New Delhi: While we all love rains, there isn't an ounce of doubt that our hair doesn't!
As a result of the increased levels of humidity during monsoon, it becomes extremely difficult to manage those tresses. Problems, such as frizzy hair, dandruff and hair fall become more frequent in the rainy season.
But, don't let the rains get to you, said Agnes Chen, Technical Head, Streax Professional.
"The key to tame your tresses lies in a simple routine that will help you sail through the rains. The monsoons tend to make your hair limp, lusterless, heavy and frizzy, owing to high levels of humidity in the air," Chen told ANI.
Chen gives some handy hacks that will come to your rescue this monsoon.
1. There is no escape to getting wet in the rain, given that we are always on the move. Shampoo your hair regularly to remove any residue or particles from your scalp, left behind by rain water. The essential tip here is to regularly cleanse and purify your hair, depending on its type.
2. Conditioning your hair by applying a masque is mandatory as it neutralises frizziness and smoothens out the hair. Ensure that the conditioner is applied only on the mid lengths and ends. The catch is to not use too much of conditioner, only use a minimum amount.
3. In the rainy season, rain water tends to hibernate in your hair, making it limper. To prevent this, make it a point to apply a few drops of hair potion on the mid-lengths and ends of the hair. Hair potion is the ultimate frizz resistant formula that instantly turns rough, frizzled and damaged strands into soft, silky and smooth hair.
4.If you get wet in the rain, make sure to dry your hair thoroughly as rain water is dirty and acidic and proves to be really bad for your hair. It may also cause fungal or bacterial infections. So, keeping your hair dry is one of the simplest, yet most effective monsoon hair care tip.
5. Tie your hair up to trap in the moisture and prevent frizz. Constant drenching in the monsoon and high levels of humidity spell bad news for your mane. There is quite a possibility that you might fall prey to a number of scalp problems and bad hair days. Therefore, it is best to tie your hair in loose ponytails and buns.
Moreover, people with coloured hair need to be extra cautious to look their jazzy best in the monsoon season. So, if you already have, or are planning to get your tresses coloured, Dr. Shuba Dharmana, dermatologist, Lejeune Medspa, lists some things for you to keep in mind.
1. Go in for a hair spa at your local salon and pamper your tresses. This is not a luxury but a necessity, as a shampoo and conditioner will only help you cleanse from the outside, while regular spa treatments are essential to nourish your hair and roots; especially coloured hair, being chemically treated, need extra care and protection.
2. A special tip for coloured hair is to dampen your locks before going out in the rain and apply conditioner. This sometimes prevents the colour from bleeding. But, do not forget to rinse with cold water immediately after you are back indoors.
3. Nobody said you can't colour your hair in the monsoons. If you do, make sure the shades are bright and cheerful to compensate for the gloomy weather. However, post care is an absolute must.
4. Rains can make the colour in your hair bleed or get washed out; thus it's a good idea to refresh the hair colour after a couple of weeks or months.
5. Use SLS free shampoo and conditioner as they will be gentler on the coloured hair. Don't skimp on the conditioner if you want to avoid the frizziness. This will also make your colour last longer.
6. If you have to heat style your tresses, use a heat protection spray or argan oil or moroccan oil and then go for it. Blow-drying is better than ironing. If you are heat styling coloured hair, your hair again will need a lot of deep conditioning treatments to nourish and reverse the damage.
7. Regular oil massages, dry head massages, deep conditioning treatments, hair spa days and DIY (Do It Yourself) home masks to nourish are all important to help keep your colour vibrant and fresh.
So, follow these tips to keep your hair monsoon ready!