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

        How to Make Your Hair Soft, Silky and Smooth

        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 silky, soft and smooth

        Step by step procedure to make your hair silky and soft.

         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. First essential tip make your hair soft and silky.

         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 and silky 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,. This is one key step to achieve a silky hair.

        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. Another important step to make your hair soft and silky. 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. Diet is a key factor and following correct diet is critically important.

        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 to get an silky hair.

        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. Hydration is the most ignored part. Keeping hydrated is another tip to make your hair healthy.

         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 your hair 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.  Applying serum is one easy tip for an silky hair.

        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. This tips can help you in achieving silky hair.

         

        How to Protect Your Hair from Heat Styling [10 Must Follow Tips]

        How to Protect Your Hair from Heat Styling [10 Must Follow Tips]

        Protect Hair from Heat

        Have you ever wondered what unprotected heat is doing to your hair? When you heat-style your hair the wrong way, the keratin proteins that give your hair strength break down. The result is cracked and frayed cuticles. Also, the pigments that give your hair its color will change, vibrancy and tone will fade, and you will notice your hair losing its shine and becoming dull.

         If you don’t protect your hair from the dangers of heating tools, you will damage your hair. It’s important to take the right steps to make sure you’re protecting it, so we’re sharing some tips to keep your locks shiny and healthy.

        10 Tips to Protect Hair from Heat

        1.   Choose high quality tools: When shopping for a new tool, don’t get the cheapest one out there. Instead, look for tools that offer a variety of different heat settings. For hair dryers, we recommend using a professional brand from a beauty supply store. You’ll get stronger airflow and more power with less damage to the hair. When using curling irons and flat irons, find a brand that uses higher quality material like ceramic or titanium. Investing in good-quality tools is worth it in the long run.
        2. Hydrate your hair: Using moisturizing products weekly will keep your stands healthy and less prone to breakage. We recommend using our Replenishing Hair Cleanser to wash and Supreme Revitalizing Moisturizing Mask for Hair to moisturize if you tend to style with heat often.  Replenishing Hair Cleanser contains amino acids and essential vitamins and minerals that deeply infuses hair with moisture and shine. Nourish your cuticles by using our Supreme Revitalizing Mask once or twice a week to further strengthen and moisturize your hair.
        3. Protect your hair: Applying a heat protection spray for hair prior to heat styling is ESSENTIAL. We cannot emphasize that enough. Our Miracle MulTEAtasker spray, Something To BeLeave-In (daily hair moisturizer), smooths, detangles, and protects from pollutants and heat (up to 450F). This product contains our Signature Tea Complex, which is a blend of five steeped teas, each with their own purpose for the scalp and hair. These teas work together to insulate your hair from heat. Work this hair protector through your hair after you towel dry and comb through to evenly distribute.Pai-Shau Something to Beleave in
        4. Lower the heat setting: If you’re using quality heat-styling tools, then there should be heat settings that you can adjust. Just because the heat setting goes up to 400F, doesn’t mean you should use that much heat. Think about when water is over just 212F, it starts to boil. Can you imagine what this is doing to your hair without protection? The average heat styling tool goes up to 185-200-degrees.  If you have fine hair, we recommend staying around 180F. Medium to higher settings are okay for coarser hair. If you see steam coming from your hair while heat styling, that's a major indication that the heat is set too high.
        5. Never use heat on soaking wet hair: Never, ever put heat to your hair immediately after you wash it. If you’re blow drying your hair after the shower, towel dry first and then wait at least 10 minutes. You can also wait until your hair is about 50-70 percent dry, depending on your hair type. Be extra careful by putting your blow dryer temperature low until your entire head of hair is dry and then going in with a higher heat where it’s needed most.
        6. Regularly visit the salon: Get a trim from your stylist every 4-6 weeks. The ends of your hair are typically the most damaged from heat styling. When you cut the ends every month or two, you will continuously strengthen your hair. Talk to your stylist about any additional in depth tips on heat styling and protecting hair from heat. 
        7. Limit how often you style: While styling your hair with heat may be part of your rouTEAne, try to limit yourself to only using heat 1-2 times per week. Cutting your normal time in half will help revitalize your hair back to health.Limit you Hair Style
        8. Use sections when styling: Creating sections will minimize damage by allowing you to control where you need the most heat. Sectioning out will also help manage your time so that you’re not rushing and being careless.
        9. Work quickly: Keep the styling tool moving to protect your hair from heat. This avoids overheating any one specific section of hair. On average, you should only be in one section for 3-5 seconds.
        10. Prolong your style: Use satin pillowcases or a satin cap while sleeping to prolong your heat style. This will lessen the amount of times you will need to refresh your hair during the week.Satin Caps for Hair Protection

