How to improve hair growth in a humid climate?
Hair growth is one of the most significant factors affecting India’s beauty standard as hair has always been the beauty icon. It is proven that hair growth is stopped after a certain age, but hair growth in young adults also decreases due to external factors like chemicals and pollution. India, being a humid country, serves the worst to the hair due to these external factors. But what could be the solution to hair growth in humid weather?
Advantage of being in humid weather:
Hair may grow only 0.05 inches more in summer months–a relatively insignificant amount. Researchers believe this small amount of extra growth is due to hormonal changes with more physical activity (more pleasant weather and longer days during which to be active). Warmer, more humid weather encourages more physical activity but doesn’t cause hormonal changes.
During the summer, our metabolism is higher because we are naturally more active in the summer months than in the winter months since the weather is better. According to WebMD, physical activity affects our hormonal cycles, which may contribute to faster hair growth.
How to increase hair growth in humid climate?
- Increase those scalp massages: The heat may make your hair perfect for development, but you need to take advantage of all that humidity. Massage your scalp morning and night if you can. Stimulate that growth and let the humidity do the rest.
- Keep your hair well moisturized: The heat can leach moisture from your hair, so keep it very moisturized so that it doesn’t dry out while you’re in the sun. Also, use hair masks that moisturize your scalp and keep your hair from drying out.
- Use a product that contains protection from the sun: Alternatively, natural products like grapeseed oil and shea butter provide some sun protection for your hair. UV rays from the sun can be very harmful to the hair and dry out the hair follicles.
- Skip The Blow Dryer: While your blow dryer might seem like the quickest solution to dry your hair, skip it for mother nature’s answer to it, i.e., air drying. Post a shower, dab excess water from your hair, detangle any knots and leave it to dry naturally. As blow dryers use heat, this can zap moisture from strands and lead to frizz.
- Stop Washing: You may think you’re doing good by washing your hair daily. However, you’re doing it more harm. What this does is strip sebum which is naturally produced at the scalp. Sebum is crucial for balanced functioning and keeping frizz in check. So wash your hair 3 – 4 times weekly, and if overly greasy in between, make dry shampoo your best friend.
Hot, humid or cold, hair deserves care in every climate.