How To Take Care of Your Hair During Monsoon

monsoon hair care

Last Updated on August 5, 2020

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. This time it is all about your hair care during monsoon.

While the thought of getting drenched in the rains is tempting, the rainwater may be polluted and end up damaging your hair strands. It may allow the growth of bacteria and fungal due to dampness.

The heavy winds that blow during monsoon can 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 monsoon too if you don’t treat them right.

Also, the monsoon brings with it a lot of humidity which can lead to scalp infections, dandruff, frizzy hair etc. as microbes breed well in such an environment.

Hence, a proper monsoon hair care routine is a must to take care of your hair

Monsoon Hair Care Tips For Healthy Scalp and Frizz-free Hair

*Updated, June 2020

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 you 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.

Demure Beauty Picks:

Bon Organics Aloe Vera Shampoo

Juicy Chemistry Baobab, Rosemary and Tea-tree Shampoo

Vilvah Goatmilk Shampoo

Earth Rhythm Coconut Shampoo Bar

Earth Rhythm Conditioner Bar

Vilvah Light Conditioner ( Use code “DEMURE15” for 15% discount on your order)

Also Read: How To Remove Product Buildup From Your Hair

get soft hair with shampoo

2. Oil to Tame the Frizz

Frizziness can elevate due to high humidity during monsoon. Hence taming it needs more nourishment than just using a serum.

Hence, always oil your hair before shampooing them to keep them moisturised and nourished. Any oil works, although coconut oil is my personal favourite to keep hair soft and frizz-free.

Post hair wash, use a couple of drops of silicone-free serum or a dry oil to smooth out tangles, tame flyaways and add some shine to your hair.

Demure Beauty Picks

The Moms Co. Protein Hair Serum

Raw Beauty Leave on Conditioning Gel

Also Read: 6 Steps To Get Frizz Free hair

get soft hair with hair oil monsoon hair care

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 commercial anti-dandruff shampoos are pretty useless in treating dandruff.

So if dandruff occurs, use a few drops of neem 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.

Demure Beauty Picks

Soulflower Dandruff Control Oil

Juicy Chemistry Sancha Inchi, Lemon and Peppermint Hair Oil (Use code ‘DEMURE10‘ for 10% off)

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. 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. Opt for the beachy waves look or even braid them up (take a cue from Meghan Markle and go for the messy hair look.)

You can use a sea salt spray to add some texture and volume to your hair.

Demure Beauty Picks:

Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray

Ogx Moroccan Sea Salt Spray

DIY Fix:

Dissolve 1 tbsp sea salt in 1 cup of water. Add a spoonful of aloe vera gel and conditioner/oil. Shake it all well and voila! Your DIY sea salt spray is ready to use.

Also Read: Why I Don’t Follow Beauty Trends! K-Beauty, J-beauty and more.

how to tame frizzy hair monsoon hair care

5. Nourish Your Hair

At least once a month or every 15 days, treat your hair with a hair mask/deep conditioner.

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, 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.

Demure Beauty Picks:

Matrix Biolage Ultra Hydrasource Hair Masque

Juicy Chemistry Sacha Inchi, Argan and Mango Butter Hair Masque

Mamaearth Argan Hair Mask (love this!)

DIY Fix:

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

Also Read: 5 Actionable Tips To Get Soft, Voluminous Hair Like Me

mamaearth argan hair mask texture
Mamaearth Argan Hair Mask

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 on low heat/cool setting.
  • Handle your hair gently, use wide tooth combs instead of hairbrushes to detangle.
  • Dry your hair using a micro-fibre towel to quicken up the process.
  • Eat a lot of proteins and vitamins to keep your hair strong and healthy.

I have tried to keep this guide as simple as possible but covered all the main concerns you need to care for your hair during the monsoon season.

I hope you are able to enjoy the rains with this easy monsoon hair care tips. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Monsoon hair care tips and product recommendations

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