Essential hair care tips this rainy season
By Temitope Ojo
The rainy season is finally here. And though the rains give relief from the rising temperature, this season can take a toll on your hair.
Your hair needs extra attention during the season. The increased moisture in the air can result in frizzy hair, hair breakage, and dandruff. You must save yourself from all these problems.
If you are looking for some simple ways to keep your hair healthy, here are a few tips that will sort you out this rainy season.
Do not skip the conditioner
While washing your hair, do not skip the conditioner. A conditioner will help you in keeping your hair soft and smooth, and prevent your hair from any external damage. The right conditioner according to your hair type can work wonders for your hair. While applying the conditioner, make sure that you cover all your hair properly from roots to the tip of the hair.
Oil your scalp regularly
Oil is the best natural conditioner that helps in hair loss treatment. Oil is the key to maintain strong hair. It provides strength to the hair. Choose the right oil according to your hair type. If you experience excess oil in your scalp, you must first wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
Get good waterproof headgear
Get a waterproof hat or a raincoat that comes with a nice head cover. Protecting your body from the rain while allowing your hair to get wet is a big mistake. Hair is at its most brittle when wet. Therefore, it is always a wise choice to cover up.
Do not comb your hair wet
During the rains, there will be many occasions when you have to deal with wet hair. It is advised not to comb your hair when it is wet. Water weakens the hair follicles, making the hair more prone to breakage.
Change to a wide-toothed comb
If you must choose one comb to carry around with you, make it a wide-toothed comb. This comb suits all hair types from oily to dry and very frizzy. It will allow you to comb even damp hair with minimal damage. Save the brushes only for days you need to blow-dry.
Try a new hairstyle
If you were planning to go short, the rains might be a good time to experiment with that idea. Short hair is easy to manage and less prone to breakage when wet. If you detest the thought of clipping your long locks, do try layers which will make your hair easier to comb and manage.
Eat protein-rich diet
Proteins are very important for your body muscles, tissues, and for cell regeneration. A protein-rich diet will help you greatly in hair fall control and in fighting many scalp diseases. Include eggs, lean meat, yoghurt, soya, cheese, fatty fish, spinach, and mushrooms in your diet as much as possible.
We simply can’t stress the importance of drinking plenty of water enough. You need at least 2 liters of water per day for healthy cell function. Mix things up by including fresh fruit juice, lime soda, green tea, and coconut water to stay hydrated.