Rainy season care for your tresses. Don’t let the rains rob your hair of beauty
Monsoons mean rains. Rains mean humidity. Humidity means frizzy and sticky hair that tends to fall and flake more, glow less, and generally behave badly. Basically, monsoons usually mean bad hair days stretching through the rains. Well, we are bringing you some wonderful tips to ensure your hair stays healthy, bouncy and glossy even in rains. The season of monsoons is one that most of us eagerly look forward to. The smell of wet earth, a steaming cup of tea and the sound of rain falling – it’s easy to love the monsoons. However, most women know that monsoons are not always this romantic, especially when it comes to our hair. The humidity tends to make our hair frizzy, and we don’t even have to talk about the increase in hair fall! In such a scenario, altering your hair care routine slightly to make sure that your tresses don’t suffer in the downpour is a good idea. Read on.
How Rainy Season Effect your Hair
1. Increased hair fall
The most common complaint during the monsoons is increased hair fall. This happens because of the excessive humidity and acid rain which is very common, especially in urban areas. The humidity makes the hair strands porous, which in turn means your hair is more likely to break. Moreover, the moisture in the air leads to inflammation of the hair follicles, which leads to breakage of the hair from the roots.
2. Frizzy hair
Another extremely common complaint during the rainy season is frizzy hair. This is also directly linked to excessive humidity. The increase of moisture in the air leads to airborne hydrogen forming bonds with the hair’s keratin, which subsequently leads to frizzy hair.
Rainy days hair care begins by being committed to a regimen throughout the season.
Two Hair Care Regime that needs to be followed
Consistency of regimen i.e. practice a regular routine with oiling, shampoo, conditioning, and hair mask application.
Quality of ingredients i.e. use the right kind of hair care products with the right kind of active ingredients. Very important: Skip products with harsh sulphates, parabens, mineral oils, and silicones. Instead choose products with botanical actives like cold-pressed and hexane-free oils (Black Seed Oil, Almond, Castor, Jojoba, Olive & Coconut, etc), Hydrolyzed Plant Proteins, Vitamins and other such.
Tips to handle hair fall and frizz in monsoons
We understand how tough it is to find your hair falling at an alarming rate, and how difficult it is to style and manage frizzy hair. Therefore, here are some things you can do to ensure that your tresses look glossy and nourished even in the monsoons:
1. Keep your hair dry
As far as possible, try to avoid getting your hair wet. We understand the temptation of dancing in rain, but the harmful chemicals of acid rain can spell disaster for your hair. So don’t step out in the rain without an umbrella – your hair will thank you for it!
2. Use a mild shampoo
During the monsoons, ditch your chemical-heavy, deep-cleansing shampoo for a mild and gentle one. All-natural shampoos nourish your hair and wash off any residual rainwater that can make your scalp itchy. A gentle shampoo without any sulphates, silicones, salt or parabens in it will also clean your hair without stripping it of its natural protective oils.
WOW Skin Science Frizz Defy Luster Shampoo –this gently nourishing shampoo has been specially formulated to tame frizzy hair, making it perfect for the humid rainy season. With natural biolipids and nourishing ingredients like Argan oil, this shampoo is the perfect way to smooth and silky hair that has not been weighed down by too many chemicals. Moreover, it is made without any harmful parabens, sulphates and silicones.
3. Shampoo no more than twice a week
During the monsoons, it is best to shampoo your hair no more than two times a week for best results. This is because of the simple reason that during a regular hair wash, you tend to lose 50 to 60 hair strands. However, in the rainy season, the number can go up to 200 strands!
To combat this hair fall, we recommend using a strengthening shampoo like WOW Skin Science Hair Strengthening Shampoo, which is specially formulated without any harmful chemicals and works to strengthen your hair.
4. Add an extra layer of protection
We understand the desire for silky smooth hair, so we recommend adding an extra layer of protection to deal with the unwanted frizz and flyaway hair. A gentle hair serum (or hair vitalizer) or hair mist can work wonders to tame your hair and add a bit of shine to dry and dull locks.
We recommend WOW Skin Science 10 In 1 Miracle Apple Cider Vinegar Mist Tonic.This mist can be used after you shampoo your hair, and it adds a beautiful sheen to your locks. This all-natural mist is the best way to keep your hair looking Instagram-worthy even during the rainy season.
