Excess Hair Fall This Monsoon? Fix Your Hair Care Woes Now
It goes without saying that monsoon brings ripples of joy with breezy showers and nostalgia about dancing in the rain. But it brings along the itchy scalp, hair loss and extra frizzy hair. Adding to it, the moisture makes the hair greasy making each day a bad hair day. As you enjoy the rains, upgrade your hair care routine for a healthier, shinier & softer hair.
Is hair fall normal in the rainy season?
While on normal days, you might notice around 50-100 strands of hair falling out as a part of the hair growth cycle. In the monsoon season, it goes up to 200 hair strands in a day because of the rise in humidity. It’s normal for seasonal changes to take a toll on your hair, but with proper hair care regimen, you can keep your mane healthy and frizz-free.
Here’s a list of hair care tips to do away with all your monsoon hair woes:
- After rain hair wash is a must
While playing in the rain has its charm, drenched hair can make your scalp sweaty, sticky and hair frizzy. Make sure you wash your hair with a mild shampoo to rinse off all dirt, leaving your scalp clean and free of tangles. Also, make it a thumb rule to wash your hair twice a week, especially if it's pouring heavily outside.
Nourish your hair to the roots
Monsoon hair care is important, especially when it comes to fighting the frizz. Make sure you apply a hydrant conditioner after hair wash to add nourishment to your locks. Opt for sulfate and paraben-free hair conditioner, to steer clear of any hair damage. Hair conditioners are the best thirst-quencher that deeply nourishes your hair while imparting a naturally smooth and shiny texture.
Apply oil twice a week
The key to shiny and lustrous mane is to nourish your hair to the roots. Ensure that you massage your hair and scalp with oil twice a week. It not only moisturizes but also fights scalp infections in the rainy season. Hair oils with natural ayurvedic herbs like amla, brahmi, bhringraj impart a soothing effect to the roots while promoting hair growth. This monsoon, give this at-home deep-conditioning hair ritual a try to keep your hair away from unruliness and frizziness.
Adopt DIY home remedies
While following the age-old wisdom of eating your way to shinier and bouncier tresses, you can also pick up a bunch of ingredients from your kitchen cabinet for natural hair remedies. Grind curry leaves, soaked fenugreek seeds, tulsi leaves, and green gram in equal proportions or blend hibiscus leaves, mint leaves and one teaspoon of lime juice for a home-made hair mask. Apply it on your scalp, leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with normal water. Your hair will be soft, nourished and without frizz!
Add nutrition to your diet
The secret to a healthier scalp and shinier hair is having a nutrient packaged diet. Consider having food rich in vitamin A, B, C, D, E, K, proteins, and minerals like iron, zinc, etc. to make sure your hair gets enough nourishment. Try adding protein-rich food like spinach, fish, eggs, nuts, milk and soy to your diet for healthier & glossier hair. Make a well-balanced diet and sufficient hydration your power-pack this monsoon season.
Don’t let this monsoon season damage your lustrous locks, take care of your hair as you enjoy the rain showers!
By: Navreet Kaur | on 2020-08-07