There’s nothing not to like about the monsoon season, after all; what’s not to love? Yet most people have a similar complaint during this delightful season: hair that’s excessively sticky and oily! The monsoon brings with it excess humidity and moisture in the air, which makes our natural hair look and feel oily, greasy, and sticky. We not only suffer from dull, disheveled hair and a dandruff-ridden scalp, but we also suffer from various fungal, bacterial, or inflammatory infections that cause great discomfort. Onlymyhealth spoke to Satliva founder Namrata Reddy Sirupa about how to treat monsoon hair stickiness.
How to fix greasy hair in the monsoon season?
Fortunately, there are multiple ways to combat the drawbacks of the lovely monsoon weather, a few of which are outlined below:
- Keep your hair clean by washing it frequently
The monsoon can result in hair that’s greasy and sticky. In order to avoid this, wash your hair 3 times a week. During these winter months, this prevents oil and dirt from getting in your hair or on your scalp, which is the primary reason why it’s so darn sticky. Natural shampoo bars, containing hemp, argan, and activated charcoal, can help take your hair-washing efforts a step further because these materials act to remove excess oil and dirt, moisturize your scalp, and purify your scalp.
- Give your hair a weekly moisturizing.
Many people erroneously believe that oiling their hair during the monsoon months is a pointless endeavor. An oil can help treat common problems like bacterial or fungal infections, and seborrheic dermatitis by applying it once or twice a week. A Hemp + Avocado Hair Oil is an effective monsoon hair oil, as it moisturizes the scalp, and leaves your scalp feeling moisturized without clogging the pores, preventing common monsoon scalp infections, and without leaving your hair feeling greasy.
- Eating healthily should be your focus.
The ideal diet can provide your hair and scalp with the nourishment they need, in addition to helping regulate the amount of natural oil production by the scalp, helping you avoid sticky hair caused by excess oil. Protein-rich foods, such as eggs, spinach, fish, beans, yoghurt, etc., can help improve the health of your scalp and hair.
Invest in the right products
Selecting the right products to protect the scalp’s microbiome might be the best thing you do for your hair this rainy season. Chemicals tend to strip the hair of its natural oils and nutrients, making the body produce more of them in response. This causes sticky and oily hair. Choosing natural, chemical-free products instead of hair styling and smoothing serums during the wet season will help you avoid icky locks of hair.