Just to pipe in here, you want to see 'healthy' hair with follicles at the end, as this means healthy shedding. If you don't see follicles, it probably means breakage, which means your hair is damaged.

BUT since you seem to be losing a significant amount I'd go to your GP, to check there aren't any health reasons.
Allie

Curly type: 3A Botticelli curls. Medium porosity / density.
Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Conditioner: FiN Raspberry and Cranberry, or FiN Chocolate
D/C: For now it's Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative, mixed with honey & other goodies
Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity, or
Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly

UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)