I feel you. That is me in it's entirety. first of all, real quick, but my pony measures 3.8 too, but I know it's more the thickness of my individual hairs that makes it fill that high number, not quantity of hairs on my head. My daughter measures almost the same, a bit more, but she's got probably twice the numbers of pores on her head. I see that too, so transparent with these curls. I really do attribute it to the fact that we're curly now, and before we used to brush it and straighten it and separate each individual strand. I really think that's it. As far as shedding, I"m going to the derm tomorrow because I"ve got four years of high shedding. Could be iron, lots of things and I hope he checks for them, many docs have not taken me seriously. But stop the conditioner on your scalp. many scalps don't like it. I can't do it.
2c
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
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go