Although anti-pollution skincare has been around for some time, it's surprising that we don't pay more attention to how pollution affects our hair.
High levels of dust and grime in the air – particularly in city areas - can have a significant impact on hair health, making it more prone to breakage and greasiness. However, there are ways to protect your hair from pollution, and we've compiled some quick tips and product recommendations to help improve your hair health.
Pollution can cause pollutants to build up on your scalp and hair, leading to dry ends, dandruff, greasy roots, breakage, and even hair loss in some cases. It can also cause your scalp to produce more oil, resulting in even drier locks. To protect your hair from pollution, there are some simple hacks you can incorporate into your daily routine.
Shampoo containing EDTA
One effective way to cleanse overly polluted locks is to use a shampoo containing EDTA. Tetrasodium Acid, a cleansing agent that removes loose minerals, is ideal for locks that are overly polluted. MHE Hydrate & Healing Shampoo provides a deep but gentle clean.
A protective spray protects your hair from environmental damage and forms a barrier over your hair to prevent dirt and grime from penetrating your locks and drying them out. We recommend MHE Primetime to apply to protect and nourish.
Nourish your Hair
It’s also important to keep your hair well-nourished, as pollution can cause dryness. Using a moisturising shampoo, avoiding salt sprays and dry shampoo, and using a hair mask once or twice a week can help to keep your hair nourished. Our MHE Rehab Mask is an excellent option for rebuilding your strands and repairing damage after environmental exposure.
These tips can help protect your hair from pollution, particularly if you’re living in a city or commuting every day and noticing more damage. Incorporating one or more of these tips can make a significant difference to your hair health.