How To Treat Hair Loss In The Salon
How To Consult & Treat Clients With Hair Loss
Hair loss is becoming more common, especially in the age of COVID where it can appear as a symptom or even manifest due to stress. Couple that with issues caused by long term use of protective styles, like braids or extensions, and some of your clients might be on the fast track to losing their hair.
But, there are ways to stop and even reverse the process of hair loss. When we spotted this transformation from BTC Team Member Tahirah Carter (@mrs_tahirah2), we just had to get the deets on her process! She took us through how she consults and treats clients in the salon with hair loss issues, plus what she recommends they do at home to help grow their hair back below.
1. Start With A Consultation
The majority of Tahirah’s clientele are Black women, aged 30 and up, so a lot of the hair loss problems she encounters are usually caused by aging, post-partum, stress, scarring alopecia and even over processed relaxers. Before starting any type of in-salon treatment, Tahirah recommends her clients first see a licensed dermatologist to figure out what’s going on internally. From there, she can figure out the right treatment plan to tackle their hair loss.
Note: Alopecia comes in many forms, besides scarring alopecia. Click here to learn more about the different types of alopecia, plus how to treat them.
Watch how Tahirah uses BosleyMD™’s products to help improve thin spots in her clients hair!
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Check Out The Before & After!
2. Treat The Scalp
Scalp stimulation is a must to get clients back on track. Tahirah has two products she recommends to increase blood flow and strengthen hair follicles—the BosleyMD™ Rejuvenating Scalp Scrub and the BosleyMD™ Healthy Hair and Scalp Follicle Energizer.
The Rejuvenating Scalp Scrub can be used in-salon and at home. It’s a gentle scrub featuring bamboo charcoal to help detox and rejuvenate the scalp. “Clients have described having a tingling [sensation] throughout their entire body [after use]. This means the blood flow is being stimulated,” remarks Tahirah. She recommends clients use the scrub once a week at home for the best results.
Tahirah uses the Healthy Hair and Scalp Follicle Energizer on her clients bi-weekly or with every appointment depending on their schedule. It’s an intense leave-in serum that helps strengthen existing strands and increases circulation on the scalp. “The product helps to strengthen the hair follicles [by] waking up weak areas that were damaged or over-processed.”
3. Create A Plan
“After determining if the hair has potential to grow back, weekly or bi-weekly appointments are the best way to build a consistent partnership,” says Tahirah.
The more your hair loss clients come in for treatment, the more likely they are to see improvement in at least 90 to 180 days. “Each appointment, I will continue to monitor the client’s progress and make the appropriate recommendations at each stage.”
Here’s how Tahirah uses the Rejuvenating Scalp Scrub at the shampoo bowl!
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4. Avoid Tight Hairstyles
When dealing with clients who love to wear hairstyles that put tension on their scalp, here’s what Tahirah recommends. “I always ask clients to stay away from styles that put tension on the front hairline, the crown area and the nape of the neck. If they are getting a protective style such as braids, have a consultation before booking to make sure both the stylist and the client are on the same page.”
5. At-Home Care
It’s not only what you do in the salon that matters. Your clients should also be continuing their treatment at home. “Investing in a hair steamer and electric scalp massager is a must,” says Tahirah. “The moist heat from the hair steamer encourages blood flow to circulate, promoting hair growth. The scalp massager can exfoliate, loosen debris and dandruff and increase follicle circulation.”
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