Is your hair feeling the monsoon blues, guys?

  • Abhinav Verma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 30, 2015 20:24 IST

A couple of hours on the road in the monsoon not only leaves one braving traffic jams and puddles, but also a lot of hair woes. It is tougher for men, because unlike girls, they may not be particular about regular hair care during the monsoon. From dandruff, stickiness to dull brittle hair, men face the worst of bad hair days during the rain.

Here’s a few hair care tip for men this monsoon:

1 Before you shampoo your hair, massage your scalp with curd. This prevents dandruff, dryness and also prevents hair loss.

2 Use a mild shampoo. Shampoo your hair two-three times a week. This prevents fungal infection. It also helps to keep the scalp clean and prevents dryness.

3 To combat frizziness, use an anti-fizz conditioner to de-tangle your hair. Use the comb to spread the conditioner and rinse it with cold water. This adds shine to your cuticles.

4 Go easy on the hair styling part; avoid hair gels and oiling your hair. Although, you can oil your hair once in 15 days, but regular oiling will attract dust and grime. Further, combined with the sweat, it can cause dandruff and scalp infections.


Avoid using hair sprays and hair dryers, as they will only lead to frizzy and brittle hair. Instead go for a hair spa or use a hair serum after washing your locks. Hair serum contains silicon, which provides a natural shine to your hair. Serum is an anti-humidity product and works well in the rainy season.

Classical Side Part

Matt Bomer with a side part.

The classical side part is excellent choice for monsoon. It is the foundation to most classic looks for men. It’s a versatile cut that works well with a lot of different hair types—from thin and straight to thick and wavy. It requires a little maintenance in the morning.

Flow and Comb haircut

Justin Timberlake

This hairstyle which is a bit longer in front and shorter on the sides, can nearly sweat your ears off. For a controlled take on this hairstyle, follow actor-singer Justin Timberlake’s lead and comb medium-length hair back using a nickel-size amount of gel.

The Prohibition High and Tight

Tom Hardy

One of the most popular cuts to keep this monsoon, the prohibition high and tight, looks great with almost all types of hair. This style is trendy, but still masculine enough for the masses. One of the best examples to sport this look is like actor Tom Hardy.

The Undercut


The undercut requires you to keep your hair short at the sides and in the back. This cut has been made popular in shows like Boardwalk Empire and is the perfect monsoon hairstyle. Short, trendy and in vogue. Everyone from Adam levine to Ronaldo has adopted the hairstyle, proving it has crossed national and style boundaries.

The Man Bun

Jared Leto

Also known as the Mun or the bro-bun, it is the ideal way to take care of your long locks when it’s humid outside. The man bun is ideal for guys who have curly, wavy or thick hair. You can either go for the samurai top know or the mid height bun. Celebrities such as Jared leto and kit harrington pull off the man bun stylishly. It is a hallmark of a confident man.

(Inputs from Shahnaz Husain, beauty expert and Karuna Malhotra, hair specialist)

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