         By not following these simple tips and tricks on how to protect your hair from heat, within seconds, your hair can become extremely damaged, while repairing that damage can take a long, long time. That’s why it’s important to live in moderation when heat-styling your hair. Don’t over do it. When you have the chance to let your hair rest, air-dry! By working these easy hacks in your styling rouTEAne, you will notice reduced split ends and improvement in the overall health of your hair.

         Read this: How to Detangle Hair

         

        How to Get Rid of Hair Knots Out and Make Your Hair Detangled

        How to Get Rid of Hair Knots Out and Make Your Hair Detangled

         

        How to Get Rid of Hair Knots Out and Hair Detangled- Pai-Shau

        This blog will equip with the adequate information on how to get rid of hair knots out and make your hair detangled.

        Knots form when two strands of hair wrap around one another and become intertwined. If this happens consistently, your hair can become matted and tangled, which can be extremely frustrating and painful. Getting rid of these knots in the hair is tedious and time-consuming, but without a specific process for detangling your mane, you can end up with extreme hair damage. With the help of a detangler, mask and these tips, you can learn how to effectively detangle matted hair.

        Keep reading to learn what causes hair knots and tangles, tips on detangling hair and how to get out hair knots for detangled hair on different hair types.

        CAUSES OF HAIR KNOTS AND TANGLES

        Causes of Tangled Hair

        1. Hair type: Thick and curly and long and fine hair are most prone to tangling.
        2. Dry and damaged: Lacking moisture leads to dryness and makes your hair strands rough and more prone to tangles.
        3. Sleeping with your hair down: When sleeping on a rough pillowcase, the tossing and turning causes friction to your ends, resulting in tangles.
        4. Using a rough towel after a shower: Being rough with your hair while it’s wet, and using a thick towel after the shower will also cause friction.
        5. Genetics: You may have inherited a gene that causes the nodes around the shaft of your hair to grow weaker than usual. This will allow the hair to break off easily and it's something that you can’t avoid.

        These are the 5 causes for hair knots and tangles.

        Here are the ways on how to get out hair knots and make hair detangled.

        HOW TO GET RID OF HAIR KNOTS OUT AND MAKE YOUR HAIR DETANGLED?

        How to Prevent Hair Tangling
        (Image that shows wide tooth comb used to make hair detangled)

         

        Here are 6 ways on how to get out hair knots and make your hair detangled

        1. Condition your hair: Adding a weekly hair mask to your routine will cut down your detangling time immensely.  Try out Pai-Shau’s Supreme Revitalizing Mask! This moisturizing mask for hair nourishes damaged cuticles, leaving your mane soft and easy to manage throughout the week. This is an easy ways to get rid of hair knots out and make you hair detangled.
        1. Minimize heat styling tools: When using heat styling tools frequently, your hair (especially the ends) will become dry and brittle. This will also prevent split ends. Dry hair will result in matted, tangled hair.  This is one other best way to get out hair knots.
        1. Sleep with a loose braid or bun: Sleeping with your hair down causes messy, tangled hair. Most people twist and turn frequently throughout the night, which is why a loose style is the answer to your problem. This will ensure your hair stays in place while sleeping, thus preventing friction. 
        1. Brush your hair throughout the day: Doing this it will be much easier to remove your knots by the day’s end. Brushing your hair throughout the day will prevent the knots from getting worse and harder to detangle. We recommend carrying around a wide tooth detangling comb in your purse for convenience. Detangled hair solution with an detangling comb.
        1. Accessorize during a windy day: Windy days are your worst enemy. In an instant, your hair can become silky-smooth to a rats nest just by being outside on a windy day. Make sure your hair is secure with a headband or ponytail to reduce the risk of tangling. 
        1. Get frequent trims: Freshly cut ends keep your strands strong and healthy, preventing split ends. Split ends results in dry hair, which results in knotty hair. Cutting split ends can keep those tangles away and your hair will be easier to manage. Trimming frequently is one of the best tip to avoid or get rid of hair knots out.

