Ever wondered how the everyday commute to work can take a toll on your hair? Sure, the sun is one of the biggest monsters behind those endless number of bad hair days but pollution can be just as much of a villain. After all, the free radicals present in dust and smoke can easily drain the nutrition from your hair making it dull, damaged and lifeless. Air pollutants can trigger allergies in your scalp and also rob your hair of moisture, which can lead to hair breakage and hair loss. But that hardly means you’ve lost the fight against pollution. With a few hair care tips in hand, you can easily protect your hair against it. Here’s what you can do…
Rely on coconut milk
 

Rely on coconut milk

If you truly wish to eliminate infections caused by pollution, coconut milk can be of help. Well, that’s because coconut milk contains nutrients like niacin and folate which increase blood circulation and promote hair growth.

To make the most of coconut milk at home, you can make a hair pack that will act as a natural conditioner. Simply mix 6 tablespoons of coconut milk, 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of honey. Massage this mix all over the hair and keep it on for about 30-40 minutes before you rinse it off.

Cover up
 

Cover up

You might wonder how covering your hair with a scarf or hat helps the case but when you step out, you often sweat due to the humidity—something that attracts pollutants that invariably find a home in your greasy scalp. Moreover, you must always tie your hair and then cover it up to make sure your outer cuticles aren’t exposed to sun and pollution.

Load up on proteins
 

Load up on proteins

If you want a hair care tip that will help you in the long run, know this—get your dose of proteins through meals as proteins create a protective barrier against pollution. Hair strands are made up of protein fibers, which means your tresses require an adequate amount of protein to grow. Since pollution largely affects the growth of your hair, we suggest you add protein rich foods like fish, eggs, lentils and leafy greens to your meals.

Use the right cleanser
 

Use the right cleanser

One of the most effective hair care tips to detoxify your scalp and eliminate dirt and pollutants is by employing the right shampoo and conditioner that can repair and protect. For this, we trust the Dove Regenerative Repair Range. Since the shampoo and conditioner contain red algae, it helps retain moisture in the scalp thereby ensuring hair growth. The combination also works to replenish nutrients and repair damage.

Opt for a hair spa
 

Opt for a hair spa

While washing your hair with the right cleansers is of utmost importance to your hair care routine, you must also go that extra mile to give it that added TLC when your hair is damaged and craving repair. This is exactly why your hair needs a hair spa session at least once in two weeks. Hair spas help retain moisture in your hair and arm your hair against any possible damage coming your way. When you hair is strong and healthy, pollutants can hardly win over you.

Rely on the good old <em>champi</em>
 

Rely on the good old champi

You are exposed to toxins on a daily basis whether you’re indoors or outdoors. As a precautionary measure, make sure you opt for an oil massage at least once in two weeks. Since air pollutants strip your scalp of natural oils, you need to give your hair its required level of nutrition by way of a champi. We suggest using a natural hair oil like coconut or olive oil that will do the job for you and replenish your hair with necessary nutrients.