The humidity has been on a high for a few days now, and there have been light showers in many parts of the country. Monsoon is almost here, and it will start raining regularly in the next few weeks in almost all the parts of the country. As the number of vaccinations have increased, and the criticalness of infections have reduced, this June feels like a normal June. Students are shopping for stationary, rainy footwear, umbrellas, brown covers for books, while students who are entering college, or passing from one year to other are shopping for latest tops for women and clothing for men to be in their best looks in the beginning of their college days.
Who does not love rain? There are few exceptions who hate being drenched, but most Indians love rain. The roads get water-logged, there are traffic jams everywhere, and daily travelling becomes a task, but the rainy season still has our hearts. However, apart from these, women have one more important issue at hand during the rainy season. No, I do not mean peeing often when outdoors and not finding a clean washroom, I mean that also is a problem, but we are not talking about it here.
With the changing seasons and climate outside, your skin and hair need too change, and your skincare and haircare routine should be updated each season to fulfil the changing needs. As in the rainy season, you opt for the latest tops for women created from lightweight fabric that dries easily, and in winter, you go for wool and other heavy fabrics. Similarly, your skincare and haircare routine too should follow these rules.
This blog highlights 6 hair care tips that will make your monsoon worry-free with stunning and healthy hair.
Avoid Wet Strands
If you have stepped out to enjoy the rain showers or your hair accidently gets wet in the rain, make sure to dry it immediately after coming home. Use a soft, microfiber towel to do so, as it minimises the friction between the cloth and the hair reducing hair fall.
Drying your hair from rainwater is essential because rainwater is polluted owing to the microscopic pollutants in the atmosphere and naturally acidic with a Ph of about 5.6. Thus, drying this water off your hair is essential.
Regularly Apply Coconut Oil before Shampooing
This is a tip to be followed not only for the rainy season, but for all parts of the year. Oiling your hair, especially with coconut oil, 15-minutes before washing your hair is the best preconditioning treatment for your hair. This process makes your hair greasy and reduces the amount of water that your hair strands soak while shampooing. This is also an excellent hack to deal with scalp problems both for men and women.
Again, this tip too applies for all the days of the year and not just for the rainy season. It is often said, your skin and hair reflect what you eat, and this is 100% correct. Consume foods like eggs, dairy products, whole grains and other protein-rich food as they make your hair strong and healthy. Green vegetables make your hair shine, and berries, sweet potatoes and spinach fasten the hair growth.
Use the Right Comb
Never comb your wet hair as this is the weakest phase for your hair. Moreover, when you are combing your semi-wet hair, use a wide-tooth comb as it detangles the hair instantly without any major hair fall or weakening the hair roots.
Also, in the rainy season, there are wide chances of fungal infection, so, avoid sharing hair combs.
DIY Neem and Turmeric Hair Mask
Fungal infections and dandruff are the two major hair issues that most men and women face in the rainy season. This is because there is dampness in the atmosphere, and the people who have even a little dandruff issue, see a plunge in the problem in this season.
A neem and turmeric DIY hair mask is a perfect solution to circumvent these issues without spending a bomb in salons. Mix equal portions of neem powder and turmeric, and apply it to your semi-wet hair. Let it stay there for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
Neem and turmeric are flooded with antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that keep dandruff at bay. Both these ingredients are also rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C which helps in making your scalp and hair healthy.
Reduce the Hair Length
This is a controversial tip, and many women love their long hair, and will do anything to keep a pair of scissors away from their locks, and that is fine. If you belong to this category, please skip this point.
However, if you love experimenting with the length of your hair, this is the right time to chop them off. Short hair reduces the stress on the roots, and in the rainy season, drying short hair is an easier task.
Buns and Ponytails while stepping outdoors
If you do not tie your hair properly, the accidental chances of them getting completely drenched increases. However, when you tie your hair in a bun or a ponytail, even if they get wet due to rain, your hair is not completely drenched in water.
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Let’s welcome the new season, with a change in the regular hair care routine. With your hair care, your wardrobe also needs an update, check out Billebon’s latest tops for women now!