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Old 10-01-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default More hair loss with CG?

Is it normal to shed more hair in the shower using the CG method? I wash every other day, and consistently drop enough hair to clog my little drain strainer cup.

Maybe, because I'm using a no-poo (DevaCare), I'm scrubbing my scalp harder to get it clean, which causes more fallout? I have medium density hair, and haven't noticed any thinning spots. It's just a little disconcerting when I feel those clumps of hair (well, not clumps per se, but many strands at a time) slide down my back and into the shower!
Keeping it simple so far...
Shampoo/Condish: Deva Care No-Poo, Wella Brilliance Conditioner for Colored Hair
Currently trying: Deva Ultra Defining Gel

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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Not sure. I just wanted to let you know i'm in the same boat, but it's always been like this, even before CG. I wash everyday, once in a while on the 3rd day and I lose a good amount of hair but when I asked my stylist about it (I was concerned) she said it was normal for the amount of hair I have. I have TONS of hair and so naturally i'll lose more than someone with less hair. If I wait and wash on the 3rd day i'll get three times the amount of hair and yeah, that usually fills up the hair trap pretty good. Just make sure you're really gentle in the shower with your hair.
2(I have no idea what pattern), low porosity, mix of medium and coarse, dense

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Shampoo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB, Garnier Triple Nutrition
LI : Whatever conditioner I used + EVOO or Argon oil
Stylers: Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Creme, EcoStyler Gel (krystal)
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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A change of seasons sometimes increases the amount of shed for a few people. My family goes through an "Autumn's Hair Fall." Mine lasts a few weeks. I never really notice a difference in my density, though.
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F/M texture, Med Density, Low/Normal Porosity, Hennindigo

Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):

Sulfate wash: CHSTS
Low-Poo: OMAO
Rinse Out: YTCarrots, DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCB
LI: YTCarrots, CCC
Gel: BRHG+Biotera
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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One theory is that when straight hair experiences shedding it can just fall out and away without you noticing. Curly or wavy hairs send to get stuck once they release, and get removed manually when combing, washing, etc. I've experienced this my whole life and I'm used to it.
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New May 20th Routine
Co-wash:VO5 KiwiLime or VanillaMint
LI:TN, Regis OliveOil Condish, GVP CB
Styler: LALSG
Daily routine: Cleanse, LI, soak with water, scrunch in gel, plop, pixie diffuse, air dry.

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #5
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I have the same problem. This never used to happen before CG. If you find out the cause or a cure please let me know.
rocking 2c waves with 3a bangs (on a good day)

Modified CG

Low-poo: Yes to Carrots (contains Sodium Coco Sulfate A.K.A. SLS), Live Clean Volumizing
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals
Rinse-out Condish: Yes to Carrots
DT and PT: IAgirl's PT, Enjoy Hair Mask (A-cone)
Stylers: Joico Curl Defining Cream/Gel, Joico Joiwhip, He Body Envy Gel, He Tousle Me Softly Mousse, Boticelli Babes FSG, DIY sea salt spray

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
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I too, wonder if it's the hard scrubbing/manipulation. When we used shampoo, the shampoo did the job, and now with manipulation. I wonder if it's a good thing or not. I've scrubbed so hard at times that my scalp hurts in areas afterwards when it's dry. Then i get scared that I'm going to close up pores or prevent hair from growing back. Hopefully those are just stupid thoughts of mine. At least I've never made it bleed, but it's not handling this scrubbing stuff
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #7
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I doubt it is. Read this link!

Pedaheh's Hair Blog: My Hair is Falling Out! (it probably isn't)
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Repair Me, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Smoothing

leave-in: SCE Curl Cream
jellies/creams: UFD's CM, CJ CCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

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