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Fighting the Frizz

Whether it is perming, colouring or trimming your hair, the monsoons have a say in everything. Dr. Akshay Batra, managing director and vice chairman of Dr. Batra’s Healthcare, shares tips to keep your lustrous locks protected this season.

Shielding your tresses

Always cover your hair while heading out in the rains. Try not to get wet in the rains, as floating pollutants or toxins can settle on your scalp, leading to hair loss.

Keep your hair short if possible, as it would be easy to maintain and help in preventing hair fall. If you must tie your hair, then go for loose ponytails and buns as hair tangles easily during the monsoon. To avoid breakage, comb your hair from the roots using a wide tooth comb. For those who want to colour their hair, it’s best to opt for natural, ammonia-free hair colour.

Pamper yourself

A relaxing, therapeutic and rejuvenating head massage can revitalise damp hair roots and bring your hair to life. Oiling your hair with olive oil boosts the moisture levels in your hair and revitalises dry strands. Remember not to use too much oil though, or you’ll have to use a lot of shampoo to get it out, which can damage your hair.

Protect your hair

Use a microfibre towel to dry your hair as this absorbs water very quickly and causes minimum friction between your hair and towel, which in turn minimises the risk of hair fall. Avoid using blow dryers. You can opt for a leave-in hair serum after you dry your hair.

Your fix for dandruff 

If you have dandruff (a common occurrence during the monsoon), use a mild anti-dandruff shampoo enriched with homeopathic Thuja Occidentalis, which treats the scalp gently and keeps hair clean, lustrous and free from flakes and itching.

Eat right

In order to strengthen your hair follicles, you must eat a balanced protein-rich diet with iron and omega-3 fatty acids. Pick salmon, walnuts, spinach and yoghurt, along with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Avoid eating junk food and limit how much coffee you drink as it can lead to dehydration and cause hair fall. Like your skin, your hair also needs hydration, so drink plenty of water.