Environmental aggressors like pollution, UV exposure and free radicals can leave your hair looking dull, dirty, lacklustre, and worst of all, leave your scalp itchy and irritated. This situation worsens in the monsoon as the high level of humidity during this season leads to the formation of bacteria and fungi in your hair. All this contributes to the excessive itchiness and irritation you feel in your hair during the season.
If that wasn’t enough, this itchy phase is usually accompanied by dandruff and let’s just say, it is not a fun ride from there. Allergies, infections, poor diet, loss of moisture — there are several reasons why you could be experiencing this issue. But fret not because we have put together four tips you need to follow regularly to keep your scalp and hair happy this monsoon.
- Wash your hair regularly with mild products
- Don’t forget to oil your hair
- Avoid heat styling tools
- Eat a well-balanced diet
Wash your hair regularly with mild products
It is super duper important to keep your hair clean to relieve it from that annoying itch. This way you reduce the risk of getting a bacteria or fungi-induced infection. Make sure you wash your hair with lukewarm or cold water as hot water strips your hair of its natural oils, leaving your scalp dry and irritated — a problem you’re trying to avoid in the first place.
It is also important to go easy on your hair while you are washing them! Use a paraben and sulphate-free shampoo like the TRESemmé Pro Protect Sulphate Free Shampoo to clean your tresses. Formulated with Moroccan argan oil, this shampoo cleans your hair while also nourishing it in the process. Following this up with the TRESemmé Pro Protect Sulphate Free Conditioner will not only keep the moisture locked in but also make your hair softer, smoother, shinier and tangle-free.
Don’t forget to oil your hair
To keep your hair away from the irritating itch, don’t forget to oil them up regularly. This age-old grandma hack is just what your hair needs to deeply nourish and relieve you from the constant urge to scratch your scalp. So, grab a nourishing hair oil like the Clinic Plus Nourishing Hair Oil and massage your irritation away.
Avoid heat styling tools
While excessive heat from your hairdryer and straighteners are bad for your hair, it is even worse if you have an itchy scalp. They rob the moisture from your tresses and leave them dry and itchy. That’s why we suggest you ditch your heat styling tool (or at least limit their use) this season.
Eat a well-balanced diet
While it’s important to pamper your tresses with hydrating products from the outside, it’s also essential to hydrate your body from the inside. Drink at least 8-10 tall glasses of water daily and make sure your diet is packed with foods rich in zinc, vitamin A and B, and omega-3 fatty acids to alleviate the dryness and keep your hair and scalp healthy.