It’s a widely known fact that air pollution can severely harm your health. But did you know other than that it’s affecting everything else on your body too? …like your lustrous long hairs.
Depending on where you live, air pollution can affect your hairs by making them dry, brittle and damaged. Bad air is nothing but the particle pollutants that are so small in size that they easily penetrate the skin of your scalp, causing irritation, baldness, and in some cases even cancer.
It’s funny that you always go to the parlors and spend the nth amount of money to get those ideal silky tresses, while the culprit remains untouched. It’s time that you understand that there’s nothing your hair products can do if the air around you is not clean.
Follow these tips to reduce the effect of air pollution on your hairs:
Take ample amount of vitamin C – Vitamin C is an antioxidant which helps our body to fight the harmful effects of air pollution. The best natural sources of vitamin C are oranges, guavas, papayas, capsicum, cauliflower, gooseberries etc. These are easily available around us and can do wonders when it comes to hair protection and health.
Cover up – Though it sounds cliché, covering up your hair while you’re outside could be really helpful at times. Direct sunlight and exposure to the tiny pollutant particles can damage your hairs more rapidly than if they are nicely secured inside a scarf.
Don’t go crazy on shampooing – I know we all feel that the best way to get rid of all of the dirtiness is to wash hairs regularly. Sadly, it’s not the best thing to do. When you over wash your hair, they lose their natural oils too and become more dry and brittle. It’s like you are weakening the immune system of your hairs to make them more vulnerable to air pollution attacks.
Hydrate, hydrate – When it comes to dry and brittle hair, hydration is your best friend. Give your hairs some ‘me’ time by applying a hydrating and moisturizing mask once a week. There are several hydrating masks available in the market, or you can make one in your home too.
Go for an air purifier – I know it’s not the obvious choice but it’s the most effective one. Rather than hiding out or going crazy over multiple solutions, step up and kill the culprit once and for all. Yes, air purifiers with HEPA air filters have the capacity to kill 99.99% of the harmful particle pollutants from the air. It will do best of both worlds for you, you’ll breathe clean and feel clean. Isn’t it amazing?