The rainy season is a welcome respite from the scorching summer heat, but that doesn’t mean that this season doesn’t have its own set of problems that you need to deal with. From dull skin to various infections and allergies, the rainy season can sometimes be a serious menace.
But if there’s one thing that every girl inevitably faces during the rains is dry, frizzy, and unmanageable hair; also known as ‘monsoon hair’. But not anymore! With the following hair care tips, it is possible to eliminate this problem and keep your hair looking healthy and lustrous all through the rainy season. Here is how to take care of hair in monsoon.
How to Start Hair Care in Monsoon?
There are no seasonal hair woes that can’t be dealt with a proper hair care routine. If you’re wondering how to take care of hair in monsoon, here’s what your monsoon haircare routine should look like with these monsoon hair care tips.
Washing: Shampoo your hair regularly to remove any residue or particles from your scalp left behind by rainwater.
Conditioning: Conditioning your hair by applying a masque is important as it controls frizz and smoothens out the hair.
Masking: Rainwater tends to make your hair limp and lifeless. To prevent this, apply a few drops of hair serum or leave-in conditioner on the mid-lengths and ends. This forms a layer over the hair shaft, protecting, nourishing and adding shine to your hair.
Drying: If you get wet in the rain, make sure to wash your hair immediately and dry it thoroughly, as rainwater is dirty and acidic, and can lead to fungal or bacterial infections. Also never go out with wet hair; either dry your hair with a hairdryer (with medium to low heat) or let it naturally air dry.
Oiling: A good head massage with a moisturising oil will boost blood circulation in the scalp and promote hair growth. It will also moisturise the scalp and hair. However, avoid doing this more than once or twice a week as your scalp is more prone to oiliness during the monsoon.
Hair Problems in Monsoon
You might find it quite challenging to maintain your hair during the monsoons. There's nothing worse than getting your hair wet, sticky, and frizzy, all of which can lead to hair loss.
Monsoons make the weather moody. The weather is unpredictable. It can be cold and cosy one minute, or extremely humid the next. Your hair can become frizzy due to this constant change in weather. Not only does frizzy hair look dry and damaged, but it is also prone to hair loss.
There are probably dozens of hair strands being sacrificed in the bathroom every day. Excessive hair fall is often caused by wet hair, which breaks easily. Since wet hair is weak, monsoons cause hair loss and breakage as it gets wet.
Sweat and dirt accumulate on the scalp, causing it to be the most affected. The build-up of pollutant particles on the scalp causes hair loss by clogging pores and causing an infection on the scalp. Additionally, dirt can cause dandruff. Consequently, hair growth is hindered and hair loss is induced.
Tips To Tackle Hair in Rainy Season
If you want to know what are the hair care tips for monsoon, below are 10 hair care tips that you must keep in mind
Avoid Wetting Hair
Monsoons have one simple yet tough rule: avoid the water. There's no escape from water when it's all around you. You should therefore keep your hair dry by carrying an umbrella or wearing a raincoat. This is one of the most basic hair care tips to keep in mind.
Wash Away Rainwater From Hair
Let's face it, we've all had those days where we feel like jumping in the rain, so why not? Remember, however, that this joyous moment can bring a lot of damage as well. Having fun is important, but it's also important to avoid greasy hair by washing away the rainwater. The longer the rainwater stays, the worse it will get and the more hairfall it will cause.
You can prevent hairfall caused by breakage and damage by washing it away with a good shampoo like TRESemmé Hair Fall Defense Shampoo. This shampoo helps reinforce hair strength and prevents hair fall due to breakage giving you longer and stronger hair. The Keratin in this hair shampoo helps in strengthening your hair and provides hydration as well as elasticity to your hair.
Apply Mild Shampoo, Conditioners & Hair Serums
Rainwater is acidic in nature and when your hair gets exposed to it, it strips it off its moisture, leaving it rough and frizzy. If you do get wet in the rain, make sure to wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo and conditioner to remove any kind of debris or impurities from the hair. And do not forget to use a serum or leave-in conditioner to protect your hair from the frizz caused due to the humidity.
If you haven’t already, try out this Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree, Peppermint & Vetiver Sulfate Free Purifying Shampoo which is infused with natural peppermint & vetiver essential oil that has a refreshing scent to allow your hair & scalp to breathe a deep, cool sigh of relief. It also contains natural tea tree oil known for its anti-dandruff properties.
Follow it up with Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree, Peppermint & Vetiver Paraben Free Purifying Conditioner that gives your hair a much needed refreshment and a clarified shine.
To seal the deal, follow it up with TRESemme Pure Damage Recovery Hair Serum which is infused with the goodness of Rice Essence which helps your hair recover from early signs of damage. It helps keep tangles to a minimum and controls frizz. Also, it is infused with Sunflower Seed Oil that is known to help control hair breakage.
Drinking Plenty Of Water
The weather is pleasant during the monsoons and there is plenty of water around. During this time, we tend to drink less water than in summer. You should consume seven glasses of water every day for healthy hair, and anything less is unhealthy. Keep drinking even when you aren't thirsty to make sure that you aren't depriving your hair of this essential.
Don’t Tie Or Comb Wet Hair
The worst mistake most people make is to tie or comb their hair while it’s still wet. As you already know, hair is the weakest when it’s wet, combing this wet hair will cause tugging and lead to excessive hairfall. Tying your wet hair prevents it from drying causing knots. So, keep the scrunchie and comb away and let your hair dry naturally, even if it might take hours.
Indulge In Hot Oil Massages
Giving your hair a hot oil massage 30 minutes before washing it will help make your strands a lot more manageable. The hot oil will penetrate into your scalp easily and quickly, and work to precondition your strands from deep within.
I love giving myself a hot oil massage with the Indulekha Bringha Oil since it has helped with reduced hair fall and grows new hair. It is enriched with Bringharaj and 10 other herbs that nourish your scalp.
Avoid Rubbing Hair With Towel
Monsoon or not, rubbing your hair with a towel is a strict no-no. It increases frizz and causes hair breakage. When your hair is wet, it is weak at the roots and rubbing it will cause you to lose more strands. Gently dab your hair with a cotton towel or cotton t-shirt when it’s wet to avoid friction and unnecessary frizz. This is one of the most important damage hair care tips you must follow.
Wash The Hair Thrice A Week
Your scalp secretes more oil during monsoon, which makes your hair look oily and flat at the roots. The only way to deal with this problem is by washing your hair frequently. We do not recommend cleansing your hair every day, but make it a habit to do so at least thrice a week.
Dry Your Hair Naturally
As much as possible, stay away from heat and blow dryers because they only damage your hair further. The heat from such products causes your scalp to become greasier during the monsoons. Hence, it’s best to dry your hair naturally during this season and this is one of the most healthy hair care tips you can follow.
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. Look 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!
The TRESemmé Pro Protect Shampoo is infused with the goodness of Moroccan Argan Oil and is sulphate-free. It is highly beneficial for people with coloured hair because it helps in retaining hair colour and seals in moisture, along with lending a long-lasting vibrancy and shine to the hair.
Follow it up with TRESemmé Pro Protect Conditioner which moisturises, nourishes, and conditions your hair, giving your hair shine that lingers.
Now that you know how to take care of hair in monsoon and have learned about the best monsoon hair care tips to follow, make sure that you stick to the routine and save your hair from all woes!
Written by Kinnari Ashar on Aug 04, 2022