No matter what the season, there is not a single person in the world, who enjoys a bad hair day – everyone, wants their hair to look great, at any given point of time. However, the changing weather often plays havoc with our hair and what normally is our crowning glory, becomes our worst nightmare. The monsoons are here and for many people, this is the time when their hair turns weak and frizzy. However, by keeping a few important tips in mind, you will be able to prevent hair fall.
Time to get a haircut
The monsoons are a great time to get a haircut and while you are at it, you could consider a look that is shorter. The reason behind this is that during the rains, your hair will keep getting wet and even when you step out of a shower, your hair will take time to dry up. Shorter hair will be easier to manage and they will get dry faster too.
Think before tying it all up
If you have long hair, you need to make sure that your hair is completely dry, before you even think of tying it. Tying long hair means inviting a lot of trouble, because when moist hair is tied up, the moisture also gets tied in, leading to hair that is weaker and a lot frizzier. In order to control the frizz, you will have to use a lot more products, which in the long run, will damage your hair even more. If you do have to tie your hair, choose loose hairstyles, which allow your hair the room to breathe.
Keep it dry
If you want to prevent hair fall, then make sure that your hair is completely dry at all times. When you step out of the shower, take the time to completely towel dry your hair. You could also use the cold setting on your hair dryer to ensure that you have removed all the moisture. If your hair gets wet in the rains, dry them as soon as possible. In case you are caught in a complete downpour, come home and wash your hair in warm running water and then dry your hair, because rain water can be acidic.
Use your shampoo with care
While shampooing your hair everyday might seem like a great way to keep them clean during the monsoons, you need to remember that every time you use shampoo, you are actually stripping your hair of natural moisture. Switch to a really mild shampoo during the monsoon months and use it twice a week. And after each shampoo wash, make sure that you use a really good quality conditioner.
Oil and condition
If you want to prevent hair fall, one routine that you need to incorporate is that of oil massages. Not only can the oil restore the natural moisture levels of your hair, it can also provide a layer of protection to your hair. In addition, oil is one of the best deep conditioning agents for your hair. Choose an oil of your choice or create a combination using oils such as coconut, olive or jojoba and use it to pamper your hair. Ideally, you should warm the oil and massage it gently for a few minutes, leaving it in for a while, before washing it off.
Finally, if you want really healthy hair, irrespective of the season, you should make sure that your diet is right. This means that you should include healthy meals, with fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Foods that are rich in protein, iron and omega 3 fatty acids like mackerel, salmon, walnuts, eggs, spinach and natural yoghurt are good choices, if you are looking for truly healthy hair.