Bina Punjani Hair Studio
The monsoons are here, and while the rains bring much needed relief from the summer heat, they also can bring a new set of hair issues to deal with. One of the major problems is caused by rain showers bringing down pollutants with them. When rainwater touches your hair, it could damage your hair shaft and weaken your hair. The solution is to wash your hair when you get home, but doing it too often can exaggerate the problems you already face.
The other major problem in the monsoons is excessive moisture. Hair usually tends to absorb the moisture in the air, even if you remain indoors, especially on days when the humidity is high. Moisture makes thin hair fall flat, and wavy or curly hair become frizzy. Bina Punjani, Art Director, Bina Punjani Hair Studios shares some handy tips to beat the rain strain.
Rainwater is high in chemical content, so if you wet your hair in the rain, wash it as soon as possible with a mild shampoo.
Conditioning your hair after every wash, consider using leave-in conditioners for longer-lasting protection
Use humidity-protective products before styling
Dry massage your scalp to improve blood circulation. Once a week warm oil massaging is also good, but make sure that you do not leave the oil in the hair for a long time - wash it off in a few hours
Wash your hair every alternate day. If you have short hair, you can wash it daily.
Switching to a gentle shampoo is a good idea. Ask your hairstylist for advice.
Avoid hair spray or gel in the monsoons as these stick to the scalp and cause dandruff. Avoid using a blow dryer also, or at the most, use leave-in conditioner and then blow dry on cold air.
Choose hair care products wisely depending on your hair type. Using hair cream for frizzy hair makes it absorb moisture and look greasy or sticky. In this situation, use a leave-in conditioner.
Use colour specific products for coloured hair
High humidity and wet hair could result in dandruff. In this situation, use an effective anti-dandruff once a week. Use your normal regular wash shampoo on other days.
Chlorine content in water during the monsoons is high and can bleach and damage your hair. Use caps or rain coats with hoods to prevent hair from coming in contact with rain water.
Watch out for lice, as the monsoons are a favourite time for them to make an appearance. In case of any itching on the scalp, check for lice, and use suitable medication.
Healthy nutrition and a healthy diet helps hair regenerate. Avoid smoking, alcohol, coffee and junk food as they tend to dry out your hair. And keep drinking plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
The extra moisture might bring extra waviness to your hair. This may actually help you sport a new style for the monsoons – get a good haircut and show off your tresses!
If frizziness increases substantially, do check out our previous tips on dealing with frizzy hair, published here on April 14, 2012. You can find it online on the e-paper or on http://www.navhindtimes.in/iexplore/lets-get-frizzical-hair-care-tips-goa-summers, or on the salon Facebook page
If there are any specific problems that you face during the monsoons, write in to us or speak to your stylist.
(Courtesy: Bina Punjani Hair Studio, Miramar. For hair related queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit wAww.facebook.com/BPHStudio or call on 7350 444 131 / (0832) 246 4442)