins and minerals and tea-blend, your hair is restored to its youthful appearance from the effects of the wrap.

        Slay It With Beach Waves

        If you’re looking for a hairstyle that screams “summer,” beach waves are hands-down the coolest, most effortless style you can go with.

        Start with applying a humidity-resistant hair mousse, curl 1-inch portions of your hair, spray a hairbrush (remember to comb out each curl immediately after heat application), and finally, run your fingers through those lush waves for the final touch.

        With a wavy texture working in sync with those fine straight strands, you can now walk like you carry the breeze in your hair!

        Go Sleek With A Wet Blunt Bob

        Looking for the best summer style statement? Bring in that sleek, razor-sharp, blunt bob to take your summer fashion up a notch! Next, combine it with the ever-stylish wet-look hair. This ultimate intermix of sophistication and adventure barely needs any prep time.

        Keep your hair damp, and apply a styling cream. The Style Souffle is the perfect choice, as it provides nourishing and reparative extracts that give your hair control and manageability by allowing your hair to maintain its moisture during the styling process. Next, part your gorgeous hair (or comb it all backward), and walk like you own the world (which you do)!

        Tie ‘em Up In A Dutch Braid

        You cannot control the soaring temperatures but you can certainly control your hair, especially if they’re fairly long.

        The goal here is to keep them off your neck without turning off your fashionista button. This is exactly where a Dutch braid (literally) weaves its magic.

        Start with separating your hair into three sections with the top of the section as the starting point. Dutch braid your hair to the very bottom. Finally, secure the braids with an elastic. Use different types of braids or keep it simple with just one braid – either way, you’re going to rock the summer!

        Conclusion

        With so many choices for staying ahead of the curve, you’re all set for summer. So have your perfect style picked out, and be ready for all the glorious warmth and adventures that await you. And for a wide selection of haircare products that will complement any hairstyle decisions you take, check out Pai-Shau’s tea-infused line.

        10 Professional Tricks to Humidity-Proof Your Hair

        10 Professional Tricks to Humidity-Proof Your Hair

        When the temperatures soar, the sun’s UV rays rush to damage your hair’s outermost layer (or cuticle). This causes the cuticle to go rough, bulge, and draw in the humidity. The result? Frizzy, easy-to-break hair that is a nightmare to manage.

        In this blog, we’ve lined up result-oriented tricks – straight from the professionals – to help you leave your hair-health anxieties behind and bask in the warmth of summer!

        Use the Right Shampoo

        Hair frizz from humidity is the most evident red flag for damaged and unhealthy hair. Haircare starts in the shower and the type of shampoo you use can make or break the health of your hair. Pai-Shau offers a range of hair cleaners and conditioners to deeply moisturize your hair and protect them from the oftentimes unavoidable humidity.

        Pull Your Hair Up!

        Increasing humidity brings in extreme frizz. To avoid this, choosing a relaxed hairstyle or pulling your hair up entirely can be the best bet. A chic braided look, a stunning neck-bearing topknot, or even styling your wet hair in a bun or a braid can help you freshen up your style while beating the frizz.

        Make Shea Butter and Oils Your Friend

        Whipped shea butter and coconut oil are the perfect nemeses for hair frizz. They help keep the puffiness under control alongside reviving the health and shine of your hair.

        Don’t Deviate From Your Natural Texture

        When choosing a hairstyle for humid days, it’s critical to work with your natural texture. For instance, if your hair is naturally straight, you might want to avoid using a curling wand when high humidity levels strike.

        Use A Memory Cream to Shield Your Strands

        To avoid any frizz from humidity it’s important to keep the outer layers of the hair entirely flat. This is the exact purpose a memory cream serves.

        Use A Microfiber Towel

        Curly, coarse, or wavy – all hair types retain large quantities of water. Squeezing all the moisture out of your hair is another important step to keeping the frizz at bay. Squeeze your hair dry (don’t rough it up!) by using a microfiber towel for best results.

        Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

        Summer is when we wash our hair more frequently, which can sometimes do more harm than good. To avoid drying your hair out, make sure you don’t overwash it and use the right shampoo and conditioner to keep them moisturized.

        Light Hair Sprays and Hair Gels are Great for Curly Hair

        Using light hair sprays helps keep the frizz down, protecting your hair from humidity. In case you’re air-drying your curly hair, make sure you use a hair gel, made especially for humid weather, to dry your hair smoothly.

        Keratin Treatment Is the Ultimate Frizz-Fighter

        If you’re overwhelmed with following a lengthy haircare regimen, heading to the salon for a keratin treatment can be a game-changer for your hair. In addition, this treatment helps prolong styling and retains your hair gloss.

        Conclusion

        With so many options, you are ready to take on summer, and all it has to offer! Just remember, a little vigilance and preparation will go a long way towards having your hair looking and feeling great all summer long.

        10 Summer Wedding Hairstyle Ideas for an Effortless Look

        10 Summer Wedding Hairstyle Ideas for an Effortless Look

        The glow of summer has arrived and a fresh chapter of your life is about to blossom. To help you look and feel your best for your magical summer wedding, we’ve compiled the best set of hairstyles for you!

        The Braided Bun that Sings of Romance

        Loose framing layers, an enchanting braid making its way across the crown, and a glittery hairpiece to complete the look – this dreamy braided bun comes with just the right amount of charm and sophistication.

        The Natural Textural Tied Up In A Ponytail

        A growing number of brides have welcomed “individuality” with open arms after the pandemic. This is where embracing your natural charm comes in. A sleek and simple ponytail that flaunts your natural curls would be the perfect blend of your personality and style for your big day.

        The Low Chignon

        Chignons are simply bewitching and they go beautifully with a veil. Get your hair stylist to wrap a near-perfect low chignon (almost like a pretty little present!), sprinkle any minimalistic accessories, and you’re ready to dazzle on your big day.

        Waves of Style

        Aside from looking ultra-stylish, short hair styles cut the “getting ready” time in half. For a ravishing (and flirty) bridal vibe, pick up that curling wand and start the curling rampage (1-inch or less).

        Floral Headpiece to Enhance Your Hairstyle

        A simple accessory like a floral headpiece transforms a basic bun into a summer-style statement. You might be wearing a bun when you’re about to walk the aisle but decide to let your hair loose during the reception – a floral headpiece will add distinct flavors to each hairstyle.

        The Effortless Half Up, Half-Down

        Going with the romantic yet casual half-up, half-down is all you need to summer-proof your hair.

        Have your stylist twist the front layers of your hair towards the back and let the rest of them cascade down your shoulders for a minimal, whimsical, and stunning look!

        The Adventurous High Bun

        Don’t let summer hold you back from enjoying your big day. Tie your hair in a high bun and let your creativity find a way to accessorize it (maybe a few sprigs of flowers around the bun to carry the spirit of summer?).

        The Old Hollywood Dazzle

        Bring in the old Hollywood vibe to your style with the classic Hollywood waves. Ask your stylist to infuse your hair with generous volume, and use a large-barrel curling iron to craft those impeccable curls. Finish the look by using a strong-hold spray. For best results, don’t brush out your curls until they’re all set.

        An Elegant Bun

        Buns are usually a bride’s best friend. They’re easy to manage, stay in one place, and look unbeatably gorgeous. If you want just a touch of additional dazzle, add an elegant headpiece at the bottom of the bun. This will bring in an enhanced shape and look for the bun!

        One Sweep Is All It Takes!

        Want to give your updo a stunning personality? Swoop those dreamy loose curls to one side! This minimal, yet sophisticated style will bring out your elegance without looking too stuffy or dry.

        Your big day should be perfection, and your hair’s visage is an integral component of that. With the right ideas and style choices, you can rest assured that everything will fall into place. Furthermore, you will also want your hair at its optimal state leading up to the wedding. After all, having healthy hair will take whatever style you choose over the top. Our tea-infused products, available here, are just what you need to tie everything together.