Springtime is so refreshing after the bitter cold of winter, and this season ultimately results in April/May showers, which help produce gorgeous blooming flowers. Where there are flowers, there is POLLEN! For many of us spring with all its glory also presents may physical challenges, since it is considered the worst time of year for those who suffer with allergies and severe sinus problems. Usually the remedy is to digest large doses of antihistamines, which is effective, but there can be serious side effects for the hair.
- Severe dryness
- Brittle hair
- Itchy scalp
- Dull, lifeless hair
Dry / Brittle
Antihistamines are designed to dry runny noses and mucus, and the same chemicals work throughout the body drying areas that need moisture. The dry/brittle effect of antihistamines on hair can lead to breakage and leave the hair feeling like straw. To alleviate this problem, we recommend regular doses of moisture:
- Design Essentials Moisture Retention Conditioning Shampoo
- Design Essentials Stimulations Deep Moisturizing Conditioner
Dry / Brittle Home Maintenance
Educate clients on how important it is that they moisturize the hair and scalp daily.
- Design Essentials Nutriment Rx Hairdress
- Therapeutics Rx Leave in Hydrating Conditioner
When the scalp is dry it can lead to itching which leads to scratching, which can cause flaking. To eliminate this problem, we recommend the following:
- Therapeutics Rx Anti-Itch Shampoo
- Therapeutics Rx Leave-In Hydrating Conditioner
Itchy Scalp Home Maintenance
- Therapeutics Rx Anti-Itch Hair + Scalp Treatment
The Therapeutics Rx Anti-Itch Shampoo and Hair + Scalp Treatment deposit zinc omandine directly to the scalp, alleviating itching and flaking, while the Leave-In Hydrating Conditioner works to soften and hydrate dry thirsty hair leaving it shiny and full of life.
You should shampoo the hair every 7 to 10 days to eliminate medication build-up on the scalp and hair.
You must drink twice as much water during this time to flush the body of the medications and replenish needed moisture. Taking an antioxidant will help the body rid itself of unneeded pollutants. During this time it may be necessary to reduce the degree of straightening with relaxers to approximately 85% to help maintain more elasticity and integrity of the hair. Healthy eating habits with high degrees of fresh fruits and leafy green vegetables is very important and always take a daily dose of multivitamins.
Note: This is the time of year that you will experience the most growth. It follows the pattern of nature. Fall and winter, plants and trees don’t produce new foliage. However in spring and summer new plant life and greenery are abundant. Let’s water our plants and moisturize our roots.