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3 Monsoons Hair Concerns And How To Fight Them

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Monsoons have arrived in the Indian subcontinent — giving us all a much-needed breather from the sweltering heat. Alas, I couldn't bask in the lovely weather (yet)— as pesky rain-related hair concerns disconcerted me. That’s right, episodes of incredibly poofed-up hair, a.k.a frizz accompanied hand-in-hand with dandruff, have me scrambling for a switch-up in my vanity. Luckily, I am not alone on the quest — with exhaustive Youtube guides by digital creators, Sana Grover, Trisha and Desi Curly, available at my disposal courtesy of Nykaa. That’s right folks, if hair concerns like greasiness, dandruff and dreadful frizz have put a damper on your mood—might I suggest tuning in to these vids? And embarking on your journey to gorgeous, healthy tresses this season or any other!

Concern- Frizzy Hair

Digital creator Sana Grover answers some of the frequently asked questions related to frizz. The video transverses across tips and stellar product recommendations (under 500) to get gorgeous and manageable hair. Read the roundup of the highlights from Sana’s tutorial.

Tips

1. Use a wooden comb to detangle your hair, right before you hop into the shower. This will ensure the equal distribution of beauty products, vis-a-vis your volume. Start from the roots and work your way outwards to brush till the tips.
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2. Use a deep treatment hair mask to help nourish and deeply hydrate before shampooing.
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3. Now for the washing ritual, lather your shampoo between the palms of your hands and spread it across the entirety of your hair volume. Avoid applying the shampoo on the length, as it may strip your hair of its natural oils.
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4. Remove the excess water from your hair to begin the process of conditioning. Sana recommends using cold water for the wash (condition) ritual as it helps seal the cuticles and prevent frizz. Apply the conditioner from the midsection of your hair to the tips, and let it sit for 2 minutes before rinsing.
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5. Use a microfiber towel to dry your tresses till it becomes slightly damp. Avoid your wet hair from laying bare to the air, as it increases the frizz.
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6. For the final step, apply a hair serum using your fingers to create a film holding the moisture into your locks.
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Concern- Dandruff

Trisha talks about one of the most prevalent hair concerns of dandruff and how it is often accompanied by scalp itchiness. Scroll forward for her tips on how to deal with dandruff,

Tips

1. Pick the right product, which cuts oil and exterminates dead cells from the scalp. Trisha recommends the L'Oreal Professionnel Scalp Advanced Anti Dandruff Dermo Clarifier Shampoo For Dandruff Prone Scalp for an infallible anti-dandruff regimen.
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2. Don’t go overboard with shampooing. Stick to deep cleaning your hair 2 to 3 times a week. Over-shampooing can lead to the scalp becoming exceptionally dry, one of the root causes of dandruff.

3. Wash your hair the right way. Avoid aggressively scratching your scalp with your fingernails. Instead, summon a scalp massager and gently cleanse!
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4. Once your hair is clean, use a treatment conditioner for the next step. Ensure to use a formulation that alleviates the scalp’s irritation and itchiness.
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5. If you struggle with stubborn dandruff, it's of utmost importance to weave a scalp scrub into your hair care regimen. A potent scalp scrub works as an exfoliator, removing buildup, oil and dandruff.
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6. Watch out for the ingredients infused in your hair care products. Case in point, rice water reduces fungal pathogens on your scalp and dwindles episodes of dandruff. Alternatively, you may also use tea tree oil in your hair care regimen to combat dandruff. Tea tree oil boasts anti-fungal properties that reduce itchiness and greasiness.
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Concern- Greasy Hair

Desi Curly lists out tips and effective products that you should invest in, if you grapple with greasy hair.

1. Use a clarifying or cleansing shampoo if you have oily hair. This ensures a thorough cleansing of the scalp whilst granting adequate volume to your mane. Always abide by the hair care mantra — oily scalp shouldn’t be shampooed too often or too less.
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2. Since oily scalp attracts dirt and pollution, it's important to commit to a weekly exfoliation ritual with a gentle scrub.
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3. No matter what your scalp or hair type is, skimping on conditioning is not an option. For oily hair, opt for a lightweight conditioner that will restore the hair’s pH and make it ultra soft. Apply the formulation from the mid-lengths to the tips of your hair.
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4. Always ensure to rinse your hair thoroughly. If there is any residue from your products left behind on your mane – it increases the chances of abnormal buildup and grease on the scalp.

5. Use a nourishing styling product on your hair once you are through with the washing ritual. Steer clear of greasy formulas that may weigh your mane down.
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