Rainy Day Hair Care Tips For Your Teens


Monsoon’s officially made its visit!

Of course, we all love rainy days. It’s the perfect time to cosy up for you and fun times for your kids. But rainy days can present a unique set of challenges, especially to our skin and hair. And there’s no doubt that teenagers are more susceptible to damage. 

Maintaining healthy and vibrant hair during the heavy rains can seem like a difficult process, especially for teen hair. The increased humidity and moisture in the air can lead to frizz, flatness, and other weather-related hair woes.

As a parent, we get how you want to ensure that your teen's hair remains in top condition, free from damage and dryness. And so in this comprehensive blog, we will share some valuable Monsoon hair care tips specifically tailored for your teens to help them confidently manage their hair on even the rainiest of days!

Let's dive deeper into the world of rainy day hair care by first learning about the relation between this weather and the hair!

Understanding the Impact of Rainy Weather on Hair

Rainy weather brings with it heightened humidity levels, which can wreak havoc on the hair. 

The excess moisture in the air causes the hair cuticles to swell, causing a lot of frizz and roughness. Also, rainwater can contain pollutants and minerals that build up on the scalp. This can lead to dullness and heaviness. 

Understanding these effects can help us devise effective strategies to combat them and maintain healthy hair.

Tips To Combat Damage And Maintain Teen Hair

Nutrition and Hydration

Healthy hair starts from within, and ensuring that your teen maintains a balanced diet and stays hydrated is crucial. 

Encourage them to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, as these provide essential nutrients for hair health. Drinking a good amount of water helps keep the scalp and hair hydrated from the inside out.

Protective Hairstyles

On rainy days, styling the hair in protective hairstyles can help minimise exposure to moisture and reduce frizz. 

Encourage your teen to try loose braids, buns, or updos. These hairstyles not only shield the hair from the rain but also keep it contained and prevent excessive tangling. With this also try using snag-free hair ties or scrunchies. These help avoid breakage and damage.

Protection Against Environmental Elements

With moisture, rainy weather can also expose the hair to other environmental factors that can cause damage. Encourage your teen to wear a hat or use an umbrella to shield their hair from direct contact with rainwater. 

This simple step can go a long way in preventing the hair from becoming excessively wet and reducing the risk of frizz and damage.

Regular Trimming

Regular trims are essential for maintaining healthy hair, regardless of the weather. Trimming off split ends and preventing breakage helps keep the hair looking and feeling its best!

So schedule regular visits to a professional hairstylist to maintain the hair's shape and remove any damaged or split ends.

Avoiding Heat Styling

While heat styling tools can help achieve various hairstyles, excessive heat can cause dryness and damage, particularly in combination with the moisture from rainy weather. Encourage your teen to embrace heat-free styling options, such as braiding, twisting, or using foam rollers to create curls. These methods not only protect the hair from heat damage but also add texture and style.

Maintenance and TLC

Teaching your teen the importance of gentle hair care practices is vital. Encourage them to use wide-toothed combs or brushes with soft bristles to minimise breakage and damage. Remind them to handle wet hair with extra care, as it is more susceptible to breakage. Patience and a gentle touch during detangling will help prevent unnecessary hair loss.

Choosing the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

Opt for a shampoo and conditioner that are specifically formulated to combat the challenges posed by the rainy weather. Look for products that are gentle, sulphate-free, and enriched with natural ingredients. 

Each teen’s hair has different concerns. So it’s important to take your teen’s hair concern into account before picking a product. 

We offer a range of FDA-approved, natural, cruelty-free, and non-GMO hair products that are especially formulated for teenagers, so you don’t even have to worry about damage or any side-effects that could otherwise occur with the use of adult products. 

Tikitoro’s products are free from harmful ingredients, such as parabens and sulphates, which can strip the hair of its natural oils.

Notice your teen’s scalp before picking the shampoo. Usually, during the rainy days, teens with dry and brittle hair also become prone to dandruff or a drying scalp. In that case, Tikitoro’s Anti Dandruff Shampoo would be the shampoo you need to go for. Loaded with Aloe vera, Provitamin B5, Hibiscus and Rice Protein, this is the best option for all 11-16 year olds suffering from dandruff.

But if that isn’t the case, and your teen’s hair concern is that of frizz and roughness, Tikitoro’s Conditioning Shampoo is the way to go. Get soft, smooth and shiny hair with this gentle blend of Hibiscus, Rice Protein and Greater Burdock to prevent hair breakage while keeping your teen’s hair soft and your scalp nourished even during the heavy rains!

