As much as we are thankful for monsoon season to give us a much-needed respite from scorching summer, it can easily take a toll on our skin and hair and can prove to be one of the worst nightmares for a lot of girls. If you thought that summers are the worst then you are completely unaware of all the bad things monsoon season brings along with itself. That sweet-scented monsoon can be bad news for both your skin and hair, from skin infection to frizzy hair, the woes can range from mild to disastrous, and if you want to make sure that none of such things happen to you, it’s crucial to develop good monsoon hair care habits.
While some of you may already have started to upgrade your skincare routine, it’s time that you focus some of your attention on your hair as well. To make sure that your hair doesn’t double up in volume every time you step out of your home, make sure to follow these hair care tips to keep your mane well behaved this monsoon.
Take care of hair ends
The increased level of moisture in the air can prove to be quite disastrous for your hair. It leaves your scalp greasy, oily and the ends of hair pretty dry. This mainly happens if you have straight hair. However, you can avoid that from happening by switching your hair cleanser with a product that is free of sulfate. Make sure to be very gentle with your ends while cleansing your hair to get rid of grime or build up. Look for a shampoo that contains soothing ingredients like chamomile, lavender, or green tea as they work best during monsoon.
Apply layer of products to your hair
Curly and wavy hair only needs just one excuse to go all over the place and become frizzy. And it’s no secret that monsoon can take a toll on them and leave them unmanageable and tangled. An easy way to deal with this problem is by layering your products. For instance, if you have frizzy hair then you can control the frizziness by applying anti-frizz cream on your hair and then further layer it up with a hair spray or serum to keep your hair well managed and tangle-free.
Another thing that monsoon brings with itself is increased levels of humidity. And because of that reason, the moisture in the air can leave curly hair extremely frizzy and also result in increased volume. Curly hair is more susceptible to absorbing moisture from the air and getting enlarged. However, this can be easily prevented from happening by subjecting your hair to more amount of moisture but not in a way you are thinking. Apply a leave-in conditioner on your hair to condition the tresses and make the curls bouncy.
Keep your hair color protected
Monsoon season can be disastrous for every hair type and it can easily make your hair lose its shine and luster, leaving it lifeless and dull. This is when color hair suffers the most, the rainy season makes colored locks lose their shine and vibrancy, making them look very dull. However, there’s a way to counter this problem and that can be done by applying hair masks. Try applying hair masks every once a week to provide extra nourishment to your hair. Look for hair masks that contain nourishing ingredients like avocado and argan oil as they can easily penetrate deeper into the hair shaft and make your hair feel new all over again.
Be careful with your wet hair
Wet hair is very much susceptible to damage, especially during monsoon. On days when you have washed your hair, make sure to let it dry completely before you step out of your house, or else you will be inviting a few hair problems such as infections that can be caused by bacteria or fungi. Also, if your hair accidentally ends up getting wet in rain, don’t clip or tie it and instead let it dry on its own. This will make sure that you don’t break your hair in the process.