Rain is lovely, but not a great moment for those who love a good hair day. Not only is it a pain to deal with the lack of body that humidity brings–but the environmental stressors causing roughness and frizz also ruin the texture of hair, making it look unkempt no matter how well you style it.
So, we decided to spill our 3 simple secrets to great mane in moist and stormy weather. Easy and uncomplicated–these hacks are doable for everyone and are also healthy for our hair.
Argan oil for hydration and moisture
Monsoons wreak havoc on dry and damaged tresses, because the hydrogen in the keratin–the building blocks of our our strands–reacts with all the hydrogen in the water vapour around us. Thus, the moisture and strength our locks have otherwise, are lost. The result is frizz, untameable flyaways, and coarseness. An easy way to remedy this? Hydration! From a moisturising shampoo to thorough conditioning, basic steps go a long way. What we swear by though, is a tried-and-tested treatment that will work for everyone, and that is argan oil.
One of the best oils for shiny and strong hair, this nourishing solution repairs dullness, removes frizz, and makes brittle strands a thing of the past. The way to use it is also easy. Just take a pea-sized amount in your palm, and massage it in after washing and drying your hair, while there is still a teeny bit of dampness left. Start applying it at the tips of your locks, and then work your way up, concentrating most of the product on dry ends.
This is a great haircare practice because it holistically deals with the root cause of common monsoon hair concerns like breakage, frizz, and roughness. Plus, it’s totally chemical-free, and prepares your hair for numerous heat treatments and stressors.
A great styling tool
Monsoon brings with it uninvited guests like uneven texture, LOTS of frizz, and rough, wanton locks which need taming. That’s why investing in a quality styling tool is key. The Dafni Rose Gold, a ceramic brush for straightening hair is a godsend. Not just a product to give you mane to write home about–but it is also very soothing and relaxing to use. For a change, this is an item which feels good, instead of feeling like hair’s being fried. With just the right amount of heat, spruces up your hair without making it look too done. Plus, it heats up in a minute and is perfect for quick styling before a big event.
It helps smooth extra-thick hair, though insanely lush locks might need more passes of it. But even if you don’t have thick hair–rest assured, because this is the best friend for fine hair. It helps give all hair types a sleek look during the monsoon. The best part: with the Daphne, your hair still looks natural and not poker-straight.
Not only that, the Dafni Rose Gold looks great on the dresser and has a super-long cord, which proves that the brand actually created the product thoughtfully. Additionally, it also comes with a great thermal protectant for the bristles.
This DIY scalp therapy for purified roots
Monsoon is a trying time for our roots. Fungal infections due to lack of proper sunlight or air-drying can cause dandruff and grease build-up. This means fresh and clean scalps are key for healthy hair. Getting here though is not easy as it sounds, especially if you rely on the traditional harsh shampoo route. However, with just a few simple home remedies you can get some surprising results.
What we’re talking about here is a simple yogurt and apple cider vinegar mask for your scalp. Cleansing yet nutritive, it gets rid of all the bad stuff and leaves your hair so looking much healthier. Apart from yogurt protein to enrich hair, the lactic acid bacteria helps fight the yeast causing dandruff and damaging your roots. It soothes the scalp while apple cider vinegar purifies it and cleanses it. Thus, your hair has fertile ground to grow on during humid and sticky weather!