Spending hours doing your hair, only to have it ruined by the rains is definitely every girl’s nightmare. If you’re constantly struggling with unruly hair that frizz up at the mere sight of moisture, well then you’re not alone! The humid monsoon weather can leave your hair strands looking drab and unhealthy. It is, therefore, important to treat your locks with some extra care and attention so as to keep frizz, split ends and breakage at bay.
Here are 5 rainproof tips and tricks to not let the rain tamper with your perfect locks...
- Vigorous towel-drying is a strict no-no
- Avoid brushing wet hair
- Give your locks extra TLC
- Save your hair with braids
- Don’t and we repeat, don’t touch your hair!
Vigorous towel-drying is a strict no-no
While it’s important to dry your wet hair as soon as you’re indoors, make sure that you don’t vigorously rub your hair with the towel, as doing so can roughen the cuticles, causing frizz. It’s best to blot dry your hair with a towel before you reach for a blow-dryer. Blotting your hair dry will remove the excess water from your hair without making matters worse. Dry your hair properly, section by section and avoid rough-drying.
Avoid brushing wet hair
Brushing wet hair not only disrupts and weakens your hair’s cuticles but also leads to breakage. It is therefore, not a great idea to brush through your wet hair, especially if rainwater has entered your scalp. By brushing wet hair you are simply spreading the dirty water all over your scalp, thereby worsening the health of your mane. When blow-drying your hair, use a Denman brush to smoothen your hair and a round bristled brush to help smooth the cuticles flat.
Give your locks extra TLC
Rainwater can wreak havoc on your mane in more ways than one. It is therefore ideal to pamper your hair with nourishing treatments once a week to keep frizz and damage at bay. You can either opt for a luxurious hair spa or prepare a DIY hair mask at home to treat your hair with the goodness of natural ingredients. A moisturising treatment once a week will not just help you reduce hair frizz but will also leave your hair looking stronger and healthier.
Save your hair with braids
Braiding your hair can save it from the monsoon’s wrath. If you find yourself in the middle of heavy rains, then save your mane with a quick three-strand braid that won’t take more than a minute. Also, braids make for the best hairstyle to wear in the humid, rainy weather. The humidity on the other hand will make your hair look fuller, just when you need to make your braid look more voluminous.
Don’t and we repeat, don’t touch your hair!
Just how touching your face constantly can transfer all the germs and bacteria from your hands onto your face, similarly, the heat and sweat from your hands can ruin your mane too. While your hair is already porous from the rain, touching it constantly can push moisture into the hair shaft, causing it to swell further and ultimately lead to frizz.
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Written by Fatema Habib on Aug 22, 2019