How to Care for Your Hair in Monsoon
Rainy season care for your tresses
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. Read on.
Rainy days hair care begins by being committed to a regimen throughout the season. There are two things to remember: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.
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.
WOW Skin Science & 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.
WOW Skin Science Onion Black Seed Hair Oil
WOW Skin Science 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.
WOW Skin Science 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.
WOW Skin Science 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.
Wow Skin Science 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 WOW Skin Science 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.