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The Most Common Hair Care Problems during Monsoon & Treatment Tips

Introduction

After the scorching heat and sweat, the monsoon brings about much-needed relief to our surroundings and to our bodies. The weather  seems cozy, and you wish to read a good book, put on some nice music and cuddle up in your bed. But then  reality hits you like a truck! You have to leave for office, do chores and whatnot. And you start hating monsoon, and hate it even more because of the issues it creates for your hair. The air in the monsoon contains heavy moisture, leading to an increase in humidity and stickiness. Not to miss the acid that pours down along with the rain; thanks to pollution!  This leads to  our hair becoming a mess. 

Woman Frustrated With Her Hair

During monsoon, the high moisture content traps all the dirt and pollution and settles in your hair, making it weak and causing hair to fall in monsoon.  The wet hair that is not covered properly is what causes hair to fall in the monsoon. Monsoon with its high humidity makes your hair limp, lusterless, and heavy. There are increased issues of hair loss, dandruff, frizziness, hair breakage, oily scalp, dry hair, itchy scalp, the list goes on and on. These are the common hair problems in monsoon.  With these problems, we run towards the easy and instant solutions that are loaded with chemicals. Do not worry, in order to keep your hair shiny and healthy, we have a few tips and tricks to save you from monsoon damage.

Steps to get rid of all hair problems

The key to protecting your gorgeous locks is by following these steps to get rid of all hair problems.

  • Warm oil massages – There’s nothing like oiling your hair with warm oil. This should be followed not just during monsoon but in every season. The oil penetrates deep into the hair cuticles and tames frizzy hair in monsoon. What causes frizzy hair in the monsoon, you ask? The monsoon humid air contains more water molecules that cause the hair cuticles to curl up and lift  the hair strands making frizzy hair in the monsoon. You can also try using Coco Soul’s virgin coconut oil with vitamin Eas its made from all-natural and ayurvedic ingredients that nourish and provides much-needed strength to your hair during monsoon


  • Keeping your hair dry – This goes without saying,  dry hair should be maintained to avoid cold as well as scalp infection. Getting your hair wet with rainy water can bring about bacteria and other microbes with it. Keeping your scalp healthy is a must to avoid the deposition and spread of bacteria on the scalp. Hair gets more brittle in the monsoon which leads to excessive hair fall.  Let your hair naturally dry and use a diffuser when blow-drying and protect your hair with natural heat protectant products. Read this complete guide on how to prevent hair fall in the monsoon.

  • Scalp cleanses – What causes dandruff in monsoon?  The pouring rainwater contains acidic water along with other dissolved particles that  get into your hair cuticles and penetrate deep into your scalp. This disturbs the PH level of the scalp, causing irritation and resulting in dandruff and dry hair in monsoon. Use mild shampoo and conditioner to cleanse the scalp and make sure to keep it healthy, and follow up with these home remedies for dandruff in monsoon.

  • Not to wash regularly -   You must be very tempted to wash your hair every alternate day to keep the dirty monsoon water off your hair but you should just wash your hair twice a week. Washing often will shake the natural balance of the scalp and that is what causes dry hair. This can also lead to oily hair in the monsoon.
    Woman Shampooing Hair
  • Not washing enough - Some people might not be washing their hair with shampoos due to getting hair wet from the rain often. Proper cleaning of hair and scalp is required to wash off the trapped dirt and oil that can lead to multiple other hair issues.  Not washing enough with proper cleansing products also causes hair fall in the monsoon.

Few tips to protect hair from common hair problems in monsoon

  • Increase protein intake - The lack of protein in the hair and in the body is what causes hair fall. Proteins promote hair growth naturally and restore dry hair too.

  • Keep hair moisturised – The humid weather can take away essential nutrients, and cause dry hair. Stay hydrated and incorporate eggs, spinach, fatty fish, sweet potatoes, beans, yoghurt, and soybeans in your diet that will not only benefit your hair but your skin too. 

  • Keep away oily hair in monsoon – use DIY deep hair conditioning masks made with curd and aloe vera gel. Take two tablespoons of curd and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and combine to form a mixture. The acid in this mixture will fight the bacteria formation and will leave your scalp feeling fresh and oil-free. Let the mask sit for 30 minutes and use this mask two times a month.

  • Avoid using gels, mousse, pomade, hair spray, and other styling products, and this is what causes dandruff. These products combined with humid air and acids of rainwater can lead to dandruff in monsoon and also scalp infection.

  • Cover your hair – Make sure you cover your hair at all times you are out in the open. Opting for  caps, scarfs, umbrellas, and even a raincoat is a great way to keep the rainwater from affecting your hair. This way, you can also keep  pollution  from entering your hair.  

  • Do not comb your wet hair – How you style and comb also matters in maintaining your hair health. Using a wide-toothed comb to style and brush your hair can prevent hair loss, dry hair, and frizzy hair.

  • Hair care routine – It is of utmost importance that you cleanse your scalp, nourish your hair with moisturising ingredients and apply shampoo and conditioners that cater to your hair issues.  Do not use products that are rich in chemicals that can further aggravate hair problems.A lot of hair problems and issues can be minimized just by practising a few simple routines and maintain hygiene. 
    Woman Applying Hair Serum

Summary

Managing hair in monsoon can be tricky but by understanding your hair type and issue, you can easily tame your hair problems. Ensuring to follow a hair care routine according to different climatic conditions is equally important. You can also check out natural hair cleansers and organic conditioners from Coco Soul to further cleanse your scalp.. Additionally, you must incorporate food items rich in protein, fruits, vegetables, and lots of water that can help you combat the sticky monsoon weather.

Frequently Asked Questions On Hair Problems During The Monsoon 

  1. Is it normal to lose hair in the monsoon?

    Yes, absolutely. Unexpected rain can wet our hair and wet hair causes hair fall. On average a human loses about a  minimum of 100 strands, which is pretty common.

  2. Is rainwater harmful to hair?

    Yes, rainwater might contain dissolved acids and the pollution smoke that gets mixed with the rainwater might heavily damage your hair.

  3. How does the monsoon affect hair?

    Monsoon air contains a lot of moisture and hence increases humidity. This humidity and stickiness in the air can lead to various hair problems such as hair fall, scalp infection, frizziness, and dry and oily scalp

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