How monsoon affects your hair & scalp

How monsoon affects your hair & scalp

The onset of monsoon is the start of many hair problems, from loss of hair & stickiness to humidity-induced frizz; you may face it all! But you can reverse them or tackle these issues better if you are aware of them and get the proper guidance.

So, here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about your hair for this season. From the most common problems to the best solutions and bonus tips, include these suggestions in your routine, and be better equipped about dealing with your hair problems during the season.

5 Common Monsoon Problems


Malassezia is the fungus responsible for flaking. It is always present on our scalp, leading to oxidative stress on the hair and scalp. In monsoons, this fungus gets an ideal breeding ground and starts to multiply. Due to this, many people face flaking that doesn’t go away easily.

Hair Fall:

There are many factors leading to hair fall in the monsoon season. It could be a change in the weather, high humidity, and excessive sweating, causing your hair to become brittle. All of these combined could lead to sudden hair fall and dull hair.

Lifeless Hair:

You are most likely to have wet and damp hair during the monsoons. This could happen because you were exposed to rain or your hair didn’t dry on time due to the weather conditions, which results in lifeless, damp, limp hair.

Frizzy Hair:

Another common problem people face in the ever-changing weather is frizzy hair. The smooth hair cuticles start absorbing hydrogen, forming bonds until they puff in size and become fizzy. This makes your hair stand on edge throughout this season.

Split Ends:

Speaking of frizz, it is the leading cause of split ends and another problem you may face during the monsoon season. The ends of your hair become completely brittle and frayed, which results in split ends. Extreme weather conditions, chemical products, and temperature changes are some of the other causes.

The Best Solution

Most of the hair concerns mentioned above can be fixed with the right shampoo and hair mask, and this is why going with the right hair care routine for the season is so important. A few simple steps and switches can take you from hair fails to hair goals within just a few days. 

Begin by choosing a shampoo that undoes the damage caused by the humid weather and even exposure to rainwater - something that is mild and gentle (which is ideal for everyday use) yet effective (that it thoroughly cleanses without causing any further concerns). iluvia’s Sulfate Free Shampoo, therefore, becomes the right pick for the season. It gently cleanses the scalp and the unique micro-emulsion formula is mild yet effective for all hair types. The shampoo also reduces the extra frizz and brittleness that is typically associated with the monsoon season.

The shampoo is best paired with a conditioner or a mask and for the monsoons, the perfect pick is one which complements your shampoo while bringing in its own benefits. The iluvia Hair Repair Mask is just right when used after the Sulfate Free Shampoo. The excessive moisture in the monsoon can damage hair protein and fibre structures, and the Hair Repair Mask with its advanced hydrophobic formula helps repel excess moisture. Not only that, the mask is humidity-resistant which makes it ideal for frizz-control and preventing split ends; helping your hair to become more manageable & tangle-free.

Bonus Tips

However, apart from the above products, one can also give the Squalene Restorative Conditioner and the Intensive Hair Care Serum a try - both of which are great additions to anyone’s monsoon hair care routine. The conditioner contains plant-derived Squalene oil & deep conditions each strand while improving hair elasticity and reducing friction, therefore strengthening hair and adding volume. The serum, made with Argan Oil, Olive Squalene Oil & Baobab Seed Oil works as a high-performing frizz-control system and further helps in making hair more manageable during the season. 

These few additions to your routine and the four tips mentioned below can go a long way. 

Styling Your Hair:

Limit your usage of heavy hair products like gels, mousse, and sprays because they increase the risk of scalp and hair damage. If you do use hair styling tools, include iluvia’s Intensive Hair Care Serum in your routine. Enriched with Pure Argan Oil and Olive Squalene Oil, it restores the lipid barrier & reduces tangles. It also prevents frizz, making your hair softer and glossier. 

The Right Comb:

Avoid using a fine-tooth comb because it damages your hair follicles, especially when it’s wet because this is when the hair is the weakest. Always go for a wide-tooth comb to minimise the damage and promote healthy hair.

Dry Your Hair:

It doesn’t matter if you’ve just showered or your hair is drenched from rainwater. Don’t let it be wet for too long. If your hair is damp for too long, the follicles swell and the slow drying process makes them crack which leads to long-term hair damage. 

Maintain Hair Hygiene:

Don’t go for days without washing your hair in monsoons. You need to cleanse all the dirt and sweat build-up to stop your scalp from becoming sensitive. So, above all, having a clean and well-maintained scalp can stop most of these hair issues.


Now, you are well equipped to resolve all hair problems you might face this season. iluvia’s Squalene Restorative Conditioner, Hair Repair Mask, Sulfate Free Shampoo, Intensive Hair Care Serum and other products combined with the bonus tips, are the ideal hair care solution for most hair types and people with different hair concerns. So add these basics to your monsoon hair care routine and enjoy the drizzles along with gorgeous hair!