SAVE OUR STRANDS
Fact: pollution damages your skin as well as your hair. While it takes more than one to change the world, you can take your strands into your own hands.
Protect your hair from pollution and the elements.
There’s a limit to what your hair can withstand. Hot styling tools, chemical treatments, and environmental pollution all affect its condition. We’re diligent in protecting our skin, but the hair’s often neglected and exposed to damage.
Free radicals from sun exposure are the chief culprits of damaged hair. They prevent moisture and protein from getting into the strands, resulting in very weak hair that is sensitive and prone to breakage. Strands not only look dull, but also dry and stiff. And unlike the skin, which repairs itself when damaged, your hair will continue to be in a weakened condition until you treat it. Minimise direct contact with sunlight by tying your hair up in a bun or wearing a hat. Treating strands with a weekly hair mask, as well as a strengthening shampoo and conditioner, helps too.
No matter which part of the city, the moment you head out the door, dust and dirt that’s floating in the air will latch onto your hair. These tiny particles – largely invisible to the eye – are especially attracted to styled hair. This is because when your hair is layered with multiple products, it becomes sticky and heavy, making it a magnet to these particles. Avoid heavy styling products such as waxes, sprays, and paste. Pick lightweight options instead – better yet if they strengthen hair fibres and moisturise intensively.
Any gust of air will whip your hair into a tangled mess. When weak and dry hair is forced into different directions, they may break from the stress. However, smooth and hydrated hair bends with the flow, minimising friction and thus breakage. Build tougher strands with hair-strengthening products, and amp up the hydration with hair oils. They’ll make your hair shiny, smooth, and easy to detangle and style.
Hair Shake Finishing Texterizer Spray, RM65
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Oil Miracle Rose Oil, RM105