How to Prevent Hair from Damage During Monsoons

After sweat drenching, hot summers, monsoons are welcomed with an open heart. But with the monsoon level of humidity in the air increases, which results in dry scalp, dandruff, and hair fall. To prevent your hair from damage during monsoon below are few tips That will keep your hair healthy, glossy, safe and sound.

Hair from Damage During Monsoons

Hair from Damage During Monsoons

8 Tips to Prevent Hair from Damage During Monsoons

1. Why to Protect your Hair from Getting wet in Rain Water

Bathing in the rain is what most of us enjoy. But do you know that rainwater is very harmful for our hair. It contains dirt and acids that may damage your hair. The environment we are living in has become very much polluted. Because of this, the rainwater contains dust, carbon, dirt and other associated objects. Because of which rainwater contains acids that damage hair and causes hair fall.

Protect your Hair from Getting wet in Rain Water

Protect your Hair from Getting wet in Rain Water

Rain water if left on the scalp for a long period of time will make you feel itchy. Also, your hair gets gets susceptible to fungal and bacterial infections which cause dandruff and makes your hair look dull and frizzy. Pollutants present in the rainwater make the hair shaft weak. This makes your hair limp and dull. It is better to avoid drenching your hair with rain water. Always carry a raincoat, umbrella or cap with you. If you are unlucky and gets drenched in rain water. The first thing you should do is to dry your hair. Remember to shampoo your hair as soon as possible and then dry it.

2. How to keep your Hair Dry in Monsoons

High humidity during monsoons, makes your scalp wet. The wet scalp increases the chances of dandruff. Dandruff damages your hair and causes itching and irritation.

Dry your hair and scalp before leaving the house to protect your hair from any kind of damage. Traditionally, people used to dry their long hair with the help of a towel immediately after shampooing. They use to make a blot of the wet hair with the help of the towel until their hair was slightly dry. You may use a hair dryer for this purpose, but remember not to use it for long or regularly. Remember not to comb your hair until they are dry. Also, never tie your wet hair.

3. Tips on Shampooing your Hair during Monsoons

It is better if you shampoo your hair 2 times in a week. This will not only keep your scalp healthy but will also prevent dandruff and damage. It will keep your hair free from microbes and dust. Do not wash your hair too often or almost every day. This will multiply your hair problems.

Shampooing your Hair during Monsoons

Shampooing your Hair during Monsoons

4. What is the Ideal Shampoo to be Used During Monsoons

Use a shampoo that will strengthen your hair and make the roots stronger. Try to use a creamy shampoo that will not only strengthen the hair shaft but will also protect the layers of the hair that have been the weekend. It will also make your hair smooth. Completely soak your head before applying any shampoo. Remember not to use too many hair products. Try to avoid hair sprays.

5. How to have an Oil Massage during Monsoons

It is very important to have an oil massage during monsoons. For this, you can take oil of your choice Lots of hair oils are available in the market. You can go with warm mustard oil or olive oil. Other oils such as jojoba oil, almond oil are also useful. You may use whatever natural oil you prefer.

Oil Massage during Monsoons

Oil Massage during Monsoons

But the point you have to remember is that do not massage your hair vigorously to prevent further damage to your weakened hair. Take little hair oil and massage your scalp with your fingertips. This will boost the natural moisture of the hair strands and will keep them hydrated. Gently massage your scalp till the oil absorbed. Do this before sleeping and in the morning wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

6. What Comb to be Used During Monsoons

During the monsoons, because of an excess of humidity, your hair gets very windy. This causes tangling of the hair. It is better if you use a wide toothed comb for combing your hair during the monsoons to prevent hair damage and hair fall.

7. Avoid Styling Your Hair During Monsoons

If you want to prevent your hair from damage in damp monsoon weather better avoid styling them. If you keep your hair tightly tied up. It will trap the rain water in the hair. This will make your hair dull, limp and frizzy.

You may try loose ponytail, loose bun or loose hair. This will keep your hair protected. It is better to keep your hair short and trimmed so that they are easy to maintain, clean and keep dry.

8. Use Hair Conditioner

During monsoons, to make your dull hair look attractive use conditioners. They are easily available in the market. You may also use natural conditioners such as egg and yogurt. They will keep your hair shiny, soft and healthy.

Use Hair Conditioner

Use Hair Conditioner

Besides following above tips do have a balanced and proper diet rich in fruits, vegetables, proteins, and minerals. Consume egg, walnuts, salmon, spinach, and yogurt. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.