Jessica Jungfer, Alterna Education Manager EMEA, gives some ideas and suggestions on how to maintain healthy hair and scalp during the Winter months.
“The cold weather in the winter months can lead to clients having dry, flaky scalp and hair feeling more brittle and dehydrated,” says Jessica Jungfer, Alterna Education Manager EMEA. “With that in mind, it’s so important that clients tailor their hair care regime for the new season and that as hairdressers, we talk to our clients about products they may want to add into their regime to ensure they maintain healthy hair during these months.”
Scalp care is becoming more of a focus and is essential for healthy hair – “Because only from a healthy scalp, strong, shiny and resilient hair can grow” Jessica Jungfer, Alterna Education Manager EMEA.
At ALTERNA we have put together a Renewing Scalp Care Ritual for clients looking to treat their scalp to transform their hair. Clients can enjoy these steps within an Alterna salon, or they can use the steps with the Alterna Renewing Scalp Care range at home.
The Renewing Scalp Care Ritual
- SCALP EXFOLIATION
To start the Scalp Renewal regimen use the Alterna Renewing Scalp Scrub-to-foam as a mild exfoliator to remove sweat, impurities and oil that build-up over time. Scalp exfoliation is especially important if you don´t brush your hair regularly.
- HAIR & SCALP CLEANSING
As a next step use the product as a shampoo by only adding water and emulsify the Alterna Renewing Scalp Scrub-to-foam to remove build-up of products and excess scalp oil.
- SCALP HYDRATION
Maintaining a moisturised scalp helps prevent dryness and itchiness. Using Alterna Renewing Scalp Care Leave-On Treatment leaves the scalp feeling moisturised.
Hydrate and balance the scalp
Clients can choose from the Renewing Scalp Hemp Leave-On Treatment and the Renewing Scalp Peppermint Leave-On Treatment, which work to hydrate and balance the scalp and leave it less dry. Peppermint provides the hair with a refreshing feel due to the Peppermint and Tea Tree infused within the product, whereas the Hemp Treatment works to provide extra nourishment for those prone to more prominent scalp issues and leaves the scalp feeling calm and soothed.
Aside from using the Renewing Scalp Care Ritual, which focusses on exfoliating, gently cleansing and hydrating the hair and scalp, clients should also take into consideration these essential winter hair care tips:
Avoid over-styling hair during the winter months to refrain from further damage being done to the hair
Drink plenty of water
Get regular hair trims to ensure hair is free from split ends and manageable
Protect hair and scalp from the elements where possible by wearing hats
Oil up hair with the Alterna Caviar Smoothing Anti-Frizz Nourishing Oil to provide extra nourishment to the hair and to tame frizz and flyaways
Be gentle when hair brushing, particularly when hair is wet and more prone to damage.
Use a richer, more moisturising conditioner or hair mask to give hair a further dose of moisture Alterna Caviar Replenishing Masque Moisture is a must to keep hair looking and feeling smooth and silky