Updated: Oct 11, 2019
So in my blog today, I want to touch on a few things that frequently come up in The Salon...
Children's hair; So firstly lets get straight into it, ALWAYS check for head lice. If you can't check daily then at least once a week... and if your unsure just treat the child/children anyway! When a child hits puberty (which of course is different for everyone), usually between ages 11 and 14, they will begin to get natural oils in the hair and are less likely to get lice. This also means a child under 12 will not need conditioner in their hair, even if its dry or very tangled. They do not need it. You should have a good detangle comb (which we stock in the salon for €5), and a good leave in conditioner spray. (which we also stock - the Revlon UniqOne for €15). If you go for a different one or want to make one at home, then go for one with tea tree as this is known to help keep lice away, and also has a nice fresh smell. It really is worth getting these two products, for as little as €20, there'll be no more screaming, crying, knots and time wasting. Post Pregnancy;A lot of women get an awful fright when they start loosing their hair. This happens usually 3-6 months after giving birth. It varies from person to person and some women may lose none, whilst others can lose an excessive amount. Which can make make three months feel like a year! Do not panic. This is a common experience amongst women after giving birth, but Ive found that it is rarely discussed. Your body has gone through a dramatic experience and there is massive hormone changes in the first few months. In most women the hair will begin to come back within 6 months - 1 year. If this does happen to you it is a good idea to speak with your doctor, as you may be in need of a supplement and/or vitamin.They can advise you on what is safe to take, as you maybe breast feeding etc. *TIP* Ask your mum or grandmother if this has happened to them as it often runs in families. Trying to grow your hair;I get asked a lot about the best way to try and let hair grow. The most common is:'Should I get my hair cut more often?' Or 'Do I never cut it?' So I find this will differ slightly depending on your hair growth. As a general rule, yes keeping it trimmed regularly will help keep the ends clean and will cut away any split or damaged ends. However, cutting it too regularly will only take the regrowth of what has grown back off again. I suggest if your hair is in general good condition to get it cut every 3-6 months. *TIP* Book in for a 'dry cut' rather than a 'cut and blow dry' more often as you can take the tiniest amount off the hair this way... it will be a lot kinder on your bank account too.Hope this was helpful for you guys. If you have any questions or any topic you would like me to cover in my future blogs, please don't hesitate to email me or leave a note for me @ thesalonhowth Merry Christmas,Andrea