TIP #1 Keep Hair Clean
We all enjoy getting wet in the rains but rainwater contains pollutants that weaken the roots or shaft bonds of hair, thus breaking the strands easily. Cover your hair to keep it safe from rains and humidity. Shell out some money on a good quality waterproof jacket or a hoodie and use it when out in the open to keep your hair protected. Keeping your scalp dirt-free is another vital factor.
Damp hair is also the breeding ground for fungal and bacterial infections and dandruff that causes bad odour. To avoid this growth spurt, wash your hair regularly in soft water with tea tree shampoo, use natural conditioners and finally dry your hair thoroughly. Tea tree has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help in alleviating the itchy and irritating infections. Use fingertips to gently massage your scalp and avoid rigorous shampooing.
TIP #2 Choosing the Best Oil
There are various options available in the market when it comes to choosing a hair-oil. However, it is important to pick the right one for monsoon. Natural oil which contains Palma Rosa and Almond should be on the top of your list. These ingredients not only make your hair strong & silky, they also combat dandruff.
TIP #3 Using the Right Comb
Combs generally come in two options – The wide tooth comb and the pick or teasing comb. Wide tooth comb helps you de-tangle your hair. It will be much easier to de-tangle knotty hair and could also be used to evenly spread the oil during an oil massage or conditioner while bathing. It puts a lot less stress on your hair roots while combing and saves you from the pain as well.
The pick tooth comb is used for adding volume to your hair. However, you must ensure your locks are tangle free before using this comb as it can easily lead to breaking the pretty strands. During Monsoon, keep a wide tooth comb handy. It shall allow you to quickly combat tangles that come with the winds and humidity of this season and ensures lesser hair-fall.
TIP #4 Oil, Shampoo, and Condition
Do put in a little extra effort to ensure your hair is healthy and ready to fight the monsoons. Massaging your hair with oil is the best way to keep it healthy. Gently massage your scalp with a natural and light Palma Rosa oil, one night before you schedule your wash. Don’t forget to rub the oil on your scalp as well as the tips of the hair so as to ensure you get maximum benefits out of the goodness of the oil.
Wash your hair the next day with a Sulphate free anti-hair-fall shampoo and apply a small amount of conditioner to keep your lovely locks moisturized and smooth. Remember to not overdo the quantity of shampoo or conditioner as that might cause the hair to become frizzier. Always rinse the shampoo off completely.
Beware of shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products that contain harsh-chemicals which can deteriorate the hair further to a point of no return. So take caution and steer clear of products that contain parabens, sulfates, silicone, and petrolatum. Use pure and all-natural hair care products that include Ayurvedic and aromatherapy-based ingredients. They are effective and go gentle on your skin. So make the right choice and pick a shampoo that doesn’t damage your hair in the long run.
TIP #5 Maintain a Healthy Diet
All external regimes for hair and skin must be accompanied with an internal care system as well. It is important to strike a balance in your diet and achieve strengthening of roots. You could include pulses that are high in iron and protein. Choose foods that are rich in proteins, omega 3 fatty acids and iron that strengthens the hair from root to tip. Mackerel, yogurt, walnuts, spinach, and salmon are some things that you must include in your diet. Maintaining a good diet will ensure the exact balance you need for healthy skin and hair.
TIP #6 A Hair Spa will do the Trick
The best way to restore your hair to its flawless state is to indulge in a hair spa. Experts will nourish, rejuvenate and revive your dead and damaged hair back to life. With the goodness of natural extracts and age-old techniques, combined with the magic touch of a hair care expert, your messed up locks can get a new makeover to withstand the monsoon.
TIP #7 Get A Short Haircut
Long hair requires a lot of maintenance and the process gets even more difficult during the monsoons. So just keep it short. It saves you from the many hassles and you can get your hair ready within minutes.
So, are you now Monsoon Ready? With these tips, you can combat the monsoon troubles with ease and ensure maximum protection to your hair. Grab the essential oils and all the right products to sail through this tough yet beautiful season of Monsoon!
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