Monsoons and long drives, monsoons and bhajiyas, and then monsoons and those never-ending hair hassles. Well, that’s probably the story every year once the rains set in! Most of us share a love-hate relation with this season, isn’t it? It is the time when the notorious rains wreak havoc on the scalp and the hair. But, fret not! Taming your mane this monsoon is easy and manageable with a simple hair care routine.
To begin with, basic hair care is a simple affair that requires a bit of discipline on your part. Try not to get your hair wet in the rains too often. Rain water is dirty and acidic; once it percolates in the scalp, it damages the hair. In case you do get caught in a torrential downpour, make sure to have a thorough hair wash with a deep cleansing shampoo. It is important to invest in a good shampoo so that your hair doesn’t get frizzy.
Remember the Johnny Walker song – Sar jo tera chakraye? Well, a good champi is a great solution to keeping hair problems at bay. Oiling is the best conditioning your mane can get. Just make sure not to go overboard with it. More oil means more shampoo to take it off, which is certainly not a good idea.
If you have long tresses, you may be tempted to style them in different ways – plait, bun, pony, etc. But try holding off on tying your hair. When tied hair get wet and rain water precipitates in the scalp, the hair gets frizzier and limper.
Waterproofing plays an important role in maintaining the hair. All you’ve got to do is invest in a good rain jacket/hoodie. However, if your hair still gets wet, detangle them using a wide tooth comb. This makes detangling easier as well as helps condition your hair.
The most crucial factor to conditioning the hair is the use of a good conditioner itself. To start off, invest in a high-quality conditioner and try not to go overboard with its use. Apply it at the tips and along the length of the hair. Make sure you always rinse it off with cold water.
Have you always dreamt of chopping off those long tresses and going ultra short?Well, there is no time better than now. Rains or no rains, shorter the hair, lesser the maintenance hassles. Enough said!
Just like a holistic diet works wonders for a healthy mind and body, it works for a good mane too. Include food items rich in protein, iron and omega-3 fatty acids in your meals. You’ll soon begin to notice the difference in your hair.
Last but surely not the least, there are quite a few combinations you can whip up at home for hair care. Use home remedies and minimise the risk of any scalp irritation caused by chemicals present in ready-made products.