Can we compare hairballs?

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This may be the strangest thread I've ever started but I hope someone's up for it besides me. Firstly, I typically finger detangle my hair when it's full of conditioner and I'm in the shower. Whatever loose hairs catch on my fingers I collect and set aside because I've had plumbing problems before on account of my shedding where I had to physically remove the hair buildup that had collected in my drain. It was. . . really icky. So I now I just gather one clean hairball per wash and toss it in the trash afterwards. But I've been marveling lately at how little hair I lose since going CG and with (GENTLE!) co-washing. My hairball is consistently the size of quarter every three days. So I snapped a picture of the latest two hairballs which I saved for demo. I'm wondering it's the same for everyone. I was a major shedder before CG. Now I have to say even though my hair looks a fraction of the size it used to since it's all curly and clumpy, I'm not. I keep more hair than I lose, for sure.

For reference, I have coarse, porous BSL hair and I detangle 2-3x a week.
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Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Fun! I'll post my next hairball...lol!!!

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Yeah...this is weird and not good weird.
I would participate but we don't have US coinage in the rest of the world!
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Yeah...this is weird and not good weird.
Originally Posted by Jessiebanana
Not gonna lie. . . that's not the first time I've heard that.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I would participate but we don't have US coinage in the rest of the world!
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
DOH! (slaps forehead) Smart, Dusa. How about we compare it to the head of a teaspoon? You could use anything for point of reference actually. So long as it's commonplace and ubiquitous from household to household. Think easily discernible. Oh, and not currency. I already threw those last two hairballs away and they're in the kitchen trash and I'm cooking father's day dinner so I don't feel like scooping them out, cleaning them up, and comparing them to said teaspoon. I think I'll take a picture of Tuesday's hairball with a teaspoon next to it though.
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3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

lol, Dusa you crack me up!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
Can we compare hairballs?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1371439486.754402.jpg
This is an old hair ball, but they are all usually around this size. My hair is very fine, and doesn't shed much unless something is off with my diet or products.
lol, Dusa you crack me up!
Originally Posted by wavydaze
Well, wavydaze, you light up my life.
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CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

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This is an old hair ball, but they are all usually around this size. My hair is very fine, and doesn't shed much unless something is off with my diet or products.
Originally Posted by Always@night
Wow. Your hairball is. . . adorable? Seriously, it needs a bib and bonnet. My hairball is Godzilla compared to yours. And here I am all pleased as punch that my hairball is comparable to a quarter when your hairball is like a pea.
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3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I was going to say, lucky you! That's super tiny!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
My hair balls are now pea sized too, but I was a MAJOR shedder before I stopped heat styling and changing my hair products. So the pea sized hair ball was a welcome surprise.
curlicious, are you fine haired as well? Just curious if a hairball's size depends on the width of the individual hair.

(Subtext: OH PLEASE DEAR GOD SAY IT'S SO! ! ! )
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Dusa - mine are more like yours, if not larger. I have coarse (I think) and dense hair. I'll have to post one next wash day.

I rate this thread good weird
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Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
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Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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Holy crap! I'm losing WAY more hair than any of you guys. Like, by a lot. It's usually covering at least the whole drain thing,I have to move it with my toe for the water to drain. Then there's all the hair I lose while putting in my product! Is the grossest thing you ever saw. I already washed today but in a few days I can try and remember to post.
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"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
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Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
Holy crap! I'm losing WAY more hair than any of you guys. Like, by a lot. It's usually covering at least the whole drain thing,I have to move it with my toe for the water to drain. Then there's all the hair I lose while putting in my product! Is the grossest thing you ever saw. I already washed today but in a few days I can try and remember to post.
Originally Posted by Houseofcurls
I'm with you- after I wash, I have to remove the "squirrel" (my boys call it that) so the water drains. But there's no way in hell I'm posting a photo! I've been watching this thread with morbid curiosity though, lol. My hair ball creeps me out.
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Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
Attachment 36459
This is an old hair ball, but they are all usually around this size. My hair is very fine, and doesn't shed much unless something is off with my diet or products.
Originally Posted by Always@night
Wow. Your hairball is. . . adorable? Seriously, it needs a bib and bonnet. My hairball is Godzilla compared to yours. And here I am all pleased as punch that my hairball is comparable to a quarter when your hairball is like a pea.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Lol, that is to be expected with the differences in length and thickness.. I think lol. If my hair was still this length
Can we compare hairballs?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1371480562.780057.jpg (sorry for the bad pic quality.)
I'm sure my hairballs would be a lot bigger.
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You look like Vivica A. Fox

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3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net
I'm not sure if my hair is fine because I have quite a bit of thick hair. However, I can say that the cg method has helped strengthen my hair. I bought a tangle tease brush & still not a lot of hair. But when I use the brush, I use a steady hand & don't yank my hair. Even when I use a comb I do the same thing.
Dusalocks also my hair absorbs EVERYTHING I put in it & floats in water. But I'm extra gentle with my hair since I can't quite ditch the comb & brush.

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