Hair Care For The Rainy Season
The rainy season is cool but not necessarily so for your hair. Rain water is dirty and grimy. It can make hair dry, frizzy, dull and unruly. It is time to learn and follow simple regimens below if you want to prevent hair loss treatment and maintain healthy hair.
Use Mild Shampoo
During the rainy season, tap water contains higher than usual content of chlorine in efforts to cleanse rain water. Chlorine damages hair which can be aggravated by the use of shampoos with strong chemicals.
Because rain water is dirty, it is important to wash hair immediately after soaking in the rain. Otherwise, the dust and grime can seep in the hair roots that can make hair dry and unmanageable, or worse, cause hair loss.
No matter how pressed for time you are, always use conditioner after washing your hair. It softens and makes hair easier to manage. Apply midway down to the ends and leave it for a few minutes before rinsing it off.
Massage hair with oil prior to washing. 20 to 30 minutes of massaging is enough for the hair to get the nourishment it needs to be softer and silkier. It also increases blood circulation on the head. Do not exceed 1 hour nor sleep with oiled hair. It is unhygienic already and the oil will only make hair dirty. Wash off oil thoroughly the oil by using mild shampoo and water.
If you can help it, avoid hair products with chemicals as much as you can during the rainy season. This includes the use of styling gels and other treatments. First of all, these products are less effective during the monsoon season because the moisture absorbed in the hair repels these chemicals. Also, dust and grime combined with these chemicals makes hair tangled and unruly.
Do Not Tie When Wet
In case your hair got wet in the rain, try not to tie it until it has dried out completely. Rain water trapped in your hair leads to fungal infections and dried scalp causing dandruff. It even becomes a breeding place for lice.
Hair masks don’t have to be expensive. You can make your own at home by just combining olive oil and honey. Mix well in a bowl and slightly heat it by putting the bowl in hot water. Apply this mixture from the roots to the tips and massage for about 30 minutes to an hour. Wash thoroughly with mild shampoo and water. Apply hair mask once a week for a healthier and shinier hair.
Always remember that your hair needs extra love and care during the rainy season. These simple tips are easy to follow as compared to suffering from hair loss later on and resorting to hair loss treatment. As they say, prevention is better than cure.