Monsoon season brings in the happiness of enjoying the cool weather, constant showers and fresh lush greenery, but it comes with a load of hair problems and infections. Yes, you heard it right!

The climate change experienced during monsoon season can cause a lot of damage to your hair including hair loss, dandruff, scalp infections, itchy scalp and dry hair. Especially if you get drenched in the rain, your hair is being exposed to the dirt and dust laden rainwater which damages the follicles of your hair. However, with proper care these problems can be treated and prevented to maintain healthy and strong hair.

Here are some of the effective Ayurveda hair care tips to be followed during monsoon season:

1. Shampoo your hair twice a week

Humidity during monsoon season will lead to accumulation of dirt and dust in your hair making it more frizzy, unmanageable and prone to more damage. As a result, you experience an increase in hair loss. An effective way to tackle this is to wash your hair at least twice a week with mild shampoo, free of chemicals and prepared with natural ingredients like hibiscus, henna, tulsi, shikakai and amla.

2. Oil regularly

To prevent frizzy and dry hair it is important to oil your hair regularly in order to retain moisture. Massage your hair with warm oil, medicated or mixed with essential oils, for at least 30 minutes prior to hair wash. This stimulates blood circulation and promotes hair growth, reduces dryness of hair, itchy scalp, dandruff, etc.

3. Balanced diet

Hot oily foods are monsoon’s best companion and consuming it would only cause more hair damages and problems. Replace those oily and junk food with healthy and fresh foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins. Include salads, sprouts, flax seeds, fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Also, drink plenty of water to keep yourself and your hair hydrated.

4. DIY Natural hair packs

Make your own hair wash using natural ingredients like shikakai, ritha, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds, tulsi leaves and green gram. Another way is to make a paste of hibiscus leaves and mint leaves along with some lime juice. Apply this paste onto the scalp and wash after 30 minutes with mild shampoo.

To nourish your hair, make a pack using honey and milk and massage thoroughly on your scalp and hair.
Soak 3-4 spoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Grind the seeds and massage this paste on your scalp and wash thoroughly.