What is Hair Asthma and How Do I Fight It?

The perk of my job as a writer is that I am a nomad with no defined office. Sometimes I find myself working at home, in coffee shops, or in other countries. It’s fun being free to go wherever I want, but I have to deal with other things like traffic, pollution, and no definite working hours. What digital nomads don’t tell you is that sometimes, the work can be quite stressful.

I have my ways to fight stress. I try not to work during weekends, I regularly get massages, and I use sunblock, day creams, eye creams, and face masks. As I keep reminding myself, it’s okay to be stressed as long as you don’t look stressed.

Recently, I was introduced to something that could damage my hair: hair asthma. According to Saint Tiu, a senior scientist of hair care at Procter & Gamble in Asia Pacific, tests show that pollution can wreak havoc on one’s hair. Hair exposed to highly-polluted environments for three days can add more than 3% of its initial weight due to particles, and it can make hair up to 20% rougher.

In short, pollution suffocates hair and weakens it, causing hair fall. It’s like hair asthma!

This worried me as I don’t have any protective measure for my hair. I shampoo once a day but I allow it to get exposed to all sorts of elements. On top of that, I slather on all kinds of hair products every day. I do have a healthy set of thick dark hair (I’ve been asked if I dye it black), but what will stop me from potentially going bald?

Pantene’s Hair Fall Control Shampoo was specially formulated to fight hair asthma. Its Pro-V formula protects hair from root to tip, shielding it from pollution and making hair stronger to fight hair fall. Its micro-bubble technology has ingredients smaller than pollutants to remove them from cuticles and pores, while its micro-keratin Damage Blocker technology prevents unwanted heavy chemicals to damage hair.

This is best paired with Pantene’s Hair Fall Control 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner, which is said to repair three months worth of hair damage in just three minutes! It is packed with Histidine, an antioxidant that removes heavy metals from pollutants, and Panthenol, Pantene’s Pro-Vitamin ingredient that penetrates hair even further to target the most damaged parts.

In case you have doubts about this product, the 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner has been voted Best Conditioner for the past three years by Cosmopolitan’s Beauty Awards.

I’m a loyal Pantene user. My hair feels smooth and soft after every shower, and I’m addicted to its sweet and luxurious scent. I got a bottle of the conditioner and already fell in love with the intoxicating mixture of fruits, florals, and vanilla.

With all the toxins I’m exposing my hair to, it’s surprising how I never bothered to have a regimen to protect it. With dust, the sun, and all the hair products I’m slathering on, it’s nice that I was introduced to Pantene’s line of products.

Pantene’s Hair Fall Control Shampoo and the 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner are available in all supermarkets and grocery stores. You may also purchase it on Lazada.

This story is in partnership with Procter & Gamble. For more information about the products, visit its website or follow its Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.

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