Washing Frequency and Techniques

While it's important to keep the scalp clean, excessive washing can strip away the natural oils that keep the hair moisturised and protected. 

Encourage your teen to wash their hair every two to three days using lukewarm water. This helps maintain the hair's natural oils while effectively removing dirt and buildup.

When shampooing, focus on the scalp and roots, gently massaging with the fingertips to stimulate blood flow. Avoid vigorously rubbing the lengths of the hair, as this can lead to tangles and breakage.

Hydration and Moisturisation

Rainy weather can deplete the hair's moisture, leaving it dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. To counter this, incorporate hydrating and moisturising products into your teen's haircare routine. 

Tikitoro offers just the right kind of shampoo for teens. Our Teens Conditioning shampoo has hydrating properties that leave your teen’s hair feeling smooth and frizz-free! 

Enriched with nourishing ingredients like Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and Argan Oil, it has become a holy grail for the rainy days. These ingredients help replenish moisture, restore shine, and protect the hair from environmental damage.

Drying Techniques

Instead of using heat styling tools that can further dry out the hair, encourage your teen to embrace air-drying methods. 

Patience is key when air-drying, as it may take longer than using a hairdryer. After washing, gently squeeze out excess water from the hair using a microfiber towel or an old cotton T-shirt. 

Avoid rubbing vigorously, as this can lead to frizz. Let the hair air-dry naturally, and if necessary, use a wide-toothed comb or a detangling brush to gently remove any tangles once the hair is mostly dry. 

Now, we understand how catching a cold in this weather is more common. If the weather is particularly too cool, you could try using a hair dryer at a very low temperature and dry out the roots and the scalp. Be sure to leave the mid section and the ends of the hair for the natural air to dry them. 

By allowing the hair to air-dry, you minimise the risk of heat damage and help maintain its natural texture and moisture balance.

Regular Hair Oiling

Adding regular hair oiling to your teen's hair care routine can provide multiple benefits, especially during this rainy weather. Oiling helps nourish the hair, strengthen the strands, and lock in the moisture, making it an unskippable step for maintaining healthy and lustrous locks!

Choose a natural and lightweight oil, like Argan Oil or Almond Oil, which are known for their moisturising and nourishing properties. Before applying the oil, warm it slightly by placing the desired amount in a small bowl and immersing the bowl in warm water. This helps the oil penetrate the hair shaft more effectively.

To oil your teen’s hair, section it into smaller parts for easier application. Using your fingertips, gently massage the oil into their scalp in circular motions. This improves blood circulation and stimulates the hair follicles, promoting healthy hair growth. 

Gradually work the oil down the lengths of the hair, paying extra attention to the ends, which are more prone to dryness and damage!

Leave the oil on for at least 30 minutes, allowing it to deeply penetrate the hair and provide nourishment. 

For added benefits, your teen can also leave the oil on overnight by covering their hair with a shower cap or wrapping it in a soft towel. In the morning, they can shampoo and condition their hair as usual to remove any excess oil.

Regular hair oiling, done once or twice a week, can help combat the dryness caused by rainy weather, reduce frizz, and improve the overall health and appearance of the hair. But it's important to note that excessive oiling or using heavy oils may weigh down the hair, especially for those with fine or oily hair types. Encourage your teen to find the right balance and adjust the frequency and amount of oil based on their hair's needs.

Adding regular hair oiling to your teen's rainy day hair care routine can work wonders in maintaining healthy and beautiful locks. And you don’t have to worry about looking for the right oil for your teens, because we have done it for you. 

At Tikitoro, we understand your teen’s hair needs and have come up with a formula that is specifically created for them. Our Teens Nourishing Hair Oil is enriched with Olive Oil, Argan Oil, Bringha, Black Seed Oil, and Castor Oil, that work effectively to reduce hair fall and stimulate hair growth, allowing your teen to proudly display their lush locks!

Rainy days may present challenges for maintaining healthy hair, but with the right knowledge and strategies, your teen can manage their locks even in the heaviest rains. 

With a comprehensive haircare approach your teen will be equipped to confidently tackle any rainy day with fabulous and healthy hair. Remember to prioritise natural and safe hair care products always, because your teen deserves to enjoy this season free from harmful ingredients and protected from the negative effects of the weather.

Empower your teen with these healthy hair care habits and let us know how they’ve embraced the rainy days with confidence and fabulous hair! Check out our Teen Hair Care range today.


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