Monday, 18 July 2016

Best hair-care tips to combat monsoon blues


Rimjhim girey sawan…sulag sulag jaye mann..

And with this romantic soundtrack here we welcome MONSOON. Monsoon means romance…monsoon means rain dance… and monsoon means HAIRLOSS!! We all love to get wet in the rain, don't we? But that breezy wind and high level of moisture in the air takes a toll on our hair thus HAIRFALL!! No worries gals, today I am going to talk about few hair-care tips for the rainy season, which are going to solve this issue without much effort.

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These are – 

  • Make sure your hair is clean all the time. If you are dealing with limp hair issue, then opt for volumizing shampoo and conditioner. If you get wet outside, then after reaching home immediately wash your hair with a mild shampoo followed by conditioner. 
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  • Invest in a good chemical free shampoo and do not dare to forget about using conditioner during monsoons. To bring back shine and life to the dull hair, conditioner is a must.
  • In humid weather, it is advisable to wash your hair in cold water which helps seal hair cuticles and close up the pores.
  • During monsoons, it is always better to massage hot oil before hair wash. The oil deep penetrates into the hair thus making it strong and nourished. If you are suffering from dandruff, then try using homemade oils.

** In a pan, fry 25g of Fenugreek seeds and then grind it to make a powder along with 10g of Camphor. Now, in 100g of Coconut oil, mix this Camphor and Fenugreek seeds powder. Use this oil every alternate day to get rid of dandruff. (You can change the proportions, but try to maintain the ratio of each item)


**Neem,widely known as ‘One Tree Pharmacy’ has antifungal and antibacterial properties, making it effective for curing dandruff. Make a paste of fruit, bark and the leaves of neem with a little milk. Mix this paste with coconut oil and apply on the scalp. OR you can just make a paste of neem leaves and lemon juice; it would also work great for dandruff.


** Lemon juice/ Tea tree EO mixed with coconut oil is also effective in treating dandruff.

  • Try not to comb wet hair, as it might lead to hair breakage. (It is applicable for all seasons)
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  • Dry your hair completely before you head out for work or planning to tie a pony or braid. Because of the humid climate, hair remains moist for a longer time and moisture gets trapped in. So to avoid bad odour and fungal infection, you need to dry your hair really well. Best thing is to air dry your hair than using a blow dryer.
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  • Particularly, in monsoon season try to avoid elaborate hair styling regime every day as it might not be that great for your tresses in this humid weather. The moisture present in this weather makes hair strands heavy and lifeless. Keep hairstyles simple and minimal.
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  • As hair tend to shed heavily during the rainy season, it is better to go for a short haircut. It saves your hair-care time, easy to maintain as well as results in less hair fall.
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  • For the swimmers, it is always advisable to wash their hair immediately before & after swimming with plain water. In this way, it protects hair from damages due to the presence of chlorine, salt and other chemicals in the swimming pool and sea water.
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Now sharing few monsoon special DIYs –

** Mix half teaspoon of honey and one tbsp of lemon juice in one cup of rose water. Apply this all over your hair until dry. This will condition your hair nicely.

** Fuller’s Earth is known as a great hair cleanser, so make a paste of Fuller’s Earth with a little amount of coconut oil and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Keep this mask for half an hour and then rinse hair with cold water.

**For dry hair, make a paste of one banana, 1 tsp of honey, half tsp of buttermilk and 1 tsp of almond oil. Apply this hair pack for deep conditioning treatment as well as it will make your hair glossy and beautiful.

** For oily hair, in one cup of grape paste add half cup of dalia (broken wheat) and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Keep this hair pack overnight. Next morning, in this pack, add 2tbsp of yoghurt. Apply this pack on your hair thoroughly and wash off after45minutes with cold water.

** Apply white of an egg on the hair every time before shampoo. Keep it for half an hour and then wash off.

**Make a paste of mint leaves, hibiscus leaves. To this paste add 1tbsp of lemon juice and apply evenly on the scalp. Leave for 30 minutes and then rinse hair with water.

** After shampooing your hair, rinse with Apple cider vinegar mixed water (1 cup ACV:3 cups water). You can also mix lemon juice instead of vinegar.

