Last Updated on March 20, 2023
Hey, there! I am back with part two of the Monsoon series. In the previous part, I discussed how to practice a basic skincare routine along with some Dos and Don’ts to keep dehydration and breakouts in check. This time it is all about your hair care routine during the monsoon.
While the thought of getting drenched in the rains is tempting, the rainwater may be polluted and end up damaging your hair strands. Monsoon brings with it a lot of humidity which can lead to scalp infections, dandruff, frizzy hair, etc.
Moisture is everywhere which creates the perfect breeding ground for the growth of bacteria and fungi ipon your scalp.
The heavy winds that blow during monsoon can also turn your hair into a bird’s nest leading to knots, rough hair etc. Hence, along with your skin, your lustrous locks can suffer during the rainy season too if you don’t have a hair careaircare routine into place treat them right.
Hence, a proper monsoon hair care routine is a must to take care of your hair and keep them soft and nourished. Here are some easy tips that will help keep your mane healthy this monsoon.
Easy Monsoon Hair Care Routine
1. Cleanse Regularly
The primary focus of your monsoon hair care routine should be keeping your scalp clean and dry. Delaying your hair wash during monsoons can increase the risk of scalp infections like dandruff.
Hence, wash your hair using a gentle yet hydrating shampoo at least twice a week. If your scalp is prone to itchiness and dandruff, look for shampoo made especially for dandruff-prone scalp.
And if you ever get wet during the rain, rinse your hair immediately after returning home to remove any dirt residue/pollutants from the rainwater.
And follow up with a silicone-free conditioner to soften the hair afterward to avoid frizziness.
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2. Tame the Frizz With Leave In Products
Frizziness can elevate a lot due to high humidity during the monsoon. Hence taming it needs more nourishment than just using a serum.
Oiling your hair before shampooing them keeps them moisturized and nourished. It is an indispensable step in hair care routine for monsoon or any other season. Any oil works, although coconut oil is my personal favorite to keep hair soft and frizz-free.
But after hair wash, use a couple of drops of silicone-free serum, cream or a dry oil to smooth out tangles, tame frizzy hair, and flyaways, and protect your hair from drying out.
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3. Keep dandruff at bay
Monsoon is the perfect time for the fungus on your scalp to breed due to the humidity all around. Also, the humidity can at times dry out your scalp leading to flaking.
If ignored, dandruff could lead to other issues like hair fall and acne. Most anti-dandruff shampoos are ineffective in treating dandruff on their own.
So if dandruff occurs, mix a few drops of neem oil or tea tree oil in any carrier oil of your choice and massage on your scalp. Leave it for at least 30 minutes before washing your hair.
You can also use hair oils with tea tree, peppermint, and rosemary essential oil as they have anti-bacterial properties which help to keep dandruff at bay. you can also consult a doctor to get a medicated shampoo or scalp solution if these remedies won’t work.
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4. Avoid Heat Styling.
You may spend hours blow drying, straightening, and curling your hair. But the moment you step out, it’s all going to be ruined anyway. Even if you carry an umbrella or wear a raincoat, your tresses are bound to get wet to some extent.
So embrace your natural texture instead and avoid heat styling. Regular use of heat-styling tools leads to severe dryness, frizz, and irreversible damage to your precious hair strands.
And if you do have to heat style your hair, opt for lower heat settings and use a Heat protectant spray before styling to minimize damage.
5. Nourish Your Hair
At least once a month or every 15 days, treat your hair with a hair mask/deep conditioner to minimize frizz.
You can opt for a hair spa too but I like to do it at home. That way I have control of what products go into my hair and save myself a lot of money).
A deep conditioning hair mask will help you fight the frizz, and dryness and smoothen your strands. So indulge in a hot oil treatment and follow up with hair masque post shampoo to give your hair some TLC this monsoon.
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Mamaearth Argan Hair Mask (love this!)
You can use fresh aloe vera gel, curd, honey, bananas, avocado, etc. to create your own hair mask for soft shiny hair.
Mix 1/2 cup curd and 1tbsp oil to make an easy hair softening mask for your hair
General Hair Care Tips For Monsoon:
- Tie up your hair if you are in a windy place to avoid dust from entering your hair and tangling it up.
- If it’s not windy, leave them open and let your scalp breathe.
- Do not let your hair stay wet for too long, use a hairdryer if must be on a low heat/cool setting.
- Handle your hair gently, use wide tooth combs instead of hairbrushes to detangle.
- Dry your hair using a microfiber towel to quicken up the process.
- Eat a lot of proteins and vitamins to keep your hair strong and healthy and reduce hair fall during monsoon.
I hope you are able to enjoy the rains with these easy monsoon hair care routine and tips. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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