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Get rid of monsoon hair woes

Who says you have to put up with limp, frizzy, rain-damaged hair? We tell you how to fight rain woes

lifestyle Updated: Jul 22, 2013 19:02 IST
Sonali Pawar
Sonali Pawar
Hindustan Times

While the monsoon brings with it a whiff of romance, an excuse to indulge in hearty pakoras, and a lot of masti — it also makes way for headache-inducing hair woes! The problems that one can face can range from a greasy scalp, dandruff, limpness, frizziness to hair fall. Due to humidity in the air, your hair tends to also get sticky and looses it’s natural texture. Lack-lustre locks also become difficult to style. So, if you are prone to pick up a curling or straightening iron at whim, the season is not for you. Read on to know how to fight these packs for the rainy days We tell you about some hair packs that can help you get back soft, lush locks.

DRY HAIR: Mix two to three drops of honey and curd and apply the mix on your hair evenly. Wash the pack after 15-20 minutes. Mash and muddle two ripe bananas (for medium length hair) and apply the semi-solid paste on your hair before washing your hair.
OILY HAIR: After washing your hair, squeeze half a lemon in water and rinse your hair with the juice; Apply egg white on your hair and wash after a while for immediate effect.
NORMAL: Pour out beer in a container, and after washing your hair, wash with it as you would with a conditioner. You can add to the treatment by applying curd which has been mixed with a few drops of lemon juice and rinse it out.

Monsoon-friendly hairstyles

Classy in chignons
A nother name for hair buns, you can achieve this style by pinning your hair at the nape of your neck. Messy is in so you can even try the dishevelled version by not opting for a tight knot. While loose hair is more prone to rain damage, the tied version prevents it. Accesorise with fresh flowers to make the look breezy.

Ponytail pretty
If you want to go simple and subdued, our pick would be ponytails. Secure your hair at the back of your head and have fun with accessories. You need to keep your hair as tidy as you can even when you have an umbrella to shield you, so a ponytail can make your job easier. Go for a low-nape ponytail if you have short hair, and longer lengths should opt for high ponytails.

Bewitching braids
Braids are back in fashion with a bang, and if you are planning to step out on a rainy day, they might be your best bet. Go for a suave fishtail, a classy French version or Heidi-style milkmaid braids that keep loose strands away from your nape, and make you look style-perfect. Also experiment with scrunchy-less bob-pinned twist tails.

Inputs by beauty experts Komal Gulati and Kanchan Mehra

First Published: Jul 22, 2013 14:04 IST