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Nice-Bouncy-Hair, please.

I'M just hoping that I'd still have hair left on my head when I go back home for Christmas next month. Judging from the amount of fallen hair I collect after every wash, it doesn't look good at all. I'm beginning to think that if I kept every strand that's scattered around my house, I could probably make a wig out of it! 

So yeah. Serious hair loss is no fun. It's like watching someone you love ruin his life and there is nothing you can do about it. That's the kind of helplessness I'm experiencing right now. The cause? I've been told by the thousands, men and women, who've arrived here before me that it's the desalinated water which has damaging calcium and chlorine . The water that run in the taps in Qatar is basically processed sea water. Sea water is changed into drinkable water by taking out the salt and bacteria. Why? Obviously fresh water resources are limited here. Not like where I come from where we are blessed with hundreds of lime stone hills and fresh water from mountain tops! 


Love Adele's hair 

The advice I've gotten from friends here range from changing my shampoo to making the final wash with bottled mineral water. One friend even advised me not to wash my hair too often and some said that it's common to lose hair in the beginning and that my body would eventually learn to adapt to the water. But what if my stubborn head refuses to adapt ? I can't possibly go bald with a brave heart - you need a good head for that.  

"Just keep it short. That's what I did. When I first came here I also had pretty, long hair but the hairfall was so bad I had to go short. No more heartache that way," said a friend. 


The new shampoo. Hope it works. 

Well yeah. But I've got to try to minimise the hair loss. For the first time in my life, I've had enough discipline for the length I have now and I'm even liking it so I don't plan to chop it all off. I went hunting for an anti-sal shampoo a few days ago and bought two sets. You'd think it's easy to find these shampoos considering the severity of the issue here but strangely, it wasn't that easy. These shampoos are sold at the pharmacies but you have to clearly explain your situation and ask for it since hair loss could be due to many other reasons too. 

We'll see how that goes. Nevertheless, Nice-Bouncy-Hair is first on my list to Santa! 

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  1. I'm so sorry to hear of your hair loss Jaya, hopefully it picks up soon and you end up having wonderful looking hair like in the photos. I already think that your hair is fantastic anyway in all honesty.

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    1. thanks Matthew. lets see where this goes to - i've just started with the shampoo.

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  2. Cutting it short should work if you're only losing long strands. Hope the new shampoo solves your problem. If not, I'm sure your hair will recover when you get back home.

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    1. lets hope for that - i'm liking this length, GB.

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  3. Adele does have great hair

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  4. Hi Jaya,

    That's a shame about your hair loss. It's intriguing what living in different countries does to us!

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    1. hello Duncan. yeah, discovering new things and having your body get adjusted to local things - it's intriguing.

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  5. Damn sucks you lost your hair, shedding like a cat, how about that? haha hope your new shampoo works for you.

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    1. i do think of myself as a cat sometimes, Pat.
      thanks !

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  6. Oh, dear. I hope your hair can be saved. Such hair loss must be quite disconcerting.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. Great luck to you in securing your locks! I will see if there are any techniques or specialty items in my area to help you out.

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  8. I never heard of this...wow,yes, that would stink. hope that new shampoo works!!

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    1. me too. never before this.
      thanks Annmarie.

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  9. I've went through episodes where my hair fell out loads and it's very distressing, so I empathize! Hope your body eventually adjusts to the water and everything else so that the damage isn't permanent. God news that you can go home for Christmas though! :)

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    1. hope it does, Azra and thanks.
      yeap, i'm looking forward to that - going back!
      yay :D

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  10. Wow. I think I'd also be inclined to add in the bottled water final rinse, just to be safe!

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    1. apparently it works to a certain extend. with that shampoo, i've also started taking some supplements for hair health.

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    2. not sure what it is but i bought it at the GNC pharmacy back in kuala lumpur. they sell the same thing here with double the power - perhaps for the apparent hair issues.

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  11. If it makes you feel any better, I'm losing a lot of hair as well and it's been happening since High School.

    Maybe one day when I'm not so sleep deprived and stressed it'll stop.

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  12. so is the new shampoo working?! Try the Aussie range. Mine dont drop as much after I started using that.

    good luck!

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    1. i suppose i need to give it a few more weeks :) what's the name of the label ?

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