You are the “hair care expert” and get asked endless questions about hair care.
To shine as their Hair Care Consultant, share with your clients these…
10 Healthy Hair Tips
…for overcoming common challenges for growing healthy, vibrant hair…
1. Dry or brittle hair remedy:
You just can’t avoid it. Summer sun and winter indoor heating saps the moisture right out of your healthy hair. Plus heat appliances and chemicals… If your client’s hair is dry (practically everyone!), a great healthy hair tip is telling them to apply an oil to their hair at least two times a week, focusing on the roots and ends. Less hair washing can also help fight dryness. Your clients might be surprised to hear that drinking plenty of water will help keep their hair moist. Since cotton absorbs moisture, switching to a silk or satin pillowcase will also make a difference.
2. How to tame frizzy hair:
To help your clients overcome the frizzies, healthy hair tip #2 is to have them to use an anti-frizz serum while their hair is still damp. Also, encourage your client to use a heat protectant before styling.
3. Overcome heat damage:
For healthy hair tip #3, you can recommend using a hot oil treatment once a week. Clients can also heat their usual conditioner in the microwave, and then leave in their hair for 5 minutes or more.
4. Is your client’s hair color looking dull?
Give them an easy and inexpensive way to improve shine and luster by telling them to mix a ripe avocado with an egg. They should apply to their wet hair and leave in for 20 minutes. It may take a couple of shampooings to get this mixture out of their hair – but the improved look is worth it!
5. Best ways to get rid of dandruff:
Make sure the client is not using too much shampoo or conditioner, as residue can leave flakes that look like dandruff. Otherwise, suggest they use anti-dandruff shampoo. If this does not help, point your client in the direction of a good dermatologist. Trust me, your client will be grateful forever!
6. Add volume to thin or flat hair:
In addition to offering volumizing products, teach your clients some blow drying tricks, like holding your head upside down while blow drying to maximize volume.
7. Does your client’s hair break easily?
If this is the case, they may be over brushing which can break their hair. Using a boar bristled brush can also result in less breakage. It also helps to use a wide-tooth comb when their hair is wet.
8. Remove damaging chemical build-up:
If your client swims in a pool, suggest that they use a clarifying shampoo once a week. For a homemade remedy, suggest they rinse their hair with apple cider vinegar or use a baking soda treatment. Even non-swimmers should apply a clarifying treatment once a month to get rid of product buildup.
9. Don’t wait for your clients to ask!
Many people don’t know the right questions to ask about hair health. Even when you are not asked a direct question, take the role of the caring consultant and share what you know. Remind them that sun damage is a real problem for both skin and hair.
10. How to eat right for strength and health:
Haircare goes beyond the type of products your clients use. We all must eat right for a healthy and strong body, including hair. Eating a balanced diet nourishes hair follicles down deep where each hair begins to grow.
Doctors recommend these super foods as the building block of overall health, including healthy hair:
- Blueberries, Tomatoes and Strawberries: vitamin C
- Eggs: protein, zinc, selenium, sulfur, iron
- Lentils and Beans: protein, iron, zinc, biotin
- Salmon: protein, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12, iron
- Spinach: iron, beta carotene (an antioxidant and vitamin A), folate, vitamin C
- Sweet Potatoes: beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, copper, manganese, vitamin E, vitamin B6
- Walnuts: Full of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, biotin, copper to help boost natural hair color
And MY favorite, what I affectionately refer to as… vitamin “CH”…
- Pure Dark Chocolate: extremely high in flavonols which are antioxidants. More than blueberries, green tea, and wine. Also provides sulfur, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and manganese. Just watch out for the fat, sugar and caffeine content.
These tips will keep your clients looking “sweet” in between appointments. They will value your hair health knowledge and just might share these fun hair facts with their friends. Who knows… you may get a few new referrals!
In the meantime, stay updated with the newest research and dedicate yourself to educating your clients about healthy hair. This will keep your clients loyal to you… month after month!
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