Monsoons come as an escape from the blazing heat but it might be bad news for your hair.
When the humidity in the air increases, the keratin protein present in the hair reacts with the hydrogen molecules. The probability of hair fall and increase in dandruff, along with greasy hair are evident in monsoon due to excessive humidity. This results in frizziness for some hair types.*
We can’t control the weather but we can try our best to avoid unnecessary hair fall!
Here are 5 tips to make sure the only thing that falls this monsoon is rain:
1. Avoid over-washing
To keep the frizziness in check, it is important to not over-wash your hair. Especially in monsoon, the more you wash, the more hair gets damaged and is likely to break even with minimal friction. It is suggested you wash your hair once or twice a week.
Here’s a tip: Avoid combing wet or freshly washed hair.
2. Coconut oil to the rescue
Coconut oil works wonders for both skin and hair. Applying and massaging coconut oil before shampoo, will deep condition your hair, trap in moisture and lessen the frizz. This will not only be good for your scalp but also help you relax. It works as a mini hair spa!
Here’s a tip: Your mother’s hot coconut oil ‘champi’ is the best option.
3. Don’t overheat your hair
Heatstyling and blow drying hair can add that extra flair to your style with minimal damage, if used carefully and in limits. Overusing heating tools can do more harm to your hair. Humidity in the air makes hair fragile and prone to damage. Heating tools suck in all the moisture from your hair, creating static. This can lead to more breakage and excessive hair fall. It’s best to dry the hair naturally.
Here’s a tip: 10 minutes under the sun, post-hair wash provides Vitamin D and helps your hair dry faster.
4. Eat for your hair
A complete diet with necessary nutrients plays an important role in your hair care regime. Foods rich in proteins, iron, and omega 3 fatty acids will strengthen hair follicles and accelerate hair growth. Like your skin, your scalp and hair also need ample hydration. Be it winter or monsoon, eating well for your hair should remain a constant practice.
Here’s a tip: Include foods like eggs, walnuts, berries, spinach, and sweet potatoes to your diet.
5. Cover it up
Rainwater may seem pure but it contains many pollutants which can be harmful to your scalp and hair. Be it a quick grocery run or a little rain-dance party on your terrace, one needs to protect the hair from getting wet in the rain. Make sure to cover your hair with waterproof caps so that it remains protected and dry.
Here’s a tip: Accessorize with a scarf to keep style in check
Remember, these tips might help you to some extent as genes and lifestyle have a primary say in your hair health and growth.
If you’re experiencing major hair fall or any scalp-related problems, consult a medical professional to know what works best for your hair. You can also read about ways to ace your hair care during periods right here.
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