Living in a metropolitan city may have a lot of pros but it also has its cons. The biggest one being pollution. It is no secret that pollution wreaks havoc on your health and skin, but did you know it can severely damage you hair as well? Pollutants, dust and smoke easily settle on hair and scalp causing itching and dryness.

Hair that is constantly exposed to pollution looks frizzy, damaged and rough. Thankfully, if corrective measures are taken at the right time we can reverse the effects of this damage. Read on to find out how...

Carefully pick your hair products
 

Carefully pick your hair products

Stick to your basic shampoo, conditioner and hair serum but ensure these are specifically formulated for your hair concerns. This way you will be using minimal products that are just apt for your hair.

Invest in an anti-pollution Shampoo
 

Invest in an anti-pollution Shampoo

You wear a sunscreen to minimise the effects of sun on your skin, similarly using a shampoo specifically designed for pollution can do wonders for your hair. Invest in Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, a hair repairing formula that nourishes and rebuilds hair with every wash, thereby reversing the effect of pollution on your hair.

 

Hydrating Hair Mask
 

Hydrating Hair Mask

Make it a habit to spend some me time over the weekend and apply a deep hydrating mask on your hair. This will retain the moisture back into your hair that is lost during the week. Toni&Guy Nourish: Reconstruction Mask softens and nourishes hair from root to tip when applied on cleansed, wet hair once a week.

Cover Up
 

Cover Up

Just like the rest of your body, your hair needs some protection too. Shield your hair with a scarf, hair accessories like bandanas or even a hat especially when the sun is at its hottest. This trick also works when you’re having a bad hair day.

Reduce chemical treatments
 

Reduce chemical treatments

Regular chemical treatments damage hair in more than one way making it weak and easily prone to breakage. Instead opt for hair products that minimise hair damage, opt for frequent hair spas and massaging that will make your hair look naturally beautiful.