Learn the best ways to control your frizzy hair with Mansi Chowdhary, Director, Body Cupid. Mansi lets you in on her tried and tested tips to prevent your hair from becoming a frizzy mess this monsoon
The rain season and the wonderful weather is here. The drizzling raindrops and cool breeze calls for cups of warm tea accompanied by tasty savouries. The rain however also calls for a relook at your haircare regime. Monsoon is the season of frizzy hair, itchy scalp and in most cases hair fall. This happens because the moisture in the air swells up the hair cuticles making them rough, tangled, and unmanageable. Frizzy, flyaway hair not only gives you that unwanted volume and cowlick, it is also weak and prone to breakage.
Step 1: Ensure your hair is healthy and strong at all times
The first step to healthy hair is to make it strong from inside. Thin, breakage-prone strands tend to become frizzy faster. So it’s a good idea to feed your hair by eating protein and iron rich foods, vitamins and plenty of fresh fruits and water.
Step 2: Change your shampoo and conditioner
Frizzy hair has different needs. So, shift to a smoothening shampoo and conditioner to wash and condition your hair. Wash hair every alternate day to avoid greasy scalp and root build-ups which can cause frizz and untamed strands. To get really smooth hair you can also use a leave in conditioner or a hair serum.
Step3: Make lightweight oil your mane friend
Getting your hair wet in the rains can weaken the strands and rough up the cuticles, so you need to soften and smoothen the hair and strengthen the roots by massaging a lightweight oil like coconut oil at least twice a week will ensure hair stays soft and smooth. Avoid keeping the oil more than an hour in your stands during monsoons to avoid greasy scalp and limp hair.
Step 4: Hair masks to tame your mane
You can also use store-bought or homemade hair masks to keep hair strong and smooth. Try applying a ripe mashed banana to your frizzy hair. Keep it on for half an hour and shampoo as usual to get smooth strands. You can also mix a cup of milk with lemon juice and apply on your rough strands to add shine and softness to your hair. It makes the hair very manageable.
Step 5: Avoid these
Avoid getting your hair wet in the rain. Dry the strands as soon as possible since water can swell up the hair. Use a dryer on minimum setting to dry the strands. If you have curly hair, then use a diffuser to dry the curls. Avoid combing or tugging wet hair, it can lead to breakage and split ends. Avoid any harsh chemical treatments for your hair during this season as the cuticles swell up making the strands vulnerable to damage.
Try these proven steps to ensure that your hair is free of frizz through the monsoon months.