Are you tired of battling your unruly, frizzy, and greasy hair whenever the rain starts pouring? During the monsoon season, our hair often becomes a victim of the change in weather. It seems like no matter what we do, we can't escape the monsoon hair problems that come hand-in-hand with the season. Let’s take a look at some of the most effective fixes to combat these concerns that are ruining your hair’s health and style. It's time to rainproof your hair and embrace a monsoon hair care routine to protect it & keep it gorgeous throughout the rainy season.
Before jumping into how to fix monsoon hair problems, what are the most common signs of the rainy season affecting your hair?
Common monsoon hair problems:
How your hair reacts to the rainy season depends on your hair type. People with dry hair may face visibly drier and duller hair, or those with oily hair may see even greasier strands. The humidity of the monsoon exacerbates existing hair problems, making it crucial to understand your hair type so you can use the proper hair care routine to reverse these issues.
How does the rainy season contribute to these problems?
During the monsoon months, the humidity in the air increases. This high humidity - the moisture percentage - is the main culprit behind hair problems this season.
To understand how this works, we must look closer at the hair's chemical structure. Hair is mostly keratin proteins that are bonded together – disulphide bonds and hydrogen bonds. The second type – hydrogen bonds – are ones affected by water. These temporary bonds break and reform every time your hair gets wet and dries. It is the same reason you would have noticed how your hair looks different while it’s wet versus once it has dried.
Since humid air has a much higher quantity of water molecules, the hair strands absorb much more water than they usually would on non-humid days. The constant swelling and shrinking caused by hair strands absorbing and losing water damages the hair’s structure, making it brittle and prone to breakage.
When your hair gets wet in the rain, it exacerbates this problem as the moisture weakens your hair follicles and the acidic nature of rainwater further damages the hair, leading to the above commonly faced hair problems such as excessive hair fall in monsoon.
As for the scalp, the humidity and acidic rainwater can disrupt the scalp's pH balance and natural oil-moisture balance, causing it to become too dry, oily, flaky, itchy or cause infections like dandruff and eczema.
So, is there any way to fix hair problems caused by the monsoon? With iluvia's range of products designed with these unique needs in mind and to combat these problems, you can maintain beautiful hair regardless of any weather changes.
How to fix hair problems in the rainy season?
Defend against hair damage
The Damage Defence Duo from iluvia is a product combination specifically designed to combat monsoon hair problems. The Sulfate Free Shampoo has a unique micro-emulsion formula that effectively cleanses the hair, preventing frizz, breakage, dryness and hair fall during monsoon. It softens, strengthens and protects the hair, while the Hair Repair Mask works hand-in-hand to repair damaged hair. The humidity-resistant, anti-frizz and hydrophobic hair mask tames frizz, prevents split ends and gives the hair a long-lasting softness.
TLC for curly and wavy hair types
Anyone with curly, coily or wavy hair most likely dreads the monsoon season more than others because it brings with it frizz and unmanageability. Caring for wavy or curly hair can be quite challenging, and we as a brand have recognised and innovated a product range made especially for these hair types – the Wavy & Curly Care System.
The Repair Reviver Shampoo, Repair Reviver Mask and Hair Protection Serum work together to naturally enhance and retain the wavy shape of the hair without the use of heavy fixatives, leave-ins or waxes and rids the hair and scalp of problems.
Formulated with bio-ferments to soften the hair and control frizz, the Repair Reviver Shampoo gently cleanses curls, strengthening them and repairing any damage.
For deep conditioning, the revolutionary formula of the Repair Reviver Mask is a game-changer for curls and waves. It enhances the cross-links in the hair’s molecular structure to preserve its natural shape while leaving it softer, silkier and more manageable.
Lastly, the Hair Protection Serum further protects the hair from environmental factors, such as humidity and UV rays and also tames unruly hair to give you a soft, smooth texture.
Fight against hard water
While the monsoon season brings much-needed relief from the scorching heat, it brings additional problems for those who use hard water. Dealing with the damaging effects of hard water and rain simultaneously can be quite frustrating. However, all this can change with iluvia’s Complete Professional System.
As the name suggests, the Hard Water Shampoo helps fight damage caused by hard water. It not only removes harsh metal ion deposits but conditions the hair to repel further depositions. The shampoo repairs hair and scalp damage, also thickening, softening and strengthening the hair, when compared to other non-conditioning shampoos.
Pair it with the Squalene Restorative Conditioner, which uses plant-derived Olive Squalene to deeply condition the hair, improving its elasticity and strength along the way. The added Moroccan Argan Oil and rice extracts provide shine and suppleness to the hair.
End your hair wash session with the Intensive Hair Care Serum that creates an insulative barrier against heat and environmental damage, reduces tangles and makes the hair more manageable.
Soothe with oil
Another hair fall in monsoon remedy comes from iluvia’s 100% Pure Argan Oil. Certified organic and cold pressed, the oil is derived straight from the Argan trees native to Morocco. When it comes to hair, this oil's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties protect the scalp and hair from root to tip. It acts as an anti-drying, anti-frizz and anti-breakage solution, perfect for monsoon hair problems.
Argan Oil works wonders for the skin, too, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple, while helping control sebum production.
The versatile oil is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, making it safe for infants, toddlers and kids as well.
The monsoon seasons no longer need to be a source of frustration for your hair. By following these effective fixes, you can rid your hair of frizz, greasy roots, hair fall and dandruff. Implementing one of these monsoon hair care routines will ensure your hair stays fabulous and healthy looking throughout the rainy season.
So, don't let the weather dampen your style - take action now and enjoy beautiful, rainproof hair! Head to iluviapro.com for more hair care tips.