Survive Allergy Season and Look Great


by Grace Gold

Send Allergens Down the Drain

Irritating allergens like pollen can settle on your hair and skin, causing your symptoms to flare. Showering before bed will rinse the irritants away and prevent them from coating your pillow.

If you wash your hair daily, switch to a gentle shampoo. “Try a moisturizing line, like Malibu Wellness Hair Care Products, that’s free of parabens, sulfates, gluten, and other additives that can irritate or dry out your scalp when shampooing frequently,” says Jet Rhys, a stylist and salon owner in San Diego.

Select the Right Hairstyling Products

“When allergies are in full bloom,” advises Rhys, “try to avoid using wet styling products like gels, waxes, and pomades, because they attract dust and allergens like a magnet.” Instead, opt for products like a dry shampoo to add volume and movement, or a dry texturizing spray to shape strands. Your hairstyle can also help minimize allergy symptoms: Braiding your hair or winding it up in a bun reduces the surface area that can attract allergens.