Monsoon is known to bring alive the greens and drive away the blues. However, it is also known to cause hair damage with its excessive humidity.
But don’t go in a state of fret, here are some tips for hair care in monsoon:
Keep Your Hair Dry
While you may have the urge to get your hair wet in a drizzle, remember that rain water can be dirty and acidic, which is really bad for your hair. So, keep hair dry unless you’re caught in a torrential downpour. It is one of the simplest yet most effective monsoon hair care tips.
Shampoo Your Hair Properly
Use a mild yet deep cleansing shampoo to remove any residue on your scalp left behind by rain water. It is easy to get frizzy, under nourished hair during monsoon and hence using a good shampoo goes a long way in nourishing your tresses and preventing fungal or bacterial infections. Always shampoo your hair from root to tip.
Condition In The Right Way
The right way to condition your hair is to avoid using too much conditioner and apply conditioner only to the ends and lengths of your hair. Use a wide tooth comb to give the conditioner a good spread and follow it up with a rinse with cold water.
Have A Scalp Massage
Nothing’s as good for your hair during the monsoon as a good old hair oil massage. It naturally boosts the moisture in your hair which revitalizes dry strands. What’s more, it offers deep conditioning too. Remember not to use too much else you’ll find yourself over-shampooing just to get it out, which will damage your hair.
Let’s Not Tie It Up!
By tying up your hair in the monsoon you’re inviting rain water to hibernate in your hair, which in turn will make it frizzier and limper. If you have to tie your hair, then go for loose ponytails and buns only.
Pick The Right Comb
A wide tooth comb is your best bet in the rains. Not only does it help in detangling your tresses but it also serves as a good conditioning comb.
Besides these, you must also eat nutritious food. In order to strengthen your hair follicles you must eat foods that are rich in protein, iron and omega 3 fatty acids like salmon, walnuts, spinach and yogurt. If you ever wanted to cut your hair short, monsoon might be a good time.