Caring for hair becomes all the more important in monsoons because your hair tends to lose moisture content due to high humidity in the atmosphere and frequently getting wet. This may result in the hair being too frizzy, dry and brittle. Hair may also become limp, and there are chances of scalp infections too. Thus, proper hair care in monsoon is very essential.
- Rinse Hair When You Get Wet In The Rain
The first thing to avoid monsoon for hair fall control is getting wet in the rain.
We all love getting wet in the rain again and again. But our hair does not! Frequent wetting, and then shampooing and drying robs the hair from essential moisture and makes them lifeless and frizzy. Minimize the exposure of your hair to rainwater as much as you can.
However, if you get wet in the rain, rinse your hair with plenty of clean water and a mild shampoo soon after returning home. This prevents germ infection on your scalp and checks hair fall in monsoon.
If your hair gets wet in the rain, do not leave them tied in a ponytail or a bun. Let them loose to dry to prevent fungal infections and dandruff.
- Oiling And Hydration
Oil your hair for 1-2 hours before shampooing, at least once a week. Alternatively, you may use a home-made hair mask. Mix 1 ripe banana, 3 tablespoons honey, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Apply this pack on your hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Then wash off with plain water to get shiny hair!
Your hair turns rough and dry and ultimately leads to hair fall during monsoons. A quick and natural oil massage followed by a hair wash results in soft, manageable hair.
- Identify your hair type and opt for nice hot oil massage every weekend or twice in a week to maintain gorgeous silky hair. Include hot oil massage in your weekend hair care
Alternatively, you can also go for good branded hair masks and treatments to nourish your brittle hair in monsoons. Try L’oreal Total Repair 5
You can prepare simple DIY treatments to nourish your hair
- Massage up to 1/2 cup of mayonnaise into your hair. The eggs and oils hydrate and quench your hair strands
- Make a mask with olive oil, almond oil and vitamin E for an extra boost for the hair
- Include apple cider vinegar and lemon juice in your hair masks to clarify your hair
- You can even rinse your hair with cold steeped tea or even beer for extra shine
- Apply a paste of mashed mango and mint for smooth and shiny hair. Just massage into hair and wait for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse it off
- Blend 3 bananas and drizzle in 3 tbsp of honey. Apply this mask and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. This mask hydrates and nourishes the hair
- For oily hair apply a mask of mint paste and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off
- Don’t Comb Wet Hair
Do you have that habit of combing your wet hair after hair wash or after getting wet in the rain? Stop that immediately!
Wet hair is weak and susceptible to breaking. Gently air dry hair and comb it with a wide-toothed comb after your hair is completely dry.
Avoid using heated hair equipment as they make your hair even drier and rough during the monsoons.
- Excessive Hair Products
Using too many styling products like Gels and Mousse causes product build-up. Couple that with improper cleaning and you have to deal with dandruff and hair fall. Avoid excessive usage and ensure that you are washing your hair well. Opt for gentle hair care products that are free of parabens and sulfates to avoid further damage to the hair.
Also, go easy on chemical treatments like perms and straightening during monsoons. They will further irritate your scalp and hair strands leading to excessive hair fall and split ends
- Shampooing And Conditioning
If your hair got wet in the rain, shampoo your hair when you get back home. While falling from the sky, rainwater gets loaded with environmental pollutants and can damage your hair if not washed properly. Do not shampoo more than 2-3 times in a week, and always follow shampooing with conditioning. Using an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner can control frizz up to a great extent.
More tips on how to manage your hair, and prevent hair fall, during monsoons:
- Use a wide-toothed comb made up of natural materials such as wood to comb through your hair to prevent the building up of static energy, resulting in frizzy hair. Plastic combs/ brushes add to the frizz because of the static.
- Always use a leave-in serum after shampooing.
- Do not make very tight ponytails or buns in monsoons, as the moisture in the atmosphere tends to make the scalp sweat, and if your bun is very tight, the sweat will not evaporate, leading to dandruff and other infections.
- Mix two tablespoons of vinegar and a cup of lukewarm water. Wash hair with this solution and this really offers a perfect shine and adds volume to your hair as well.
- Avoid styling your hair in damp monsoon season. The humidity makes the hair more frizzy and leads to hair loss.
- Do not go for any chemical treatments during monsoon as the chemicals react adversely with rainwater causing severe damage to the hair and scalp.
Follow the tips and let us know your experience in the comments section below