The rainy season just doesn’t seem to end this year, which means more crazy, frizzy hair *eye roll*. And you already know how rain water can damage your hair, so it’s important not to throw your monsoon hair care routine to the wind.
But apart from that, there are certain monsoon haircare mistakes that worsen the damage. Take a look at five common haircare mistakes and how you can rectify them so that your hair looks its best at all times!
- Mistake 1: Washing your hair almost every day
- Mistake 2: Not washing hair immediately after it gets wet in the rain
- Mistake 3: Skipping conditioner
- Mistake 4: Keeping your hair oiled for too long
- Mistake 5: Using hairspray
Mistake 1: Washing your hair almost every day
Washing your hair every day strips the scalp of its natural oils and worsens the frizz. Maintain a routine of washing your hair twice or thrice a week depending on your hair type. Regularly washing your hair will keep the scalp clean as well as prevent excessive dryness. This is also a great way to keep frizz to the minimum.
Mistake 2: Not washing hair immediately after it gets wet in the rain
Rain water can make your hair appear extremely frizzy. If you happen to get wet in the rain, make sure that you wash your hair with a good clarifying shampoo as soon as possible. Avoid doing so, and you are laying the ground for an itchy scalp as well as dandruff.
Mistake 3: Skipping conditioner
The humidity can leave your strands extremely dehydrated and frizzy. To help this problem, it is very important to use a dollop of conditioner on your strands after each wash. This will not just keep the frizz away, but also nourish and protect your strands. For extra protection from rain damage, you can use a leave-in conditioner.
Mistake 4: Keeping your hair oiled for too long
Hot oil treatments and scalp massages are a great way to stimulate blood circulation and provide your hair with beneficial nutrients for hair growth. While it is commonly advised to leave the oil on overnight, experts recommend reducing this time period, especially in the monsoon. This is because leaving the oil in your hair for too long can leave it limp and flat. The trick is to leave the oil on for two hours and wash it off as usual.
Mistake 5: Using hairspray
If you are into hair styling, then hairsprays would definitely be an indispensable part of your routine. But they are best avoided in the monsoon months because hairsprays contain high amounts of alcohol that further dry out your hair, making it look frizzy.