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        How to Make your Hair Soft, Smooth and Silky [10 Must Follow Steps]

        How to Make Your Hair Soft, Smooth and Silky

        Tips to make hair soft, smooth and silky

        Tired of dry, lifeless hair? Yeah, we feel you. Whether you’re constantly around dry and cold air in the winter months, or constantly in salt water and chlorine during the summer, dry hair is a battle that you have to work at to beat. That’s why we're highlighting must-follow steps on how to make your hair soft, silky, and smooth.

        Follow these 10 steps to make your hair soft, smooth and silky

         Step 1: Cleanse the correct way.

         First things first. It’s important to use sulfate and paraben free shampoo. These ingredients tend to dry out the scalp, which will result in dry strands. We recommend using our Replenishing Hair Cleanser any time you wash your hair. This cleanser promotes healthy hair growth and leaves hair soft, silky, and full of shine. It’s completely sulfate and paraben free (also cruelty free, gluten free, and a lot of other -frees.) Quick tip: You should only be cleansing your scalp, never mid shaft to the ends directly. Doing this will leave your hair feeling dull.

         Step 2: Rinse with cold water.

        Rinse Hair with Cold Water

         When you wash your face with warm water, it opens up your pores. The same goes for your scalp, but swap pores for cuticles. It’s important that after taking a steamy hot shower, you give your hair a shock of cool water to seal your cuticles and prevent frizz.

        Step 3: Swap out your normal conditioner.

        Hair Mask for Hydration and Shine

        To get smooth hair, you need to invest in a good deep conditioner or hair mask instead of solely relying on your normal conditioner. Our Supreme Revitalizing Mask, an moisturizing mask for hair will give you deep hydration and shine, without ever weighing your hair down. After just one use, you will feel the difference in your hair. Yes, really.

        Step 4: Use a microfiber towel or shirt to dry.

         Bath towels can be extremely rough and drying to the hair, especialy if you’re doing it aggressively. Avoid this by using a microfiber towel or soft T-shirt. Scrunch, pat or wrap your hair with these options to avoid frizziness.

        Step 5: Sleep on a silk pillowcase.

        Sleep on Silk Pillowcase

        Using a cotton pillowcase will absorb the oils from your hair resulting in frizzy texture in the morning. If you want to prevent this, try out a silk pillowcase. It will cause less friction, making your hair even smoother than before.

         Step 6: Be careful when you brush and comb.

         Brushing your hair should be a tedious task. Always start from the bottom and work your way up using small sections. For more details, check out our post on how to detangle hair.

         Step 7: Include healthy fats to your diet.

        Include Health Fats to Your Diet

         Eating healthy fats will help you achieve shiny hair. Some examples are avocados, nuts, salmon, and fatty fish. These foods will keep your scalp hydrated so that natural oils can come through.

        Step 8: Get ends trimmed frequently.

         If you don’t get your hair trimmed regularly, you will develop split ends. Split ends are extremely noticeable. You will never be able to achieve shiny, silky locks unless you get them trimmed. We recommend getting a trim every 4-6 weeks.

        Related Article: Causes of Hair Breakage and Split Ends

         Step 9: Drink plenty of water.

        Drink a Plenty of Water

        Hydration is KEY. Make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day because it will show through your hair. Drinking at least five glasses of water a day is recommended.

         Step 10: Apply hair serum to lock in moisture and shine.

         Using a hair serum 2-3 times a week is essential and will really give you the silky feel and shine you’re looking for. We recommend using our Biphasic Infusion (aka Liquid Gold). This oil-free hair serum will lock in moisture and provide shine like no other. 

        By following these steps, we are confident that you will achieve gorgeous hair. Making your hair soft, silky,  and smooth isn’t as complicated as you think it is. All it takes is taking care of your scalp and cuticles along with a few changes in your daily rouTEAne.

         

        How To Get Rid Of An Itchy Scalp: Causes, Prevention & Remedies

        How To Get Rid Of An Itchy Scalp: Causes, Prevention & Remedies

        How To Get Rid Of An Itchy Scalp

        Image representing the itchy scalp

        Itchy Scalp driving you crazy? An itchy scalp is one of the most common and unpleasant hair care struggles we face. A itchy dry scalp mainly comes from lack of moisture, which is why you’ll most likely experience it in the winter. People often mistake a itchy dry scalp for dandruff. THIS IS NOT TRUE. If you have dandruff, your flakes will be large and your scalp will be extremely oily. If you have a itchy dry scalp, your flakes will be small and dry in texture. Below we’ll be answering your most asked questions on why this happens and how to prevent, it so you can say GOODBYE to an itchy scalp.

