Winter hair help – how to help your clients look after their hair

Winter hair help – how to help your clients look after their hair

We all know that stress can have an impact on our hair, but did you know winter can too? As a professional hairstylist, it’s your job to help your clients understand how they can look after their keep and help keep it looking full and healthy – especially as the season’s change. 

Scalp care

Because hair is keratinised (dead skin cells), a healthy head of hair actually starts in the scalp. Teaching your clients that a healthy scalp starts with healthy hair, is the key to a great hair routine. Hair and beauty experts at Capital Hair & Beauty suggest avoiding products that contain sulphates, alcohol, or fragrances which can strip moisture from the scalp, leaving it dry and irritated. 

Avoid over washing

In winter we have a tendency to bundle up. Wearing the same woolly hat day in day out can cause our hair to become greasy because your scalp can’t ‘breathe.’ However, over washing the hair can strip natural oils and dry the hair out. Suggesting that your clients wash their hats regularly or opt for earmuffs instead can help stop the hair from becoming greasy, which will help increase time in-between washes. 

Hair masks

During the winter, a deep conditioning treatment or mask should be used a couple of times a week. Why not suggest they curl up and watch the latest boxset whilst they put the mask on. A conditioning treatment helps reduce breakage and helps keep hair looking and feeling soft. 

Use oils and serums

We all know that in the winter months our skin dries out. As central heating reduces moisture in the air, it can impact our skin’s natural moisture levels, this also happens to the hair. A dry scalp can cause dandruff and even irritation. Always recommend using an oil or serum for added moisture and nourishment, especially if they have permanent or semi-permanent hair colour. 

Eat the rainbow

Healthy hair starts with a healthy diet. You want your clients to eat a balanced diet including key nutrients like protein, vitamin C, A and E, and minerals, like iron, Omega-3, zinc and selenium, and biotin. 

Regular trims

Always try and get your clients to book their next treatment straight after their appointment. If their hair is short or sharp, you’ll want to book them in regularly around every six to eight weeks, if they’re growing it out or have a low-maintenance style, around every 12 weeks is fine. 


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