Hair Care in Monsoon
How To Take Care Of Your Hair During Monsoon?
The monsoons are known to make your hair limp, lifeless and heavy. Our hair does end up getting frizzy because of the humidity in the atmosphere. But, don’t let the monsoon damage your tresses.
Rain also disturbs the pH levels and that might cause infection in the scalp as well. Plus, the rainy season might bring itchy scalp, dandruff, alopecia arcat and hairfall. Hair fall can increase by up to 30% in the rainy season.
Oiling once weekly
To make your hair happy, just use just a little amount of oil, and gently massage your scalp. You should not rub the oil, instead, massage and moisturize your scalp to improve the circulation of blood and wash your hair after 15 to 30 minutes. Oil can be used by warming it up or it can also be used at room temperature, depending on your preference.
It is advisable to use virgin coconut oil as it is a very good choice. You can also apply antimicrobial ingredients like tea-tree, neem, and herbs like Brahmi and amla, to avoid oiling if you have oily scalp or dandruff problems.
Good shampooing practices
It is advisable to shampoo your hair after getting wet in the monsoon. First, rinse your hair with regular tap water and after that apply shampoo to your scalp. The SLA-free shampoo is preferred to use on the scalp as it is gentle for your hair.
Conditioning is mandatory, as it prevents tangled hair and reduces frizziness of the hair. For applying conditioner first apply it from mid-length to the end. Don’t use excessive conditioners, only a little is enough. And also leave it for 10 to 15 minutes for better results.
Once you have washed with conditioner then use a microfiber towel to soak remaining water and then air dry your hair. Doing this moisture in your hair will avoid heat damage.
Make sure to protect your hair from rainwater as this water is often acidic or dirty which can damage your hair. And make sure to keep dry hair during the rainy season.
Covering up your hair
Cutting your hair short is one option but if you want long hair then make sure that your hair is tied with braids or ponytails. And also use a scarf or hat to protect the scalp from humidity while going out.
Some Simple Tried and Tested Home remedies :
- Turmeric and neem paste: Both turmeric and neem are enriched with Vitamin C and other antioxidants. Also, they have anti-fungi, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties and this makes it excellent for dandruff treatment. Use a turmeric powder with a few drops of neem juice and apply the mixture on the scalp with cotton and wash after 15 to 30 min.
- Hibiscus Leaves: Make a paste of fresh mint leaves, and hibiscus with a few drops of lime juice. And then apply this on the scalp and wash after 30 minutes. This will help to hydrate your hair and will prevent the scalp from infections.
- Fenugreek: Grind curry leaves, green gram, and Tulsi leaves, and soaked fenugreek seeds in the same proportion and apply it to hair and scalp. Leave that mixture for 30 minutes and wash with water. And make sure you do this twice a week. You can use a simple fenugreek seed pack for hair rejuvenation.
- Banana with Honey: Mix a banana mash with honey and apply the mixture on the hair and scalp. Leave that mixture for an hour and wash it. This will take dryness away and leave your hair soft and manageable.
- How to make your oil: For making oil first mix olive oil with honey, crushed curry leaves, and cinnamon powder. And use that mixture for oiling your hair once a week and wash it with warm water before shampooing and conditioning your hair.
Most importantly, Make sure that your diet is balanced. Plus, if you feel that hair fall is more than normal or your scalp is itchy and inflamed then consult us for a professional Trichology’s opinion.
At TrichoHom, we give our patients the right solution after a proper dermoscopic check-up and understanding their history. dermoscopic check up and understanding their history.