Here's What Your Hair Wants You To Do During The Monsoons

Written by Lopa KJul 18, 2024
Here's What Your Hair Wants You To Do During The Monsoons

Splashing around in the rain is all fun and games until you get indoors and try to dry your hair. The rainwater can leave your hair tangled, frizzy and unmanageable. Whether you have just enjoyed a romp in the rain or got your hair wet because you forgot your umbrella, your hair may not be enjoying the monsoon season at all.  

And that’s all thanks to the pollution and chemicals in the air which creates contaminated rainwater. But there are actually easy tips and tricks on how to take care of hair in monsoon. From gentle products to monsoon hair care home remedies, we’ve got your back! 

Why Your Hair Hates the Rain Even If You Love It 

Every season comes with its hair woes but the rainy season just might be the worst one. Dr. Nikita Toshi shares, “It is known that monsoon can cause hair damage as the climate is sticky due to excessive humidity. This increases the probability of dandruff, hair fall and other problems too.”  

The contaminated rainwater can also strip your hair of its natural oils making it dry while the humidity turns it frizzy. Sure, it is difficult to completely avoid the rain, but a monsoon hair care routine will definitely make it easier to deal with the aftermath. 

Don’t believe us? Here’s a super easy anti-frizz hair care routine for you to try this rainy season: 

All the Ways to Beat the Rain 

Ready to learn how to take care of hair in monsoon? The key points to remember are hydration and coverage. It really cannot get any simpler. If your hair and scalp are hydrated, the chances of dandruff, dryness, tangles and frizz happening are less. Dr. Jyoti Aneja also suggests, “Drink a lot of water to keep your scalp as well as your hair hydrated in this humid season.” And the second-best thing that you can do is to keep your head covered against nature’s tears. Well, let’s look at this in detail. 

Hair Wash Routine

You should be rethinking how you take care of hair in monsoon. Wash your hair three times a week during the monsoon, it keeps your scalp fresh and free from all that icky buildup. Plus, a clean scalp means less chance for any unwanted guests like dandruff to crash the party. But, don’t go hard on your scalp and dry it out. It’s all about balance. 

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In this case, hydrating hair care is your answer. Look for something like the TRESemmé Moisture Boost with Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo & Conditioner. This combo has hyaluronic acid which naturally seals in moisture. And it doesn’t have any harsh chemicals like parabens or mineral oils.  

Keep Your Hair Dry

Rainy days might be a mood, but all that extra moisture can make your hair frizzy and weak. And if you do forget an umbrella or a scarf, don’t worry. Air dry your hair or gently squeeze out the water or absorbing the excess water by using a clean cotton tee. One of the most important hair care tips during monsoon is to ditch the heat styling tools for a bit; they can make your hair even more prone to damage. 

But if you naturally have a dry scalp, here’s how you can tackle it: 

Gentle Brushing

When it comes to brushing, being gentle is another way to take care of hair in monsoon. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair, starting from the ends and working your way up to the roots. Being rough when detangling your hair can cause breakage and leave you with a lot of unwanted hair in your brush. 

Minimise Styling

Monsoon hair care includes keeping it low-key with hairstyles like braids, buns or ponytails. These styles don’t only protect your hair from frizz but also keep it tangle-free. Plus, they look super cute and are easy to manage! 

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Editor’s Tip: If you already have frizzy hair, you can easily tame it with a hair serum like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum. It is lightweight and uses natural ingredients like keratin and argan oil to make your locks manageable. Just a few drops, and you’re good to go. 

BTW here are some super cute hairstyles you can try: 

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Protect Hair Colour

Coloured hair can get dull and fade faster in the rainy season. To keep that vibrant shade popping, avoid getting your hair wet in the rain. Also, no washing your hair with hot water; lukewarm or cold is the way to go.  

If you like DIY challenges, you can also try out monsoon hair care home remedies like avocado and aloe vera hair masks to maintain the colour. You can also oil the tips but skip the scalp as the greasiness and humidity can cause dandruff if you don’t wash it off thoroughly. 

Let’s go into detail with this YouTube tutorial: 

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Healthy Diet

Snack on nuts, seeds and fruits like berries and oranges, which are packed with vitamins that your hair needs to stay healthy. Then we also have foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and walnuts that can also give your hair that extra shine and strength during the monsoon. 

Monsoon Regime for Different Hair Types

If you want some personalised hair care tips during monsoon for your hair type, we’ve got you covered! 

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1. Curly Hair - Get ahead of the frizz with deep conditioners and hair masks to keep those curls moisturised and bouncy. If you’re not sure which product to pick, try out the Dove Beautiful Curls Deep Moisture Miracle Hair Mask which is loaded with shea butter, glycerine and coconut oil. 

2. Thin Hair - Avoid heavy and silicone-infused products and always pay attention to your scalp to steer clear of build-up that can weigh your hair down. 

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3. Oily Hair - Stick to washing your hair every other day and use a light, sulfate-free shampoo to keep oil at bay. Scalp scrubs like the Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree Oil & Peppermint Scalp Scrub help to exfoliate dead skin cells, grime and dandruff. 

4. Dry Hair - Pamper your hair with deep conditioning treatments to lock in moisture and prevent brittleness. 

And there you have it – all the ways on how to take care of hair in monsoon. No matter your hair type, rocking healthy and gorgeous hair during the monsoon is totally doable with the right care and a bit of love! 

Lopa K

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