We also recommend WOW 10 in 1 Miracle Hair Revitalizer that is a revolutionary product with 10 benefits in 1 single bottle. Enriched with Extracts of Safflower, Amla, Horse Chestnut, Rosemary, Tea Tree & Lemon, plus Vitamins A, B5, B7, E & F, it delivers rich benefits like stronger roots, less split ends, improved lipid barrier of hair strands, visibly improved texture, dandruff elimination, hair breakage protection, hair fall control, higher luster plus intense hydration for total revival of hair. Perfect for monsoon hair care!
5. Don’t forget to oil your hair
Finally, the best way to tame frizzy hair is to keep it hydrated, so don’t forgo your champi during the monsoons! A good oil massage boosts blood circulation in the scalp, keeps your locks hydrated and provides deep conditioning.
WOW Skin Science 10 In 1 Miracle Hair Oil is a premium hair oil powered with 10 natural bioactive agents. It infuses a new life into dull and lifeless hair while reducing hair fall, making your roots stronger and your hair softer.
So go ahead and enjoy the monsoons – but don’t forget to shower some extra TLC on your tresses!
Now let’s move on to some tips and tricks that help your hair
Try to stay dry
Try not to let your hair get wet in the rain as the acids and pollutants in the rainwater can be bad for your tresses. Keep your crowning glory safe by carrying a waterproof hair cover or an umbrella. To summarize: dry hair is happier hair in monsoons.
Tie up the tresses
Keep your hair tied rather than loose to escape excess humidity reaching your tresses. But don’t tie too tightly as that can damage hair roots and cause breakage. Tie loosely using cotton scrunchies. Or make loose buns.
Cleanse your hair regularly and thoroughly with a gentle shampoo as humidity tends to trap dirt and toxins on the scalp and in hair. Wet hair with lukewarm water, apply shampoo as per the length and volume of your hair. Massage well into hair and scalp using fingertips for 2-3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with plain water. Follow with a cold-water rinse to seal the cuticles, and thereby minimize frizz. Always air dry and finger comb hair before using a comb or brush.
Condition mid-way through
Condition hair to mid-lengths only to avoid limpness. After shampoo, squeeze out excess water. Spread conditioner evenly starting at tips till about mid-way. Keep on for 2-3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with plain water. Follow with a cold-water rinse for extra smoothness and shine.
Intensive hair care with oiling & hair mask
Give your hair extra nourishment by oiling once a week and by applying a hair mask twice a week. Use a good quality hair oil, gently massage adequate quantity onto scalp and work from root to tip. Leave on for at least 30 min, preferably overnight. Shampoo. Use a quality oil as it will have essential nutrition and bioactive your hair and scalp need to stay nourished and healthy. Regular oil massage will go a long way in keeping your locks behaving in monsoons.
Apply a hair mask twice a week to replenish hair’s and scalp’s lost nutrition. Hair masks have seed oils, plant butters and other nutrients that go in deep into your hair strands for restorative effect. Wash and towel dry hair. Apply the Hair Mask all over hair, moving from tips to roots. Gently comb through. Apply a bit extra on hair tips to reduce split ends. Rinse out thoroughly. For enhanced benefits, wrap hair in a hot towel for 10 minutes.
Monsoon hair care regimen
WOW Skin Science’s Onion Black Seed Haircare range is ideal for monsoon season hair care. Regular use helps bring silkiness and strength to tresses and improves the way hair looks, feels and behaves during the ultra-humid rainy season. This entire range is completely free of harmful sulphates, parabens, alcohol, or mineral oils to ensure the finest hair care. This range and suggested regimen work well on all scalp types – dry, oily, or combination, and also on all hair types – straight, wavy or curly.
Onion Black Seed Hair Oil
Onion Black Seed Hair Oil is a non-sticky, non-greasy and fast absorb hair oil blend. It has Onion Black Seed Oil along with Almond, Castor, Jojoba, Olive & Coconut Oils, all hexane-free and cold-pressed oils. It is also completely free of mineral oil and silicone for holistic hair care for issues like excessive hair fall, frizzing thinning, greying, dryness, and dandruff.
Red Onion Black Seed Oil Shampoo
It has Red Onion Seed Oil Extract, Black Seed Oil & Pro-Vitamin B5. Red Onion Seed Oil Extract helps stimulate hair growth, strengthens hair follicles, and clarify blocked roots for enhanced gloss. Also contains Black Seed Oil and Pro-Vitamin B5 that work to make your hair look more lustrous.
