Have you experienced an increase in hair fall during the rainy season? Have you wondered why? If you’ve searched and not found an answer, we can give you some insight.
During the rainy seasons, there is a lot of humidity - not to mention you are constantly drenched in dirty rain water. This acid water is not something that your hair particularly likes as it is not used to it and so it ends up getting very dry and brittle. Now, you can add on the pressure of products you use during the rainy season to keep your hair smoother and less frizzy, meanwhile all that does is make the problem worse. Chemicals and oils present in these products makes your hair very greasy and the humidity further exaggerates this. Gels, people don’t realize are commonly used during rainy seasons to keep hair in place but what is not noticed is that it causes dandruff which also leads to hair fall. It’s a concoction of bad things really, and people just don’t notice!
We all know by now that the scalp is the engine that revs up great hair, both healthy and thick. A suffering scalp means suffering hair strands! The products and the weather also damages the scalp causing hair to be stunted during its growing process. Whatever does grow is brittle and easily falls causing an increase in hair loss!
Let’s get a little bit scientific shall we? The chemical structure of hair makes strands very sensitive to hydrogen that is in the air. During the monsoon season, your hair absorbs hydrogen resulting (chemistry coming up!) in bonds that affect the cuticle resulting in frizzy hair. Now frizzy hair isn’t just a cosmetic problem, it brings to light the damage your hair is suffering. We’re not saying it’s all your fault sometimes it is honestly just the weather!
Going out with wet hair is another problem girls always decide to put themselves in. We get it, there's no time in the morning between waking up, breakfast and work to even think about drying your hair before you go outside, but at least try sometimes? If not, the roots of the hair become very weak causing even the strongest of strands to fall out - wet hair is always a no no!
When you get drenched in the rain, although it goes unnoticed, people do experience an itchy scalp. When the pollutants in the air mixes with the heavy raindrops, it results in your scratching to infinity. The humidity is what causes your hair to end up being dry and brittle and that’s why it is hard to manage. Then you use products as a solution to manage your hair, which we explained makes it worse… do you notice the vicious cycle?
This is what you call ‘seasonal shedding’! Although, it is completely normal to lose strands of hair every day whether it's during brushing or when you’re in the shower, if you notice an increase in that - try to find out why. The weather affects your hair a lot, but we as busy people don’t have much time to notice or care. There are simple things that you can do in order to make you life a little easier during the monsoon season and maybe you’ll have a few more ‘good hair days’!
So, extra care is required during all seasons of the year as all of them have implications on hair that well, you just won’t like. In another blog post (stay tuned!) we will elaborate on how you should manage your hair during the monsoon seasons.
Excess hair fall is in fact very common during the monsoons! The reason your mane may experience some sort of damage or fall is because there is a lot of moisture and humidity in the air. This tends to react with the chemically based products present in your hair which causes your hair to feel very greasy. Apart from hairfall it also causes damage to your scalp. Dandruff is another problem that occurs during the monsoons. During monsoons the rain picks up a lot of pollutants and impurities present in the atmosphere. This rain gets polluted as it falls towards the ground. The rain, on coming in contact with your hair will lead to such problems. This happens in places where monsoons are quite frequent. Hence hair fall becomes a common phenomenon among people during the rainy season/monsoons.
So to summarize, be aware of humidity, pollutants and hair products. These are the basics of course, but, we definitely have some helpful tips coming your way!