It's more common than most people think: After giving birth, a woman's estrogen levels drop, her hair follicles enter the resting stage and for six-12 months, hair loss along the hairline, part line and temples becomes increasingly noticeable. Because it's unusual and often unexpected, it could be a difficult situation to address with your client. Here, Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa shares several tips and tricks for working with clients suffering from postpartum hair loss.
- First things first, assure your client that postpartum hair loss is a very natural occurrence and good recovery is entirely possible.
- Because regrowth along the hair line can be the most challenging, teaching your client to blow dry their fringe with a comb is incredibly important.
- Using the thin teeth of the comb and the bridge of the comb for guidance, directionally blow dry the short hairs.
- Once the regrowth reaches mid-forehead, suggest incorporating fringe into your clients' cut.
- For regrowth along the part line, try Redken Control Addict 28 to keep hairs in place with a strong hold and lacquer-free finish.
- Be sure to teach your clients to spray the hairspray in the direction they want their hairs to lay.
- For a stronger hold, suggest Redken Move Ability 05 Cream and only touch the fly aways with the product.