Monsoon is a welcome change post the months of sweltering heat.  But with monsoon, there are a lot of hair troubles such as hair fall, greasy hair, dandruff and itchy scalp that you might have to fight. The moist conditions become the breeding ground for skin and scalp infections. You need to change your haircare routine along with the sudden climate change. We share with you some haircare tips so that you do not lose out your precious locks in this fickle weather. (ALSO READ Top 12 tips to get rid of frizzy hair!).Also Read - 'Maaf Karo Na': Jawed Habib Apologises For Spitting on Woman's Hair, Says It Was Done With 'Humorous Intent' | Watch

Dry shampoo

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This monsoon, wash your hair with a mild shampoo to keep them healthy and clean. But if you cannot afford to wash and dry your hair, you can use dry shampoo to keep the scalp clean and without spending too much time on it. But if you must wash your hair, use a mild shampoo. When your hair gets drenched in the rain, wash it with a mild shampoo followed by conditioner. If possible try to switch to DIY shampoo using natural ingredients. Get rid of the shampoo and conditioner that contain harsh chemicals, because haircare products loaded with chemicals will strip the natural oil from your hair making it brittle and dry. Also Read - Skin Care Tips: Here's How Applying Turmeric Can Make Your Skin Radiant, Skin Benefits Of Turmeric | Watch Video

Opt for a hot oil treatment

Hot oil treatment

Do not ignore the fact that your hair needs a lot of moisture in this weather. Though your hair might be greasy, you need to moisturize and nourish your hair and scalp. Try hot oil treatment at regular intervals to keep your hair healthy. Use coconut oil or olive oil with some essential oils to massage your scalp. Leave the oil overnight so that it gets completely absorbed by the scalp and then wash it the next day with a mild shampoo. Your hair will become smooth and silky. (ALSO READ Top 15 frequently asked questions about hair, answered!).

Towel dry your hair

Dry shampoo
Go easy on your hair do not use blow dryer a lot, it will make your hair more frizzy and dry. Though you might be tempted to use the blow dryer more often during the rainy season, but it would be better if you do not use blow dryers to dry your hair after getting drenched. Using blow dryer consistently will damage your hair. Instead towel dry your hair. If you have to use the blow dryer, use it on the low heat setting. Also, during the monsoon, avoid any chemical hair treatments such as coloring as it can prove to be extremely unhealthy and unsafe for your hair and further damage them. (ALSO READ Top 8 frequently asked questions about dandruff, answered!).

Untangle your hair with wide-tooth comb

Untangle your hair with wide-tooth comb(1)

In monsoons, your hair might get all tangled and messy due to the strong wind. Also, since your hair is moist and damp, they are more prone to breakage. So, by using a brush or fine tooth comb, you might end up damaging your hair. To get rid of the knots and tangles, use a wide toothed comb during the monsoon.  Using a wide tooth comb will be less damaging as it will not tug at your hair too hard. You can use some serum while untangling the hair using your fingers before using the comb.

Do no tie wet hair

Dry shampoo
Never tie wet hair. Tying up your damp hair will make it smelly and your scalp will also start itching. Always keep your hair dry. If it becomes a huge task to manage long hair during the rainy season, chop off those long tresses to reduce the hassle of maintaining your them. By chopping them off, you will also get rid of the split ends. Getting regular trims will ensure that you have healthy hair. (ALSO READ Top 7 tips to take care of short hair).

Use a nourishing hair mask

Use nourishing hair mask

To take care of your hair and to make sure that you do not have hair hair woes such as hair fall, dandruff and itchy scalp along with good quality hair products also use natural hair packs. Using homemade remedies are one of the best ways to make sure that your hair remains healthy and manageable. Use nourishing hair mask using ingredients such as  curd, warm oil, honey and eggs to provide your hair with the much-needed nourishment, but at the same time being gentle to them.

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