Advise Customers on Winter Hair Loss: Why Happens/How to Avoid it



Winter can be a tough time for hair, especially for those who are already struggling with hair loss. The dry winter air, combined with the frequent use of hot styling tools and hot showers, can make hair more fragile and prone to breakage, leading to thinning and hair loss. As a hairstylist, it's important to understand the causes of winter hair loss and how to help your clients keep their hair healthy during the colder months.

  1. Avoid Too-Hot Showers While a hot shower may feel amazing on a cold winter day, it can be damaging to hair and scalp. The hot water can strip away natural oils from the hair and scalp, leaving them dry and prone to damage. Instead, recommend your clients take comfortably warm showers, or if they want a hot shower, suggest they lower the temperature before washing their hair.

  2. Keep Dry Hair Conditioned The dry winter air can cause moisture loss from both the scalp and hair, leading to breakage and hair loss. Encourage your clients to keep their hair moisturized with a conditioner after every shampoo. A hydrating hair mask can also be a great way to give hair an extra boost of moisture.

  3. Avoid Heat Styling (If You Can) Heat styling tools like blow dryers, hot combs, and curling irons can damage hair strands, making them more prone to breakage. Encourage your clients to let their hair air dry when possible, or to use low heat settings on their styling tools. If they must use heat styling tools, suggest using a product that offers heat protection.

  4. Don't Go Outside With Wet Hair Going outside with wet hair during the winter can cause the water on the hair to freeze, which can lead to breakage as the hair expands. Advise your clients to wash their hair with plenty of time to allow it to fully dry before going outside, especially when it's freezing outside.

  5. Avoid Brushing Wet Hair Wet hair is more susceptible to breakage, so advise your clients to avoid brushing their hair while it's wet. Instead, suggest detangling their hair while the conditioner is still in their hair using a wide-toothed comb.

  6. Use Hydrating Leave-In Products Leave-in products can help to maximize moisture during the cold winter months, protecting against hair loss and breakage. Recommend products with hydrating ingredients that treat hair starting at the root, such as Biotin and Scalp Serum.

In conclusion, winter can be a tough time for hair, but by following these tips, you can help your clients keep their hair healthy and strong throughout the colder months. Remember to advise them to avoid hot showers, keep their hair moisturized, avoid heat styling when possible, never go outside with wet hair, avoid brushing wet hair, and use hydrating leave-in products. By doing so, they can prevent hair loss and keep their hair looking its best.