Top Reasons
Why You Should Purchase Shampoo and Conditioner from Your Stylist and NOT the Regular Stores

Only 30% of the people who visit salons for their hair care needs get the shampoo, conditioner, and hair products recommended by their hair stylists. This is for a variety of reasons, from price to lack of knowledge, but not getting the right products for your hair can lead to paying big in the form of dry, damaged hair.

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Besides price, there is a huge difference between salon hair care products and regular store products.

Let’s take a look at 4 major differences

Cheap for a Reason

While regular store hair care products seem like a good buy, they are lower in price for a reason. Packed with fillers and damaging chemicals, they can spell disaster for your hair. Even if they appear to be the same product as the kind you get in the store, they are often expired or not the right product entirely. These faulty products can result in you paying big when you head back in for a haircut, both in terms of appearance and the cost of repairs.

Highly Diluted

It may look like you are getting more with that jumbo bottle, but very little of it is made out of the vitamins, minerals, cleansers and oils you need in order to take care of your hair. The fillers may make your hair feel softer—but at the price of waxy build up that never properly strips away. Over time this can make you feel like you need to wash your hair more often because you can always feel that grime in there, but washing it only adds to the problem. As surprising as it sounds, that tiny bottle of Salon shampoo will last about the same amount of time as the jumbo bottle from the drug store, and you’ll get better hair care out of it.

Bad for the Environment

The world we live in now is the world we are going to pass on to our children. Cheaper shampoos are often made without any care for that environment. That means packaging is made with little or no recycled materials, and a higher carbon footprint. In some cases, the shampoos may even have been tested on animals. Hair salons make an effort to choose environmentally and animal safe products, so make your planet a better place at the same time you buy your shampoo, and choose your salon’s products.

Your Hair Stylist Sees the Results

If your hair stylist saw beautiful, glowing locks, clean scalps, and damage free hair every time someone shampooed with a specific non-salon brand, you bet that shampoo would be carried in the store immediately. Hair Stylists get to see the results of your hair care choices, and those of others, and know what works and what doesn’t.

If they recommend a specific product, it is because they have seen good results in the people who have come back after using it. Trusting your salon and hair stylist is important.

If you want what is best for your hair, you should choose products from your salon.

How to keep your hair looking great long after you visit the salon!

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You spend hundreds of dollars in order to look great at the salon. Don’t waste your time and money on a professional salon treatment through aftercare that can ruin your look. If you want to keep your hair feeling great and healthy for as long as possible, here are some wonderful ways to handle your aftercare:

After a Blowout

There are few hair treatments that feel more wonderful than a great blowout. Sometimes, just removing those split ends and getting an invigorating shampoo is all you need to look and feel your best. The results of a good blowout can disappear fast however, if you don’t take good care of it. To help insure your blowout lasts as long as possible (a week at best) avoid touching your hair as much as possible. Touching your hair can transfer oils, dirt, and grime onto your hair, weighing it down and removing some of the luster.  

After Damaged Hair Treatment

The last thing you want after receiving a treatment to repair hair damage, is for your hair to go back to the way it was. In order to preserve your damaged hair treatment, avoid shampooing your hair frequently, and instead opt for a deep conditioning treatment once a week. For maximum conditioning, let the conditioner sit on your hair for at least ten minutes. Protect your hair with b3 Brazilian Bond Builder – a bond builder perfect for every type of hair. b3 is an innovative professional salon service that provides intensive repair and long-term conditioning for extremely dry, very damaged, and chemically treated hair for up to 12 weeks. Insure the strength and integrity of your hair using this amazing product.

After Hair Coloring

For best possible results, listen to your hair stylist for aftercare tips. These tips may change depending on your unique hair style, and how drastic the change is. In general, avoid shampooing 48 hours after coloring to allow the color time to set. Coloring your hair can put a strain on otherwise healthy locks and result in damaged hair. In order to give yourself hair color that lasts with less damage, asking for the b3 Brazilian Bond Builder additive with your coloring service can greatly improve the length of time your color lasts, and the overall health of your hair.

After a Brazilian Blowout

Unlike a traditional straightening or keratin treatment, there are not restrictions.  No down time means you can get right back to your active lifestyle or put your hair in a ponytail.  However, in order to extend the life of your Brazilian Blowout, there are a series of products to consider.  The Açai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner are recommended for all Brazilian Blowouts.  The favorite of the aftercare line is the Ionic Bonding Spray.  This color safe, residue-free formula effectively seals the cuticle and promotes optimum longevity of a Brazilian Blowout.  It will give you the look and feel of week one up to week ten. 

After a Beach Wave Perm

Beach Wave Perms require special aftercare to make sure they look their best. Once again, you’ll want to avoid washing your hair for 48 hours after the treatment, in order to give your new curls a chance to set. After this time, use salon recommended shampoos and conditioners that won’t use harsh chemicals to damage the curl.

Balayage

Balayage highlights are the hot new trend for a care-free salon look. While this color style is easy to maintain in terms of salon trips, it does need a little extra care at home in order to continue looking its best. Here are our top two tips for Balayage hair care:

Don’t over wash it

You may wash your hair daily to get that greasy feeling out of your locks, but the more you wash your hair the more oil your scalp produces to keep up. On top of this, your hair will often become dry and brittle without the oils you continously strip from your hair, and it can make your hair color look faded and old sooner.

