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Your Hair’s Defense Against Daily Pollution When Commuting

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Nobody can control harsh elements such as heat, smoke, and dirt while commuting. You can protect your hair from these environmental pollutants, though, and maintain the styled, frizz-free hair you left home with.

Take Care of Your Scalp

There’s more to hair care than just using conditioner and leaving hair products on. Hair and skincare brand Moringa-O2 says scalp care is the basis of healthy hair. Massaging therapy oils that contain natural ingredients, such as moringa and omega, into your scalp helps provide the nourishment your roots need to have strong and thick locks. In addition to making your hair look great, maintaining a healthy scalp minimizes itch, dandruff, and hair fall.

Control Your Use of Shampoo

Although many hair stylists and experts recommend using shampoo only 3 to 4 times a week, it actually depends on a person’s hair type or lifestyle.

The basic tip for people with curly and kinky hair is to reduce the frequency of shampooing their tresses. This enables naturally built-up oils, such as sebum, to travel to the hair follicles. Sebum may take time to flow through curly hair, so washing with shampoo every 3 days or so is recommended. Straight hair, however, enables sebum to spread much quicker so it needs to be washed more often.

Don’t Skip Conditioner

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Hair conditioner locks nutrients and natural oils in your scalp and prevents pollutants from damaging your hair. It plays a huge role in maintaining your hair’s smoothness and shine, keeping it from tangling and reducing static that causes split ends. Frequent use of conditioner retains your hair’s manageability.

Use Leave-On Hair Products

Leave-on products such as oils, serums, or lotions retain the integrity of hair structure and provide extra protection from frizz and excess volume. Not only do these products give your hair extra shine, but they also leave your hair smelling fresh throughout the day.

Try Low Maintenance Hairstyles

Practical hairstyles, such as a bun and a ponytail, are ideal when commuting. They keep your locks from getting tangled and getting in the way while on board public transportation. Putting your hair up can also keep dirt and dust from sticking to your hair, especially when you’re in a rush or are traveling while your hair is still wet.

Commuters struggle with unpredictable environmental conditions. One way of making the everyday commute more manageable is to have strong, healthy hair that doesn’t get in the way.

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