Pollution is causing your hair to fall out! Here’s how to keep your tresses luscious and strong

Updated on:30 December 2019, 15:44pm IST
While it’s almost every girl’s dream to flaunt those shiny and bouncy manes, pollution can cause them to fall out very easily. Try these tips to keep your hair from damage.
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Take care of your scalp and add volume to your hair. GIF courtesy: GIPHY

If coughing and wheezing weren’t enough to convince you to do your bit to curb the ever-increasing pollution rate–your hair may also now go through the brunt of it.

Excessive exposure to dust, dirt and pollution can cause scalp irritation and wreak havoc for your hair. Our scalp skin is quite delicate and has a high number of sebaceous glands, sweat glands, and hair follicles.

Since it also has a lower barrier function as compared to the skin on the rest of the body, the pollutants enter the skin barrier and produce free radicals. They tend to aggravate the scalp leading to dehydration, inflammation and aging of the same.

Hence, to get those beautiful tresses, it gets imperative to take essential care of the scalp.

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To flaunt those tresses, start by taking care of your scalp. GIF courtesy: GIPHY

Monisha Bhatia, Head of Education, Kerastase talks about what it takes to prevent hair loss.

To address scalp issues, one should use specific targeted solutions. A well-trained professional expert at a salon is best suited to diagnose your concerns and recommend what will work for you.

Make use of a good shampoo
To purify and re-balance your scalp, you must definitely use a good shampoo as per your scalp type.

Be it oily, dry or sensitive scalp type, a wide range of silicon-free scalp specific shampoos can help your scalp and keep it well-moisturised.

These shampoos with their unique formulation carry AOX Complex (L-carnosine, Vitamin E and Moringa) that have anti-oxidation properties and fight internal and external aggression.

Also read: 10 women talk to us about the one hair care hack that they swear by

Restore the lost moisture
After the shampoo is washed out, it is essential to re-balance the scalp with a treatment that is designed specifically to be applied on the scalp.

Such conditioners help soothe and hydrate sensitive/dry/itchy scalp and aid in restoring the oil/moisture balance.

Fight the frizz
Apart from using the suitable shampoo and conditioner, your hair needs protection against the pollutants in the winter air, which cause static hair and flyaways.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime oil helps fight frizz and static and gives a healthy shine too. The oil gets absorbed to provide nourishment and doesn’t sit on the surface of your hair.

You can use it to touch up your hair during the day.

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Get the frizz out! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Hair massage can work wonders too
Additionally, the indulgent massage gestures help with blood circulation, nourished hair roots and a healthy scalp.

So, if getting luscious and strong hair is on your bucket list in 2020, these tips are sure to help.

Also read: Don’t let pollution damage your hair! Here are 5 ways to protect your tresses

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