        3 Common Causes of an Itchy Scalp:

        • Dry Scalp: Your skin is the largest living organ of our body, and your scalp is a part of that skin. Natural oils on the scalp are what help condition the hair. When it gets dry, the skin becomes irritated and flakes off. If a dry scalp is untreated it will become extremely itchy. A dry scalp occurs when there is a lack of moisture present, and can also occur when there is a  change in weather, diet, or sensitivity to hair ingredients in your hair care. Dry scalp is one of the causes for itchy scalp 
        • Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff): Dandruff may be another reason that you’re experiencing an itchy scalp. Dandruff comes from overproduction of oil leading to an irritated scalp. Essentially,  the oil coming from your scalp blocks dead skin cells from shedding at a normal pace. As a result, your scalp produces large, oily flakes along the hairline. Pai-Shau’s Signature Tea Complex, which is infused into every product, contains green tea  to stimulate circulation by clearing debri from the follicle.. Using Replenishing Hair Cleanser or Opulent Volume Cleanser will help exfoliate the scalp, reduce the itchiness, and promote healthy hair growth. If you feel the dandruff is extremely severe, it is important you make an appointment with a dermatologist to get proper treatment options. Dandruff causes itchy scalp.
        • Product Build Up: Layering product after product - especially those with harsh ingredients - onto your scalp will eventually lead to build up. This will make it impossible for your scalp to produce oils, interrupting your shedding process. The longer product build up is on your scalp, the more likely it will be causing your itching. Product build up causes an itchy scalp

        These are 3 main causes for itchy scalp.

        How To Prevent (Get rid) an Itchy Scalp:

        • Avoid harsh ingredients in your products, such as alcohol and sulfates. Be sure to use the right hair products that include hydrating and replenishing properties
        • Overloading on dry shampoo will add build-up to your scalp, clogging pores. This will block natural oils that your scalp needs.
        • Excessive washing will dry out your hair. This will prevent the production of natural oils in your hair and could lead to flaking. Try to wash your hair only once or twice a week to ensure you’re not overdrying. 
        • Lack of brushing your hair throughout the day. We know that people with textured hair do not brush constantly, since it can lead to frizziness. However, if you’re experiencing a dry, itchy scalp, it’s time to start brushing at least three times a day to distribute oils and help the blood circulation of your scalp. The scalp needs natural oils, and this practice helps.
        • Lack of water! Hydrate, hydrate, HYDRATE! Lack of hydration will show through your scalp, just like it does with your face and body.

        Read this: How to Detox your Hair Scalp Regularly

        Remedies for an Itchy Scalp

        • Cleanse hair daily. Shampooing hair with a hydrating cleanser helps to combat itchy scalp. Pai-Shau Replenishing Hair Cleanser has a tea-infused formula that nourishes and adds moisture back to the hair and scalp. TIP: Mix in Baking Powder with your Replenishing Hair Cleanser for a DIY Scalp Scrub. Use as much, or as little as you prefer.  Shampooing is one of the best remedies for dry scalp.
        • Use Scalp Brush. Exfoliate your scalp with a shampoo brush, like the one found here. You should always massage the scalp when cleansing, because this will get rid of flakes and will scrub away dead skin cells. This brush will give a thorough deep cleansing by removing dirt and product build up. Using scalp brush is the best remedies for itchy scalp.
        • Apply a hair mask weekly. After you exfoliate, it’s essential to add moisture back into your hair. We recommend using Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask (moisturizing mask for hair). Leave this mask on for 5-10 minutes for a deep condition. This mask contains a rare blend of high-performance cationic polymers, which results in weightless moisture. Applying hair mask is the one of the effective remedies for dry scalp.
        • Brush your hair. By brushing your hair daily, it will distribute the perfect amount of natural oils from your scalp to your hair. This will prevent the pores in your scalp from clogging up and aids the shedding of skin cells. Brushing hair is one of the effective remedies for dry scalp.
        • Lock in the moisture. Lock in the moisture by applying daily hair moisturizer Pai-Shau Something To BeLeave-In. This MulTEAtasker Spray will ensure that your hair will stay moisturized and protected until your next wash day.  

