Monsoon is the time when our hair health can be under threat. It is important to work on our diet regime and improve immunity to prevent hair loss due to monsoon. In this article, we will have a look at the foods which are a must to improve our hair in the monsoon season.


The monsoons are already here, the humidity it brings along can make your scalp very oily forcing you to go on a hair wash more often and thus leading to loss of moisture in the scalp and hair. When moisture is lost in the scalp, it will result in dandruff, hair fall, and duller hair texture. Following a diet regime targeted at improving one’s hair health can help combat this condition.


These are the major foods which can help improve hair health in monsoon season



Aloe Vera has alkaline properties that will help balance the pH level of our hair. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and has proteolytic enzymes which repairs damaged skin cells in the scalp and improves your hair growth.


Aloe Vera juice can be taken as a drink as per ayurvedic recommendations or applied topically on the hair.



Halim seeds or Garden Cress seeds are an excellent source of vitamin A, B9, and C. They are also a strong source of iron, which improves blood circulation and are indicated to treat hair fall, especially the seasonal monsoon hair fall which might also be due to reduced blood circulation.


Halim seeds can be consumed with milk at night. They can also be made into ladoos rolled with coconut grating and ghee.



Fenugreek seeds are high in protein content that can even help cure baldness. Vitamin C and Nicotinic acid present in it helps combat hair fall and promotes hair growth. A


Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of potassium which is helpful in treating immature greying of the hair. It also helps hormones which help nourish the hair follicles and improves hair growth.  The seeds are also rich in Iron and that helps in enhancing the blood circulation which helps nutrition supply to all parts of the body including hair.



Natural immunity booster, turmeric’s topical application for treatment of hair fall is well known. Consumption of turmeric as an ingredient in our curries or with milk can also help prevent monsoon hair fall.



According to Ayurvedic systems, Coconut Oil is the best oil to nourish hair and scalp topically.  Coconut Oil is also widely used for cooking purposes in Southern India and using it more than other oils for cooking can be beneficial to the hair.



It might sound crazy but drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated is very essential during the monsoons. A hydrated body will have plenty of blood circulation and this will ensure nutrients are supplied to all parts of the body including the scalp. This will help reduce seasonal hair fall.



Ghee in Ayurveda is a very important adjuvant. Ghee contains essential fats that can help nourish our hair and scalp. It also helps in absorbing nutrients from the body and helps improve metabolism.



Curd improves digestion. It can also be topically applied on the scalp for nourishment.



A good source of vitamin B6 and B9, also rich in magnesium, Nutmeg will also protect your hair from monsoon woes. It can be consumed with milk at night to prevent hair fall.



Your favorite pulses are all rich in iron and potassium and hence help improve blood circulation and prevents premature graying of hair.



A dietary regime which includes a lot of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, raw salads, whole grains and specific seasonal spices coupled with good amounts of water intake can bring wholesome nourishment to the body and as a result benefit the hair. In Ayurveda, all diseases are considered comprehensive and hence despite the benefits of these superfoods listed above it is important to complement it with a good diet regime, physical exercises like yoga and meditation to reap maximum benefits and for overall health and wellness.

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