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How To Stop Monsoon Hair Fall? Preity Prerna

Updated: May 20

How To Stop Monsoon Hair Fall? Preity Prerna

That sudden wave of anxiety on seeing more than the usual amount of hair on your hairbrush, on your towel after hair wash, on your pillow when you wake up, and when you run your hand through your hair is scary.

It happens when the monsoon hits, trees get greener, and everything seems better after the prickling heat of the summer season.

But, with monsoon comes humidity, which does not agree with the hair. Our hair gets severely damaged.

In this article, we'll understand in detail what causes hair fall during monsoon and how to prevent it.

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What Are The Reasons for Hair Fall During Monsoon?

Experiencing an increase in hair fall during monsoon season is usual.

  • You may need to take more regular head showers due to the greasy scalp that can result from air humidity. As a result, your hair becomes dry and brittle and develops dandruff, contributing to further hair loss.

  • The weather causes the hair to swell to the point where the cuticle bursts open, leading to a vulnerable scalp and breakage.

  • Because of the dampness, the roots get drier and weaker, and the scalp does not get natural oils and minerals.

  • However, when your hair is wet from rain, the moisture damages the hair follicles and makes the hair coil, which results in hair loss during the rainy season.

  • In addition, the danger of infection, germs, and fungus that lead to itchy scalps and hair loss increases due to the acidic rainfall.

  • In most cases, the first rain is acid rain, and if it has been a while since it rained, the chemicals suspended in the rainwater can harm your hair.

How To Prevent Excessive Hair Fall During Monsoon?

Monsoon hair fall can be stressful and annoying. Although, there are some measures you can take to avoid or lessen hair fall during this season.

Here are some dos and don'ts to make monsoon happy for you and your hair.

1]. No Hair Dryer or Electric Hair Appliance:

  • Reduce how often you dry your hair with a hairdryer. Avoid using a hair dryer or electric hair appliance during monsoon season altogether.

  • The roots of your hair become quite fragile when it rains. In this case, blowing hot air on the hair could make them even more brittle.

  • Let your hair air-dry under the fan or naturally. So pack your hair dryers, straightening irons, hair curlers for 1-2 months and give your hair a break!

2]. Warm Oil Massages:

  • Many people avoid oiling their hair during monsoon season. Well, that should not be the case. You should oil your hair, but heat the oil (you generally use) till it gets warm, and then massage gently on your scalp.

  • Avoid using nails while massaging, as it can lead to breakage. Usually, you comb your hair after massaging but avoid doing it during monsoon.

  • Dandruff, oily scalp, dullness, and dandruff are all common hair issues that affect both men and women.

  • Oiling your hair throughout the monsoon season can resolve these hair issues.

3]. Holistic Diet:

  • Chai and Pakoras are the perfect monsoon combo. But you should know that junk and oily food are not good for your health, hair, and skin, especially during the monsoon season.

  • Reduce junk food intake, such as pizza, burgers, cakes, and pastries, as these cause hair thinning.

  • Reduce caffeine intake as it causes hair loss. Regularly consume fresh fruits and nuts, including almonds, beets, pomegranates, and green vegetables.

  • Sprouts are healthy because they are high in protein, fibre, vitamin E, iron, and potassium.

  • Consume protein-rich foods like soy, eggs, yoghurt, milk and milk products, and salmon, but avoid whey and creatine-containing items. You should also include super seeds in your diet.

4]. Make Easy Hairdos:

  • Avoid complex hairstyles during this season. Monsoon makes the hair brittle, and stressing them further with complicated hairdos can worsen hair fall.

  • Also, use heat styling equipment sparingly (only on special occasions) because the humidity in the air might make your hair more prone to damage and prolong drying time.

  • Accept natural hairstyles and avoid tight hairstyles that could cause your hair to become strained.

5]. Use DIY or Natural Hair Conditioners:

  • Using hair conditioners is crucial during the monsoon season.

  • Market-based hair conditioners contain chemicals that can help remove frizz, but these hair conditioners can lead to more hair fall.

  • I suggest using pre-hairwash conditioners. You can use rice water for this purpose. Rice water nourishes, moisturizes, and keeps the hair fresh!

6]. No Hair Dye:

  • Avoid using chemicals on your hair during the monsoon season, including chemical hair dyes.

  • Instead, go for options like indigo powder and heena. These options will help colour hair without damaging it.

7]. Keep Your Hair Covered:

  • Rainwater is frequently acidic or tainted, which can damage your hair.

  • Shield your hair from the damaging effects of the rain with a waterproof hoodie or scarf. If you can't avoid it, wash your hair as soon as you get home.

8]. Wash Your Hair More Often:

  • During the humid season, dirt, sweat, and other pollutants can build up in your hair. Wash it frequently to remove them (at least thrice a week).

  • Use a gentle shampoo appropriate for your hair type. Mild shampoo means baby shampoos or herbal shampoos.

  • If you have never used a herbal shampoo, do not start with it during this season. Use your regular shampoo or baby shampoo. Monsoon is not the time to experiment with your hair.

9]. Do Not Tie Wet Hair:

  • The weakest state for hair strands is when they are wet. If you tightly knot or braid your hair when wet, the strain will worsen as it dries.

  • Generally speaking, let your hair air dry completely before tying it up. We all make this mistake while in school or college.

  • It might not seem like a big deal at the moment, but it is a big mistake.

10]. Use Nutritive Hair Masks:

  • It is crucial t to provide your hair with protein during monsoon.

  • Non-vegetarians can use egg-related hair masks, and vegetarians can use honey and banana hair masks.

  • These masks can protect your hair throughout the monsoon season. You can apply a hair mask instead of oil on some days.

11]. Use Lemon Hair Rinse:

  • Lemons contain limonene, which helps restore dry, frizzy, and coarse hair.

  • Antioxidants and other components in lemon juice contribute to the smoothness and health of your hair.

  • Folic acid and vitamin C are both found in abundance in lemon juice. Squeeze half a lemon in one mug of water and rinse your hair after showering. Do not wash your hair after that.

  • This rinse provides strength and refreshment to hair!

Besides all the above-mentioned steps, check on your stress levels. Stress can be harmful to your mental health, and it reflects on the skin and hair. Ask yourself how you are feeling, take care of yourself, and do not take the stress.

Monsoon is a beautiful season, but your hair and skin ask for extra attention during this season. So do not ignore the signs, and stay one step ahead

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By following these 7 tips you can effectively take care of your hair and make sure they stay healthy and happy.

Write down in comments what tips were you already following and what new you learnt from this blog post.

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