Last but not the least, Healthy food that can make your hair strong enough to win over the monsoon woes. Do not forget to follow your exercise routine too. Diets rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals boost your immune system that helps in hair growth and nourishment. Drink plenty of water and eat fresh food always. Healthy you mean healthy hair.

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In short, in this rainy season, it is better not to get wet. It is highly recommended to shield your hair with either an umbrella or a scarf, as toxins, pollutants present in the air get mixed with the rain water and can damage your hair badly. And if you are blessed with an oily scalp then it’ll easily attract dirt and pollution, so better do not get wet. There are so many cute and colourful umbrellas available these days, I love flaunting cute ones though :D
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Hope you would find this article helpful.

See you soon.

I Have Already Started Following These Tips, Have You Yet? Drop Your Thoughts In The Comment Section Below.



























42 comments:

  1. I had tried egg once way back in college, it's time to try again. Thank you for posting so many home made tips :)

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    1. He he Sona, egg is compulsory in every hair mask of mine :D During my college time, I used to do nothing for my skin & hair, still had no complaint! But now *sigh*....Thanks gal <3

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  2. Great post Anamika..these are some nice tips.

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  3. Anamika that was such a detailed post dear.Really loved all the tips you suggested for the rainy season.Will definitely try and incorporate some or all of these steps in my hair care routine.Great piece of information.

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    1. Thanks a ton, Yamini :) I feel so glad when my posts get liked by you lovely people <3

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  4. Thanks for these tips! Hair care is so important to me! =)

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  5. Nice set of tips. I never knew grape paste and dalia can be used for hair. Most of the others I have tried...

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    1. Grapes are enriched with vit c,calcium and potassium which are effective for hair growth. You can use grape seed oil also :)There are lots of unusual fruits too which can be used in making hairmasks like guava, apple,peach, strawberry among others! Hope this helps:)

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  6. I like the neem and lime juice remedy(: ... these tips were very good and useful read.

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  7. Fantastic post Anamika. Drying your hair is so important, I hate when the hair gets all moist in the inner part :) Loved the post

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    1. Same here Swathi,it's just irritating! Thanks gal <3

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  8. Some of the best hair care tips...thx for sharing hun...xo, neha

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  9. wesome tips babe..thanks for sharing...much needec :)

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  11. Such a detailed and informative post. I used to follow few of them specially the egg packs. I am feeling to start again after reading your article. Thanks for articulating it dear :)

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  12. Thank you for writing this post Anamika ! Very helpful one.
    I am these days applying onion juice on my scalp as I am facing hair loss. I will try to incorporate all these tips too.

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    1. Hey, Alisha welcome sweetie :) By the way, how do you use onion juice? I either use it alone or mixed with a hair pack :) I am also facing hair loss due to hard water :( But stll, I am trying my level best to save them :D by using these hairpacks and homemade oils!

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    2. I am directly applying onion juice on my scalp. It smells awful but 'hair ke liye kuch bhi karega' :P
      After washing my hair I apply two-three drops of lavender oil on my hair.
      Same here Anamika, my reason for hair loss is also same - hard water. Sometimes I feel like using RO water for hair wash. :D

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  13. I use ACV rinse so YAY!! nice compilation there babes..I am a huge fan of home remedies :)
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  14. awesome tips anamika. Apple cider vinegar I never tried After shampoo.

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    1. Hey, thanks dear <3 I use this solution generally after conditioner as a last rinse, it makes hair silky and shiny! Apply once and then do let me know your thought on this :)

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  15. What a well written and most awaited post . Thank you !
    Look forward to your next post .
    Love ,
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    1. :) glad you liked this post, Hira. Thanks a lot :)

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  16. Thank you for sharing these amazing tips! Will give D.I.Y. hair masks a try :)


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  17. quite useful, most of us have a problem with hairfall during monsoon

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    1. So true Sneha, we need to take care of our tresses this season! Thanks ya for stopping by :)

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  18. thanks for the lovely tips dear :)

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  20. Lemon juice and coconut oil sounds like a good recipe for dandruff! Detailed post :)

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    1. Yes,indeed! Thank you so much, Mariyam <3

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