It is that time of year when the most beautiful smell of the earth is at its best. The rainy days are like medicine to the soul of the Earth. One just can’t resist the hues and the lighting that comes along with the wet, gloomy days. The world suddenly looks so beautiful. The Tyndall effect of the sunlight from the thick, grey clouds is just the cherry on top.
But as much as nature loves the rains, it also brings with it a plethora of hair issues. Hair damages easily as the humidity is at its peak. Dry scalp, hair fall, frizzy hair, split ends, dandruff, and a lot more are the after-effects of the monsoon. Hair care becomes a necessity at this time!
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO TAKE CARE OF HAIR IN MONSOON?
During the rainy season, the atmosphere is filled with moisture. This excessive moisture traps the dirt and pollution on your scalp as well as on the hair tresses. Also, hair’s chemical structure makes it very sensitive to the hydrogen in the air, which isn’t a good thing as the hair absorbs this hydrogen, forms bonds, and swells until the smooth cuticle flares up to make them frizzy. All of this makes the hair follicles weak and more prone to damage. This is the main reason for hair fall during the rainy season.
Drying the in this weather is very difficult, making them frizzy and dull. The acidity in the rainwater makes the hair more prone to damage and fallouts. The moisture and the oil help the bacteria to make a residence on your head, giving you dandruff problems as rent.
TIPS TO MAINTAIN HAIR HEALTH IN THE MONSOON SEASON
- The first and foremost tip is to maintain a healthy diet. Intake of protein-rich food helps in the faster and healthy growth of hair. Go easy on junk food as it leads to hair thinning and cut down on caffeine because it dehydrates the hair and causes them to fall. Drinking adequate water, almost 8-12 glasses a day, is also very important.
- Protect your hair from acidic and dirty rainwater. It is common knowledge that the rainwater is acidic, with a pH value of 5.6. This acidic nature, along with the dirt damages your hair. Wear a waterproof hoodie or scarf that covers your hair, and if getting in contact with rainwater is inevitable, wash your hair immediately once you reach home.
- Shampoo your hair twice or thrice a week. Doing this will prevent the scalp from getting sticky and will keep it healthy, washing off the pollutants. Conditioning the hair aids in frizziness. But be cautious to not apply conditioner to the scalp, and just in the middle part and the ends.
The Moroccan Argan Hair Oil Shampoo and Conditioner from The Minies helps curb dehydration of hair, tame the frizziness, and add shine to dull and dry hair.
- Oiling the hair provides nourishment to the hair. Oil your hair but massage gently to avoid breakage. But doing it more often than once or twice a week is not recommended, as your scalp is already oily due to the weather. Oils with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, like onion oil or coconut oil help with fighting off the fungus or bacteria that make a home in your head due to excessive moisture.
- There is a correct way to dry the hair. Using a microfiber towel to dry your hair helps in better absorption of the water very quickly and causes minimum friction between your hair and towel which helps with reducing the hair fall.
- It is important for the hair to breathe. Avoid tying a bun as it strains our scalp and increases the sweat. This results in a dry scalp, which causes hair damage. In order to let your hair breathe, either tie them in a loose ponytail or just let them down.