Can’t handle your hair in the rainy season? Check out these seven beauty tips for hair care in monsoon that work.
The days of scorching heat and sunburns have finally come to an end. It is also the onset of the chirping Indian cuckoo (koel or kokil), pitter-patter of raindrops, fresh hilsa, and the dancing peacock. There is something about the Indian monsoon that makes you love it, despite the mud everywhere, waterlogged streets, endless traffic and your drenched self. The scent of the once-parched Earth, fresh grass and lush green trees are rejuvenating!
Remember those yummy monsoon must-have pakodas and chatni from your childhood – when there were no hair woes? You can???t help going down the memory lane to the days when water-logging meant no school, jumping through the puddles making it our playground, playing football in the rain, making paper boats to see ‘Kiski Naav Sabse Door Tak Jaati Hai’, and to get wet only for the fun of it with your girl gang. Monsoon is known to bring alive the greenery and drive away the blues. But your hair doesn’t look too happy. Let’s not lose heart people…or hair for that matter! These home remedies for hair care in monsoon will help for sure.
1. Apply coconut oil 15 minutes before you shampoo
Coconut oil assists in controlling the frizz and itchiness in your scalp and also preconditions your hair which happens after you wash it. No other oil is as helpful and beneficial as coconut oil. It will work wonders, so you must give this ancient Indian tip for hair care in monsoon a try!
2. Wash your hair thrice a week
Hair becomes sticky and dirty very easily during monsoon as there is a lot of moisture in the air, therefore washing them as frequently as possible will keep the dirt and moisture at bay. Make sure the water is not too hot while rinsing your hair.
3. The right diet
Hair is a part of your body, so whatever we eat makes a big difference to the health of your hair. Whatever your age, the right diet plays a major role in keeping hair healthy. The hair shaft is made of a protein called keratin, so go for protein-rich foods like fish, eggs and walnuts. And, don???t forget your greens either! Leafy vegetables, especially spinach and kale have vitamin K which is an excellent nutrient for healthy hair.
4. Never comb wet hair
Our hair cuticles are the weakest during this weather due to extreme humidity. The excess moisture in the air makes the scalp feel drenched in sweat. As our hair is the weakest when wet, so it is advisable not to comb wet hair as they tend to break. Let your hair air dry or blow dry it if you don???t have time. Then gently loosen the knots by running your fingers through your hair. Once your hair has completely dried, you can comb it out.
5. The right hair-do for monsoon
It is advisable not to tie up your hair too tightly which creates excessive pressure on your hair cuticles causing them to swell further up and blotch. Doing so can also result in having a frizzy and unmanageable hair, which will further result in hair fall. Girls, this is our simplest tip for hair care in monsoon – just tie a loose ponytail or make a hair bun!
6. Pick the right comb
A wide tooth comb is, hands down, the best bet in the rains as it does not cause hair breakage. Wide-toothed combs should be like running your wet fingers through your hair; they are gentle even with dry, frizzed out and brittle hair. Not only does it help in detangling the tresses but it also serves as a good conditioning comb. So, make sure you use the right comb for your hair.
7. Turmeric and neem paste
Monsoon is the season of the occasional itchy scalp and dandruff. Yes, this is the result of fungal growth that appears over your hair and scalp area. You can make a paste with neem and turmeric and apply it all over your scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse off. The results will be a super clean scalp with a super easy homemade hair care in monsoon season.
Happy Monsoons Everyone!