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Published On: June 30, 2017 04:30 PM NPT By: Republica

Hair care tips for rainy season

With the onset of monsoon season, frizzy hair, hair fall and hair damage become everyday problems. Monsoon is known to bring alive the greens and drive away the blues. However, it is also known to cause hair damage what with its excessive humidity. But don’t fret, here’s few tips for hair care in monsoon that really work.

-Ensure your hair is dry:  While you may have the urge to get your hair wet in a drizzle, remember that rain water is dirty and acidic, which is dangerous for your hair. One of the simplest, yet most effective, monsoon hair care tips is to keep your hair dry unless you’re caught in a torrential downpour.

-Twice a week is shampoo time: Use a mild yet deep cleansing shampoo to remove any residue on your scalp left behind by rain water. You will have frizzy and under-nourished hair during monsoon season and hence using a good shampoo goes a long way in nourishing your tresses and preventing fungal or bacterial infections. And always shampoo from root to tip.

-Champi: Nothing’s as good for your hair during the monsoon as a good old hair oil massage.    It naturally boosts the moisture in your hair which revitalizes dry strands. What’s more, it offers deep conditioning too. Remember not to use too much though else you’ll find yourself over-shampooing just to get it out, which will damage your hair.

-Hold off on tying: By tying up your hair in the monsoon you’re inviting rain water to hibernate in your hair, which in turn will make it frizzier and limper. If you must tie your hair then go for loose ponytails and buns only.

-Waterproof is good: The best way to protect your hair in the rains is to invest some money in a good quality waterproof jacket or hoodie.

-Pick the right comb: A wide tooth comb is, hands down, your best bet in the rains. Not only does it help in detangling your tresses but it also serves as a good conditioning comb.

-Condition the right way: The right way to condition your hair is to avoid using too much conditioner and apply conditioner only to the ends and lengths of your hair. Use a wide tooth comb, as mentioned earlier, to give the conditioner a good spread and follow it up with a rinse with cold water.

-Eat right: In order to strengthen your hair follicles you must eat foods that are rich in protein, iron and omega 3 fatty acids like mackerel, salmon, walnuts, spinach and curd.

-Go short: If you’ve ever wanted to cut your hair short but couldn’t muster up the courage, this is the ideal time. By cutting your hair short you’re reducing the hassle of maintaining it.

- Explore natural alternatives: There are plenty of shampoos and conditioners you can whip up by using things lying around in your kitchen. By using home remedies for hair care, you will minimize the risk of any irritation or reactions caused by chemicals in synthesized products.

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