        Follow these tips on how to get rid of hair knots out and make your hair detangled.

        HOW TO UNTANGLE HAIR KNOTS

        Here are 3 step procedure on how to get out hair knots and get your hair detangled.

         Step 1: Apply Something To BeLeave-In, an daily hair moisturizer to detangle and soften your hair. Let this product absorb for a few seconds. Split hair into four sections - two parts in the front and two in the back. Using leave-in conditioner is a effective to get out hair knots

        Step 2: Start separating as many knots as you can with your fingers, which preps for the next step.

        Step 3: Using a wide tooth comb, start from the bottom and working your way to the top, gently remove knots in a slight sweeping motion upwards.

        Follow this 3 important steps to untangle and to get out hair knots.

         If you have curly and coarse hair we recommend stepping in the shower after removing most knots from the steps above (gently) and leaving on our Supreme Revitalizing Mask for 5 to 10 minutes. This will soften the strands making it easier to detangle. Repeat Step 3 until you no longer have knots in your hair. Keep the water lukewarm (setting the temp lower will close the hair cuticle preventing damage).

        Hair Detangling Products

         Image that shows the products to use to detangle hair

        If you follow these tips and tricks on keeping your hair detangled and - you will see improvement on the overall health of your hair. At the end of the day, it’s the things you do daily that will prevent your hair from tangling and being extremely careful during this process.

         Read this: Causes of Hair Breakage and Split Ends

         

        How to Get Rid of Itchy Scalp [Causes and Remedies]

        How to Get Rid of Itchy Scalp, Causes and Remedies

        How to Get Rid of Itchy Scalp [Causes and Remedies]
        Image representing the itchy scalp

        This article equips you on how to get rid of itchy scalp, causes and remedies.

        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. Here are ways on how to get rid of itchy scalp with an effective remedies, before that you must know what exactly causes itchy scalp?

        3 Common Causes of 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 to know and understand on when you a question of how to get rid of itchy scalp.

        How To Get Rid of 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.

        This are key tips when you look into how to get rid of itchy scalp.

        Read this: How to Detox your Hair Scalp Regularly

        Itchy Scalp Remedies 

        Follow this five itchy scalp remedies to get a relief from extreme 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.  

        This are Itchy scalp remedies that you should follow when you have a question of how to get rid of itchy scalp.

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

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

        What Causes Hair Breakage and Split Ends: How to Treat and Prevent Them

        What Causes Hair Breakage and Split Ends: How to Treat and Prevent Them

        What Causes Hair Breakage and Split Ends?

        Hair breakage. Split ends. We’ve all been there, right? These are both extremely common for women with all different hair types and lengths. We may not even realize it, but our daily routines often cause the most damage to our strands. This is why it is extremely important to take care of your hair. Here is the exact reasons what causes hair breakage and split ends.

        We’re here to help you pinpoint the difference between hair breakage and split ends, what exactly are the causes, and how to help and prevent them.

        Difference Between Hair Breakage and Split Ends

        A common misconception for most people is that hair breakage and split ends are the same thing. While that’s not the case, they are both caused by many of the same poor hair maintenance habits. Hair breakage and split ends both occur when strands or tips are broken, which usually happens from a lack of moisture, heat styling, or from chemical exposure. Hair breakage can appear on the ends of the hair, but you might see it at any point of the strand. A tell-tale sign of breakage is seeing small white dots in different areas of the hair. These white dots are an indication that the hair is fractured or severely chemically damaged, giving your hair an overall straw-like look. Split ends, however, are usually only seen at the tips. Prior to the this tips, you should know what causes hair breakage and split ends.

