Rains bring with them the aroma of chai-pakodas and wet earthy mud. Those rainy drizzles are a mood-buster but are they a health-booster too? Changing temperatures cause the health of your hair and skin to change. Due to the high humidity, the rainy season can make your hair limp, lusterless, heavy and frizzy. According to Ayurveda, our health depends on the balance of three energies: Vata , Pitta and Kapha. These energies are essential for all bodily functions. Hair and scalp problems arise when any of these three energies are not working properly. The high level of humidity in the atmosphere impedes the movement of Vayu (air) through the body, which leads to the accumulation of Vata energy. Similarly, the level of the Pitta rises slightly, since it regulates the water content of the body. This imbalance between Vata and Pitta alters Kapha levels and causes various scalp conditions and microbial infections, leading to weakening of the roots and severe hair loss due to a patchy scalp. The solution to protecting your tresses throughout the monsoons lies in simply following the natural way of hair care routine, that is, by using herbal products. This way it can help you effectively treat and prevent these hair and scalp problems during the rainy season.
Monsoon Hair Care Tips
1) Oiling twice a week
Massage your scalp and hair oil at least twice a week increasing blood flow to the hair follicles that further stimulates the internal nourishment of the hair. It also naturally removes the disorderliness and frizziness from hair caused by the monsoon humidity. Hair oil containing herbs or Ayurvedic ingredients like neem, aloe vera, tea tree, etc. has anti-inflammatory and microbial properties that strengthen hair roots and fight various scalp infections occurring during the rainy season. The natural herbs play an important role in restoring disturbed dosha levels, have a calming effect on the hair roots and keep hair healthy.
Our recommendation: Aaranyaa Rejuvenating Hair Oil which contains herbal extracts to improve blood circulation in the scalp and provide added nourishment to your hair.
2) Compulsory hair wash after rain wets the hair
The rainwater trapped in wet hair can relieve acidic properties in hair that causes an imbalance in scalp pH, which can worsen Kapha energy. It stimulates the sebaceous glands to secrete excess sebum, which makes the scalp greasy and oily and requires a variety of bacteria to feed on the scalp. Therefore, it is important to thoroughly wash your hair with a Vedic shampoo after the rainwater seeps through your hair.
Our recommendation: Aaranyaa Vedic Shampoo with Keratin and Hibiscus, Vedic Shampoo with Biotin and Onion Oil which are specially formulated with natural, organic and sulphate-free ingredients to clean hair follicles, provide nutrition and make hair soft, shiny and strong.
3) Opt for a deep conditioning treatment
Heat styling is one factor that causes dry hair. So if you have a hairdryer or curling iron close at hand, it's a good idea to supplement your usual hair care routine with a deep conditioning product. Deep conditioners have a more noticeable impact on improving hair conditions like detangling hair, decreasing frizz, boosting shine and increasing smoothness.
Our recommendation: Aaranyaa Nourishing Hair Conditioner with Methi is a great source of protein and amino acid that strengthens the hair shaft and prevents breakage. It is designed specifically with Fenugreek (Methi) seed to prevent dryness, dandruff and baldness. Deep conditioning hair with this leaves your hair soft, shiny and bouncy.
a) Apply Hair Packs
Hair packs help in healing damaged hair. They're often formulated with rich ingredients such as natural oils to address potential damage from styling tools (hairbrushes, blow-dryers, straightening irons, etc.) or hair products (styling, straightening, coloring, etc.). Hair packs can help reduce hair breakage, deeply nourish hair, strengthens hair and makes your hair feel healthy.
Our recommendation: Aaranyaa Spa at Home Argan Oil Hair Pack is a unique blend of Argan Oil and traditional Indian herbs which is a boon for frizzy, tangled and dull hair. This hair pack makes hair shiny and silky like a feather.
b) Go for a head massage
Ayurvedic head massage is an ancient treatment that has been practiced in India for over 5000 years. It includes a variety of pressure techniques, including a circular massage of the head, shoulders and neck. Together with aromatic oils and Ayurvedic herbs, this deep massage technique improves the condition of the scalp and hair.
Our recommendation: Aaranyaa Rejuvenating Hair Oil with herbal extracts improves blood circulation in the scalp and provides added nourishment to your hair. This unique formulation strengthens the hair roots and prevents hair fall. Regular massages with the oil are sure to give you long and strong and lustrous hair.