Most of us are familiar with the danger of pollutants to the skin (if, not have a quick read here). The inflammation, pigmentation and breakouts – all unwanted – are taking a similarly nasty toll on hair. Thing is, pollution changes hair in ways we may not have realized.
First off, everyday environmental stressors are around indoors and out. Hair that has been affected by pollution is most often seen based on the strand ends, changing them to look dull and heavy. It happens because polluting particles are abrasive so hair scales raise, blocking light and reflection so natural shine is cloaked.
Secondly, pollution can trigger excess sebum. When it does, hair follicles get blocked which weakens roots. And that leads to fallout and thinning.
We now know that what damages the skin, has the ability to damage the scalp, and what damages the scalp is absolutely going to have an effect on the health of hair. So, what’s a soul to do? A few simple things, but what a difference they’ll make.
- Cover your hair with a hat or head wrap whenever you can. They’ll keep pollutants and dust from coming in direct contact with hair. Even pulling it back in a ponytail can help reduce damage.
- Shampoo daily. Why? Because pollutants can actually make a nest in hair; but since they sit on the cuticle, they can be easily washed away. Here’s where a deep cleanse with a shampoo designed to wash away build-up and invigorate the scalp (like Tricomin Densifying Shampoo) will do a world of good.
- Condition with Tricomin Reinforcing Conditioner. It’s just what brittleness and split ends caused by pollutants need to recover.
- Protect hair cuticles with a leave-in, protective treatment. A few liberal sprays of Tricomin Energy Spray on wet or dry hair throughout the day will do it.