Monsoon hair problems solved
Here’s how you can conquer your hair battles
Rub in a gel at the crown, comb it down and pull the ends behind your ears for a rainproof do.
Twist up a few thin braids throughout your hair and then gather it all up in a textured, boho plait. Make it more fun by adding ribbons to the smaller ones.
Put a thing on it
Alice bands, ponytail clasps, jewelled barrettes and pins – keep switching these up to add interest to your sleek dos.
Own a curly mop that’s mutating with every passing day? Sometimes you just need to take a deep, long breath, know that this, too, shall pass, and roll with it.
A curl-enhancing product will help tame the frizz and still keep your hair bouncy. For best results, run a dollop into your locks when damp. In a pinch, a tiny bit of hand cream, first rubbed onto palms and then lightly patted on the lengths, will also tamp down the volume.
Finishing Polish, Rs 1,100, Percy & Reed
Curl Defining Cream, price on request, Moroccanoil
Make silicone – the hair care ingredient kind – your friend. It seals the top scaly layer of your strands, the cuticle, which is responsible for frizz, and makes it smoother. Look for it, especially in your conditioner and leave-in serum.
Smoothing Shampoo, Rs 225, L’Oréal Paris
Taming Elixir, Rs 1,300, Sebastian Professional
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Make weekly masks a ritual. Apply and leave in for five minutes while you scrub your feet or sing an Adele number. Add a few drops of dry oil or serum to your mask for extra frizz control. Rinse off with room-temperature to cold water.
Smooth & Shine Mask for Dry Frizz Prone Hair, Rs 360, Tresemmé
Huile Prodigieuse Multipurpose Dry Oil, Rs 2,900, Nuxe
Dry shampoo. Find one that works for you and keep it on your person at all times. Instead of stripping your hair of natural oil every day, toss your head upside down, spray it, brush it, toss it back up – you should be good for another day.
Powder Bluff, Rs 1,500, Kérastase
Fresh Dust, Rs 950, L’Oréal Professionnel
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Going out? Tie your hair (at least from the top of your head) in a few Velcro rollers. Before leaving, take them out and spritz on a heavy-duty hairspray to keep the lift.
Osis+ Finish Extreme Hold Hairspray, Rs 700, Schwarzkopf
Small Talk Thickifier, Rs 850, TIGI Bed Head
Volumising shampoos and conditioners wash away excess oil and don’t weigh your hair down. Try a clarifying shampoo if you tend to use hairstyling products, but use sparingly – once every two weeks.
Volumea Conditioner, price on request, Rene Furterer
Rice & Wheat Volumizing Shampoo, Rs 1,290, Kiehl’s
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