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Who doesn’t want gorgeous hair all year long? We all do! While it’s slightly easier to maintain our haircare routine through the rest of the year, the monsoon has a way of making us let go. The dark clouds appear, making our hair greasier, drier or frizzier! And we’re quick to give up, thinking: “What’s the point! Not like I can do anything about this hair now!” Well, you’re in some luck, because we have for you a few simple tips to follow that will ensure your hair looks amazing, even through the monsoon!
1. Don’t leave your hair unwashed for long stretches
Owing to the humidity and heat, it is only natural that we tend to sweat a little more than usual! All that sweat and grease affects your scalp too. It allows for dust and dirt to stick more easily and leaves your hair feeling and looking sticky. Wash your hair frequently, but with a mild shampoo, to ensure you hair remains clean and healthy through the rains. Go with something like the Dove Daily Shine Shampoo to ensure that your hair is well protected!
2. Don’t braid or tie your hair up when it’s wet!
Even after you’ve had your Bollywood moment in the rain! This is a complete no-no at any time of the year, but the monsoon can affect your hair in a way that increases hair fall. Tying your hair up when it's wet only leads to more breakage and damaged hair, and also in the long run prevents healthy hair growth. Try and use products that can help repair and rebuild your hair. The Dove Hair Fall Rescue Treatment Mask is especially designed to repair damage that leads to hair fall. Use it once a week for hair that is stronger and visibly fuller!
3. Get that argan oil and use it freely!
Argan Oil can improve the health of your hair exponentially! Nothing tames frizz and eases away dryness like argan oil. It leaves your hair soft, silky and shiny. An easy way to include argan oil in your hair care routine could be by using Dove Elixir - Nourished Shine. You could use it before or after your hair wash, for hair that is well-nourished and protected from damage.
4. Make sure you deeply condition your hair
While you may not have the time to do this after every wash, make sure to do it at least once a week. Conditioning gives your hair the moisture that the weather, dirt and frequent washing often take away. It prevents dryness, which is one of the main causes of frizziness. However, many conditioners often have a way of making our hair limp and flat. The Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner is a lightweight conditioner that leaves your hair feeling soft and completely non-sticky! It moisturizes hair and restores smoothness, while still letting it remain bouncy!
5. Don’t over-brush your hair
Over-brushing your hair causes the kind of friction that is really hard for your hair to handle! Over-brushing leads to breakage, split ends, and thanks to all that friction - frizz! Instead, just use a wide-toothed comb to gently untangle your hair when it is dry.
6. Use a shampoo enriched with oils to avoid the frizz
A shampoo enriched with oils will leave your hair feeling soft and manageable. The monsoon, and the humidity that comes with it, manages to make our hair frizzy, and often, because of the extra need to shampoo, dry. A shampoo infused with oils will act as the perfect shield against the humidity and help prevent frizz! Try the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo for nourished and shiny hair even during the monsoon.
7. Try and steer clear of those styling products
If you want hair that is naturally humidity-proof, ditch those styling products! Yes, you may feel the need to use them on a bad hair day, but trust us, the more you use them, the more your hair is damaged - leading to MORE bad hair days! Styling products have chemicals that completely strip your hair of its natural oils and sheen, leaving your strands dry and brittle. Indulge your hair with a Keratin-enriched product to help rebuild its strength. The Dove Intense Repair Conditioner is one such great option. Just use a small amount on your hair after shampooing for hair that is soft, smooth and stronger than ever!