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Monsoon Hair Care

‘Hola Monsoon! Nice to see you’ — said no one who cares about their hair, ever. I mean, we love the rains. In fact, we couldn’t be more thankful for it — it’s officially chai-pakoda season y’all. But… let’s face it, the torrential rains aren’t exactly kind to your hair. The real culprit is excessive humidity, that causes all that hair damage — hair fall, breakage, frizz —way too many hair-raising issues to deal with. Before you lose some more strands stressing about the monsoon-hair battle, we have some effective monsoon hair care solutions to save your crowning glory from rainy days.

Monsoon Hair Care- Hair Oil

Hair Oil 101

You know that amazing fuzzy feeling of a hug? That’s exactly how everything warm feels during the rains. This is why a good champi tops our list of favourites. Oil is not just a good remedy for dry scalp (dandruff, itching and the like) but also treats damp and frizzy hair — a result of our good ol’ frien(emy!), humidity. To reap the maximum benefits of oil, heat Coconut or Olive oil and apply it on your scalp at least an hour before you wash your hair. End result: Your hair will stay frizz-free, silky and glossy all through the day.

Nykaa Recommends: Moroccanoil Treatment Oil, Parachute Advansed Aloe Vera Enriched Coconut hair Oil, Khadi Natural Tulsi Herbal Hair Oil and Bajaj Almond Drops Hair Oil


Hair Wash 101

There are two kinds of people — those who wash their hair at least thrice a week and others who keep hair wash days reserved for Sundays. If you belong to the latter, your basics ain’t right, my friend. As a general rule of thumb, you need to wash your hair at least twice a week, especially if it's pouring cats and dogs outside. For this time of year, pick an anti-bacterial shampoo and conditioner, since your scalp could be prone to fungal infections. And, don’t even think about skipping the conditioner — it will lock the frizz out and give you hair as smooth and shiny as a Pashmina.

Nykaa Recommends: Tresemme Climate Control Shampoo and Conditioner, Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo and Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Strength Whipped Cocoa Butter Shampoo + Conditioner Combo

Monsoon Hair Care- Hair Wash
Monsoon Hair Care- Hair Serum

Hair Serum 101

Monsoon hair care is important, especially when it comes to taming your frizz. Chances are, if you’re looking for frizz fighters online, you will stumble upon hair serums. Touted as multi-taskers, serums are designed for all hair types and concerns — they will shield your hair from heat and add shine and volume at the same time. Simply, take a dime-sized amount and run it through towel-dried hair. If you’ve thin, fine hair, you can skip the length of your strands and apply it simply to the ends to control frizz. Also, while picking a serum, don’t miss out on star ingredients like Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E.

Nykaa Recommends: Livon Serum for Dry & Unruly Hair, L'Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Lipidium Serum, Innisfree Camellia Essential Hair Oil Serum and Streax Professional Vitariche Gloss Hair Serum


Hair Combing 101

This is where it gets tricky — you absolutely CANNOT comb wet hair. This is the root cause of breakage and split ends, especially if your hair is curly or wavy. Wait for your hair to dry out and then use a finger comb to untangle any tangled hair. Use a wide toothed, wooden comb if you don’t want minute tears along the length of your hair. You can also use the comb to evenly spread the conditioner through your strands.

Nykaa Recommends: The Body Shop Detangling Comb, Vega Wide Tooth Wooden Comb, Filone Shampoo Comb and Gorgio Professional GWC0137 Wooden Comb

Monsoon Hair Care- Hair Combing

Here’s A Little Extra Help For Your Monsoon Hair Care

Now that we have your basics covered, here are a few other essentials for your monsoon hair care that can save you from a bad hair day:

1. Control Your Diet:

A good diet goes a long way, especially when it comes to healthy hair. During the rains incorporate foods rich in iron, proteins and omega-3 fatty acids. And, don’t forget to OD on water.

2. Protect Your Hair:

Needless to say, you can’t step out without a good quality umbrella and raincoat during monsoons. C’mon, they save your hair from the uninvited rain. No wet hair = no hair issues!

3. DIY Remedies:

Truth be told, finding a suitable hair product is like finding a suitable boyfriend. So, if you’re having a tough time finding the right one (we aren’t talking about the boy here), go the DIY way. Amla, Banana, Honey, Yogurt and Eggs are some of the best ingredients to pick from the kitchen and create your own shampoo, conditioner or hair mask.

4. Say No To Hair Ties:

You might think tying your carefully-straightened hair in the rains will keep it safe. This is us breaking that myth: ponytails and buns will only allow rain water to stay in your hair for longer. End result: Your hair will remain frizzy and limp.

5. Go Short:

The shorter the tresses, the lesser the hair problems. Monsoons is just the right time to go short. Firstly, you will look chic and cute-as-a-button, and secondly, it will save you from the hassle of maintaining long hair and hours spent drying wet strands.

6. Avoid Hair Stylers:

You might love your hair dryers and straighteners, but let’s face it, the heat is just not good for your hair. We suggest you rely on the hot towel method to keep your hair healthy in the rains.

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