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Monsoon Hair Care Tips: Dos and Don’ts you Must Follow for Healthy Hair

Updated on July 9, 2014

When the glorious monsoons commence, we are overwhelmed with joy. Finally, the cooling rains fall and relief washes over an over-heated, parched earth. New leaves sprout up on slippery wet branches and tiny, dirty puddles dot the road.

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Image courtesy: idiva

However, there are a couple of things that also dampen our moods and happiness. Frizzy, unmanageable hair is one of these things and the other is oily, greasy skin. Well, if you nodded your head sorrowfully in agreement, fret not, for this article is sure to bring a smile to your face. Read up on these skin care tips that are sure to help you enjoy a clear, grease-free face during the monsoon months: Monsoon Skin Care Tips – How to Protect and Care for your Skin during the Rains. As for unruly, frizzy hair, here are some dos and don’ts that will help you tame your mane with ease.

Dos:

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  • Do try to keep your hair as dry as possible. Getting drenched occasionally is fine, but avoid letting this happen often. Always carry an umbrella or a hooded raincoat when stepping out into the rains. If your hair does get wet, wipe it dry as soon as you get home. It also helps to wash your hair on occasions when your hair does get wet.
  • Do be particular about the shampoo you use. Avoid very harsh shampoos and opt for a mild cleansing shampoo that can be used regularly instead. Don’t over-wash your hair, washing hair 2-3 times a week is just fine. Remember to condition your hair after washing it. Leave in conditioners can be used for managing dry, frizzy hair.
  • Do treat your hair to oil massages. Oil massages do wonders for your hair in this season. To get rid of dandruff, mix a bit of olive oil and sesame seed oil together and heat this mixture. Now, use a ball of cotton wool to apply the oil on your scalp. Cover your hair with a hot towel for deep conditioning.
  • Do go for regular hair spa treatments. Hair masks too are beneficial for your hair in this season. Here is a curd and egg mask that will make your hair soft, bouncy and shiny. To make this mask, take 2 tablespoons dahi and mix one egg into it. Apply this mixture on your hair after shampooing and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Do take recourse in smart hairstyles like ponytails, buns and braids to tame unmanageable hair. If you’re having a particularly bad bad hair day, you can also use scarves, hair bands and hats to hide flyaway, frizzy hair.

Don’ts:

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  • Don’t buy inappropriate products for your hair. Always choose a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type. If you have coloured, permed or straightened your hair, make sure to use a shampoo for chemically treated hair.
  • Don’t leave oil on your scalp and hair for long. During the monsoons, your scalp tends to get quite oily because of the moisture and humidity. Keeping oil on your hair for extended periods of time will cause your scalp to get oilier, and your hair more frizzy. So, oil your hair 2 hours before you wash your hair.
  • Don’t let rainwater stay on your scalps as this leads to the formation of dandruff. You’re scalp will also start to itch if rain water stays in your hair for long.
  • Don’t over-style your hair. This will make your hair more frizzy and dry. So, just for the monsoons, avoid using your hair dryers, irons and curlers. Either way, your hair will not stay as styled for long. Also, cut down your usage of hair gels, hair sprays, etc.
  • Don’t tie your hair into very tight ponies and buns. Always opt for neat, loosely-tied hairstyles. So, you can still go in for a braided hairstyle, bun or pony but make sure to tie it loosely. Be careful about the hair elastics you use as well. Soft, padded ones are better for your hair as they do not pull or damage hair strands.

Hope these dos and don’ts help you enjoy smooth and healthy hair throughout the monsoons. Stay beautiful, stay happy!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Excellent tips for taking care of hair in the monsoon season!

      We love Monsoon season, don't we! But it does bring with it some problems in maintaining healthy hair. You have provided some easy to follow tips in a well written hub.

      Thanks for sharing this useful hub. Voted up as useful!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Your suggestions sound useful.

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      Cherylann Mollan 2 years ago from India

      @ChitrangadaSharan: Thank you for your appreciative comment. Yes, monsoons do bring on some nasty bad hair days! But, a bit of care and conditioning can keep your locks soft and silky during the rains.

      Hi DDE: Glad to hear that and thank you for stopping by.

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