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7 Hair Care Habits To Rain-Proof Your Hair This Monsoon Season

Monsoon season brings joy and relief from the hot summer weather. But, along with its many pleasures come the infamous hair issues. The rising humidity, constant moisture in the air and the greasy scalp leave your hair frizzy, weak and prone to damage. The humid weather demands you take extra care of your hair. It is, therefore, important that you deal with your hair with utmost care in the monsoon season.

At times like this, a rock-solid hair care routine can be your saviour. By adopting these healthy hair care habits, you can make your hair rain-proof and enjoy the calming monsoon breeze without a worry.


1. Keep It Dry

No matter how careful you are, you can not help drenching in the sudden shower of the monsoons. If you do get drenched, it is extremely important that you wash your rain-soaked hair as soon as you get home. The rainwater is acidic and thus damaging for your hair. Keeping it dry should be your mantra for the rainy season and you do not have to worry about your hair again.


2. Go For Braids

Hair kept open and cascading at your back does enhance your beauty. But, it also attracts the omnipresent moisture of the monsoon season causing your hair to become frizzy and brittle. In order to prevent the moisture from getting trapped in your tresses, it is best to keep it tied and pretty. You can go different braid and bun hairstyles to keep your hair healthy and beautiful.

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3. No Heat-Styling, Please!

You do not want your hair to become dry in the monsoon season. Dry hair attracts moisture from the air around and you will have frizzy, unmanageable hair to deal with. And heat-styling equipments that make styling the hair so easy also suck the moisture of your hair leaving them dry and damaged. So, this monsoon season, give a break to the heat-styling equipments and follow the natural route.


4. Give Your Hair Extra Love Once A Week

Rainwater and the constant moisture take a toll on your hair health. It is therefore important to take out a few minutes every week to pamper your hair and keep monsoon hair woes at bay. You can opt for a nourishing hair spa, a hot oil massage or a DIY hair mask to give a nourishing treat to your hair. This weekly hair ritual fights frizziness and leaves you with healthy and strong hair.

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5. Be Careful While Drying Your Hair

Your hair is sensitive and prone to damage in the monsoon and needs to be dealt with accordingly. So, vigorously rubbing the hair while drying them is a big no-no. Instead, use a soft towel or an old t-shirt to squeeze the excess water and let your hair air dry.


6. Opt For Monsoon-Appropriate Shampoo And Conditioner

The hot and humid climate of the monsoons is a perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria. This can lead to scalp infection, itchy scalp and dandruff. It is better to be prepared for the season for hair products that offer protection from bacterial infestation. Invest in shampoos and conditioners with antibacterial and antifungal properties to keep your scalp clean and healthy, and your hair beautiful.


7. Notch Up On Your Conditioner Ritual

A conditioner not only makes your hair smoother but also forms a protective shield on your hair to protect it from damage. Your hair needs this protection more than ever in the monsoon season. The rainy season is the perfect time to invest in a leave-in conditioner. It prepares your hair for the sudden rain showers that one cannot seem to escape.

Story first published: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 14:56 [IST]
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