Tackling Hair Thinning And Loss With Stylist Kindale Godbee
If you’re currently dealing with hair thinning and loss, we want you to know something: You’re not alone––in your experience or your emotional journey. No matter how you spin it, female hair loss is nuanced. It’s a sensitive topic, bringing with it a multitude of questions about hard-to-pinpoint causes and how to move forward. And when we first notice more hair in the shower drain than usual, one of the first people we turn to is our stylist. Part beauty maker–part therapist, our stylist is often one of the most knowledgeable resources. We tapped into our Virtue® stylist ambassadors to get their expert insight. Salon owner and stylist Kindale Godbee weighs in.
Yes, a little less than 50% of my clientele is experiencing or experienced hair loss or thinning.
Yes, as a stylist, I am typically the first person sought after to discuss thinning. We always consult to target the source. Whether it be hereditary, stress, hormonal, etc. Once we establish what we believe the source to be, we start a regimen that eases tension, clarify the scalp to relieve product buildup, if any, and use oils, and massage to increase blood flow. If there is no resolve within 90 days, I usually tell my client to seek out a dermatologist.
Yes, it is a very touchy subject. Especially in the black and brown community; close to 50% are suffering or dealing with thinning or hair loss.
My clients have a boost of confidence in not only themselves, but in their approach to self care.
Find the source and then tackle the problem.
Low tension and low manipulation styling is the best for thinning hair.
At first, in the salon, I was suggesting FULL, but now I am recommending Flourish. My clients love that there is a non-medicated option as well.
Virtue® ambassador and owner of The Heir Salon and Family in Raleigh, NC, has made it her mission to help everyone who comes through her salon find beauty in all aspects of hair and life. She was top of her class in The Mastery Program at Paul Mitchell and attended various trainings for Curly Cutting Technique in New York. Each year she continues her education with Bronner Brother Classes. She has worked in the industry for six years, specializing in natural hair, and has been the proud owner of her natural hair salon for a year and a half.