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Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Old May 28th 2012, 9:22 am
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Originally Posted by Ronnie Biggs
Did you have a full, thick head of hair before coming out here?
Yes. I was just like you would imagine a stereotypical Norwegian. Long blond hair, blue eyes, big as a house and usually carrying a massive hammer.

The water really f**cked me up, but the filter thing is gradually bringing me back to how I should be. Takes a huge amount of time though...
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Old May 28th 2012, 10:14 am
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Originally Posted by norsk
Yes. I was just like you would imagine a stereotypical Norwegian. Long blond hair, blue eyes, big as a house and usually carrying a massive hammer.

The water really f**cked me up, but the filter thing is gradually bringing me back to how I should be. Takes a huge amount of time though...
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Old May 28th 2012, 10:21 am
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Does the water make your hair go grey too?? I seem to have them in every area now.......
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Old May 28th 2012, 10:31 am
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sorry britexpat- thats just cause your old :-p
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Originally Posted by kittycat1
sorry britexpat- thats just cause your old :-p
I was fearing that may be the case...............Still the chica's dig George Clooney and his grey mop. If I pluck the grey chest hairs will 2 grow back??
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Originally Posted by britexpat76
I was fearing that may be the case...............Still the chica's dig George Clooney and his grey mop. If I pluck the grey chest hairs will 2 grow back??
I think you'll be alright, you seem a pleasant plucker.
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Originally Posted by Scamp
I think you'll be alright, you seem a pleasant plucker.
Mains Water is fine! However, much of the water in Dubai and the Middle East, is held in Holding Tanks within the building. Here, Bacteria can multiply, as the water is largely 'Stagnent' and is held at quite high temperatures.

A few years ago DEWA were encouraging everyone to use Mains Water; but if it comes through a Holding Tank, take care! The Dubai Building Code stipulates that Holding Tanks must be disinfected twice each year! - Has yours been cleaned recently? 'Maintenance' is unfortunatley one of those words that has been removed from the Arabic Vocabulary!
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Old May 28th 2012, 11:33 am
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

A lot of people have an issue with slight hair thining when they first move out here, but I suspect that it's due to the different chemical composition in the water and in time your body adjusts to it. If you have long hair it's more noticeable as the long strands are more visible.
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Why don't you just use conditioner??
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Originally Posted by britexpat76
Why don't you just use conditioner??
I think people do, but it's more than that.


Doesn't work for everyone though. I'm completely bald.
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Old May 28th 2012, 11:55 am
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Originally Posted by Meow
I think people do, but it's more than that.


Doesn't work for everyone though. I'm completely bald.
A completely bald pus............ I wont go there.
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Originally Posted by Millhouse
After 4 years of UAE water, my pubes have gone straight
you still have pubes?
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Originally Posted by Millhouse
After 4 years of UAE water, my pubes have gone straight
You really got me worried now, I hope its only the pubes that was affected in that half of the body!!!!
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

This is interesting. I'm assuming the water in Bahrain is much the same. Oh God, does that mean my blond foils will survive but my naturally darker hair is going fall out?
Or worse still my chemically straightened hair will curl even more so. May as well save the money and not go to the salon.

Images of Natalie Portman come to mind when she shaved her head for "V for Vendetta".
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Default Re: Is the tap water in the Gulf hair friendly?

Originally Posted by Work Widow
This is interesting. I'm assuming the water in Bahrain is much the same. Oh God, does that mean my blond foils will survive but my naturally darker hair is going fall out?
Or worse still my chemically straightened hair will curl even more so. May as well save the money and not go to the salon.

Images of Natalie Portman come to mind when she shaved her head for "V for Vendetta".
Oh Jesus.

Your hair won't fall out. It will be fine.

Anyone that says different is dreaming.
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