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10 Hair Loss Products That Actually Work

Everything you need for a healthy head of hair.

Hair loss is often a common and recurring problem for those living in harsh climates. In the case of expats moving to the UAE or the wider region, everything from the weather through to seawater, chlorinated swimming pools and harsh tap water can have an impact on your hair, causing thinning and even hair loss. Why, you ask, does this happen?

Well, first off, in the UAE, your tap water is desalinated. That means is has a high content of chlorine, which causes the hair to become dry, leaving it more prone to breakage. Combine that with a few trips to the pool and a dip in salty seawater, and it’s no surprise your hair is thinning. Plus, it can also affect the health of your scalp, preventing new hair from growing. On top of that, the sun’s harmful rays can lead to more damage as it further dries out your locks. And even the desert air can cause your hair to become more brittle, thanks to silica, which is common in volcanic and arid regions.

After moving to the UAE, you may notice the impact on your locks in just three months of living in the region. If you also regularly subject your hair to various treatments, including dyeing and bleaching, the impact may be even more extreme.

Never fear, however – there are plenty of precautions, products and treatments you can use to protect your luscious locks. From shower filters through to products to protect and cleanse your scalp and prevent thinning and hair loss, here are the latest haircare innovations for a head of hair that would rival that of Beyoncé and Julia Roberts.



Target the problem at its source by ensuring that the water you use at home is filtered of nasty pollutants and bacteria. This one from Blu promises to eliminate 99% of the stuff that can damage your hair and skin, ensuring protection against hair loss and moisture.

Blu Ionic Shower Filter Handheld


If you do regularly style your hair and expose it to excessive heat, be sure to use something that will protect it. This serum from Miriam Quevedo locks in moisture and helps to eliminate frizz.

Miriam Quevedo Extreme Caviar Restructuring Luxe serum


Directly targeting the scalp, Aveda’s scalp revitalizer is a wonder product. Four out of five women who tested it stated their hair felt thicker and fuller after use. Apply directly to your scalp for results.

Aveda Invati Advanced Scalp Revitalizer


If you’re after a great shampoo that packs a punch against hair loss, look no further. Nanogen’s 7 in 1 Thickening Shampoo is also a conditioner and is packed full of keratin for thick and full locks.

Nanogen 7-in-1 Shampoo Thickening Hair Treatment for Women


A leave-in treatment, Nioxin’s scalp and hair treatment adds volume to thinning hair and is ideal for chemically treated locks. Furthermore, it contains SPF to protect from the sun’s harmful rays and can be used daily.

Nioxin Scalp & Hair Treatment


If your hair is seriously in need of some hydration, then this intensely nourishing conditioner might be the answer. It targets split ends as well as overall limp hair.

Kevin Murphy Hydrate.Me.Rinse


As they say, beauty comes from within. As such, strengthen your locks by ensuring your body is getting the right nutrients for a healthy head of hair.

Philip Kingsley Tricho Complex Hair Nutrition Formula Food Supplement


Created to target thinning hair, this leave-in lotion is made with sabal extract and mulberry root extract, both of which are natural remedies known to stimulate hair growth.

Neutriderm Hair Enhancer Lotion


Multi-award-winning UK brand Creighton’s has a unique range of professional-grade, natural hair care products made specifically for thinning hair. Try its BAMbeautiful Hair Thickening Conditioning Masque.

Creighton BAMbeautiful Hair Thickening Conditioning Masque


If you’re looking for a medical-grade solution, try any of Rogaine’s products, which contain minoxidil, which has been proven to promote hair growth. Apply this foam to your hair once a day and use consistently for several months.

Rogaine Women’s Rogaine 5% Minoxidil Foam


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Natural Hair Fall Treatments for Thick, Lustrous Locks

Your hair will thank you.

Hair loss, two words that scare us crazy, is a common concern for both men and women, impacting self-esteem and overall well-being. While a range of factors can contribute to hair loss, understanding the causes is essential for effective prevention strategies. Let’s explore hair loss and what can be done to support hair health.

What Causes Hair Loss?

As an internet-savvy, skin and hair-obsessed tribe, we are very attuned to the impact hair fall can have on our mental and physical health. It’s important to understand the possible root causes of hair fall to be better able to determine how best to tackle the issue, and that’s why we are here to help. Here are the most common triggers that can lead to hair fall and cause your crowning glory to lose some of its glam factor.  

Genetic Factors

Genes play an important role in many health concerns. Androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as male or female pattern baldness, is primarily influenced by genetic factors. It typically results in gradual hair thinning and receding hairlines.

Hormonal Imbalances

Fluctuations in hormones, such as those occurring during pregnancy, menopause, or thyroid disorders, can contribute to hair loss. Hormonal imbalances affect hair growth cycles leading to shedding or inhibited growth.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Inadequate intake of vital nutrients, including vitamins and minerals such as biotin, Vitamins A, C, D, and E, as well as, iron and zinc, and proteins, can weaken hair follicles and impede healthy hair growth.

Stress and Lifestyle Factors

Chronic stress, poor dietary choices, lack of sleep, and exposure to environmental pollutants and smoking can disrupt hair growth cycles, leading to hair loss.

Tips to Manage Hair Loss

Managing hair loss can be approached through various strategies that promote hair health, address underlying causes, and provide cosmetic solutions. Here’s your to-do checklist:

Maintain a Healthy Diet

If you are like us and time-constrained, then it is of the utmost importance to tailor your nurtritional habits to consume a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that promote hair health. Include foods rich in iron, biotin, zinc, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids. Supplements are an overlooked part of our diets so restoring them would be a great place to start.

