The monsoon is nigh and your anticipated hair woes are threatening to lash out if you don’t do something about them in the humid season ahead. So, give your strands some attention and care and put those hair woes to rest, all the while looking stylish and monsoon-ready!
Fight the frizz like a superhuman with these easy home remedies. You’re welcome!
Resort to the good old ‘champi’ to get a gorgeous mane. Moisture loss is the greatest reason for dullness, dryness and frizz during monsoons. The best way to restore it is by giving your hair and scalp a hot oil massage. You can choose from an array of oils available in the market: coconut, mustard, almond, olive, castor etc. Mildly heat the oil and massage your hair and scalp in circular motion for 5-10 minutes. Leave it on overnight. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo the next morning.
Your sweaty and sticky hair during monsoons may make you hit the showers every day! You must remember, however, that over-washing your hair can strip it of its natural oils. That being said, ensure that you keep your hair and scalp clean, especially if it they have gotten wet in the rain. Unclean hair can become a breeding ground for impurities and bacteria, and subsequently result in dandruff, hair fall, and scalp infections.
Never forget to skip this step after shampooing your hair. It makes your hair appear rough and lifeless. A conditioner acts like a mask that provides your hair a natural shield and protects it from monsoon woes. If you do not want to use the ones available at drugstores, you can always opt for natural conditioners like apple cider vinegar that helps regulate your scalp’s pH levels apart from conditioning it.
Heat styling tools may have been the biggest game-changers in the hair styling industry, but they have also been the ones responsible for increased hair damage, breakage, and poor hair quality. During monsoons when your hair is already facing the brunt of dryness and frizz, you add further fuel to the fire by styling it using hair dryers, straightening and curling irons. Let your mane breathe this monsoon. Give it a break and ‘let your hair down’.
Swap those cotton pillow cases with satin ones. These will reduce the friction between your hair strands, therefore preventing breakage.
Be sure to enjoy a balanced diet packed with essential nutrients like healthy fats, protein, iron and calcium. Also, take vitamin-E supplements for luscious locks.