Hair stylists are multi-talented. You can cut, color, wash, rinse and have some of the deepest, most thoughtful conversations at the same time. You’re there to support your clients through countless breakups, as they prepare for their wedding, when they land that new job and when their pet passes away. Most of the time, you feel like an extension of your client’s family.
Why is it, then, that bringing up difficult conversations such as hair loss and hair thinning causes discomfort? Being aware of your clients’ emotions and not wanting to offend them is crucial to a successful relationship. Below, we have provided some tips for addressing two of the main issues that may keep your client from feeling fully confident and happy with the health of their hair.
Avoid saying: “I see your hair is becoming thinner.”
Try this: “I’m going to give you some suggestions that can help strengthen your hair and improve it’s thickness.”
Avoid saying: “Have you noticed you’re losing your hair?”
Try this: “I’m noticing there’s quite a bit of hair in the brush I’m using. I’m going to suggest some ways you can nourish your hair so it stays healthy.”
In men and women, an enzyme known as DHT may interact with the testosterone and DHEA hormones, resulting in sensitive hair follicles that can lead to hair loss. Hormonal changes and imbalances can cause temporary hair loss and thinning hair. The thyroid also may be a culprit, as hormone levels are affected by the thyroid gland. In other instances, hair thinning and hair loss can be the result of vitamin deficiencies or underlying health conditions.
Advise your client to be aware of excessive hairstyling with hot tools or tight styles such as braids and pigtails. Suggest to your client a nutritionally balanced diet and to avoid twisting, rubbing or pulling the hair. It’s also important to treat the hair gently when washing and brushing. Keep hair drying and curling irons to a minimum. By supplementing with PRIMAL HAIR, health is restored by promoting the growth of new blood vessels, increasing growth factors to stimulate new hair growth and by decreasing the factors the minimize hair follicles.
While you may have avoided these topics in the past, it’s important to build trust with your client and provide them with the resources and knowledge that will lead to hair restoration and hair growth.
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