The ongoing rainy season can be very challenging for our hair. The constant humidity in the air makes it very tough to take care of the locks and is the main cause of major scalp problems faced by most people. In this article, we’ll be focusing on frizzy hair and talking about a few practical tips that can help you prevent those bad hair days.
Why is my hair getting Frizzy?
During the monsoon air around us is very humid. Our hair is already very dry and dehydrated during this season. Dry hair tends to absorb moisture from the atmosphere causing the humid air to get trapped in our hair strands. This lifts the outermost layer of hair, which is the cuticle. As soon as the cuticle lifts, our hair starts looking dull, frizzy and unruly.
The build-up in the scalp during monsoon can make us want to wash our hair again and again, but this practice does more damage than good. The more you wash your hair the frizzier it’ll get. Over shampooing can be harsh on your scalp and can rip off its natural oils leaving it dehydrated and flaky.
Washing hair with a good chemical-free shampoo twice a week is more than enough.
Avoid frequent oiling
We’ve always talked about how beneficial an oil massage can be for your hair, but monsoon is one such weather that demands a different approach towards haircare. Repeated oiling during the monsoon can clog the pores of your scalp leading to scalp infections. Another reason to not oil your hair as often as you would in other seasons would be to avoid frequent hair wash sessions. Oiling would compel you to shampoo your hair again and again. When oiling makes sure you only oil your hair twice a week.
Avoid using oils that contain mineral oil in them as they can clog pores and can be harmful to your hair follicles. Use certified ayurvedic oils as they are 100% safe for your hair and scalp. If you are looking for an ayurvedic oil that has 0% mineral oil, your search ends here. Try Sesa’s Strong Roots oil which is a blend of powerful herbs like Bargad, Bhringraj and Trphala. Apart from promoting hair growth, it also strengthens hair follicles and reverses premature greying of hair.
Avoid High-temperature showers
A hot water shower during the monsoon might seem very appealing and relaxing, but it can be extremely rough on your hair and skin. It can rip your scalp off its natural oils and take away its natural lustre. Hot water also makes your hair appear frizzy and damaged.
Instead of bathing with high-temperature water, you should wash your hair with lukewarm water. Warm water opens up the pores in your scalp. It won't wash away all the natural
Choose the correct products (say no to chemicals)
Staying away from hair care products that contain sulphates & parabens is the first step towards healthy hair in the monsoon. Products that have chemicals in them can dehydrate your scalp and make your hair frizzier.
Sesa’s Rice Water Ultimate Hair Care Kit infused with ayurvedic herbs is the perfect choice for fighting the frizz this monsoon. This three-step kit is a powerhouse of hair smoothening ingredients like Rice Water, Biotin, Aloe Vera and Shea Butter. It locks your cuticle and adds additional shine to your locks.
Sesa’s Rice Water kit fights dullness, dryness and frizziness. All this while being super gentle to your hair. Suitable for all hair types, its 100% natural actives-based formula is free from sulphates, parabens, silicones & artificial colour.
Avoid styling tools that involve heat
Styling tools like blow dryers and flat irons can strip away moisture from your hair. The heat can also make your hair appear frizzy. Apart from making your hair dull in reality the heat also damages your hair.
Always use a conditioner
People who suffer from frizzy hair should make it a rule to use conditioner every time they wash their hair. A good conditioner is supposed to deeply moisturise your hair and keep them hydrated for longer periods. Comb your hair using a wide-toothed comb to distribute the conditioner evenly throughout your hair strands. Well-moisturised hair will not absorb humid air from the atmosphere and this saves them from getting frizzy.