How to care for your hair in harsh climate
Hair Is affected by the Environment and Water
People often notice more hair fall in desert climates due to:
- Desalinated water
- Hot desert sun
- Silica in the air
- Extremes of temperature
Beware of Desalinated Water
Many desert countries rely heavily upon desalinated water to provide the water that comes from our taps. In a study by Arden Healthcare, samples of hair fall were collected from all hair types in different countries using desalinated water. It was found that a larger percentage was damaged hair that had broken off, rather than from the natural cycle of hair fall.
What is desalination?
Desalination is the process of converting seawater to produce drinking water. If the water comes from a treatment plant, which derives the water from the sea it is called desalinated water. However, increasing populations are polluting seawater causing additional bacteria growth. As a result, the treatment plants must add more chlorine to kill bacteria and then add lime (a calcium compound) to help control the chlorine levels. Desalinated water is hungry water that can have a drying effect on the hair.
Calcium in Desalinated Water
Calcium leaves the hair feeling dry and weighted down. It can build up on the scalp causing flaking, giving the appearance of dandruff.
Chlorine in Water
Chlorine is found in tap water and in swimming pools. It is a harsh oxidiser added to the water to kill bacteria and it also adversely affects hair.
Silica in the Air
Silica is a sand-like substance found in desert or volcanic areas. Silica causes hair to feel dry.
Air-conditioned atmosphere is very drying and this takes away the moisture from the hair, which is extremely destructive.
Permea Plus 3-Step Solution for Strong Healthy Hair
Use Permea Plus Anti-Sal shampoo for all hair types. It contains a gentle cleansing Anti-Sal formulation to remove all build-up of minerals from the hair and scalp.
Permea Plus Anti-Sal conditioner contains the very best restorative moisturising formula for natural shine and strong hair.
Permea Plus Hair Repair Massage Oil is an essential weekly treatment to protect and strengthen hair. This unique combination of the 6 best oils can be massaged in to feed the scalp improve the circulation to the hair follicles and give you really strong shiny hair overnight. This oil can be used to protect hair when swimming and sunbathing.
Treat yourself to this three-step solution and start enjoying your hair.
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