Monsoon Maladies: 4 Ways To Deal With Stickiness In Hair During Rainy Days

During monsoons, stickiness in hair is quite common. Here are some ways to treat it. 

Navya Kharbanda
Written by: Navya KharbandaPublished at: Jul 30, 2022Updated at: Jul 30, 2022
Monsoon Maladies: 4 Ways To Deal With Stickiness In Hair During Rainy Days

The monsoon season is loved by many, after all; what's not to love about it? But plenty of people share one similar complaint during this wonderful season, sticky and oily hair! The monsoon brings with it excess humidity and moisture in the air, this leads to the fusion of our natural hair oils with the atmospheric moisture making our hair look and feel oily, greasy, and sticky. Not only does this make our hair and scalp look dull, and dishevelled, but it can lead to hair fall, dandruff, and various fungal, bacterial, or inflammatory infections causing great discomfort. Onlymyhealth editorial team spoke to Ms. Namrata Reddy Sirupa, founder of Satliva, to know more about ways to treat monsoon stickiness in hair. 

How to treat stickiness in hair in monsoons?

Fortunately, there are several ways to combat the drawbacks of the lovely monsoon weather, a few effective ones are listed below: 

1. Wash your hair frequently 

To avoid greasy and sticky hair during the monsoons, washing your hair at least 3 times a week can be effective. This ensures oil and dirt does not collect in your hair or on your scalp, which is the primary reason for stickiness during such weather. Using a natural shampoo bar containing hemp, argan & activated charcoal can help take your efforts further as this combination absorbs excess oil and dirt, whilst moisturising and deeply cleansing your scalp. 

Also read: 6 Amazing Monsoon Hair Care Tips

2. Oil your hair occasionally

It is a common misconception that oiling your hair during the monsoon months is a counterproductive effort. Applying an oil once or two times in a week can help in treating common problems like bacterial or fungal infections, and seborrheic dermatitis. A Hemp with Avocado Hair Oil can be an effective monsoon hair oil as this combination of ingredients moisturises the scalp, prevents the pores from clogging, and fights off common monsoon scalp infections, all these benefits without leaving your hair feeling greasy. 

3. Focus on eating healthy 

The appropriate diet can provide adequate nourishment to your hair and scalp, additionally helping regulate the amount of natural oil production by the scalp, which will further help you avoid sticky hair due to excess oil. Consuming protein rich foods including eggs, spinach, fish, beans, yoghurt etc, can help improve your scalp and hair health.

4. Purchase appropriate products  

Picking the right products that work to support the scalps microbiome might be the best thing you do for your hair this monsoon. Chemical products strip the hair of its natural oils and nutrients, forcing the body to produce more in excessive amounts, this will inevitably lead to sticky and oily hair. Opting for natural, chemical-free products can make a massive and preferable difference in your fight against sticky hair this monsoon.

Also read: Monsoon Hair Care: 5 Myths That You Should Stop Believing In

If tackled the right way, monsoons can be a wonderful time to enjoy the rain, and delight in the pleasant, relaxing, earthy scent it brings along with it. These simple yet effective, tried and tested tips will ensure your monsoon months don’t go wasted.

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