Hair, it has represented many things, from an indication of royalty and upper class to representing the youth and vitality in other cultures. Hair comes in many forms ranging from the straightest of hair to the tightest of curls. Hair, when cared for properly, is strong, shiny, and controlled. But as we can't see the top, sides or back of our heads, it can be a challenge to manage.
Finding a stylist to help you keep your look going. Professional products are designed for those stylists who have the time and education in use. They are stronger than versions that may be released for retail use (chemical treatments such as color and relaxers). Tools have been developed that may also need to be handled by a professional, 450 degree flat irons to name one. There are a lot of youtube video's out there about proper flat ironing, which means a lot of people have damaged their hair with this product. Like anything, a flat iron is a wonderful tool, but in the wrong hands, it can damage your hair.
Find a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner for your hair and don't be afraid to use a water based spritz to help you keep the mane controlled. Grey hair may need a bit more moisture, so take your time with Grey and consider moisturizers specifically designed for grey hair.
Clients, look for stylists who are willing to tell you what is going on with your hair. If you are thinning, they will be the first to notice -- what are you seeing in that comb or brush you are using in your hair. If you are beginning to see more and more hair, you may need to make a plan to address it. (see the Combating baldness blog)
At Caris, we have a wonderful selection of products that you can use for natural, relaxed or color treated hair.
Stylists, Make sure you are sharing the information with the clients about what you are seeing with their hair and scalp. Nioxin has a great tool, the Nioscope, which can really help you in this department and your client can keep a log of their hair and scalp care over time.
Remember, we are all about healthy hair, and so should you!