        What Causes Hair Breakage and Split Ends: 

        Here are 7 reasons on what causes hair breakage and split ends

        1. Lack of Moisture and Oils: Washing your hair too often will strip out all of the natural oils that your scalp produces. If the scalp becomes dry and brittle, it will not give your scalp enough time to produce the oils that it needs. This will result in dry, brittle hair, leading to breakage or split ends. Using the wrong products also plays a factor. If you're cleansing your hair with sulfates and other harsh ingredients, the scalp will become dry too quickly and you’ll be worsening the problem. Pai-Shau Replenishing Hair Cleanser is sulfate free, gluten free, vegan, and made with a tea-infused formula that works on both the hair and scalp. 
        1. Styling: Frequently using heat styling tools will severely damage your stands and cause breakage. The heat from these styling tools will strip the oils and proteins that are needed in order for your hair to stay strong. Without them, your hair will dry out, thus causing it to break off easier. Tight hairstyles can also cause breakage. High ponytails and super tight braids might look super cute, but the long-term effect will eventually cause breakage to your hairline. The tight friction of pulling and tugging makes the hair more susceptible to breaking off at the root. 
        1. Chemical Exposure: If you get your hair colored or chemically treated often, then you’ve definitely experienced breakage at some point. It’s just inevitable. These chemicals change the bonds that make your hair the texture that it is. 
        1. Nutrition: Lack of essential nutrients could be an attributing factor to hair damage. Zinc, iron and folic acid are essential nutrients you need in your diet for your hair to stay strong. Some examples that will help your diet are eggs, spinach, salmon, avocados and nuts. Hair is made up of a protein called keratin. Make sure you’re not consuming too much or too little. Always use protein in small doses. Water is another key nutrient to healthier hair. Hydration will show through your scalp and prevent lack of moisture. This is one of the important causes for hair breakage.
        1. Environmental Conditions: Cold, dry climates, heat, humidity, wind, and the sun can all take a toll on the overall health of your hair. The dry winter air will lead to static and dry hair. Switching from indoor air to outdoor can damage the cuticle layers of your hair. Strong winds in the air lead to tangles. Tangles lead to breakage. The list goes on... When in these environmental conditions, it is important to adjust your hair care regimen accordingly and give yourself some extra self care. 
        1. Stress: Have you been stressed out lately? Extreme stress can cause hair roots to reach a stopping stage of their hair growth cycle prior to when they are supposed to. This will result in fall out from the root. Extreme stress is one of the major factors that causes breakage and split ends in hair,
        1. Genetic Factors: Lastly, a cause of hair breakage and split ends could be your genetics. Do your parents, grandparents, or relatives have fine hair? This could be the reason why your hair is more susceptible to breakage. Fine hair is fragile and must be treated with delicacy. 

        These are the 7 reasons that you can know when you have a question of what causes hair breakage and split ends

         Read this: How to Moisturize Your Hair- Effective Tips to Keep your Hair Hydrated

        5 Ways To Repair and Prevent Hair Breakage and Split Ends:

        After learning what causes hair breakage and split ends. Here are key ways on how to repair and prevent hair breakage

        1. Limit manipulation of your hair. Avoid aggressive brushing, drying, heat styling, and tight hairstyles. 
        2. Consume the right nutrients. Start eating foods that are rich in protein, such as eggs, fatty fish, spinach, and also drink more water. 
        3. Get a trim.  Visit your hairstylist every 4-6 weeks. This will remove the tips that are broken off, and leave hair looking and feeling healthy again.
        4. Load up on moisture. Use Hair Care Products that are gentle (like Pai-Shau!) and have natural ingredients that fit well with your hair texture. Add Pai-Shau’s Supreme Revitalizing Mask (moisturing mask for hair), Something To BeLeave-In, and Biphasic Infusion hair serum into your hair care RouTEAne. These products will give you ultimate hydration and strength. Be careful when your hair is wet (this is when it’s most fragile). 
        5. Switch out your towel and pillowcase. Use a microfiber towel and a silk pillowcase to lessen irritation on your hair.

        The above mentioned tips can help in repair and prevent breakage and split ends. 

        Products that can help to prevent hair breakage and split ends.

        Pai-Shau Hair Products

        Causes of Hair breakage and split ends is quite common but can sometimes be hard to manage. But understanding what causes hair breakage and split is quite important to find the best  products to prevent it. Stay the course with the advice above to prevent hair breakage and split ends and, you’ll see a dramatic difference in your hair. Try it out!