The monsoon season brings down the summer heat but sadly gives rise to many beauty concerns, hair problems included. As much as we all like to sit back and enjoy the rains and cosy weather, dealing with greasy hair and dandruff can be a big annoyance. On top of this, the extra humidity in the air tends to make the scalp and skin way oiler than it is generally in summer. If youre looking to minimise the damage inflicted on your mane this monsoon season, youve come to the right place.Oil your manePrepare your hair to brave the rainy weather by oiling it once or twice a week. Be very careful to massage your scalp gently as your hair follicles could be more sensitive during this time. Warm some coconut oil and apply it to your mane. Let it sit for two hours and wash it off. Oil forms a layer on your hair and prevents the rainwater from causing excessive damage to your skin and hair.Use an antibacterial tonicSteep some mint leaves in water and when the liquid cools, add a few drops of tea tree oil. Use this on your scalp once a week and then shampoo as usual. Mint leaves are a great source of antioxidants that protect hair and promote growth. Plus, they have antimicrobial and antifungal properties that keep the scalp free from irritation and dandruff. Tea tree oil too does a great job of soothing skin and removing scalp buildup. With the dirt and grime gone from the scalp, your hair will grow in a healthier environment.Dont comb wet hairThis advice isnt just monsoon-specific but a general haircare rule you should follow. Wet hair is packed with moisture and is more fragile than dry or damp hair.Give your scalp a gentle scrubWhip up a brown sugar and apple cider vinegar scrub and gently massage your scalp with it. This will also get you to get rid of flakiness and itchiness. Do this once in two weeks and youll definitely notice a difference in your scalp health.Stick to a gentle haircare routineRemember to not tie your hair when it is wet, stay away from heat tools as much as possible and opt for gentle, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. If you need to dry your hair quickly, make sure the dryer is on the lowest heat setting possible and keep it at least 10 inches away from your scalp.