‘Tis the season for love! So, before showering your clients with care and affection, make sure they take some time for themselves to show their hair some well-deserved appreciation…
What are some simple natural hair care tips that will help your clients take better care of their hair?
We collected 5 easy tips and tricks to share in your salon for healthier hair and happier clients:
Hair care tip #1: How to take care of frizzy hair
Let your hair down, not just today. First of all, you should recommend that your clients review and consider improving their every-day hair care routines.
There are many small and big improvements one can make, not only today but continuously in the future for healthier and less taxed hair.
Do your clients, for example, use brushes and combs that aren’t optimal for their hair type and cause more breakage and frizz than necessary?
Do they regularly drain their follicles in an abundance of products or unnecessarily strain them with styling tools like curling irons, blow driers and tiny ponytail holders that pull on the roots?
These things can be easily adjusted.
Help them find the right tool for their specific hair type, propose they reach for a scrunchie instead of a rubber holder, let their hair air-dry more often than not and also try out some natural styles.
Pro Tip: They could try using a microfibre towel or cotton t-shirt instead of a ‘regular’ towel when drying their hair to minimise frizz and breakage. This is also something you can improve in your salon!
Hair care tip #2: Pre-poo! Integrate hair care before washing the hair
“Pre-pooing”, which usually refers to an oil treatment applied to the hair directly and letting it rest a bit before shampooing and washing.
This treatment doesn’t only help with detangling and smoothing hair strands, but it is also a very effective way to lock in moisture and shine as well as protect the follicles from the dryness.
Moreover, it helps prevent you from losing more hair than necessary.
This is a simple treatment you can recommend your clients do at home while relaxing or even whilst getting other important stuff done.
One can customise the blend of these oils for individual hair-needs, but the most common DIY oil mix would consist of equal parts of almond, castor, olive, coconut, and lavender oils and possibly other essential oil extracts.
Recommend they leave this concoction in for a couple of hours (at least one) and then go on with their normal washing routine.
Another pre-poo option is a “hot oil treatment” which focuses more on the scalp and is, therefore, a potent way to fight dandruff and stimulate growth.
Additionally, the heat helps the oil penetrate deeper into the roots and follicles of hair strands, making them less porous and susceptible to dryness.
Your clients can heat up the oils (lightly!), then use an applicator bottle for easier distribution to the scalp and slightly damp hair.
After massaging the mixture in they should let it penetrate for 15-30 minutes before washing the hair as usual.
psssst: If you are short of time, we did you a solid and added most of these oils to our Intensive Hair Mask, so this is the perfect product to use just for this! We highly recommend giving the hair a go with the Rejuvenating Hair Mist first to add a little moisture first for a better spreadability of the Mask – and if you are keen on adding to your scalp as well, then use the Exfoliative Scalp Treatment first. Remember, you can easily use all 3 combined and leave it there for a good hour or more.
Hair care tip #3: Scalp Scrubs
If your clients suffer from dandruff, a dry or itchy scalp, oily hair or just want to improve blood circulation and hair growth an organic scalp scrub may be just what they need!
After massaging it in for about 10 minutes let it sit for another 20, preferably wrapped in a towel or shower cap, and then simply rinse it out.
The special blend of urea, tea tree oil, cocoa seed butter, glycerine and lavender, and aloe vera leaf extract relieves tension and itchiness immediately, while restoring moisture and nourishment to the scalp!
If your client is very intent on improving hair growth, top of this scalp treatment with our clinically proven NATULIQUE Hair Growth Serum.
After washing the hair apply and massage the serum into the scalp and let it penetrate for 30 minutes before continuing with the usual styling process.
Hair care tip #4: Upgrade your moisturising game
A comprehensive and individualised moisturising process should be part of any hair-care routine!
So additionally, to shampooing and regular conditioning you should recommend your clients deep condition their hair at least once a week!
NATULIQUE’s Intensive Deep Penetrating Hair Mask with certified organic fruit extracts, essential oils, and vitamins is a great way to achieve stronger, healthier and smoother hair.
Also, make sure to help your clients personalise their routine according to their hair type; their texture and needs determine how long you should leave the product in for, how many times a week it should be used, what kind of products and ingredients work best for them and so on.
You may find that a deep conditioning hair mask in combination with a leave-in conditioner works best for locking in moisture and providing shine for one, whereas using only one or two targeted products after washing your hair can prevent excessive greasiness with another.
NATULIQUE provides a wide variety of products for all these different needs, for example, clients who are drawn to frizzy hair may react best to our Vitamin E enriched Moroccan Argan Oil and clients with dull and dry hair would benefit from our Nourishing Hair Crème with Vitamin B5 and natural silk protein.
Encourage your clients to try out a couple of different techniques and products until you find what suits their hair best!
There is nothing better than a hairdresser who doesn’t just know about hair care in general but also their client’s individual needs.
Pro Tip: If your clients have very fine hair strands a botanical oil treatment – like one with tea tree or lavender oils – before showering may help give their hair some body.
If they have medium to thick hair you should opt for products with natural hydrators like coconut oil, aloe Vera or shea butter.
Hair care tip #5: Importance of sleeping for healthy hair
Improve your sleeping habits! When you’re resting your hair is resting too.
Whilst you are asleep your body produces melatonin, a hormone that regulates your sleep cycle that has an impact on hair growth as well.
A lack of sleep or oversleeping, that could be due to a decrease in levels of melatonin in your body, could result in hair loss.
Therefore, sleep and healthier hair are connected – always make sure to get a decent amount of sleep for hair growth.
Share the following tips on sleep hair routine with your clients to ensure their hair is getting the most out of the night.
The hair should be dried and brushed before going to bed to avoid knots and breakage.
If your clients do feel it is necessary to tie their hair, for a desired style or simply preferred comfort, suggest they grab a cotton scrunchie instead of rubber hair band.
Also animate them to consider splurging on a satin pillow case or head scarf as the reduced friction noticeably minimises frizz and split ends.
Pro Tip: If they’re too busy during the day to tend to their mane or pay you a visit, they could try out an over-night treatment and let the products do their magic while both them and their hair get a good-night’s rest.
But we find that the ultimate> way to take care of your hair is by taking care of yourself!
Remember the body reacts in different ways to emotional and physical stress, so encourage your clients to not just take time for their hair but also themselves!
And the same goes for you! For a healthier salon environment and experience for you and your clients.