Monsoon brings some much-needed relief from the scorching summer. And while we all love the rainy season, we need to adjust our skincare and hair care routine according to the season. The damp and humid weather can be quite tough on your hair, so it is important that you give your locks some extra TLC. To prevent the frizz, damage and dullness that comes with the monsoon, follow these hair care tips and keep your locks healthy.
1. Keep your locks dry
We know you love going out in the rain, but please don’t. Rainwater isn’t your best friend, and no matter what Bollywood movies show, it’s not a pleasant experience. Rain is usually acidic and not good for your hair and scalp. So, unless you’re stuck and have no other option, stay away from the rain and keep your hair dry.
2. Shampoo your hair regularly
Don’t even think of towel drying your hair once you have been out in the rain. Wash your hair at least twice a week, and make sure you wash it if you’ve been soaked in the rain. It is important to get rid of any particles or residue left by the rainwater.
3. Use a mild shampoo
Shampooing your hair regularly can lead to your scalp drying up and increased hair breakage. So, it is important you choose a mild and cleansing shampoo. This way, you can make sure that your scalp is healthy and the breakage is minimal.
4. Don’t skip the conditioner
To keep your hair healthy and nourished, it is essential that you use a leave-in conditioner or mask after shampooing your hair. This hydrates your hair and keeps them frizz-free. One of the best hair care ranges to try this monsoon is Schwarzkopf Professional’s NEW BC Bonacure.
5. Comb it right
First things first, if you have straight hair, don’t comb or brush your hair while it is still wet. Second, use a wide-toothed comb to untangle your hair when you do comb it. Don’t use one with a narrow tooth as you will struggle and break your hair. Also, avoid sharing combs in this season as it can lead to fungal infections.
6. Do a good champi session
Coconut oil is your best friend when it comes to hair care. So, enjoy a good old champi session as there is nothing that works like oil on damaged hair. It nourishes your scalp deeply and revitalises the roots, making your hair stronger and shinier.
7. Manage the frizz
We understand the struggle of dull, damaged, and frizzy hair in this season. But, instead of running to the spa every week, just try some DIY hair masks. They are highly effective and can be made with natural ingredients. Skip the chemical treatments and get down to some DIY hair care.
8. Maintain a proper diet
As much as cleaning and conditioning your hair is important, one of the best hair care tips is to follow a proper diet. Eating foods rich in protein like eggs, chicken, cheese, nuts, and grains, can add shine and volume to your hair. Other foods like berries and nuts are also great for the growth of your locks, so include these in your regular diet to improve your hair.
9. Try keeping it short
It can be quite a task to wash, dry, and maintain long hair in this season. The damp weather and humidity make it harder for longer hair. So, try keeping your hair short. Not only is short hair easier to maintain, but it also looks very chic!
10. Don’t ignore dandruff
It is common to get dandruff around monsoon as your scalp can get dry and itchy with regular washing. But don’t worry, among the most popular hair care tips is using neem and turmeric for dandruff. Make a paste with these two and apply it on your scalp. Since they are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, neem and turmeric are excellent for your hair and scalp.