Manage Stress

Chronic stress can contribute to hair loss and let’s be honest, who doesn’t suffer from stress? Incorporating stress management techniques into your daily routine, such as exercise, meditation, yoga, or engaging in activities that bring you joy, is a must-do. Wake up early, sleep early, be selfish and look after yourself is the mantra for the day, every day. It’s called self-love and it matters.

Be Gentle with Your Hair

Reduce Harsh Styling

Avoid harsh brushing, combing, or styling techniques that can cause unnecessary tension or damage to your hair. Using wide-toothed combs or brushes with soft bristles to prevent breakage. This is such a small yet effective tip that many overlook the importance of handling their hair in a more gentle way.

Also, avoid tight ponytails, buns, braids, or hairstyles that put excessive strain on your hair and scalp. Opt for looser styles that allow your hair to breathe and minimize tension.

Limit Heat Applications

Excessive use of heat-styling tools, such as flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers, can weaken your hair and contribute to hair loss. Limiting the use of these tools and applying a heat protectant spray liberally on your hair, before styling will help reduce hair damage and hair fall. This tip literally costs nothing to do and ensures you are in balance when it comes to styling your hair.

Choose Gentle Hair Care Products

Use mild, sulphate-free shampoos and gentle conditioners that are specifically formulated for your hair type and concerns. Avoid products that contain harsh chemicals or irritants that may further damage your hair or scalp.

Consult a Dermatologist or Trichologist

If you experience significant hair loss, it is always advisable to consult a dermatologist or trichologist. These experts can help identify the root cause of your hair loss and provide specific treatments or recommendations. Always good to get scientific, professional and trusted advice if your hair fall is not improving with natural remedies!

Secret Ingredients to Manage Hair Loss

Green Tea

Did you know that Green Tea is a natural ingredient that has gained popularity for its health benefits, including its potential effects on hair health? While research on the direct impact of green tea on hair loss is limited, it is believed to possess properties that can promote scalp health and reduce hair loss. Here are a few ways in which green tea may contribute to improving hair health:


Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins, which help protect hair follicles from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals. This protection may support overall hair health and potentially reduce hair loss.

Stimulates Hair Growth

Some studies suggest that the polyphenols in green tea stimulate hair growth by increasing the activity of certain growth factors and promoting blood circulation in the scalp.

DHT Blocking

Green tea contains compounds that inhibit the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone associated with hair loss in individuals genetically predisposed to androgenetic alopecia. By reducing DHT levels, green tea may help prevent hair miniaturisation and shedding.

Scalp Health

Applying green tea topically can help soothe the scalp and reduce inflammation, which may contribute to hair loss. It can also provide a gentle cleansing effect and help control excess oil production on the scalp. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to prepare a green tea rinse to use after shampooing your hair:

Green Tea Rinse for Scalp Health

1. Brew a cup of green tea by steeping a tea bag or loose leaves in hot water for 3-5 minutes. Ensure the tea is sufficiently cooled before use.

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Go Green Refeshing Tea Bags

AED 20.00


Go Green Refreshing Loose Tea

AED 40.00

2. After shampooing your hair, pour the cooled green tea over your scalp and massage it gently for a few minutes.

3. Leave the green tea on your scalp for around 5-10 minutes to allow the beneficial compounds to penetrate the hair follicles.

4. Rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water to remove the green tea.

You can repeat this process a few times a week as part of your regular hair care routine.

Argan Oil

While oils alone will not provide a miraculous turnaround solution, specific oils such as Argan Oil have shown promise in promoting healthier hair growth and reducing hair loss. Argan oil is a popular natural oil that has been used for centuries for its hair and skin benefits. While it may not directly treat hair loss or stimulate new hair growth, Argan oil can help nourish and improve the overall health of your hair, which can indirectly contribute to reducing hair loss.

Argan oil is rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and Vitamin E, which can help moisturise and nourish your scalp and hair follicles. Keeping the scalp hydrated may help create a healthy environment for hair growth. Applying Argan Oil directly to your hair can help make it softer, more manageable, and less prone to breakage, which can minimise hair loss caused by damage or brittleness. If scalp inflammation is contributing to hair loss, the anti-inflammatory properties of Argan Oil can help soothe the scalp and reduce irritation. The antioxidants in Argan Oil help protect your hair from environmental stressors, such as heat styling, UV rays, and pollution, which can cause damage and weaken the hair.

Alternatively, blending Sweet Almond Oil with the essential oil, Ylang Ylang, can provide a rich moisturising solution for your hair as well.

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Hair Moisturising Essentials


Sweet Almond Oil

AED 75.00


Argan Oil

AED 75.00


Ylang Ylang Pure Essential Oil

AED 70.00

Remember, hair loss is a common concern faced by many so you are not alone. For individuals desiring an immediate solution to hair loss, we recommend trying out our Green Tea Scalp Rinse and Hair Moisturising Essentials as a great place to get started with products that can naturally enhance your hair. If your hair fall is not improving or you are losing hair in clumps, seeking support from specialist professionals is important to obtain the appropriate treatment for your situation. Consulting with a healthcare professional or trichologist can provide personalised advice and recommendations tailored to your individual needs.

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