Every year we desperately wait for the monsoons during the summers, and many of us find it hard to resist getting drenched in the rain. While it does feel soothing to the body and soul, does it really do us any good?
Rain water is said to be the purest form of soft water, making it ideal for our hair and skin. However, it is far from ideal. Though pure originally, it traverses through the atmosphere before reaching us, bringing all sorts of pollutants with it.
This is worse during the first showers and in areas where atmospheric pollution is high. Subsequent showers as well as rains in the countryside are less harmful to your hair and skin.
The toxic rain often weakens the roots leading to hairfall. Furthermore, lingering moisture promotes bacterial growth which damages the hair further and makes lusterless. The humidity during this time of the year causes dryness of skin which increases the chances of infections.
The best way to protect your tresses is to avoid getting wet by using an umbrella or a raincoat. If you do get drenched, make sure you gently towel dry your hair or atleast don’t have them tied up so that you speed up the drying process. Lastly always rinse your hair with shampoo and conditioner.
The toxins that come along with rain water do no good to the skin either. Hence dry yourself up after you get drenched. It is always wise to use waterproof lotions before you go out, as it acts as an effective barrier that protects your skin from the harmful effects of rain.
If you get soaked in the rain by chance or because you love it, don’t forget to take care of your hair and skin.