Have you ever wondered why your usually well-behaved tresses suddenly develop a mind of their own during the monsoons? They become frizzy, dull, fall and appear to be generally damaged. Well, all these problems happen because your hair simply does not like the monsoons. Period.
However, rather than fretting over this, follow these best practices to manage your tresses so that they look and feel healthy even during this season!
Use warm coconut oil to massage your scalp at least twice a week. Massaging your hair helps to increase blood circulation, which promotes hair growth. The oil conditions and lubricates the scalp, leaving your hair hydrated and healthy.
Use a mild shampoo to wash your hair at least twice a week. The high humidity during the monsoons increases oil secretion and makes the hair appear flat. As hair absorb excess moisture during this weather, regular head washes will ensure that your hair feels clean and healthy throughout the week.
Condition your hair with a good quality hair conditioner after every wash. Apply the conditioner evenly onto your hair using a wide-toothed comb. Leave for a few minutes and then rinse with cold water. The conditioner will act as a protective layer for your hair.
Avoid wetting your hair with rainwater as the water is usually polluted and packed with microorganisms. The high acidic content of the water damages your hair and the microorganisms present in it may infect the scalp. Even if your hair does get wet, wash with a mild shampoo as soon as possible in order to reduce the risk of infections.
A healthy diet is equal to healthy hair. Include fresh fruits and fresh vegetables into your diet. Also eat foods that are rich in proteins, omega 3 fatty acids and iron to strengthen your hair follicles. Avoid oily and junk food. Drink a lot of water to stay well-hydrated throughout the day.
If you have been wanting to use that scarf or band and were not sure about when to use it, the monsoon is the time to do this! Now is also the time to experiment with hairstyles such as a top knot, side braid, low bun, fishtail, plaited bun etc.
Try to avoid using hair straighteners and hair curlers during the monsoon. These styling tools damage the hair by trapping the moisture and making them frizzy. Also, avoid coloring, rebonding or smoothening your hair during the monsoon. Alternatively, you can get your hair cut short.
These best practices for haircare help you breeze through the monsoon with healthy and shiny hair.
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