The monsoons may be romantic but it can take a serious toll on your hair. The risk of falling prey to a number of scalp problems and bad hair days increases with monsoons.
The increased humidity in the atmosphere and the pollutants in the rain water encourage the growth of bacteria and fungi on the scalp.
From Ringworm infections than can cause red, sensitive and flaky skin with patchy hair loss to staphylococcal infections which cause painful pus filled pimples, a host of these conditions are seen in monsoons. Lice infestation is also very common in monsoons as lice breed during this season. And such infestations are not just a poor man’s problem – well-to-do, hygiene-conscious people can also be easily infected. These scalp infections irritate and damage the hair roots causing considerable hair loss.
To prevent these monsoon related problems, it is necessary to shampoo frequently and keep the scalp dry in monsoons.
Dr Shahid Shamsher is a leading Trichologist certified from UK, Australia & India. Practicing since 27 years in the field of Trichology, even today he consults every patient personally himself rather than leave it to assistants. He can be reached on 080 42067474 / 75.