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Tips for treating monsoon hair

Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 19, 2013
First Published: 18:15 IST(19/6/2013) | Last Updated: 11:46 IST(20/6/2013)

Monsoon weather can wreak havoc on your hair, with the rain making your locks frizzy, hard to manage and damaged. But, worry not, homemade remedies can keep your tresses healthy, say experts. According to Aparna Santhanam, dermatologist and cosmetologist, it is important to avoid dryness. She has some tips for monsoon hair care:

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Eggs-honey-curd pack: Mix two eggs, two tablespoon of curd, juice of half lemon and few drops of honey, and spread it evenly, from root to tip. Wash it off after half-an-hour to get a smooth and manageable texture.

HairBalace protein in diet: Since hair is made of protein, ensure that you maintain a balanced protein diet. A portion of good seasonal fruits, green leafy vegetables, cereals and coconut water in your diet must be included. Try and pull together your hair in a soft band rather than using metallic clips, as they tend to break your hair.

Avoid chemical treatment: Don’t go for chemical treatment on hair during monsoon, as the chemicals used react adversely to the rain water, leading to severe damages.

Mumbai-based dermatologist, Rashmi Shetty, points out benefits of vinegar: “Mix two tablespoons of vinegar in a cup of lukewarm water and rinse hair with it. It helps in giving hair the perfect shine and volume,” she says.

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