Get rid of split ends

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Monday, February 24, 2014


DEAR Dr. Fritz,

I’m Eve. I am writing you because I am totally sick and tired of my split ends. I don’t know when will this end. I’ve been trying to cut them every now and then. But, the next thing, I know, there’s another one born. Their population is just booming more than our population. I know I’m getting exaggerated. But, this is how I feel. Sorry!

Please help me! Thanks and more power to you and your column!

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Exaggerated Eve

Dear Exaggerated Eve,

I know how it feels. Though, you may sound exaggerating but, I think you are just expressing your feelings. I can understand that.

Don’t worry. There’s a lot that we can do. I’ve been there. I believe I can help you find the way out.

1. Use avocado. It has oils, amino acids and antioxidants which can help your damaged hair. So, make a mask out of it by mashing this with an egg white and three tablespoons of olive oil. Cover your hair with this preparation and leave this for thirty minutes or more. Then, wash them off.

2. Get some beer. Pour or spray them in your hair. Massage them for a few minutes and then, apply a shampoo if you don’t want that smell. But, if you do, then, enjoy the beery smell..hehe.

3. Eggs. Beat an egg yolk with one to two tablespoons of olive oil or shampoo and a teaspoon of honey. Comb the mixture in your hair and wrap them with a shower cap for 30 minutes. Then, rinse as usual.

4. Avoid the heat waves. Stay away from hair dryers, curlers and flat irons. They can make your situation worse. But, should you really want to get some waves, try washing your hair before bedtime and knot your hair and sleep on it. You’ll wake up with a hair with some natural curves
If the sun scorches you much outside, try covering your hair with some caps to protect them from drying up further.

5. Shampoo for twice a week only. This is so when your hair is super dry. You can use conditioner instead on those days when you pass up shampooing.
6. Vitamin B can help. Folic acid and biotin are good for your hair growth.

7. No rubbing, please. Don’t rub your towel over your hair. Instead, just blot and squeeze the water out gently.

8. Use big-toothed combs. This is one of the secrets that really helped me. Start combing GENTLY at the ends and then, go up.

Remember, be gentle always with your hair. If you treat them harshly, then, they will split with you in the end.

Well, I hope that helps. Good luck!

Dr. Fritz

(For your questions, you may send them to Dear Dr. Fritz, c/o Sunstar-Davao Publishing Inc., Ebro-Pelayo Building, Jacinto St., Davao City, (former Department of Foreign Affairs office), across Ateneo de Davao University and beside Holy Child School of Davao, or you e-mail them to dokfritz@yahoo.com. For unanswered questions, we regret that we cannot cater them all. Thank you for your understanding.)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 25, 2014.

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