Hair loss is biggest beauty problem in Arab Asia

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Two-thirds of Arab Asian women suffer from hair loss according to survey women in UAE.

More than two-third, or 67 per cent, of women in the UAE are experiencing hair loss, according to an independent survey released on Tuesday.

This is significantly more than the other most-reported beauty problems experienced according to the research which was commissioned by INVERSION and conducted by research experts Nielsen.

The research is based on a survey of one hundred Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based women aged 25–60. It includes UAE nationals, Asians, Western and Arab women.

The survey results showed that hair-fall concern was highest amongst expat Arab women, with 92 per cent experiencing some degree of hair loss in the UAE. Expat Asian women were similarly affected with 80 per cent experiencing hair loss.
Many factors are blamed for the hair loss of UAE’s women who are thought to be amongst the most beauty conscious women in the world. These include desalinated tap water, extreme climate, health and nutrition.

Mike Ryan, Consultant Trichologist, Hair SPA Dubai, said: “The hair is a great barometer and indicator of general health. Hair loss is a much more widespread problem for women of all ages than anyone realizes and there are several factors that can cause it, but nutrition is of vital importance. Hair cells are among the fastest growing in the body, so they need good nutrition”.

In fact, there is much evidence to support that malnutrition as the cause of many beauty problems widely reported in the survey such as splitting nails, dry hair and skin, pimples and acne, and weight-gain. However, the survey indicated that of the surveyed women experiencing hair loss, just 16 per cent have ever-sought advice concerning the condition from a nutritionist, preferring to seek advice from friends and family (36 per cent), dermatologists (33 per cent) or a pharmacist (12 per cent).


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