Wet, set and go.
Monsoon is already around the corner and although you are happy to finally stop bathing yourself in sunscreen lotion every morning, step out in all black again and finally stop worrying about all the hair damage due to the heat, you are also in for a whole new lot of problems to deal with. You need to take care of your hair and skin just as much in monsoon as in summer. Well, we might be in for a hot cup of cocoa and a lazy morning in bed in these days, but also prepare yourselves to go through a whole new set of instructions for healthy hair and skin. So here a few solutions to your hair problems.
Hair Care Tips in Rainy Season
1. Increasing flakes:
Although flaking is a process of old skin cells falling off, sometimes it takes place faster than it should because of an excess amount of bacteria or fungi living on the skin. And most of this is caused by lack of moisture. Flakes can lead to issues like intense scalp irritation and dandruff. Your scalp may itch and feel tight. These can further cause hair fall. Most of these problems can be treated at home. First, use less shampoo. If you use too much shampoo, you increase the chances that residue will be left behind. Failure to thoroughly rinse any product out of the hair causes scalp irritation and flakiness.
A remedy: All you will need is a couple of tablespoons of olive or coconut oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Heat the oil for a couple of seconds until it is warm and then mix it with the lemon juice. Massage the oil into your scalp and leave it in for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it out with shampoo and condition. If the problem is intense and can’t be cured by this, you can visit a dermatologist or a trichologist.
One of the most irritating things about monsoon is curled up frizzy hair. With all the windcheater and raincoats, our hair just balls up and creates a frizzy mess. But luckily, there are a lot of ways to control this. Ensure that your hair is well-oiled. Oiling it properly will prevent it from frizziness. Wash your hair only with lukewarm water, not hot water, as the latter will strip away the natural oils that protect and nourish your hair.
You need your hair to be as smooth as possible. So, apply a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair smooth.
Use a vented hair brush that has a combination of plastic and boar bristles while combing your hair.
Use scarfs or hoodies to protect your hair when outside.
3. Losing shine and bounce:
This is an effect of lack of moisture. Our hair starts looking dull and life-less. Having a beautiful, silky and voluminous hair gives a feeling of happiness and confidence. So, here are a few tips to gain your shine and confidence back:
Eggs are powerful natural hair conditioners and a great nourishing agent for your hair.Here is a simple tip to add volume and shine to your hair.Simply mix the contents of one egg and 2 tbsp of olive oil and use it as a deep conditioner and repairing hair mask for 30 minutes.
Amla is a powerful solution for all your hair woes.Simply mix 1/2 cup of amla powder to 1/4th cup of hot water.Let it soak for 15 minutes and then apply to your clean dry hair.Rinse after 20 minutes.It improves your hair texture and volume.
Honey is a natural hair softener and conditioner.Honey when combined with yogurt and olive oil, gives your hair brilliant shine, softness.To prepare this hair softening mask, mix 3 tbsp of honey with 1/4th cup of yogurt and 2 tsp of olive oil.Apply and rinse off after 30 minutes.
Mayonnaise mask is one of the fast and inexpensive way to fill your hair with moisture, shine and softness. Just take 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, mix 2 tbsp of lemon juice and slather it on damp hair. Cover it with a plastic shower cap.Wash it off after 20-25 minutes.
4. Properly conditioning and drying your hair:
As it was mentioned, your hair needs all the moisture it can get in winter and conditioning is the best way thus making it a vital part of your hair call routine. Start using hair oils and conditioning packs at least twice a week. Start by shampooing your hair and then rinse it properly. Once all the lather is properly rinsed off and no residue is left behind, start applying the conditioner from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair. Concentrate on the ends as they are the oldest and most damaged parts of your hair. After leaving the conditioner for a few minutes, rinse it off with cool or lukewarm water. It is important that you end every wash with a conditioner. It is advised to end a wash with cool water as this will seal in the moisture and leave your hair feeling smooth and looking lustrous.
So these were a few hair care tips to help you through this rainy season. Along with teas, coffees and books, make these tips a habit and follow them every day. Take an extra bit of care and enjoy your monsoon with no hair issues to trouble you.