Paulina Nelega is a registered clinical herbalist with Hair Essentials.

As your busy Fall season begins to pick up, many of your clients may be asking how they can get their hair back in shape from a summer of sun, salt from the beach, or chlorine from poolside days. Let them know that fall is a great time to revitalize their hair and regain those luscious locks!

Here are five natural tips to share with your clients to get them started:

Benefits of Fall Foods  
Fill your clients in on the benefits of Fall foods, including two all-time favorites, pumpkins and cranberries. The seeds from these colorful foods yield a pressed oil that is highly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, providing protection to follicles against damaging free-radicals. These oils, as well as that from another fall-harvest favorite, red grapes, are beginning to appear in more and more hair care products. The virtues of the grape extend beyond wine, as the oil extracted from its seed has been shown to have powerful antioxidant properties as well.
 
Top it off - with Water, That Is!
Encourage your clients to stay hydrated, especially at this time of year when schedules get busier and it becomes easy to forget healthy habits. Being indoors more now, we tend not to notice the constant evaporation occurring from our skin (including scalp), especially compared to when we’re outdoors and perspiring more noticeably. Let your clients know that staying hydrated is one of the single-most important things they can do to keep their hair healthy, strong, and shiny! And, if they don’t fancy water, suggest green tea or herbal teas to keep their thirsty follicles topped off.

Shampoo Less Often
Suggest to your clients they wash their hair less, such as shampooing every-other-day (or even every third day, if they can). Let them know that over-washing strips the hair of its natural oils, which moisturize the scalp and help protect the hair. If they blow-dry daily, remind them to keep the heat setting on ‘low’ and the nozzle at least 6 to 8 inches from their scalp, as high heat can damage the hair and follicles.

Quality Counts
As a stylist, you always want your customers to use the best quality hair products available to them—these can help maintain the scalp’s pH balance and improve sebum production, which will also make the transition to washing their hair less often, easier for your client. Suggest to your client shampoos and conditioners that are rich in natural botanical extracts that help repair and rejuvenate the follicles, such as rosemary, nettles, and chamomile, and those that include nourishing protective oils, such as those described in our first tip.

Take a Daily Hair-Healthy Supplement
In addition to a well-balanced diet, a daily hair-healthy supplement is a great addition for your client to consider. For example, Hair Essentials is formulated to help repair and revitalize hair follicles and stimulate strong, healthy new hair growth, as well as combat hair loss and thinning hair—and it does all this, naturally! Hair Essentials is 100% drug-free, vegetarian, and certified gluten-free, and features more than 20 herbs, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and other essential nutrients that work synergistically to keep your hair healthy and locks luscious, year-round.

Paulina Nelega is a registered clinical herbalist for Hair Essentials and has been assisting individuals experiencing hair loss for nearly two decades. Hair Essentials is an all-natural, 100% vegetarian, non-GMO, certified gluten-free proprietary blend of more than 20 herbs, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and other essential nutrients, and can be purchased online at www.HairEssentials.com or by calling 800-536-9353.