Wash your hair only once or twice a week to allow your natural oils to do their work. While you might feel greasy at first, your scalp will soon balance out and leave you with soft, lustrous, and beautiful hair.

Use Purple Shampoo and Conditioner

When you do wash your hair, treat it to purple shampoo and conditioner. These shampoos are specifically designed to support your new hair color.  We recommend Olgio Blue Shampoo and Conditioner or Fanola No Yellow. 

How to Maintain Healthy Hair

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Keeping your hair looking healthy is an ongoing task that requires daily management. If you’re not sure how to make your hair look great, here are our favorite tips for healthy, manageable hair.

Avoid washing your hair daily

Your scalp produces oils that work to keep your hair healthy. While shampooing gets rid of the dirt and grime in our hair, it can also strip our hair of the natural oils that keep it looking soft and healthy. To avoid the dry and damaged look, reduce your shampooing to once or twice a week, and select a quality product to shampoo with. Cheap drug store products may look great to your wallet, but they can do more damage than good to your hair. If you need a reliable product, don’t forget to check out Pai-shau hair products. Rejuvenate your hair every time you step out of the shower with a leave-in treatment that strengthens, nourishes, and protects your hair.

Quality hair starts from the inside

Your hair is often a reflection of your health. Great hair starts from the inside, with vitamins and minerals that will keep your hair healthy. Iron and protein are the most important ingredients to healthy hair, and should be top of the list in your nutrition plan. You can get both from leafy green vegetables, as well as fish, pumpkin seeds and beans.

Another great supplement for your hair is fish oil, which helps nourish your hair at the follicles. Biotin is another great supplement that promotes healthy, skin and nails. These supplements aren’t just good for your hair, they are good for your whole body, so take care of both by taking vitamins to promote healthy hair.

Deep condition your hair for best possible shine

We all know that conditioning our hair is important to healthy and beautiful locks, but did you know that you can get even more out of your conditioner by letting it sit on your hair? Conditioner takes time to work, and letting it sit on your hair gives it more time to lock in moisture and provide essential nutrients to your hair. It won’t cost you anything extra to do it either. Simply shampoo as normal, pat dry your hair with a towel, and then slather on the conditioner. Massage it thoroughly into your scalp, and then comb it down your locks so that it reaches every inch of your hair. When you are done, roll it up in a towel and let it sit anywhere between 10 minutes to an hour.

The entire time you leave it on your hair it is conditioning it. Once you are done, simply rinse and enjoy the amazing results of a deep conditioning. Multiple Deep Conditioners are recommended from Brazilian Blowout, J. Beverly Hills, and Pai-Shau.  Each one is engineered for your unique hair type and will focus on specific needs.  When combined with the shampoos and other styling products, you will have a winning combination for healthy, shiny hair. 

Trim split ends regularly

While you may not feel like you need to get a proper cut very often, getting the split ends trimmed every 6 – 8 weeks can go a long way to keeping your hair looking beautiful. Trimming the split ends helps keep the hair from splitting farther and promotes the overall health of your hair.

Taking care of your hair doesn’t have to be difficult. Just follow these tips and you will be on your way to healthy and beautiful hair every day of the week.

Mistakes to avoid while using dry shampoo

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Dry shampoo is an amazing product that can resolve some of our worst haircare problems. Knowing how to use dry shampoo properly can take your use of this product from good to great. Here are some common mistakes people make when using dry shampoo, and how to avoid them.

When to Spray

Unless you have spoken to a professional, it would seem that while getting ready is the best time to use dry shampoo.  The best time to apply dry shampoo is at night before bed or before a workout. Two of our favorites are formulated by IGK and J. Beverly Hills. 

When applying at night, you give the product time to soak up oils while you sleep.  Once you get ready in the morning, simply comb or brush your hair, dislodging the product that encapsulate the oils and it will come right out.  Leaving your hair less oily and avoiding discoloration. 

Spraying dry shampoo in before a workout will again, soak up sweat and oils during the workout.  Most dry shampoos not only take care of oils but have a deodorizer as well.  This makes much more sense and lets you avoid having to wash your hair in order to keep the color or condition of your hair, longer. 

Don’t spray your dry shampoo too close to your head

It may seem like a great way to get the shampoo close to your scalp where you can feel all that excess oil, but spraying too close to your head can result in those ugly white patches. Instead, spray your hair 6 inches away from the scalp for optimal application.

Don’t spray too much

A little dry shampoo goes a long way, and if you don’t use enough you can always add more. On the other hand, if you use too much, rinsing it out would be entirely against the point of using it in the first place. In order to make sure you get the most out of your dry shampoo, use a very small amount and work it through with your fingers. If you need more go ahead and use it—a little bit at a time.

Don’t give up on dry shampoo after a bad experience

We can all think back on our hair care to that one Awful Experience, but though you’ve probably gone on to get haircuts again after an awful experience, you may not have gone back to dry shampoo. Dry shampoo has many wonderful uses, from giving your “Second Day Hair” a lift, to pepping yourself up when you have no time to shower. If you’ve had a bad experience with dry shampoo, try a different product instead. You’ll be augmenting your styling options and giving yourself a second chance at happiness all at the same time. Maximize the possibilities of your hair with the transformative powers of a Brazilian blowout. This hair treatment smooths the hair cuticle and provides you with sleep and beautiful hair no matter what your hair type is.