I'm Katie. This is my first post in the forums though I have been looking around for a while. I have always had wavy hair, but because it was over-dry and I paid no attention to it, I never realized how curly it was until I cut it short. This is me:
(I love it short and plan on keeping it this way!)
A few weeks ago I decided to switch to sulfate free shampoo because I felt like I was losing a lot of hair in the shower. I figured the shampoo I was using was too rough and was damaging it. (I washed it every other day but shampooed twice -- even so it didn't feel very clean because it'd get oily fast).
So, I got SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention shampoo, as that has gotten good reviews here. From the first shampooing, my hair seemed to love it!
I say 'seemed' because now it has been over a week and I am alarmed at all the hair I am losing. It seems twice as much as before and is also coming out as I go about my day. I am washing every other day and using the shampoo twice as I did before. I'd like to decrease both but also don't want to be too greasy as I adjust. I am not putting anything else in my hair cuz I'm low maintenance and don't like to bother with mousse + whatever.
Is is possible that the shampoo is too 'heavy' for my hair? TOO moisturizing? Is that a thing? Is this an adjustment period thing that I should wait out? This shampoo is supposedly for damaged hair.
Also I went vegetarian about 3 months ago so am going to start taking multi-vitamins, making sure I'm getting enough protein, etc in case that is having an effect.
Any advice would be appreciated, and I am looking forward to hanging out here!