My hair is falling out!

So I have been skulking around the forums for a couple months, so first I want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me without realizing it! Anyways, I have been doing a modified- CG for about 4 months and really like the results. However, in the past couple weeks I have started to lose much larger than normal amounts of hair in the shower- every day. I pineapple at night, so my hair is never tangled or anything, but whenever I run my fingers through my hair it just falls out. I am trying to cut back on proteins, but I was wondering if anyone else had any ideas/ culprits. I am trying to find what works best for me so I rotate through a lot of products- Activate, Elucence MBC, VO5 condishs, CK, GF CnS leave in, HE SMU, La Looks Durahold, and (more recently) Aussie TnF. Thanks!
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OMG, your curls are to die for!

I get all confused on all the different ingredients, but I do hear a lot of girls say to cut back on protein if your hair gets dry and brittle.

Is yours coming out as full length hairs or are they breaking? I think each can result from different causes. Full length shedding can be natural, change in hormones, change in seasons, change in medication or health. But breakage is usually chemical, heat, or mechanical, like from combs, blow driers, or hair color.
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So I have been skulking around the forums for a couple months, so first I want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me without realizing it! Anyways, I have been doing a modified- CG for about 4 months and really like the results. However, in the past couple weeks I have started to lose much larger than normal amounts of hair in the shower- every day. I pineapple at night, so my hair is never tangled or anything, but whenever I run my fingers through my hair it just falls out. I am trying to cut back on proteins, but I was wondering if anyone else had any ideas/ culprits. I am trying to find what works best for me so I rotate through a lot of products- Activate, Elucence MBC, VO5 condishs, CK, GF CnS leave in, HE SMU, La Looks Durahold, and (more recently) Aussie TnF. Thanks!
Originally Posted by Yismet
Yismet,
Not sure how old you are, you look very young. I am 42, when I hit my mid-thirties I started losing a lot more hair in the shower. I attribute that to a consequence of aging. If it keeps up or gets worse, I'd see a doctor just in case.

MB
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I loose a ton of hair in the shower. I figure this is because it's the only time I comb it now. I used to brush it wet, before I knew better, and my hair brush had more hair in it than most people have on thier entire heads.
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Botticelli- Thanks so much! I wish it hadn't taken me 21 years to realize I had pretty hair! My hair doesn't seem to be break, just coming out full length.

I'm only 21, so I'm hoping it's not due to "aging" quite yet However, I was just traveling overseas for a month and I have been losing weight, so it could certainly be changing hormones/health/ etc.

Thanks for your replies!
"There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination"
Edmund Burke


Co-Wash/Lo-Poo: V05 Calming Chamomile,Elucence MB
Condish:AOHR, One-C, Suave Coconut
Stylers: Re:coil, HE SMU, and CK

Indulged the PJ and am trying out: KCCC, Jane Carter, SS PRT, Pantene Curly Gel, Tweek, and many amazing techniques
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Hi. I'm older than all of you, and I have been losing more hair lately as well (no, it is not breaking, it just sorta floats out of my head). I attribute it to many possibilities: stress, poor diet, age, etc.

Somewhere on this site, someone wrote about this, and I hope I am quoting correctly: It was something to the effect that because we no longer brush our hair every day, the hairs that fall out get stuck in the rest of our curly hair, and then it all comes out when we are in the shower. (I hope the real author sees this and re-posts the original post.)

I would think the above would apply when you run your fingers through your hair as well. Right now, that makes the most sense to me. I hope it's true!! Anyway, don't we all go through multing stages, like birds?
I've read that it's natural to lose more hair when the seasons change (spring and fall) as our hormones are affected by the change in daylight. That seems consistent with my experience. You may also be noticeing more hair loss if you'e been growing your hair out longer......
Good luck,

Michelle
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I've read that it's natural to lose more hair when the seasons change (spring and fall) as our hormones are affected by the change in daylight. That seems consistent with my experience. You may also be noticeing more hair loss if you'e been growing your hair out longer......
Good luck,

Michelle
Originally Posted by memes
Yes, that makes alot of sense as well. And yes, I am (trying) to grow my hair out. I will relax a little about it....worrying will only make me lose more hair, at least I think that's true(?)
Hi. I'm older than all of you, and I have been losing more hair lately as well (no, it is not breaking, it just sorta floats out of my head). I attribute it to many possibilities: stress, poor diet, age, etc.

Somewhere on this site, someone wrote about this, and I hope I am quoting correctly: It was something to the effect that because we no longer brush our hair every day, the hairs that fall out get stuck in the rest of our curly hair, and then it all comes out when we are in the shower. (I hope the real author sees this and re-posts the original post.)

I would think the above would apply when you run your fingers through your hair as well. Right now, that makes the most sense to me. I hope it's true!! Anyway, don't we all go through multing stages, like birds?
Originally Posted by unpoof
Oh, hey, I think that was me!

Anyway, since you've summed it up so nicely (pretty much verbatim really), I don't really feel any need to repost what I'd said. I'd definitely say that you are correct in assuming that the same is true when we run our fingers through our hair.

We aren't really supposed to go through deciduous molting phases like birds; we allegedly lose a constant amount of hair all year. Realistically, though, changes in season affect everyone's physiology a little differently. I think that "constant amount of shedding" is more or less an average figure. Some people really do lose more hair in the fall and winter than they do in the spring and summer. For some reason, I'm the exact opposite. I wonder if someone with Seasonal Affective Disorder (someone chime in if I've messed up the name of the disorder, I never seem to remember it correctly) experiences deciduous shedding or other odd seasonal physiology changes.
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Hi 23 Skiddoo! What you said in your original post really stuck in my brain because it made so much sense--maybe that's how I typed it so closely to how you said it! I was going to do a search, but I'm still pretty new at this, and my searches haven't been of great success yet. I'm really glad you found this discussion so you could elaborate for us.

I'm very relieved we don't mult like birds. A long time ago I used to have birds, and there would be feathers everywhere during that time. Much like when I use a Swiffer and pick up my own hair. I was getting a little nervous there.

I think you have named the disorder correctly. I only know it's abbreviated SAD.

You say you lose more hair in the Spring/Summer than in the Fall/Winter? Do you know if it is true that hair grows faster in the warmer weather? If that's true, then I would think the new baby hairs are pushing out the old ones at a faster rate. Let us know what you think.

Yismet, one time I was losing weight. I didn't know why I was losing the weight either, but at the same time I was losing alot of hair. I don't know if there was a connection between the two. I guess it was pointless for me to point that out, because now I am gaining weight and I still lose alot of hair.
Your hair is gorgeous, I wouldn't want to lose any either! When I need a haircut my hair falls out like crazy, after it's cut I have a lot less hair loss. I have no idea why this is the case but I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not;
and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
-Henry David Thoreau
Your hair is so pretty and you are just cute as a button!

As far as your hair loss, I'd bet it's hormonal.
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Oh how dumb am I????? It just occurred to me to look at Yismet's photos. Beautiful curls and I love the color too!

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