Anti-pollution skincare is not new. It’s been on the rise since several years ago, with environments becoming increasingly urbanised and polluted. Even in Singapore, the number two city in the world with the highest Green View Index (a rating that calculates the percentage of canopy coverage based on aerial images), pollution is unavoidable. Just think of all the vehicle emissions and the UV exposure we get, living near the equator. And not to mention how the dry season brings along with it the threat of haze from forest fires blowing in from our neighbouring countries.
While we protect our skin, we seldom spare a thought for our hair, which is as much exposed to the pollutants as our skin is. How does pollution affect our hair and scalp? Here are three things that happen: