The rains offer a much-needed reprieve from the scorching heat of summer, as well as a great deal of romance, but they also bring dampness. The humidity in the air is bad enough to induce hair loss, frizz, and dandruff, the ultimate evil.
As a result of the humid weather, your scalp sweats, providing a breeding ground for germs and fungi. Not to mention the grime and grease that gets sucked into this sticky mess if your head is in the rain for even a few seconds. And, because we don’t want your mane to get in the way of you enjoying the monsoons!
1. Wash Your Hair On Alternative Days
Rainwater is acidic by nature, and it can cause damage to your hair and scalp. Natural shampoos and conditioners that are sulphate-free are essential for keeping your scalp clean, rejuvenated, and nourished.
If it becomes wet in the rain, wash it right away, regardless of the timetable. If you have naturally oily hair, wash it every 2-3 days to avoid over-stripping it of its natural oils. But if you have coloured hair then you need to use specific shampoo and care for it accordingly.
2. Avoid styling products
Over-styling your hair with gels and wax isn’t a good idea right now. More sweating and dandruff are likely as a result of the extra moisture. Choose water-based products and sea salt hair sprays if you can’t live without styling your hair.
3. Keep your mane dry
Don’t leave your hair wet for an extended period of time, whether you just took a shower or played football in the rain. Hair breakage can also be caused by rubbing a towel vigorously against your hair to dry it. Instead, dab your hair with a towel and squeeze out the extra moisture. A blow dryer is also an option when rushing to get ready.
4. Conditioner? Absolutely
To combat frizz and keep your hair smooth and manageable, you’ll need a powerful conditioner. If you have oily hair, though, a moderate conditioner will help to balance the moisture.
If you have a shampoo that works for your curly hair, there’s no need to switch to something new during the monsoon, but if you have frizzy hair, you should also use a hair mask. Apply an anti-frizz cream containing shea butter, jojoba/almond oil, or other moisturising components all over your strands, especially the ends, if you have straight, floppy hair.
5. A short haircut
If you’re not too committed to your hair and are prepared to try something new, a buzz cut or a crew cut can be a good option. You can even go for a beautiful undercut, which gives you more freedom with your mane. These hairstyles are easy to maintain and will take care of half of your monsoon hair worries.
6. Regular Oiling
Coconut oil makes your hair greasy and reduces the quantity of water your hair soaks up while you’re washing it. It also treats a variety of scalp issues. If you have curly hair, however, avoid using oil and instead use a gel-based serum.
7. Use The Right Hair Brush
It’s crucial to use the correct kind of comb to avoid excessive frizz and damage caused by tangling. Because of the increased humidity, a wide-tooth comb is recommended to avoid breakage and aid in the dispersion of natural scalp oils.
To Wrap Up
Every season brings its own challenges for your hair and skin, so while having a regular care regimen helps, it is important to tweak it as per the weather. The care regimen should majorly depend on the type of hair you have. Whether curly, straight, frizzy or oily, it is important to understand what your hair needs so that you always end up with smooth and healthy locks.