Beauty Armoire Monday: I can’t pronounce it, but I’m loving the scent (and results!) of Pai-Shau hair goo

Pretty bathroom counter-worthy for hair brews, non?
Very bathroom counter-worthy for conditioner, non? Chic.

Whoa – I seriously slipped down a rabbit hole, didn’t I? It’s been two weeks since my last post.

In my defense, I’ve been working. I wish I could get better at blogging mid-project, but since those projects are 99.9 percent of the time writing projects, I just kinda can’t. Alas, I am a big ol’ mono-tasker when it comes to writing. Great for my clients; not so great for my blogs…

Okay, enough with the excuses.

Let’s get back to what really matters in this world of ours: the eradication of frizz.

Frizz is not groovy. Frizz is the bane of my very existence.

That’s why I’m always all ears whenever a beauty company emails me and asks if I’d like to try this or that new miracle frizz-buster. Invariably, I say “oui” to those kind and generous offers. And it is at those precise moments that I feel everything is going well in my life. My hopes are officially up.

I should know better. Because on the frizz front, I’m an impossibly tough nut to crack. I can reduce it, but I can’t cure it.

And really, is there an actual cure for frizz?

I remember once, a thousand years ago, I was writing an on-the-set story for W about the filming of a Frizz-Ease commercial.

John Frieda – the John Frieda, handsome devil – had to pop in front of the camera and speak his big four words of dialogue:

“The cure. Frizz-Ease.”

This was in the mid-90s, and I’m guessing it was the first time the term “cure” was attached to frizz.

And here we are, 20 years on, still searching for one.

It’s at this point in this blog post that I’m sure the makers of Pai-Shau are completely flipping out.

“Wait – why is Momover Lady nattering on about her writing process, and John Frieda? Isn’t she supposed to be reviewing our products?”

Désolée, Pai-Shau. When I haven’t blogged in a while, I can get rambly…

So here’s what I like about Pai-Shau, which is a salon brand and a tad spendy:

1. It’s vegan. I love animals so damn much. Whatever we can do to leave them alone and let them live their lives in peace, we should.

2. The Replenishing Hair Cleanser and Replenishing Cream Conditioner smell fantastic.

3. Ditto for the Supreme Revitalizing Mask. Plus, it makes my straw-like hair far less straw-like.

4. The Biphasic Infusion is really nice for a quick shine fix. Even though I live in the land of 1000 percent humidity, we’re actually going through some semblance of a winter right now. (Translation: It’s 60 degrees instead of 80 or 90). Consequently, I’m shampooing less, even after an hour of Cardio Tennis. Sometimes I just like to slather on something light, to tamp down the fuzz, just as I’m headed out the door. Biphasic is great for that.

Okay, time to catch a bit of the Australian Open. I’m pulling for Vika this year, big time. Love that feisty Belarusian powerhouse. Thwack!

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