After the long hot summer, arrives the monsoon. The season refreshes us, makes us feel alive, and brings relief from the scorching heat of the summer season. However, this is also the season in which your body needs some extra care. You probably take excellent care of your body and skin, but the hair is often, most neglected. In short, Monsoon hair care is essential!
Care for Your Hair
It is known that monsoon can cause hair damage as the climate is sticky due to excessive humidity. This increases the probability of dandruff, hair fall, and other problems too. In fact, your hair is at its weakest condition during this time, and so, your hair needs maximum care.
So, follow the below mentioned tips to keep your hair problems to a minimum this monsoon.
- Keep Your Hair Dry
One of the useful and straightforward hair care tips is to keep your scalp dry during monsoon. Remember that rainwater is dirty and acidic (has a pH of about 5.6) which is very bad for your hair. Use a soft microfiber towel that absorbs water rapidly and reduces friction between the hair and the towel, consequently reducing hair fall.
- Apply Coconut Oil
Applying coconut oil 15 minutes before you shampoo helps in preconditioning of your hair. A pre-shampoo treatment with coconut oil makes hair greasy and lessens the water your hair soaks up during washing.
- Have a Proper Diet
Diet plays a significant role in keeping your hair healthy. What you eat decides the quality of your hair. Add protein-rich food like eggs, walnuts, dairy products, and whole grains along with green vegetables to your regular diet as they provide shine to your hair.
- Pick a Right Comb
Do not comb your wet hair immediately as it is the weakest then. Choose a right comb (wide-tooth), so it can easily detangle your hair. Make sure the teeth of the comb have enough space in between so that the hair does not break while combing. Also, sharing of combs must be avoided to prevent fungal infections.
- Neem and Turmeric Paste
To get rid of dandruff (fungal infection) in the monsoon season, application of a turmeric and neem paste is an excellent option. Neem and turmeric, both possess antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties which make them a perfect choice to treat dandruff. Moreover, both are also rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which make your hair and scalp healthy.
- Short Hair Helps
One of the simple tips to stop hair breakage during this season is to keep your hair short. This will reduce your hair fall problems by a lot since you won’t be exerting your roots by pulling down on longer hair. Short hair also reduces the hassle of maintaining it.
Thus, the above hair care tips can be used during monsoons to keep your hair healthy, safe, and glossy even during the rains. With proper hair care, you can enjoy the rain even when they are wet.