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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

My Scary---- Hairy Story

You have trichoptilosis  !!!

screamed a friend of  mine as she caught my hair while playing a game of 'catch- me- if -you -can' and  then she dropped my tresses as if  she had put her hands on  burning coal ..

""WHAAAAT""!!! screamed the other girls as they  stopped running --they all came and gathered around me and then  moved away as if I was an untouchable --as if I had some infectious disease.

This was when I was in standard VIII ---and this behaviour of my friends  hurt me no end I was almost in a shock and spent the rest of the day in absolute misery.
When I reached home in the evening my mother was aghast on seeing my face and I started sobbing as I told her I had """ trichoptilosis """

Thankfully my mother who was a science graduate knew the meaning of  trichoptilosis---she explained to me that the matter of course was  serious but less serious and less alarming than having LYMPHOSARCOMA  OF  THE  INTESTINES .

" having trichoptilosis means that your  hair has developed split ends which will prevent it from growing  and the ends of your hair will now have an ugly blunt look and will no longer be smooth and silky , they will be rough to touch " saying this she pushed my braided hair  into my hands ---yes it did look ugly and felt rough. 

  "so what do we do now? is there no remedy for this ?" I asked wiping my tears but  still sobbing 

" the only solution is we will have to cut the ends of your long lustrous hair so that we can get rid of  these split ends" .

  I heaved a sigh of relief  and we set about cutting my hair in a straight line .

  Next day in school I was a bit rude to the girls and told them my mother had  solved the problem

   They sneered"' its not so easy madam wait and see the split ends will come up again."

     And yes  they did.

     I had to keep trimming my hair nearly every six weeks  but the split ends would not leave me.

 My friends  started scaring me .
One said ----"it cannot  be repaired-----your  hair will now become thin --and very soon it will fall."

The other who was a topper in class ---gave us a lot of GYAN---"it happens when the protective cuticle has been stripped away from the ends of hair fibre. Split ends are more likely to develop in dry or brittle hair and typical causes of damage include excessive dying or vigorous brushing........."

"That means I should stop that 100 strokes every night' I thought 

One goodhearted friend suggested that I apply  coconut oil, curry leaves & crushed Badam every day 

But none of these was working and this cutting of   1,1/2 inches every 6 week made my hair style turn into bobbed hair instead of the long plaits that used to be  a matter of envy for my  friends   and a thing of   pride  for me .

Then came the summer vacations and we went to my dad's ancestral village --an agonizing agony aunt there suggested I get my  head completely shaven because that was the only cure ------though shocked I didn't mind this  because by the time I returned to school my hair would have grown and none of my friends would have seen me with a shaven head..

 Unfortunately the new crop too had to face the same problem.

I had now decided to get a proper boy cut   .Because  as it was I would have  had  to go in for short hair in some time; the rate at which my hair was being chopped  and cropped would not leave me with any other alternative.

The Hair stylist took a long look at my face and suggested that "The 90 degree step style " would suit me best .I nodded my head in meek acceptance and  sat on the chair seeing my long tresses fall to the ground with every stroke of the expert's scissors .

When done with the chopping washing , drying ,and  brushing he applied a serum to my hair and   looking at my face from different angles he said ....

" there  sweety   you look gorgeous!! " 

 I gave him a wry  a smile  he didn't know what gorgeous meant he hadn't seen me in my long tresses.......

end of Part 1 ....of My Scary Hairy Story

 Part 2 begins.......

A few weeks back I got a mail from Indiblogger telling us about the  Dove split end rescue contest I applied for the free sample of the shampoo  and  when I received it in about 2 weeks time I immediately tried it and YES I do find a change in the texture of my hair  I feel as if I have applied a moisturiser it seems to have removed the dryness from my hair ------DRYNESS  according to experts is the main cause of split ends ,

I now see a ray of hope and am planning to let my hair grow  back into long tresses because I feel after two washes that the texture has definately improved and that is proof enough  for me to believe  in what the literature accompanying  the sample shampoo says .

-"introducing the new Dove  Split End Rescue System --its 1/4 moisturising milk nourishes your hair and its breakthrough split end technology corrects hair damage to give up o 4x less split ends "

The results of the first two washes were so encouraging that I visited  the DOVE page to read more about the product and  this is the important information about  split ends and the Dove therapy that I gathered ..... ....

""Split-ends mean damaged hair. The Dove Split End Rescue Shampoo is a part of the Dove Damage Solutions range, specially formulated to help bring split-ends together. It has fiber actives that work on the deepest level of your hair, to give you up to 4x lesser split-ends*

Directions to use the Dove Split End Rescue Shampoo:
• Apply to wet hair, lather and rinse. In case of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly.
• For best results, follow with New Dove Split End Rescue Conditioner."'

*Based on lab test with regular use of Dove Split Ends Rescue System + Conditioner system
vs. non-conditioning shampoo."""

 These lab tests add to the authenticity of the product.


My review here is first hand experience .

I have always been a fan of dove products and find them to be good for skin and hair this shampoo too ,I know ,will live up to the reputation earned  by all DOVE products and it is so reasonably priced at rupees 68/- for a 80 ml bottle that it is within easy reach of the common man .

this post is written as an entry for the Dove Split End Rescue System. contest  on indiblogger.


  1. Wish you all the best Rajni-for your glorious tresses as well as the contest!!

    1. thanks Indu ji
      all those wishes are much needed for both the tresses and the contest

      thanks once again
      warm regards

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    1. Thankyou so much aliasgarmukhtiar

      much needed wishes

      thanks once again