Hair Care in Monsoon

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Monsoon – season for super dry skins and damaged hair has arrived with excess humidity in the air. Many think that summer is the season that causes much hair damage but no rainy season has its own set of weather-induced disturbance that strip away the outermost layer of the hair strand cuticle making it brittle, rough and prone to dryness.
Is your hair falling, your scalp itchy and those lustrous locks getting sticky this monsoon? Worry not, experts have a host of suggestions, including simple homemade remedies like vinegar and methi seeds, to keep your hair healthy and sorted. Here I suggest you few tips to keep your hair safe and glossy in the monsoon – hair-care regime in the monsoon.
Keep your hair dry:
Do you like getting wet in the drizzle??
Ohhh… nothing can ever beat that but here is the bad news – getting wet in the rains very often is not really good for your hair.
Yes!!!! Rain water is usually acidic and dirty while the increased levels of humidity in monsoon hyper your hair woes.
In monsoons, dry your hair before you leave the house and protect your hair from damage. Traditionally, people with long hair used to dry hair using the towel i.e. after shampooing the wet hair is made to blot using the towel until it is slightly dry. Make sure you don’t comb your hair when wet.

Shampoo twice in a week:
Shampoo twice in a week to maintain a healthy scalp and take a bath when you have been walking in the rain. As rainy water left on your scalp for longer time makes you feel itchy and your hair is even susceptible to bacterial or fungal infections and may even lead to dandruff.
Washing your hair every day or too often can multiply the problems you already have with your hair.
Try not to use many hair products in particular ignore hair sprays.

Use a mild shampoo:
Apart from dandruff and hair fall you might as well have an oily scalp. So you must wash your hair regularly with a mild shampoo. Another reason to shampoo oily hair daily is because your hair may become limp during monsoons and only shampooing can restore volume to your hair. Shampoo daily if your hair is exposed to rain water every day.

Watch your Diet:
Protein is the most important nutrient for healthy hair. So, if you want to show off your mane, you must eat foods that are a rich source of protein, such as salmons, eggs, carrots,whole grains, dark green veggies, kidney beans, nuts, low-fat dairy products etc.

Conditioning regularly is vital:
The elevated levels of humidity in the air lead to hair becoming coarse and dry, which in turn makes the hair frizzy. Conditioning them regularly helps to get rid of the frizziness making it easier for you to manage.
Oil massage:
This is one of my favorites!! Take time off from your busy schedule and grab a hair oil of your choice and give your hair strands a natural boost of moisture that can hydrate and revitalize the driest strands in brisk temperatures. Massage the oils till the scalp absorbs some and for deep conditioning you can even put on a plastic cap and/or a hot towel.

Avoid hair styling:
Hair styling in damp monsoon weather can damage your hair.
Tying up your hair tight is not advised in monsoon as it leads to trapping of rain water in your hair and the humidity makes the hair even more frizzy and limp.
Try a loose bun, loose hair, loose side pony tail and protect your hair from humidity exposure. Keep your hair trimmed and short during the monsoons for easy cleaning and maintaining.

Buy waterproof jackets with hoodie:
Yes!!! Whenever you step out make sure you carry a water-proof jacket with a hoodie along with you even if you feel it is not going to rain. The waterproof rain coats and jackets help you stay dry. I know many would not prefer weaning one. You can also check out some colorful umbrellas to show off your dress and experience the chilly rainy weather all your way.

Monsoon hair care tips Dos:
1. Wash hair with mild shampoo.
2. Use hair mask.
3. Oil for a few hours.
4. Eat fresh fruits and raw salads.
5. Drink amla juice on empty stomach.
6. Drink plenty of water.
7. Use wide-toothed comb.

1. Don’t neglect itchy scalp.
2. Don’t use strong shampoo.
3. Don’t keep oil overnight.
4. Avoid spicy and oily food.
5. Don’t tie your hair when it’s wet.
6. Do not share combs.

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