Monsoon Hair Care 101 - 10 Tips to Keep Your Locks Healthy This Season4 minute
By Vaishnavi Srivastava
Monsoons are like a blessing after the hot and humid summer season with scorching heat everywhere. The rains call for some yummy bhajjis and long drives enjoying the lush greens all over. The fun becomes a mess when we see that monsoons are taking away the life of our hair and are making them dry, frizzy, and lifeless.
To make sure that you enjoy this season with no hair problems, you need to brace yourself to dig into thorough hair care routines for monsoons. Just like your skin, your tresses too need some extra care when it comes to seasonal changes. It’s not at all difficult to keep up with your good hair game with the right amount of hair care.
So, without taking much of your time, let’s move to the tips that will help you look your best with healthy, shiny, and frizz-free locks!
#1. Keep Your Scalp Clean
During monsoons we tend to get drenched in rain often either when we are traveling or when we want to have some fun in the rains. All is cool until you’re taking a good long bath after every time you enjoy the rains. Leaving your hair drenched in the rainwater can invite a lot of germs and gunk in your scalp that can lead to several infections.
It is advised to clean your scalp with a mild cleanser during this season to keep all the infections and germs at bay!
#2. Oil Your Hair
The one thing we always get to hear from our moms is to oil our hair and we, like always, tend to skip it due to many reasons. But, make sure to not make this mistake especially during the monsoon season. Oiling your hair twice a week during the monsoons will keep your hair well-nourished and conditioned. It will also help in avoiding frizz and dryness.
#3. Get Rid Of Split Ends
Split ends are a big trouble as they can make your hair frizzy and dull. It is important to get rid of these stubborn split ends to make sure that your hair game is on point even during monsoons.
#4. Switch to Chemical-Free Products
It is extremely important to treat your hair with products that do not contain any chemicals, parabens, or sulfates. Switch to products that are free from these and contain natural and organic ingredients. It will prove to be very beneficial for your hair and you will start to notice a visible difference in the texture of your hair.
#5. Don’t Shy Away from DIY Hair Packs
DIY packs can be your saviour on the worst days. You can easily prepare a good hair care mask from the ingredients present in your kitchen. The three most famous hair packs for deep conditioning are given below-
- Mix curry leaves, natural aloe vera gel and a few drops of any essential oil in lukewarm coconut oil and oil your hair with this mix. Leave it nightlong or for an hour or two and wash it off using a chemical free cleanser. Use a gentle conditioner and you’re good to go!
- Soak 4-5 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Grind them well the next morning and form a thin paste. Apply this paste thoroughly to your scalp and hair and wash off with cold water.
- Take two eggs, one mashed banana and add a tablespoon of honey. You can also add in a few drops of essential oil and mix the ingredients well. Apply this on your scalp and hair well and wash off using a mild cleanser.
#6. Air-dry Your Hair
Your hair is the weakest in the monsoon season as they tend to get wet a lot and wet hair leads to breakage. It is advised to always carry an umbrella with you and avoid getting wet in the rain. If in case you happen to wet your hair, do not use a hairdryer or any hot tools & styling products. Instead air dry your hair and avoid using heat on your hair to avoid hair fall and frizz.
#7. Always Detangle Your Hair
Hair tends to get tangled due to dryness and frizz. Do not leave these tangles in your hair as it leads to breakage and hair fall. Always make sure to detangle your hair using a wide-toothed comb. Use a wooden comb or a silicone brush whichever suits your hair.
#8. Use A Microfiber Towel
The monsoon season makes the hair very frizzy and dry. After you wash your hair make sure to use a microfiber towel to soak all the water well without causing any damage to your hair. Using a microfiber towel also prevents breakage as it absorbs the water quickly and reduces the friction between the towel and your hair. An alternative to a microfiber towel is a soft cotton t-shirt. You can use any old t-shirt of yours to help soak all the water out of your hair.
#9. Go for Simple Hairstyles
Make sure you are not going too harsh on your hair by doing complicated hairstyles during this season. Pick simple and easy hairstyles that will help in keeping your hair frizz-free and manageable. Sleek ponytails or braids are the best options to look stylish as well as to take care of your hair well!
#10. Eat Healthy
Monsoon leaves us craving hot, fried and spicy snacks all the time! But we need to make sure that we are keeping up with a healthy and balanced diet as well to keep our skin and hair healthy from the inside. Include vitamin, protein, and mineral-rich meals in your day and drink enough water to keep yourself well hydrated.
These are the few tips that can help you drastically in keeping your hair monsoon ready!
Let us know what are your tricks and tips to keep your hair healthy during monsoon in the comment section below and we would love to try those!