When you start experiencing hair loss in Dubai, one of the first things people tell you could be the cause is the water, which is desalinated.
What is Desalinated Water?
Desalination is the process of eliminating salt from seawater in order to produce drinking water.
As the pollution of seawater increases, more and more must be done to purify the water including increasing the chlorine content as well as adding lime to control the chlorine levels.
While it might be fine for drinking, the chlorine strips out natural oils that protect the hair strands.
The repeated rinsing of hair with desalinated water leads to flaking on the scalp, dandruff, scalp build up.
This hinders healthy hair growth and promotes dry hair, which eventually leads to breakage and weakening of the hair structure.
How much damage the water does to your hair depends on your hair type and other simultaneous hair care activities you’re involved in.
If you’re losing a lot of hair, the water isn’t the only culprit and shouldn’t be solely blamed for it.
Look to other activities such as how often you wash your hair, the products you use, how you handle your hair while wet, etc.
Countries That Use Desalinated Water
Desalinated water is not dangerous and can be consumed safely when a water filter is used.
Additionally, the desalination process keeps improving with new methods and equipment.
Desalination takes place in over 100 countries around the world including KSA, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Australia.
5 Ways to Control Water Related Hair Loss
So what can you do to mitigate the potential damage from caring for your hair from desalinated water in Dubai?
1. Use a Shower Filter
You can use a shower filter to remove the impurities and harmful elements in the water.
For more on this read 4 Ways to Deal with Hair Loss from Water.
2. Add Rosewater to Your Regimen
Rosewater is a natural conditioner and moisturiser, which helps balance the pH of the scalp.
For more on this read How Rosewater Can Assist With Hair Loss Problems.
3. Control the pH levels of your hair
Every time you shampoo and condition your hair, ensure the pH level of your hair is brought down to the right ratio at the final step.
For more on this, read Why the pH Level of Hair Products is Important for Healthy Hair.
4. Switch to Natural and/or Organic Products
Replacing just one product in your regimen with a natural or organic product can make a world of difference.
I recommend starting with shampoos. For more on this, read Best Alternative to Traditional Shampoo + Scalp Detoxifications.
5. Try Natural Hair Rinses
Include natural hair rinses in your regimen. They are ph balanced and protect your hair from the effects of harsh products.
For more on this, read Hibiscus Hair Rinse to Prevent Hair Fall and Strengthen Hair.
You should be able to eliminate most common hair loss issues by including one or more of the suggestions above in your hair care regimen.
If you’re still experiencing hair loss despite trying this, then speak to your physician to arrange a check-up.
There could be a vitamin deficiency or something else going on in your body. Internal issues also cause hair loss.
If you have any more questions about desalinated water, ask in the comments section.