Frizzy hair, greasy scalps, dull tresses… our monsoon haircare woes seem never-ending. And adding to the list is perhaps the biggest menace of them all, hair fall. Statistically, more than 90% of people experience an increase in hair fall during the monsoons. (Finally, something we can unanimously agree on...?) On a regular day, you may lose up to 100 hair strands a day, but thanks to the increased atmospheric humidity and contact with acid rainwater, the numbers can increase up to 250 or more. And if you're leading a stress-filled life? Well, it's only bad news for you. Thankfully, there are a few culprits that you can look out for that cause hair fall during monsoons — and we're giving you the scoop on how to avoid them. Read on for the five things that cause hair fall during the monsoon and tips on tackling them.
- 01. Not drying your hair
- 02. Stressing out
- 03. Not covering your head
- 04. Not using the right products
- 05. Skipping on hair masks
01. Not drying your hair
The humidity in monsoons means sweaty-scalp galore. The humidity robs the scalp of the natural oils, leading to a dry scalp and weaker roots. The moisture in the scalp further weakens the hair follicle, leaving the hair dull, lifeless, and tangled — causing strands to break off like there's no tomorrow. To avoid this, use a microfiber cloth to dry your hair! Gently squeeze the excess water from the hair and use the towel to absorb excess water from the hair. Don’t use a hairdryer; it will only damage the already weak hair.
02. Stressing out
If the problems in life weren't enough, our way of dealing with said problems — stress — is also causing more problems. While the monsoons are already a sensitive time for our hair, stress can also contribute to our tress problems. Basically, stress pushes hair follicles into a 'resting' phase so that they don’t produce new hair strands. Over time, hair can fall out more easily, even if you’re just washing, combing, or touching it — and if you've been living a chronically stressed life, please take a breather! Even if it's just for your hair.
03. Not covering your head
We all love dancing in the rain, feeling it on our skin, getting drenched — but is it worth the chills, the ickiness, and the hair fall? Newsflash: no, it is not. Rainwater is not as pure as it looks since there are many pollutants mixed in it. These can cause the roots to weaken and lead to hair fall. But if you're adamant about splashing in a few puddles, please carry an umbrella or raincoat with you or keep your head covered.
04. Not using the right products
If it's monsoon hair fall advice you're seeking, we're going to let you in on a little secret — use products that reduce hair fall! We're leaning towards the Dove Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo and the Dove Hair Fall Rescue Conditioner to take care of the problem. The powerhouse combination is enriched with Nutrilock serum that will strengthen weak hair and make you kiss hair fall goodbye, for good.
05. Skipping on hair masks
Don't skip out on hair masks, especially during the monsoon, since your hair needs some extra TLC during this time. Opt for the Dove Intense Damage Repair Hair Mask to refresh, revive, and repair dry, damaged, and dull hair. With keratin actives that repair hair damage and moisturising cream that deeply nourishes your hair, the hair mask will take care of all your hair fall woes. Pro tip: rinse it with cold water to get an extra layer of shine.