Hair care tips for monsoon
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. For all the people out there who love to the wet hair look, there’s some bad news. Although it looks and feels great, wet hair can lead to major hair problems. Hair problems become more frequent during the monsoons. Acid rain, dirty rainwater and increased levels of humidity have an adverse impact on your hair and scalp.
Here are some tips to take care of your hair in the rainy season:
1. Keep your hair dry
Rain water is usually acidic and dirty while the increased levels of humidity in monsoon may increase your hair woes. Usually we lose around 50-60 strands of hair but during monsoons we lose somewhere around 200 strands without even knowing it. So avoid taking a shower in the rain, especially the first of the season!
2. Use a mild shampoo
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo during the rainy season. The humidity in the air makes hair frizzy in monsoons. Using a harsh shampoo may further make them dry. Check pH level of the shampoo before purchasing.
3. Good diet
Protein is the building blocks for our hair. One must have a good amount of protein in their daily diet to make sure their mane stays healthy. Eggs, salmon, chicken, turkey, kidney beans, dairy products contain a lot of proteins.
4. Oil massage
Take time off from your busy schedule and grab a hair oil of your choice that gives your hair a natural dosage of moisture that can hydrate and revitalize the dry and frizzy strands. Heat the oil very little, about lukewarm, and apply it to the roots. Leave it on for 1-2 hours or overnight and wash it off with shampoo.
5. Tone down the use of hair styling products
During monsoons, it is advisable to avoid using hair styling products. Due to excess humidity these chemical based products can to make your hair excessively oily/greasy. This causes damage to your hair and scalp. The glum and gels can result in dandruff.