You go to great lengths to turn your dream of lustrous hair into a reality. You take great pains to take care of your precious hair during the summers and the winters, but unfortunately, usually ignore them during the monsoon season. No wonder that your crowning glory looks messy and lifeless during these few months. So, here are some tips to ensure that this monsoon season your hair gets all the love it deserves.
#1. Oil your hair
During the monsoon season, your hair becomes frizzy and dry. So, a hot oil massage is the best elixir for it. Make sure that you oil your hair twice a week. Oiling provides your scalp with essential nutrients, and also strengthens the hair roots. Coconut oil works best for your hair during this season.
#2. Hair wash and conditioning
Due to excessive humidity during the monsoon season, you will sweat more. A sweaty scalp attracts dust and pollutants, which in turn, leads to dandruff. So, you must focus on cleaning your scalp thoroughly. That is why; you should wash your hair every alternate day with a mild shampoo. And, shampoo daily if your hair is exposed to rain water every day.
After the wash, use a conditioner as well. Rain water leaves your hair dry and dull. Conditioner provides your hair with essential moisture and makes it smooth and soft.
#3. Avoid hair treatments
Monsoon is not the time to straighten, curl or colour your hair. During monsoons, the high levels of humidity will make your hair go limp and thus, spoil your hairstyle. During monsoons, it is best to keep your hair short as they become easier to manage. Also, always keep your hair tied up neatly.
#4. Stay away from styling products
Hair mousse, hair sprays and styling gels are the worst enemies of your hair during this season. They tend to stick to your scalp and cause dandruff. If you have to use them while going out, remember to wash it off the minute you return home.
#5. Dry your hair properly
During monsoons, carry a soft dry towel with you all the time. Rainwater contains pollutants and dirt. If you want to minimise the damage, you should pat your hair dry whenever you get a chance. So, always keep a hand towel in your car, in your bag or in your office cabinet. Apart from saving your hair from rainwater, try to keep your hair dry otherwise as well. Usually, we lose around 50-60 strands of hair. But, during monsoons, we lose somewhere around 200 strands without even knowing it. So, to prevent yourself from various hair problems, keep yourself hair dry.
#6. Avoid hair dryers
You need to keep your hair dry during the monsoon, but a hair dryer will overdry your hair and damage it. If you still have to use it, you should apply a small amount of hair serum after drying to condition your mane. It is best to let your hair dry naturally after you have used a towel.
#7. Never tie up wet hair
Wet hair can be extremely delicate and fragile. If you tie it up, it will lead to hair breakage and dandruff. Tying up wet hair leads to build up of dirt in your scalp and also causes split ends. So, if your hair gets wet due to rain, then tie it only after you have dried it well. Also, never comb your wet hair vigorously, as damp hair tends to break very easily.
#8. Protection is the best measure
The best way to keep your hair healthy during the monsoon is to protect it from rain. Always carry an umbrella with you. Also, before leaving the house, tie your hair neatly to protect it. You can also cover your hair with a stole, if you get caught in a downpour. Your stole may not be able to prevent the water from reaching your hair completely, but it will definitely reduce the damage caused.
#9. Eat healthy
Your hair needs a lot of nutrition during the monsoon. So, remember to make your diet rich in proteins and vitamin E. Incorporate walnuts, eggs, fish, spinach and lentils in your grocery list as they are good for your hair. Drink plenty of water and fresh juice as well.
So, keep these simple tips in mind and do not let monsoon wreak havoc on your beautiful and healthy hair!