Monsoon Hair Problems and Ways to Take Care of Hair

Monsoon Hair Problems and Ways to Take Care of Hair

After those sweaty days of summer, when the first drop of rain falls, that’s definitely welcomed by all of us. Monsoon brings that greenery all around us which we keep craving for the entire summer, and that cool weather, what else can be better right? But like every object has a shadow of its own, monsoon also has a darker side, there are water clogging here and there, a damp climate always, increased number of insects and diseases which they spread.. a lot! And over and above, there come to skin and hair problems. The hair problem in monsoon is like a headache only!! I have suffered from so many issues during monsoon and with time I have discovered ways to deal with them and find a solution. 

So today I will be discussing with you all the common problems of hair during this monsoon and how you can get over those:


Why it happens?

Due to the excess humidity in the atmosphere, hair tends to become dry, brittle and that leads to hair-fall. Excessive hair-loss can even lead to baldness in some. The basic thing that you need to know is that losing 100 strands of hair in a day (whole day) is not something unusual, but you should be definitely concerned when it goes beyond that. Hair-fall tends to maximize in monsoon. 

So here are some remedies for the same:

Remedies for Hair-fall:

Diet plays a major part to arrest hair-fall, include maximum green leafy veggies, protein, and iron in the diet. During this time of year, even taking external iron supplements helps in a great way to prevent hair-fall. Apart from that, including one whole amla (Indian gooseberry) in your daily diet. I have been doing this for years now and have seen great results. Amla is rich in vitamin C which keeps hair follicles strong. Apart from that, one DIY hair mask which has greatly helped me in arresting hair-fall was:

1 spoon amla powder, 1 spoon hibiscus powder, 1 spoon neem powder mixed with curd. Make the paste and apply to full hair (root to tip), keep for 1 hour, and wash off with mild shampoo. This not only arrests hair fall but also helps you to get shiny hair with good scalp health.

(Use this mask at least once every week to get best results)


Why it happens?

In monsoon, many people suffer from the problem of fungal or bacterial infections, excess sebum, and skin irritation. All of these are the root cause of getting dandruff. With dandruff come the problem of dry and itchy scalp and dull & brittle hair and also various skin problems.

Remedies for Dandruff:

The home remedy which has worked wonders for me in reducing the dandruff issue was oiling hair with lemon. Mix some lemon (one spoon of lemon juice) with coconut oil (coconut oil has high antimicrobial properties which are good in dandruff cure) and massage well on your scalp. This is practiced on a regular basis helps greatly in combating dandruff. But in case u have a severe dandruff problem, definitely visit a derma.

Damp Scalp and Lifeless Hair

Why it happens?

Due to the weather condition, our scalp remains wet very often which aggravates hair problems. Microbes are always present on the scalp and they thrive best in damp, warm, or wet conditions and these results in lifeless hair.

Remedies for Lifeless hair:

Always make sure you dry your hair. Of course, blow-dry should be avoided to the maximum extent possible, but in this season, if you feel the day you washed your hair, the weather is damp or is constantly raining, do go for blow-drying. Try to get the water from your hair get absorbed in a towel to the maximum extent possible and thereafter only use the heating tool. One technique that I follow while blow-drying is that I put a thin cloth at the mouth of the dryer and thereafter hold it a bit far from hair and blow-dry. This helps reduce the excessive heat reaching your hair and damaging it. 

Frizzy Hair

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Why it happens?

In this weather, your hair absorbs hydrogen, forming bonds, and swells until the smooth cuticle erupts to make them frizzy. I have suffered this frizzy hair problem to the maximum extent during this monsoon. Frizziness ultimately leads to split ends, brittle hair, and complete damage!

Remedies for Frizzy Hair: 

Use an SLS Paraben Free Shampoo that moisturizes your hair and doesn’t make it excessively dry. Also, do not use shampoo too often, it should be limited to thrice a week. The DIY which I swear by to get rid of frizzy hair is an aloe vera gel hair mask. Take the pulp of fresh aloe vera leaf (or some ready-made aloe vera gel), mix 2 vitamin E capsules with the pulp and some olive oil, and apply to whole hair. This gives the moisture required to the hair and helps keep frizz at bay!

So these are the things which I have been religiously following over the years to cope up with hair problems in monsoon. I hope this helps you too!

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