Frizzy hair in monsoon is very common, thanks to high humidity levels. The damp and humid conditions during the rainy season can also create a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. Before you know it, dandruff and other hair problems become part of your life. Scalp infections might also trouble you, and that’s the time when you should reach out to a doctor. But for monsoon hair care, you can always rely on home remedies. Try some home-made hair packs for monsoon and make your hair happy.
Health Shots connected with Dr Blossom Kochhar, Chairperson, Blossom Kochhar group of companies, to know which all hair packs will work in monsoon.
What are hair packs?
There are many hair care products, with shampoos and conditioners making it to the beauty cabinet of several women. Hair pack should also be part of your beauty regime as it is an intensive conditioner. Dr Kochhar says this treatment is applied after shampooing to deeply nourish, hydrate and fortify the hair strands. Packed with proteins, vitamins and nourishing oils, hair packs are thick and creamy in consistency. They are made to be left on the hair for an extended duration, usually ranging from 15 to 30 minutes. Hair packs are ideal for those who have dry, damaged or chemically-treated hair. But if you want to show some love to your hair, you can use it too.
Hair packs for monsoon
Your tresses can look dull or less voluminous or frizzy when it rains for months. Try some hair packs for your hair problems. Here are some options:
1. Banana and coconut oil
To use coconut oil and banana as a hair pack, warm up the oil and mash a ripe banana in it. Apply it to your hair, focusing on the ends and not the roots. Leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour and rinse off with regular water. Use mild shampoo for thorough rinsing. The expert says that regular use of this hair pack during monsoon can help to reduce frizzy hair, increase shine and promote healthy hair growth.
2. Aloe vera gel, lemon and tea tree essential oil
Take freshly extracted aloe vera gel, one teaspoon lemon juice, and 3 to 4 drops of tea tree essential oil. This blend will deliver a refreshing dose of freshness, promote scalp health and stimulate hair growth. Aloe vera’s hydrating properties restore moisture and shine, while lemon’s natural acidity balances oiliness. Tea tree antimicrobial properties combat dandruff, leaving your tresses cleansed and refreshed.
3. Aloe vera gel
This is a single ingredient hair pack for which you just need to take freshly extracted aloe vera gel. Apply a good quantity to the hair while focusing on the scalp and ends. Let it stay on for 30 minutes and then rinse it off with water. You can use aloe vera gel hair packs once a week to make your hair smoother, shinier and stronger.
4. Avocado and olive oil
Mash a ripe avocado and add one warm tablespoon of olive oil then apply it to damp hair while focusing on the ends. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse it out with lukewarm water. Dr Kochhar says that the natural oils in avocados can penetrate the hair shaft and help to moisturise and nourish the hair, leaving it soft, shiny and more manageable.
5. Honey and yogurt
Want soft and healthy hair? Add honey and yogurt hair pack to your hair care routine. Mix two tablespoons of honey in a half cup of plain yogurt and apply it to damp hair. Leave it on for 30 to 60 minutes before rinsing it out with lukewarm water.
For an egg hair pack, whisk one or two eggs in a bowl and apply the mixture to damp hair. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it out with water. This is a very effective protein treatment for your hair. It can help to repair and nourish damaged hair, leaving it smoother, shinier and more resilient.
With these hair packs, you can stop worrying about bad hair days this monsoon.