7 Useful Tips On Guarding Your Hair in Dubai
Celebrity hairstylist Avan Contractor on how you can take care of your tresses
Top hairstylist Avan Contractor has worked with host of celebrities over the years including Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta and Anushka Sharma. She is the woman responsible for some of the most iconic looks in Bollywood cinema and lately she has been working her magic on the sets of much awaited release, Dil Dhadakne Do. She was recently in Dubai to promote B Blunt, a well-known salon where she holds the position of creative director.
We at Masala.com got the inside scoop on how to take care of your tresses straight from the expert! Here’s some brilliant hair care advice that Avan has for our readers.
1) In Dubai, more than the heat, the main concern is the air conditioning and the high salt content in the water which takes a toll on your hair and scalp. They both dry up easily.
I feel hair fall happens as a result of both of those things. To combat the effects of the AC and water, you need to hydrate yourself externally and from within, so drinking a lot of water is definitely important
2) Always use something to protect your hair even a simple leave-in conditioner. Even if you don’t blow dry your hair, it will nourish it in the harsh air conditioning and protect it from the outside sun.
3) Your scalp needs regular stimulation, so make sure you massage your scalp on a regular basis! Using gentle circular motions even when you’re just sitting and watching TV, Facebooking or lying in bed reading a book. Doing this yourself, once a day, will definitely help prevent hair loss.
4) People in Dubai need to invest a lot more in hair treatments, at least once a week. You should visit a good stylist who will diagnose the actual issue; whether the problem is your hair or scalp. They will prescribe a treatment accordingly.
5) If you have dandruff, it is best treated with menthol or rosemary, something with a cooling effect. This will also stimulate the scalp and restore pH levels.
6) Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Fine hair needs a lightweight conditioner. If you’ve got thick, coarse, unmanageable hair, use a heavier, thicker conditioner.
7) Maintenance is very important! To maintain your style, get a haircut every 6-8 weeks. This maintains the style and also deals with the natural wear and tear that happens over time. You hair needs to be trimmed every 6-8 weeks.