MONSOON HAIR WOES
Simple care and easy maintenance tips.
The rains do not just disrupt our routines but also plays havoc with hair and scalp. Even without shedding it is normal to lose about 50-100 strands each day. Excessive humidity tends to make hair frizzy and damp during this time
The monsoon has come aknocking and dealing with bad-hair days can come to be more often than you thought. A quick and convenient solution to overcome any hair problems and maintain your hair well is to include the right hair-care and styling products in your hair arsenal. It helps to ensure that these are picked out to cater especially to your hair type as well as combat the weather.
Noted stylist Adhuna Bhabani suggests simple DIY tips to manage your mane.
Most of us dread the monsoons due to the mounting humidity in the air, causing absolute hair-havoc! The perfect solution is to arm yourself with a good anti-frizz leave-in cream to combat frizz as well as nourish, smoothen and protect your hair, leaving it soft and manageable. Leave-in creams like Climate Control do not weigh your hair down but enhances its natural texture. The product is enriched with SPF properties to protect and shield your hair on sunnier days against the harmful sun and UV rays.
TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY SCALP, MAKE SURE YOU SHAMPOO AT LEAST TWICE OR THRICE A WEEK; USE PRODUCTS THAT PROVIDE THE RIGHT LEVELS OF MOISTURE AND CONDITIONING TO YOUR HAIR. PICK THE RIGHT SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER BASIS FOR YOUR HAIRSPECIFIC NEED.
To maintain a healthy scalp, make sure you shampoo at least twice or thrice a week; use products that provide the right levels of moisture and conditioning to your hair. Pick the right shampoo and conditioner basis for your hairspecific need. For coloured hair, always use a colour-protect shampoo to ensure your colour job lasts as long as possible. Consult a stylist who knows and understands your hair type and preference.
It is best to embrace the natural texture of your hair, don’t fight it. Use a leave-in conditioner on slightly damp hair and let your hair dry naturally.
Limit the use of heated tools but should you have to succumb to some serious styling, prep your hair with products with SPF and heatprotecting properties to shield for any possible heat damage.
For those with curly hair, a curl- defining leavein cream is the best way to show your curls some love. It helps to add shape and definition to your wavy mane whilst keeping it moisturised, protecting it from environmental damage and fixing frizz, all at the same time.
Lastly, your handbag should not be without this hair essential – a great dry shampoo is a must-have this monsoon, especially for those with on-the-go, busy lifestyles. It eliminates a greasy, sweaty scalp instantly refreshing and revamping your hair within seconds. The dry shampoo adds volume and gives the hair a more texturised look. It does an extremely smooth job of absorbing excess grease whilst leaving your hair smelling divine. Use it in between washes, without having to use any water.
Don’t forget to opt for deep conditioning treatments to ensure that the monsoons don’t leave your hair dry and frizzy. A good relaxing head massage at regular intervals stimulates the scalp and promotes blood flow which feeds the root of the hair. It is the circular motion of a massage that works for hair growth; this can be done with or without the use of any product.
If you have not gone short yet, now’s the time! You can opt for a deconstructed pixie, a messy or graduated bob or even a lob – all low-maintenance cuts.
Trim your hair regularly, every 68 weeks to rid it of split ends as well as maintain the shape of your haircut. The best accessory you can gift yourself is a chic monsoonfriendly haircut.
You can also try simple but stylish hairstyles such as the top knot. This half top knot is another sassy, cool option to combat humidity-causing frizz whist staying on top of your trend game. It's easy to style and can be done with just about any length of hair.