Monday, June 20, 2016

Under the Ghutra - Surprise!

 With all the fake hair, contouring and Spanx hiding who we really are we tend to forget that men are sometimes hiding that receding hairline and trying to hold on tight to what little he has left. In Arab countries men try to hide this when wearing their ghutra and egal. Yes ladies, you may see a nice line of hair showing from underneath the cap but don't be fooled underneath it may lie a shiny chrome dome!

Ask him to come out in casual clothing, does he still wear a cap? If it doesn't bother you then you have nothing to worry about but if you think he has a nice head of hair be honest and ask if it is real or a mirage. The first male I met in Kuwait had what I thought was a nice head of hair, nope casual clothing day came and voilĂ  there was a shiny landing pad staring back at me.
A friend of mine sent me a photo of him in the hospital with blood everywhere, I thought he had an accident but it was after his hair replacement treatment where they take individual strands of hair and transplant them onto his head, ouch!

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  1. If going bald, go totally bald.... Yul Brynner was hot;)

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  2. My x had GORGEOUS hair (at the sides of his cap under the ghatara). He wouldn't take off the head gear for ages and then was really embarrassed by his baldness. But - he went to Iran and got hair transplants and is really happy at the results. One of my other friends is only 26 and had to have hair transplants. I don't know if its the water in Kuwait or the heat or whatever, but hair is ruined here.

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  3. Water is bad in general in the GCC (my hair was falling out). So I cut is short. And only wear shayla (black ones) fabric hijabs. Ghutra fabric? That'd make my hair fall out for sure and I don't even have Arab or Afro hair which is more sensitive to fabric which rub... never thought about it from guys' views. Omani men have a choice between caps and turbans most of the time... Caps must be more breathabe since most guys prefer em' here.... but I think the musayr/turban / ghutra is way more handsome and dressy:)

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    1. I love the Omani wrap, they come in so many beautiful colors! I almost married an Omani a few years back, I still have my red Omani wedding outfit as well as a blue one with all of the bling bling.

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  4. Crazy: Sorry for all my typos (kids ate my keys and I have like red rubber things lol).

    Wow I never knew that!

    Women's dresses are pretty blingey;). ...Unless you are bedu and then your jewelry is bling and you can wear a tonne 24/7. I always thought Omani men's dress is the most colourful... the dishdasha itself can be different colours, the trim on the cuffs and neckline can be different colours and designs, the musayr and kuma can be different colours... Plus you got your dagger, dressy stick, bullet belt or cashmere beltey thing, bisht options... and swords and rifles to be decorated... lol. But what do Omani men wear at home? T-shirts or wife beaters with an almost towel around their waists;) or board shorts. Are Kuwaiti guys the same? Curious......

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    1. Yeah, my ex used to wear the white shirt and pants they wear under dishdasha around the house or shirt and shorts. Nothing to write home about hahaha

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