Red Onion Black Seed Oil Conditioner
A strengthening, softening & smoothening formula with Red Onion Seed Oil Extract, Black Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein. Red Onion Seed Oil Extract to help strengthen hair follicles, Black Seed Oil to help reduce hair fall, and Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein to help repair tip-to-root hair damage.
Onion Seed Oil Hair Mask
Formulated with Black Onion Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, & Vitamin E for pro-growth & anti-hair loss haircare. It gives intensive anti-thinning, anti-loss nourishment that helps tackle adverse effects of humidity on hair and scalp.
Key Ingredients in Onion Black Seed Hair Care Range
Onion Black Seed Oil
Onion Black Seed Oil is nature’s treasure trove of nutrition that tackles almost every hair woe effectively and efficiently. Along with unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, it contains thymoquinone, a phytochemical clinically proven to reduce hair loss and promote hair regrowth. Trusted by Ayurveda and clinically proven by modern research, this oil has potent antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant qualities that can help control hair loss and boost hair regrowth. It also helps with everyday hair issues like frizzing, premature greying, dandruff, dryness, and scalp eruptions. Regular application helps make hair stronger and silkier too.
Red Onion Seed Oil Extract
Rich in healthy phytochemicals, flavonoids, sulphur-rich compounds, and vitamins B1, C, D & E. Effective antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities that help stimulate hair growth, unclog blocked hair roots, and stop scalp infections.
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein*
Lightweight protein derived from wheat kernels; helps repair hair damage by penetrating hair shaft, boosting hair thickness and improving moisture retention.* 100% gluten-free
Supports scalp and hair health. Reduces oxidative stress caused by pollutants. Neutralizes free radicals. Restores healthy gloss.
Pro-Vitamin B5 (D Panthenol)
Boosts hydration to make hair softer and stronger.
Monsoons may bring refreshing rain and a cozy atmosphere, but they can also wreak havoc on your hair. The increased humidity and acid rain during this season can lead to hair fall, frizz, and other issues. However, with a few simple tips and a consistent hair care regimen, you can ensure that your hair remains healthy, bouncy, and glossy even during the rainy days.
Remember to keep your hair dry and avoid stepping out in the rain without proper protection. Choose a mild shampoo that cleanses your hair without stripping away its natural oils. Shampoo no more than twice a week to prevent excessive hair fall. Adding an extra layer of protection with a hair serum or mist can help combat frizz and add shine. Don’t forget the importance of regular oiling and hair masking to provide deep nourishment to your locks.
The WOW Skin Science Onion Black Seed Haircare range offers a comprehensive solution for monsoon hair care. With products like Onion Black Seed Hair Oil, Red Onion Black Seed Oil Shampoo, Red Onion Black Seed Oil Conditioner, and Onion Seed Oil Hair Mask, you can address various hair concerns caused by humidity and rain. These products are formulated with natural ingredients that help strengthen, smoothen, and nourish your hair, making them ideal companions for the monsoon season.
How does humidity during monsoons affect hair health?
Excessive humidity during monsoons can make hair strands porous, leading to increased hair fall and breakage. It can also cause frizz by forming bonds between airborne hydrogen and the hair’s keratin.
Can I dance in the rain without worrying about my hair?
While dancing in the rain is tempting, it’s best to avoid getting your hair wet. Harmful chemicals in acid rain can damage your hair. Always carry an umbrella for protection.
What type of shampoo should I use during the monsoons?
Opt for a mild, natural shampoo without harsh chemicals like sulphates, silicones, salt, or parabens. These shampoos cleanse your hair without stripping away its natural oils.
How often should I shampoo my hair during the rainy season?
Shampoo your hair no more than twice a week during monsoons. Excessive hair washing can lead to increased hair fall due to the humid conditions.
How can I combat frizz during the rainy season?
Using a gentle hair serum or mist can help tame frizz and add shine to your hair. Choose products with natural ingredients to prevent excessive chemical exposure.
Is oiling my hair important during monsoons?
Yes, oiling your hair provides deep nourishment, strengthens hair roots, and helps combat frizz. Regular oil massages can go a long way in maintaining healthy locks.
How does the Onion Black Seed Haircare Product help during monsoons?
The WOW Onion Black Seed Haircare range offers products formulated with natural ingredients like Onion Black Seed Oil and Red Onion Seed Oil Extract. These products strengthen, smoothen, and nourish hair, making them suitable for monsoon hair care.
Remember, a consistent and gentle hair care routine combined with the right products can help you maintain gorgeous, healthy hair even during the most humid and rainy months of the year.