[Ionic 5] Style ion-select > select-text in shadow dom not working


I’d like to add white-sprace: normal to the “select-text” div in an ion-select which is the div that holds the select items. Unfortunately there’s no option to have the select multiline (I mean the select itself not its options)- So I tried to style the generated .select-text without success, since it’s in this shadow dom element.

Is there any way to style it the way I like? What’s the matter with this shadow dom anyway? Why is it so hard to simply style a div in ionic 4+?

Thanks in advance for any help!