Eight ways to water-proof your mane
Never have a bad hair day even when it pours
We all love the très chic wet, slicked back look. But for discerning gals—and guys—who know the difference between ‘wet’ and ‘drowned out’ there are now a host of strand smoothing, weather-proof potions and tricks that will keep you frizz-free even on the rainiest days. While there’s something romantic, even mystical, about rainy days, gray clouds and the smell of wet earth, all that humidity isn’t good for your strands. Practically, rainy weather skin, hair and makeup need specialized products to keep you sparkling and dewy fresh even when everything around you in a soaking mess! In any case, a savvy Nykaa girl doesn’t let rainy weather get in the way of looking amazing.
This is your best friend during the monsoons. Nothing looks worse than a frizzy mountain of curls the minute a few rain drops fall on your head. It’s time to invest in a hair dryer, preferably a handy sized one that’s easy to cart around. Check out Braun Satin Hair 1 HD 110 Hair Dryer, a compact, lightweight tool that’s designed to dry wet strands without drying them out. This innovative dryer has an inbuilt calibrated fan technology that distributes heat evenly so that strands stay healthy, smooth, shiny, and most importantly frizz-free.
There is no better way to tame wavy, frizzy strands into submission than with a hair straightener that smoothen the cuticles on every strand so that your tresses look glossier and smoother than ever before. Nykaa’s pick? Corioliss City Style Hot Pink Ceramic, a girly number with far infrared technology that allows heat to penetrate strands without damaging it. It features Tourmaline ceramic plates that allow strands to retain moisture by sealing the cuticle layer. It also has an anti-static feature that prevents hair from frizzing and drying out by eliminating static electricity even from the thickest tresses
Oil to the rescue
Size 117 ml
It’s ironical that the wetter it is outdoors, the frizzier your hair gets. Fret not, the solution lies in the golden miracle, Argan Oil! Light enough to be used as a leave-in conditioner that replenishes the moisture balance in strands without causing oily stickiness, there’s a slew of brands you can opt for. Nykaa recommends FX Moroccan Moisture Miracle Argan Oil Leave-In Spray, an absolute must for any silken hair goddess! Mist on this mega-dose, light-as-air weightless mist to seal cuticles and give your strands a reflective, shiny, glowing luster. The best part; your hair doesn’t feel weighed down. Use immediately after a shampoo or before blow drying.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Size 200 ml
Size 640 ml
Size 90 ml
You need to shampoo strands at least thrice a week in the monsoons. If you have an itchy scalp and oily strands, use a mild clarifying shampoo like Sebamed Everyday Shampoo to cleanse built-up oil and grime without stripping moisture from strands. If you have dry hair, switch to a more hydrating formula like L’Oreal Paris 6 Oil Nourish Shampoo formulated with six Micro Oils™ to provide complete nourishment to your hair from root to tip, making it soft, shiny, thick, and manageable. It’s especially formulated to penetrate deep into the scalp to nourish from within without weighing down hair unlike other moisturizing shampoos. Don’t forget to use conditioner because it’s your first line of protection against frizz. It’s a good idea to use a light formula like L’Oreal Paris Nutri-Gloss Conditioner to avoid the limp look.
Anti-frizz Hair Serum
Size 50 ml
When weather turns torrential, it’s time to pull out the big guns. Choose an extra strength frizz fighting serum like L’Oreal Professionnel X-Tenso Care Serum that is infused with a Pro-Keratin treatment to combat dryness and frizziness. Use on wet or dry hair for silk smooth strands and rest assured of a perfectly coiffed hairstyle all day.
Blowout Hair Spray
Size 100 ml
For particularly blowsy days it’s a good idea to first use a smoothing formula like Pantene Pro-V All Day Smooth Miracle Water instead of a regular hair spray that can cause sticky, stiff strands. This super star live-in, non-sticky conditioner is developed with a special water-based formula that keeps your hair hydrated all day long to fight frizz and hold your hairstyle in place even on the windiest days.
Moisturizing Hair Mask
Size 200 ml
If you have particularly frizzy locks, it might be worthwhile to use a deep conditioning hair mask like L’Oreal Professional Liss Ultim Mask 200 Ml once a week to give your hair a moisture boost and tame frizz. This super-smoothing masque is infused with Incell, a patented ceramide that strengthens and conditions tresses, and Argan and Olive Oil enriched Polymer AR to create a moisture-safe seal against humidity.
When all else fails, it helps to have some hair ties handy to whip your unruly locks into a pony or plait. Buy a set in colorful hues and get set to enjoy the rain in style.