The Ultimate Monsoon Hair Care Routine For An Itchy Scalp

Itchy scalp routine

Monsoon usually comes with its own set of issues for skin and scalp. The temperature drops a bit when it rains, making the weather pleasant but moisture and humidity levels are high. When you add insufficient sunlight to this mix, monsoon turns into a season where all kinds of fungal bacteria thrive. Rain and humidity can make your hair prone to dandruff, dull, dry hair and the most common issue, an itchy scalp. Your regular hair care routine might not work because as the weather changes, the needs for our skin and hair change too. So here are a few steps to switch up your hair care routine during monsoons:

Monsoon Hair Care Routine For Itchy Scalp

1. Keep Your Scalp Squeaky Clean

Rainwater is dirty and acidic in nature which can mess with the ph balance of your scalp. Wash it regularly with a mild shampoo that will keep the scalp squeaky clean. Look for a shampoo with zinc pyrithione; it will help you get rid of dry flakes and reduce inflammation caused by itching.

2 Nourish Your Hair

Massage your scalp and hair with a non-sticky oil. It will give your scalp much-needed hydration. Blood circulation and oxygen absorption will also be smoother, making your hair follicle healthy. Opt for oils with infusion tea tree or peppermint essential oils as they have anti-fungal properties that prevent infections and soothe the scalp.

3. Keep Your Hair Dry

It’s essential to dry the hair immediately and adequately. This is because the excess moisture can make the hair and scalp even more conducive for bacteria and lice to grow. Remember never to tie it when wet. Tying your hair back stretches it up to a third of its length, creating tension breakage.

4. Give Styling Products A Miss


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Gels, hair sprays and other styling products should be avoided as much as possible during this season because they can further cause buildup on the scalp and hair, especially with humidity in the air. Instead, use light leave-in conditioners that will contribute to nourishing your hair. On the other hand, if you’re looking to go short and chop some length, this might be an apt time to try it because it will be easier to manage the hair.

5. Skip The Heat

Heat styling tools like flat irons and blow dryers will only worsen the condition of your scalp. Refrain from using heat and let your hair air dry. Applying a good hair serum to damp hair is all the product you need to keep your hair and scalp hydrated. If you wish to go all out, put on a fabric headband and twist small sections of your hair into the headband till all of your hair is tucked in. Sleep on it; you’ll have gorgeous soft curls the following day.

6. Balance Your Diet


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The solution to all your problems is a balanced diet. Having a proper, balanced diet plays a vital role in keeping your skin and hair healthy inside out. Drink an adequate amount of water and eat foods rich in zinc, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin A and E. Consult an expert for prescription-based dietary supplements.

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