You might have noticed your hair drying even after you wash them with a nourishing shampoo and conditioner. Ever thought why does that happen? One factor is the chemicals in your hair care products, another major factor is the Pollution.
When you go out, your hair gets exposed to the particulate matter in the air, invisible to you. Like an uninvited guest, it penetrates your skin and messes up the flow of proteins that are the brains behind your healthy and lustrous hair. You must have heard about a person’s premature aging, the same can happen to your hair as well! Pollution zaps the moisture off your hair, which leaves them vulnerable to breakage and then hair loss and other scalp related issues.
Pollution doesn’t only affect the very look of your hair, but also its roots. Now, how exactly does the Pollution affect your hair? The particulate matter that reaches the root of your hair, sucks up all the important elements required to keep your hair nourished. Biotin is the provider of the most essential hair protein called Keratin, which is supplied to your hair, keeping them healthy. The particulate matter dries up biotin, leading to lack of Keratin production, leaving your hair with less nourishment. The result? Your hair becomes frizzy and brittle. You may call it a messy look that your hair may give you, but it only worsens with time if it is not worked on. You may witness baldness, scanty hair, thinning hair, hair loss, and sometimes cancer.
A study was conducted to prove the hazardous effects of the Pollution on your hair. Here, human follicles were exposed to the dust particles to see on what level can they harm your hair. Keeping them exposed, the researchers observed that the proteins responsible for hair growth were sucked up by the dust particles at an alarming rate leaving the follicles devoid of proteins and moisture that the hair require. This led them to the conclusion that exposure to the Pollution can become a major cause of hair loss, be it in males or females.