Environmental pollution is one of the greatest problems that the world is facing today. Pollution not only leads to health problems but also damages the hair. This post will provide you with 4 simple ways to protect your hair from environmental damages.
Wearing a hat when going out
The first way of protection is by shielding. Do you know that your hair as well as your skin needs to be protected from the sun’s UV rays in the summer? According to Kavita Mariwalla, assistant professor of dermatology at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, sunlight can make your hair thinner and drier. It can damage the outer layer of your hair (cuticle). So, remember to wear a hat whenever you go out. A towel is ok, too.
Use sunscreen spray for hair
Together with your skin, your hair needs to be protected from the rays of the summer sun, too. Chemical sunscreen components in sunscreen sprays have the ability to prevent sun damage. Don’t forget to use your own spray before going out so that UV rays can’t damage your hair. Here are some suggested products from experts: Coola Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30, Philip Kingsley – Sun Shield, Moroccanoil – Protect and Prevent Spray, Phyto Plage – Protective Sun Veil, etc.
Tie your hair
Hair experts recommend that it’s necessary you to tie to avoid exposure to the sun when you are outdoors, especially in polluted places or in the hot sun. Tying hair can reduce the amount of hair which is directly exposed to the environmental damages, so the damages caused to your hair are limited.
Avoid using hair oil when going out
Using hair oil too often or leaving it on the hair too long will give the dirt in the environment a chance to easily stick to your scalp and hair. Therefore, to prevent environmental damages, you should restrict use of hair oil.
Try to follow the above tips to have healthy and beautiful hair.