Why It's Necessary to Protect Your Hair from Air Pollution
The severity of damage caused by pollution cannot be underestimated as it can really harm your tresses. Research has shown that pollution and other environmental irritants pose a huge threat on your skin but people haven’t realized yet how damaging these pollutants can be for your scalp and hair. Your skin and hair are more exposed to pollution but skin often has that advantage of being covered and protected by certain creams, lotions and other treatments. Your hair on the other hand, is most exposed. But the good news is there are certain ways you can control and minimize this damage to your locks.
Smoke, dust, gaseous pollutants and other grime get settled on the scalp and hair, causing irritation and harm. These dirt residues can contribute in excessive dryness, roughness and hair breakage. An itchy and flaky scalp is often the case as well that leads to hair loss. People living in highly polluted areas are at major risk as these damaging aggressors can attack your hair anytime you’re outdoors.
Expert dermatologists at Hairfinity have some really helpful suggestions for controlling hair damage due to pollution. Let’ have a look.
TRY ANTI-POLLUTION OR DEEP CLEANSING HAIR CARE
It is recommended to change your hair care products and start using anti-pollution or deep cleansing shampoos and conditioners. Such products help cleansing all the unwanted dirt residues from your scalp and hair. Hairfinity Gentle Cleanse Shampoo is one of the most effective hair care product when it comes to cleansing and damage control.
AVOID STYLING PRODUCTS
Hair styling products like gels, thickening creams and mousses attract more pollutants to the hair. Try minimizing usage of such products especially if you live in a polluted area and you’re using such products on a daily basis.
It might seem strange to most of you because generally washing can take away dirt from your hair but this is a bit more complicated to understand. Exposure to pollution can dry out your locks and shampooing on a daily basis can further contribute in drying your hair by excreting all the essential oils and moisture. It is recommended to go without shampooing as long as you can. Shampooing your strands three times a week is more than enough.
BRUSH AND STYLE YOUR HAIR WITH CARE
Pollution damages your hair and makes it brittle and more prone to breakage. Due to this, you find more hair stuck in your brush. Therefore, it is recommended to treat your hair gently when you brush and style it. Heating instruments exacerbate the situation so it advised to avoid their usage as much as possible.
HYDRATION IS THE KEY
When it comes to the health of your overall body, hydration is essential. Same goes for the health of your mane. Environmental pollutants and irritants soak up all your hair’s moisture which makes it necessary to give your scalp and hair a moisture treatment. A moisturizing mask, such as the Hairfinity Strengthening Amino Masque, is a good option. Hairfinity Balanced Moisture Conditioner is another effective formula for hydrating your hair.