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Don't let monsoons ruin your look

The rains aren’t doing your hair any favours. The extra humidity is probably more than your little blowdryer can match. But before you start pulling your hair in despair, take note of these expert tips to help you calm those crazy flyaways.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 19, 2012 15:42 IST
Shweta Gandhi

The rains aren’t doing your hair any favours. The extra humidity is probably more than your little blowdryer can match. But before you start pulling your hair in despair, take note of these expert tips to help you calm those crazy flyaways. Most people experience a spike in hairfall, mainly because you tend to get wet more frequently."Since hair attracts a lot of moisture from the air, it becomes damp.

Also, when people get drenched in the rain, they don’t dry their hair. Due to excessive pulling and tying of the hair, it breaks, leading to hair fall,” says Shailesh Moolya, technical director of Juice. He recommends drying your mane immediately and leaving it loose to avoid breakage.

While he recommends adding Vitamin E, zinc, fish oil and spinach to your diet to improve the hair’s natural quality, Moolya advises those with frizz problems to opt for a Keratin treatment: “It’s a big hit this season as the hair becomes frizziest in the monsoon. The best part with this treatment is that you can wash it the same day and no aftercare is required. It also adds shine and makes your mane cottony soft.”

Ironically, this season also means saying bye to your blowdryer and shelf full of hair products. “Heavy-duty blow-drying should be avoided. And gels are a complete no-no,” says Ity Agarwal of Psalm 23 Salon. She prefers protective serums or leave-in conditioners before stepping out. “Leave your hair texture natural, and keep your scalp clean to avoid dandruff,” she adds.

Bring the salon home with kitchen remedies

* Mix two parts of lemon juice and one part of vinegar with one part of warm olive oil. Apply the concotion on your scalp. Massage it well, and then leave it to sink in for 15 minutes. Wash your hair with shampoo and then condition it. This helps cleanse your scalp of dandruff and flaky skin.

* Go organic to help keep your mane under control. Make your own mixture out of shikakai (Acacia concinna), amla (Indian gooseberry) and mehendi (henna), and apply it on damp hair. Leave the potion on for 20 minutes and then wash it off. It will leave your hair moisturised and soft.