        Dry Itchy scalp is the common causes that can be seen. To get rid of the itchy scalp follow the effective remedies.

        If you think you have eczema, psoriasis, or fungus, see a dermatologist.

        6 Effective Tips for Faster Hair Growth

        tips for hair growth

        Do you ever feel like your hair takes almost an eternity to grow out? This is a very common issue that many people struggle with. Don’t worry, we’re here to provide some simple, yet effective tips on how to trigger hair growth with just a few habit changes. 

        Tips for Faster Hair Growth

         

        CONSUME ENOUGH VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS

        A lack of vitamins and nutrients might be a cause of slowed-down hair growth. A balanced diet of Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamins E, A, D, and C all contribute to healthy hair growth. If you’re not getting them in your foods, then you should definitely consider supplements.

        Vitamins and Nutrients for Hair Growth

         

        KNOW WHAT INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN YOUR HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

        A smart consumer like yourself should know by now that the shampoo and conditioner you use should be free of sulfates. Sulfates will strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving hair your extremely brittle over time. Try out our Replenishing Hair Cleanser (hair growth shampoos) and Replenishing Cream Conditioner to keep hair moisturized and refreshed without drying it out. Pai-Shau is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben and sulfate free!

        Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner

         

        GET A TRIM REGULARLY

        You might think this is counterproductive, but getting a trim, or  “dusting,” is essential in growing out your hair. You should be getting a trim at least every 10 to 12 weeks. This will prevent your hair from getting split ends, which are culprits in what keep your hair length from growing. Frayed ends will cause your hair to break up farther and it will not get longer past a certain point.

        Trimming Hair for Faster Growth

         

        AVOID HEAT STYLING TOOLS

        Heat damage will slow down the process of growing out your hair. There’s nothing wrong with leaving your hair natural for a while - embrace it! If you’re worried about frizz, Pai-Shau Something To BeLeave-In and Biphasic Infusion will help defrizz that mane. While using heat styling tools, try and avoid putting the temperature all the way to 450 degrees. Just because it goes that high, doesn’t mean you should be using it. If you must use those heating tools, make sure you’re using a heat protectant, like Pai-Shau Something To BeLeave-In.

        Avoid Heat Styling for Hair Growth

         

        STOP AGGRESSIVELY DRYING/BRUSHING

        Always treat your hair delicately and never be harsh. When brushing, use a boar bristle brush, and make sure you are starting from the bottom, slowly working your way up. Use a microfiber towel and silk pillowcase to prevent your hair from breaking due to friction. Another major habit to avoid is putting your hair up in a tight ponytail.

        Avoid Aggressive Hair Brushing

         

        HYDRATE YOUR HAIR

        Don’t forget to give your hair some extra hydration! Simply using conditioner a few times a week is not enough, especially if you’re in a cooler climate. Hair growth could be delayed because your ends are not fully moisturized. Using a hair serum daily and a mask once a week will ensure that your hair stays healthy and strong. We recommend Pai-Shau’s Biphasic Infusion and Supreme Revitalizing Mask (moisturizing mask for hair) for ultimate hydration.

        Pai-Shau’s Signature Tea Complex, a blend of five steeped teas,  provides many benefits to your scalp and hair. For the scalp, the teas stimulate circulation, speed up hair growth, and reduce inflammation. The green tea in our Signature Tea Complex is the key ingredient to faster hair growth. It will help clear hair follicles of debris, aiding speedy growth.

        Hair Cleanser for Faster Hair Growth

         

        Breakdown of products that will help:

        • Replenishing Hair Cleanser:
          • Promotes healthy hair
          • Leaves hair soft, silky and full of shine
        • Replenishing Cream Conditioner
          • Detangles hair
          • Adds shine and moisture without adding weight
        • Supreme Revitalizing Mask
          • Nourishes and revitalizes hair
          • Adds volume and softness
          • Weightless moisture
        • Biphasic Infusion
        • Something To BeLeave-In