- 01. Take care of hair ends
- 02. Layer your products
- 03. Moisturise
- 04. Protect your hair colour
- 05. Exercise caution with wet hair
01. Take care of hair ends
Moisture in the air can cause your scalp to become oily and ends dry, especially if you have straight hair. Make sure you're using sulfate-free cleansers to get all the gunk and build up out of your scalp while being gentle to the ends. Natural shampoos with calming ingredients like lavender, chamomile or green tea work best for cleaning ‘monsoon hair’.
02. Layer your products
Curly and wavy hair can get pretty unmanageable during the monsoon. One way to counter this is by layering your products. For instance, an anti-frizz cream can be layered with a spray and/or serum to keep your strands tangle-free and manageable.
Increased humidity during the monsoon season can cause curly (or coily) hair to increase in volume. This is because curly hair tends to absorb moisture from the air and expand. As a result, your hair shaft loses its curl and turns into a frizzy mess.
You won’t believe us when we tell you that the best way to combat moisture from the outside is to add more in your hair! Deep condition your hair with a leave-in conditioner to add bounce to your curls. Also, steer clear of humectant products such as glycerine, honey, aloe vera, etc. as they tend to trap moisture from the air into your strands.
04. Protect your hair colour
Regardless of your hair type, monsoon can make your hair look dull and lifeless. This is most evident in colour-treated hair that tends to lose its vibrancy and shine during the rainy season. Pamper your colour-treated hair with nourishing hair masks regularly. Looks for products infused with nourishing oils like argan or avocado that can reach deep in your hair shaft and give your hair a new lease of life!
05. Exercise caution with wet hair
There are a number of reasons why wet hair can be a cause for concern in monsoon. Firstly, if you fail to dry your hair completely before stepping out, they can turn into a breeding ground for bacteria fungi, leading to infections. Secondly, if you get caught in the rain, don’t clip or tie your wet hair as it is more prone to breakage if handled roughly.