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Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Old May 27th 2012, 6:02 pm
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I am making a move to Bahrain any time soon. As age is creeping up on me my hair has now become the last remaining unspoiled asset of my physique, therefore when
I read some where that using the tap water for showering can cause hair lose for men because it contains excessive amount of chemicals I became really alarmed. The advice goes on to say, ' use bottle water for washing the hair or else watch your hair dropping off every time you take a shower', is that true or are they pulling my leg?

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I'm 50 and I've been washing my hair in Dubai tap water for the last 13 years and I've still got it all.

I haven't got much else but I've still got my hair!
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Hi Guys
I am making a move to Bahrain any time soon. As age is creeping up on me my hair has now become the last remaining unspoiled asset of my physique, therefore when
I read some where that using the tap water for showering can cause hair lose for men because it contains excessive amount of chemicals I became really alarmed. The advice goes on to say, ' use bottle water for washing the hair or else watch your hair dropping off every time you take a shower', is that true or are they pulling my leg?

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It doesn't cause hair loss, but it does thin and dry your hair out. When I got back to the UK for two weeks, my hair always returns to normal (i.e. full and with volume; in other words, no bald patch).

My girlfriend's hair goes from wavy to frizzy over here because of the water too.
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lots of people here complain about what the water does to their hair- many complain of hair loss and I have seen some girls who have had patchy patches. Its worth getting a water filter fitted on your shower which seem to stop the problem.

Personally my hairs been fine but i have seen people with the problem so something is definitely up with it!
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Is this a ****ing wind up?
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Is this a ****ing wind up?
afraid not scamp...

my wife made me get one of these things and install in our shower. the water does seem different somehow although it does kill the pressure in a big way.

http://www.h2opureblue.com/index.php
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After 4 years of UAE water, my pubes have gone straight
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After 4 years of UAE water, my pubes have gone straight
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
lots of people here complain about what the water does to their hair- many complain of hair loss and I have seen some girls who have had patchy patches. Its worth getting a water filter fitted on your shower which seem to stop the problem.

Personally my hairs been fine but i have seen people with the problem so something is definitely up with it!
in all seriousness, I think it affects different colours differently. I notice the women that moan about hair loss all have black / dark hair. The blondes seem OK. I'm not sure how it works for those that are not collar-cuff though it must be said.

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Not having it.

Got to be bollocks.

Got to be birds sat at home with way too much time, dreaming up thinning hair when in fact, they're just getting old and it's happening naturally.

Jesus wept.
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Not having it.

Got to be bollocks.

Got to be birds sat at home with way too much time, dreaming up thinning hair when in fact, they're just getting old and it's happening naturally.

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When I had longer hair (like almost shoulder length), I noticed my hair got a lot thinner here. When I went back to the UK at Christmas, it went back to its 'normal' thickness.

I was speaking to my friend who has a pHD in chemistry and works for United Utilities. She looked at the general water composition here. She reckons the chemicals they use for desalination strip the nutrients from the hair; hence why it appears to be thinning out.
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Oh dear, if this a major concern of yours before you fly out, I'd hate to think how you'd react to the cockroaches and ants that appear withing seconds of something sweet dropping on the floor, new home or not...
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When I had longer hair (like almost shoulder length), I noticed my hair got a lot thinner here. When I went back to the UK at Christmas, it went back to its 'normal' thickness.

I was speaking to my friend who has a pHD in chemistry and works for United Utilities. She looked at the general water composition here. She reckons the chemicals they use for desalination strip the nutrients from the hair; hence why it appears to be thinning out.
I think this is the result of people thinking it's different, rather than it really being different.

My Mrs teaches here and every day she will do a swimming lesson resulting in wet hair. Imagine the chemicals / piss in a pool with 20 something 6 year olds. Her hair gets abused by that regularly and therefore washed regularly, but it's still fine.

I know that is only one person but I just think Dubai makes people a pain in the arse sometimes...
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The tap water here is awful - it's desalinated and then chemically treated with chlorine and fluorine. It makes your hair feel like wire wool and your skin very dry.

I fitted shower filters (which last 3-4 months each) and within two weeks all of us felt a big improvement to both hair and skin.
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Originally Posted by norsk View Post
afraid not scamp...

my wife made me get one of these things and install in our shower. the water does seem different somehow although it does kill the pressure in a big way.

http://www.h2opureblue.com/index.php
Did you have a full, thick head of hair before coming out here?
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