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9 Essential Monsoon Hair Care Tips For You!

By socialpanga +2 more

After the long hot summer arrives the monsoon season refreshes us, makes us feel alive and brings relief from the scorching heat of the summer season. However, this is also the season in which your body needs some extra care. You probably take excellent care of your body and skin, but the hair is often, most neglected. In short, monsoon hair care is essential!

Care for your hair

It is known that monsoon can cause hair damage as the climate is sticky due to excessive humidity. This increases the probability of dandruff, hair fall and other problems too. So, your hair needs utmost care.

Monsoon Hair Care Tips - PharmEasy

Follow the below-mentioned tips to keep your hair problems to a minimum this monsoon.

  • Protect your hair from rainwater

One of the useful and straightforward hair care tips is to protect your hair and scalp from getting drenched in the rain. If this happens, dry your hair well and wash it when possible. Use a soft microfiber towel that absorbs water rapidly and reduces friction between the hair and the towel, decreasing hair fall.

  • Apply coconut oil

Applying coconut oil 15 minutes before shampoo helps in preconditioning your hair. A pre-shampoo treatment with coconut oil makes hair greasy and lessens the water your hair soaks up during washing. It also deals with scalp problems in men and women.

  • Nutritious diet  

Diet plays a significant role in keeping your hair healthy. What you eat decides the quality of your hair. Add protein-rich food like eggs, walnuts, dairy products and whole grains along with green vegetables to your regular diet as they provide shine to your hair. And berries, nuts, spinach and sweet potatoes are some of the best food for hair growth.

It’s important not to Shampoo hair daily, as there are some oils produced by scalp itself which should not be washed away daily.

Dr. M.G. Kartheeka, MBBS, MD
  • Comb Hacks

Do not comb your wet hair immediately as it is the weakest then. Choose the right comb (wide-tooth), so it can easily detangle your hair. Make sure the teeth of the comb have enough space in between so that the hair does not break while combing. Also, sharing of combs must be avoided to prevent fungal infections. Clean your comb frequently to avoid hair and scalp infections.

Also Read: What Causes White Hair at Early Age? Understanding the Root Causes and Effective Management Options

  • Watch for any signs of dandruff

To get rid of dandruff (fungal infection) in the monsoon season, consult a dermatologist. Dandruff is a very common cause of hair fall in men and women. You can also try some natural ways to get rid of dandruff.

Monsoon usually causes the scalp to produce more oil and hair may appear oilier than usual, and you may experience more hair fall, washing 3 times per week usually helps.

Dr. Ashish Bajaj, M.B.B.S., M.D.
  • Short hair helps

One of the simple tips to stop hair breakage during this season is to keep your hair short. This will reduce your hair fall problems by a lot since you won’t be exerting your roots by pulling down on longer hair. Short hair also reduces the hassle of maintaining it.

  • Proper shampoo, conditioner and serum

During the monsoon season, our hair turns dry, brittle and frizzy. Due to the extra humidity, hair loses its lustre and volume. Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner depending on your hair type will help a great deal to keep your mane manageable. After shampoo, it is pertinent that you use conditioner to give an added volume and bounce to your hair. Conditioner will also keep your hair shinier and bouncy for a longer time. To finish it all off, use good hair serum on damp hair that will protect your hair from frizz and roughness.

  • Ponytails and buns to the rescue

When stepping outside, always tie your hair in a ponytail or a bun to protect it from getting drenched. This will also prevent frizz and rule out all the additional hair and scalp problems, like itching and bacterial accumulation on the scalp that may happen if rainwater keeps getting settled on your hair repeatedly.

  • Exercise caution while hair colouring and hairstyling  

If your hair is prone to breakage, being dry and brittle, steer clear from colouring your hair during the monsoons. Getting your hair coloured or highlighted can make it even drier and lifeless. Colouring and hairstyling expose your hair to a lot of heating, chemicals and other treatments that tend to make your hair look dull if you get rainwater on it. However, if you plan on taking good post-colouring hair care, you may consider colouring. Also, minimise the use of hair styling products and heat.

Thus, the above hair care tips can be used during monsoons to keep your hair healthy, safe and glossy even during the rains. With proper hair care, you can enjoy the rain without any stress.

Also Read: Skin and Haircare Tips For Holi

Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment by a healthcare professional. Because of unique individual needs, the reader should consult their physician to determine the appropriateness of the information for the reader’s situation.


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Thank you, glad you liked it.

Annapurna Dwivedi

Thank you for sharing these amazing tips with us!

Ashir Sahal

You are most welcome. Hope you found it useful.