Much like other years with the approaching winter, there has been much concern about the Delhi smog. Dermats in the capital city are worried with the fact that one may start to experience hair loss, dry hair and other hair problems owing to this excess pollution and smog apart from several health hazards that it causes.
How pollution adversely affects our hair causing hair loss?
Pollution adversely affects our hair much like the same way it affects our skin. The air pollution, sun exposure, dust, cold winds all contribute towards making your hair and your scalp extra sensitive, dry and flaky. Hair experts warn that smog consists of a collection of particles of different sizes. The large particles sit on the surface of the skin and clog the skin pores. This is what causes issues like pigmentation and acne. On the other hand it is seen the smaller particles, including the allergens go deep inside your skin. This causes itchiness on the skin, makes it red and dry. It affects not only the sensitive skin on the face but also the scalp.
During the cold months of winter, the scalp becomes dry and sensitive and develops these tiny wounds. So when these polluting particulate elements enter the skin, it irritates it even more. It is because of this reason that you must keep your scalp and skin moisturized. The following are some things which could help you to prevent hair loss caused by air pollution during the winters:
- Nourish hair and scalp
Hair transplant experts recommend it is important that you keep you nourish both your hair as well as your scalp both from outside and inside. You could oil your hair and scalp to take care from outside. Some are of the opinion that supplements help to keep nourish hair as well.
- Have plenty of water and antioxidants
You must drink plenty of water and antioxidant-rich foods like berries, green vegetables, fruits to help you nourish your hair and skin during the winter season.
- Covering your hair
You must not forget to cover your hair with a scarf or a dupatta when you step out of your home in the smog. This can help you to a certain extent to prevent the dust particles from settling on your scalp and thus protect the same.
- Wash your hair
It is also important to wash your hair more often during the winter season.
In conclusion, we hope that by following some of the steps mentioned above, you would to a certain extent prevent the damage that the air pollution causes during the winter season.