Monsoon brings cool showers, and who doesn’t want to play and dance in the rains? The hot coffee and tea alongwith samosas, pakodas, and bhuttas are enjoyed best in monsoons. But despite the pros, this season has its cons as well. Monsoon causes hair and scalp issues easily, such as hair fall, dandruff, itchy scalp, etc. Let’s jump straight to what you must do this monsoon to pamper your tresses:
1.Hair Wash Frequency:
Okay, the humidity in the air makes the scalp all moist and oily, but that doesn’t mean that you will shampoo everyday.The natural oil that your scalp produces is very beneficial for your hair health. So instead of hating the natural oils of your head, start loving them. Shampoo only twice a week or thrice a week at the most.
2.Pre Shampoo Treatment:
Don’t just straightaway jump in the shower and shampoo your hair. Monsoon season brings up the need of special care for your hair. Before shampooing, always oil your hair. Indulge in deep oil massages twice a week. Oiling your hair makes sure that your hair follicles are hydrated, that gives you softer, manageable hair. Never forget to steam your hair with a hot towel after oiling. It makes sure that the oils seeps into the scalp well. You can even use natural DIY Hair Packs. You can apply curd, lemon, neem paste, coconut milk, amla, honey, etc on your for that extra nourishment. Neem is superb for curing dandruff. Few #CrazyHairRemedies include onion juice, ginger and even garlic. These remedies, although smell bad, have worked wonders for many ladies.
You can use amla oil, bhringraj oil, or simply coconut oil, mustard oil or even desi ghee for your tresses. Castor oil can even be use in combination with these oils. Try to use these oils instead of purchasing packaged oils that contain harmful chemicals that harm your hair.
Hair tends to become a frizz ball in monsoons no matter how much you take care of it. To control frizzy hair, you must apply 2-3 drops of coconut oil on the lower half of your hair everyday to tame that frizz. Ditch heavy conditioners, serums, etc, and incorporate natural oils in your hair regime.
Your hair describes your health. Whatever you eat will eventually show up in the form of your hair health. Try to eat flax seeds that are high in omega 3 fatty acids that is perfect for nourishing your hair from inside. Also, eat almonds, seeds, vegetables, dals, fruits, milk, dahi, dalia, etc to build a strong body and increase hair growth.
6.Keep Dandruff Away:
You can use coconut oil with few lemon drops or camphor to say bye to dandruff. Also, you can use neem water to wash your hair. Fenugreek paste also does wonders in curing dandruff.
7.Tackle Oily Scalp:
Scalp tends to get oily and greasy very easily in monsoons. You can wear braids and buns to hide the oiliness or wear hair accessories to divert attention from your greasy scalp. Washing hair often is no solution to tackle oiliness. Let that natural oil sit in your hair for 2-3 days before you shampoo. It acts as a natural guard to your hair.
Hair sheds a lot in monsoons and it happens with everyone. So don’t feel alone when you see many strands of hair on your comb. Hair fall in monsoons is a natural process of hair cycle. You can wear braids, buns and other hairstyles to keep your hair tied, to avoid hair fall. Also you must follow a good pampering hair routine for your hair. Use hair packs, hair oils, massages, etc to control hair fall.
Always massage your hair twice or thrice a week. Indulge in oil massages or even without the oil you can just massage your hair with your fingertips for 5-10 minutes. You can even comb your hair 100 strokes a day, or for 5 minutes regularly. This also tends to stimulate the hair follicles and gives you amazing hair growth.
10.Keep your hair dry:
Hair gets wet easily in monsoons as it keeps raining most of the time. But you must make sure that you air dry your hair and keep no moisture in your hair. Moisture is breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. So stay away from keeping wet hair.
11.Avoid harsh chemicals:
Not just in monsoons, but in every season, you must avoid harsh chemicals in the form of shampoos, conditioners, serums, etc. Include natural homemade treatments for hair care.
So, not just enjoy the rains, but also take care of your hair this monsoon with these amazing hair care tips.