Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 09:07:16 AM
The rains do provide a respite from the heat and sweat, but the moisture and humidity during this period does more damage than good to your beautiful locks. Taking care of your mane is a must. Maintaining and managing your hair in this season can be a task. Expert Kavita Koparkar, owner, Papillon Salon shares tips for a great hair day.
Before suggesting ways to take care of your hair, Kavita first breaks the myth on oily hair. She says, “Your hair type is normally dry, sensitive, silky or normal but not oily. The scalp is oily or dry not the hair.” She notices that during this season, people, irrespective of their hair type, face sticky scalp issues. “The roots of hair become greasy.
This is due to the moisture in the air. People feel like washing their hair more frequently than they normally do because sticky scalp attracts more dust and pollution. Ideally, the frequency of a hairwash must be twice and maximum thrice a week. Also, conditioner has to be applied only to the hair and not to the scalp,”adds Kavita.
Kavita explains the mistakes when it comes to washing your lovely tresses. “The most common mistake people make during rainy season is that they wash their hair with shampoo frequently.
This makes the hair dry due to excess use of detergent.” So the trick that will work perfectly here, according to Kavita, is that if you wish to wash your hair more than the ideal times suggested, use just plain water, without any shampoo or conditioner.
She says, “Also excess use of shampoo on the scalp will increase the dryness of the scalp and this might lead to dandruff. Use of hair serums is definitely advisable to control the frizz of the hair.”
After making sure your hair is well nourished and healthy, it is also important to make sure it looks great.
On the latest Kavita says, “Since it’s the rainy season, the wet look is ‘in’! Scrunching the hair with a good quality hair mousse is the best option. Do not go for straightening or curling, because any kind of hairstyling involving heat does not last for long.
Messy looks and updos are in.” Ponytails and buns help you avoid static effect and guard against frizz. Tight braids help keep water from penetrating your hair. Also, the wavy effect looks cute when you untie braids.
• Apply conditioner only on scalp.
• Use serum to avoid frizz.
• Wear you hair up in a bun or braid.
• Wash your hair with shampoo regularly.
• Straighten or curl.
• Leave your hair loose when out.