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No rain on your parade

The rains aren’t doing your hair any favours. The extra humidity is probably more than your little blowdryer can match.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 21, 2012 00:50 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 tugging your hair in despair, take note of these expert tips to help you calm those 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.

He also recommends adding Vitamin E, zinc, fish oil and spinach to your diet to improve the hair 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,” he says.

Ironically, this season also means bidding adieu to your blowdryer and hair products. “Heavy blow-drying should be avoided. And gels are a complete no-no,” says hairstylist Ity Agarwal. 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.

Short and sweetto keep things simple, hairstylist Ity Agarwal also suggests cropping your mane short. "Crops are in, and they requires less maintenance. If you’d rather not cut it, put it up in easy buns, simple ponytails or sexy chignons," she says.



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