Hair loss, thinning and breakage is a common complaint among us women living in Dubai. Factors such as the hot weather and regular exposure to air conditioning could well be the issue, and we've heard many a rumour bandied about that it's the water (doctors say this is impossible, by the way. True story). The truth is, you can't blame hair loss on any one thing - but you can do something to prevent it from happening. Here, we investigate the best ways to protect our locks and prevent further loss…
Mask your mane
Obviously, heading to the hair salon is the ideal answer for conditioning treatments, but if you’re looking for a DIY job, a store-bought hair mask will still help lock in moisture and nutrients, making your hair glossier. Our advice? Browse Net-A-Porter’s haircare section, then slather, rinse and repeat.
Relax at the root
An easy - plus super-relaxing - way to kick-start new hair growth. Studies show that head massages can increase blood flow to your scalp and enhance the strength of your roots. Head to your nearest salon to take up the offer.
Neck some nutrients
A simple way to give your hair a quick boost is to start taking vitamins, such as Biotin (vitamin B) and Niacin (nicotinic acid), which are used to help hair loss. Wellbeing stores such as Holland & Barrett stock the goods.
Filter out filth
Adding a filter to your shower head provides a physical barrier and removes chlorine, sand and dirt from the water, resulting in healthier and better-looking hair. Wondering where you can pick up this miracle-maker? You'll find that most pharmacies across Dubai stock H20 Blue and generic brands can be found at your local Carrefour.
Time for a treatment
For advanced solutions, there are three options to consider. Firstly, Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), which uses the healing powers of your own blood. Your blood platelets, rich in growth factors, are injected into targeted areas of your scalp to stimulate and accelerate hair growth.
Mesotherapy Treatment is used to tackle hair loss by injecting a tonic containing minerals and vitamins deep into the scalp. These nutrients replace those which the follicles have ceased to absorb, which in turn rejuvenates hair growth.
Finally, Carboxy Therapy works by stimulating the hair follicles. Dosages of carbon dioxide are injected below the surface of the skin and the red blood cells are induced to rush there. The consequent boost in nutrient supply stimulates hair growth.
- Visit kayaskinclinic.com for more information on treatments available