If you are nearly as forgetful as me, chances are, you miss grabbing the umbrella most of the time while stepping out of the house. This can be bad for your clothes, skin and especially hair —  which suffers the most if you get caught in the rain. Getting drenched under a raincoat hoodie is worse as the rainwater can get trapped under these hoodies and stay longer on the scalp, causing more damage until you can finally dry off. 

Thus, getting drenched in the rain is a cause for concern for your hair during the monsoons and here’s how you can deal with it.

how to protect rain dreched hair

The harmful effects of rainwater on your hair

Before we get into the salvaging part, let’s take a quick look at how rainwater can be damaging to your mane. Rainwater often consists of environmental pollutants in them, which can cause fungal infections. This can directly lead to issues like dandruff and itching. Frizziness, dullness and hair fall are also associated with rainwater damage, which FYI, is heightened by the high levels of moisture already present in the air.

how to protect rain dreched hair

What to do if you get caught in the rain?

Once you get home, these handy tips will help protect your hair from unwanted damage:

  1. Cleanse: It is necessary to properly cleanse your scalp after getting wet in the rain. Use a hair cleanser like the Tresemme Botanique Detox & Restore Shampoo With Ginseng And Neem to get rid of the toxins from environmental pollutants. Let it soak for a couple of minutes before you wash it off. 
  2. Condition: To get rid of the frizziness, use a conditioner that has specifically been formulated to tame flyaways. A calming and soothing formula like the Love Beauty & Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Aroma Smooth and Serene Conditioner will make sure your mane behaves.
  3. Hair drying: Your hair has already spent more than enough time being damp. So towel-dry it properly, and if you have the time let it air dry. If not, use a blow dry in the lowest heat setting and spritz some Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray before you start with the process. 
  4. Steer clear of too much styling: Once your hair is nice and dry, try to refrain yourself from styling the hair too much. At most, you can use a leave-in conditioner and put your hair in a protective hairdo. Excessive styling can cause hair breakage.