One of the worst areas in the UK for hair health, according to new research conducted by Crown Clinic, is none other than Harrow.
The study analysed factors such as rainfall, wind speeds, UV levels, pollution levels, and average temperatures in regions across the country to identify areas where hair is most likely to become damaged as a result of environmental factors.
The findings indicate that people living in the North West, Yorkshire & The Humber, South West England, Northern Ireland, and South East Wales should take extra precautions to protect their hair from damage caused by pollution, rainfall, UV rays, high temperatures, and wind speeds. These factors can lead to dryness, frizz, dullness, premature ageing, chemical damage, weakened hair structure, hair loss, and colour fading.
Dr Asim Shahmalak, a leading hair transplant surgeon, recommends taking measures such as wearing a hat or scarf, using protective hairstyles and keeping hair well-moisturised to minimize the impact of weather-related stressors on hair. Additionally, using gentle hair care practices and avoiding harsh chemicals and excessive heat styling can help maintain healthy, beautiful hair, regardless of the weather.
The results of this study highlight the importance of paying attention to environmental factors when considering hair health. By taking steps to protect hair from weather-related damage, individuals can help prevent hair loss and maintain healthy, vibrant locks.