As the rainy season comes along, so does the risk of hair fall, hair damage, and frizziness. Though the Monsoon season is known to bring happiness and enjoyment with its lush green trees and lovely surroundings, it is also known to bring a greater possibility of hair damage if it is not taken care of. The excessive humidity in the atmosphere during this season is the main culprit. But thereis nothing to be worried about, here are some proven Monsoon hair care tips to keep your hair dry, clean, fresh and healthy.
- Always keep your hair dry
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While you may take pleasure in dancing and getting drenched in the rain, remember that rainwater is acidic and largely contaminated by airborne pollutants, which is very bad for your hair. So avoid purposeful getting wet in the rain unless you are caught in a torrential downpour. Wash your hair thoroughly under the shower or shampoo your hair to wash off harmful remnants.
- Shampoo your hair twice a week
Wash your hair twice a week with a deep cleansing & mild shampoo to remove any remnants on your scalp that are left behind by rainwater. As your hair frequently gets undernourished and frizzy during monsoon, regular shampooing is a must to prevent fungal and bacterial infections while keeping your tresses nourished.
Tip: Always apply and massage shampoo from roots to tips.
- Treat your dandruff
Use a medicated or working anti-dandruff shampoo if you have a dandruff problem because Monsoon season tends to bring much more dandruff on hair. So wash your hair thrice a week to get rid of excess dandruff from your hair.
- Use good hair oil
Applying good hair oil twice a week work wonders for you as it boosts the moisture in your hair and offers deep conditioning. Oil revitalizes your dry strands and strengthens the scalp.
Tip: Massaging your head gently while applying oil promotes hair growth and improves blood circulation. It also relieves you from a headache, migraine, sleeplessness, anxiety & depression.
- Leave your hair open and loose
Do not tie up your hair if it gets wet by rainwater. The reason being is that rainwater hibernates in your hair if it is tied up thus resulting in limper and frizzier hair. If you have to tie your hair, go for loose ponytails and buns.
- Use a waterproof cap or Jacket to cover your head
The best solution to not get wet in the first place is to wear a waterproof cap, hoodie or a jacket. Always carry an umbrella to protect your hair and body from rainwater.
- Right comb for your hair
Combing in a right way with a good comb is a very important aspect of hair care. No matter whether it is Monsoon or summer a wide-toothed hair comb must be your first choice. It helps in detangling your wet or dry hair and reduces hair fall. It also prevents hair breakage and split ends.
- Use a good conditioner
Pick a good conditioner from the market and apply it only to the lengths and ends of your hair. Never ever apply your conditioner to your scalp and also avoid too much conditioner to your hair.
Tip: Comb your hair with a wide-toothed one after applying a conditioner. It helps in spreading the conditioner evenly to all parts of your head.
- Diet plays an important role
Good food is very important to strengthen your hair follicles and scalp. One has to take foods that are rich in protein, omega 3 fatty acids and iron like eggs, spinach, citrus fruits, nuts like walnut, seeds, salmon, carrots, whole grains and avocado etc.
- Short haircut
If you love short haircuts, this is the perfect time to get it done. It not only makes your hair care easier but also gives you a cool look in this Monsoon.
So, these are the 10 best working hair care tips for Monsoon to safeguard your hair from dirty rainwater. Also read about Top 6 Dresses to Look Hot in This Monsoon.