Expert Recommends Frizzy Hair Remedies That Actually Work

Monsoon Hair Care: Frizzy hair is one of the most common hair problems faced by women during the rainy season. The dermatologist recommends simple and effective remedies to avoid this.

Monsoon Hair Care: Condition your hair before and after shampooing to prevent frizz


  1. Moisturize your strands well to avoid frizzy hair
  2. Applying a little coconut oil to the strands (not the scalp) may help
  3. Use a good dandruff shampoo, preferably with salicylic acid

The rainy season is not such a good time for your hair. Excess humidity in the air can make your hair frizzy and even greasy sooner than usual. Washing your hair often, especially when you sweat, can help prevent dull, frizzy hair. Frizz happens if you have dry hair that lacks moisture. Humidity and humid weather tend to make frizzy hair worse. Moisture from the air is absorbed by dry hair. This results in each hair cuticle or outer layer of hair swelling, instead of lying flat. The cuticles are made up of overlapping scales, which rinse and separate in moist air, giving the hair a frizzy appearance.

Monsoon Hair Care: Tips To Take Care Of Frizzy Hair At Home

Dermatologist Dr. Kiran Lohia recently took to Instagram to share some tips for successfully managing frizzy hair at home. For starters, you should avoid alkaline shampoos. The use of styling tools, including the hair dryer, should be controlled. Here are some other tips that can help:

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1. Moisturize your strands enough so they don’t attract moisture from the air. Use conditioner on your hair before and after washing it. So you use conditioner, then apply shampoo, then reuse conditioner, recommends Dr. Lohia. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes. It will smooth your hair strands and draw in less moisture from the air.

2. Apply a small amount of coconut oil to your strands (not your scalp). It acts as a natural hair serum and can prevent frizz in the hair.


Coconut oil can be a natural serum for your hair

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3. If you have dandruff, be sure to use a good dandruff shampoo. One with salicylic acid can help reduce oil in the scalp. It can be good for improving the quality of your hair during the rainy season.

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(Dr. Kiran Lohiya is a dermatologist at Isya Aesthetics)

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