Michelle Christle, stylist and trichologist at Cheveux Hair Salon in Tullamore, has four tips to enable stylists to offer a better service to hair loss clients
Hair loss remains a highly sensitive topic, and this can be magnified when you’re facing a client in the chair who appears to be experiencing it.
Aside from recommending in-salon treatments – should your business have them – could stylists be going further to advice these clients on treating their condition at home?
Michelle Christle, stylist and trichologist at Cheveux Hair Salon, offers her words of wisdom so stylists can offer their clients trusted advice on caring for their hair beyond the salon…
- Make sure that if your client is suffering from thinning on the top, that you recommend they use a UV protector on the scalp, exposed areas can get burnt easily, even in Irish weather
- If your client is suffering from thinning, their hair will become weaker over time as the density decreases and the blood flow lessens. Encourage scalp massage nightly to encourage blood flow and a good protein strengthening mask
- If your client suddenly starts shedding do reassure them it will usually rectify itself. We can lose up to 100 hairs per day, and remember, whatever triggered it usually happened three months ago
- If your client suffers from yellow flakes and dandruff, avoid oil. I encourage those clients to use oil-free products as certain scalp yeasts feed on oils which make the problem worse