How much hair do you lose? Ways to minimize hair loss? Side-part Question too.

Since going back on gluten and wheat (and casein for the hubz) free diets my fam doesn't shed hair as massively as we used to shed hair. When I say we shed massively, it's just that, enuf to knit sweaters for dogs. Turns out we are gluten, wheat and casein (one of us) intolerant, and after finding that out, I realized it took this long for the effects to start showing up on our skin and hair. I'd have these massive bird nests hairballs after gently fingercombing my hair. I knew something was wrong, because in the past even when my hair was most neglected it didn't shed as much. We've been eating corect diet for about 4 months, made all our products gluten and wheat free, and I have noticed a big difference. 100 hairs a day seems very high to me because this is what I lost, if not more, before a return to proper eating. I understand that 100 is an average, but that's a red flag for my fam if were talking daily shed. Said all that to suggest maybe looking at your diet to see if you have changed anything or have checkup with doctor to rule out anything abnormal. If everything is on the up and up health wise, maybe it's just your normal shedfall and you can try being extra gentle with your hair with whatever you do to it/put on it.
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If you've had your bloods checked (did they check your ferritin stores?)
Originally Posted by thegreendiva
I have very low ferritin stores. How does that apply to hair loss?
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It sounds a bit weird, but I actually count the hairs I lose while showering. Seeing as I don't really touch it after washing (aside from scrunching), other 'shedding' is minimal. I appear to lose somewhere between 25-50 in the shower, though it always seems like loads because it's pretty long. I always wonder if sometimes more shedding is also related to hair length - I know I don't shed nearly as much when my hair is shorter.
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American literature PhD student in the UK...
Does gender have anything to do with it? Also, does race?

I lose little to no hair in the shower or throughout the day.
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God, I had THE hugest blob of hair hanging off of my t-shirt today at school. I thought I looked all "stylin" like the other summer school kids... I look down, and there it is: a big huge blob of curl to interrupt my temporary self esteem boost.

Must've came out while I was scrunching. ^^
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Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
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It sounds a bit weird, but I actually count the hairs I lose while showering. Seeing as I don't really touch it after washing (aside from scrunching), other 'shedding' is minimal. I appear to lose somewhere between 25-50 in the shower, though it always seems like loads because it's pretty long. I always wonder if sometimes more shedding is also related to hair length - I know I don't shed nearly as much when my hair is shorter.
Originally Posted by oddityofwings

You know, now that you mention it, I do seem to lose more hair then I did before my hair cut.

I don't know why I never thought of that, next shower I am going to be counting the hairs (maybe, if I have the patience).


Even when I am done with my shower and am raking gel through my hair, it still comes off my head. It is really annoying because it takes longer when that happens.
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Rinse:
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I was losing 200-300 per day or perhaps more. My hair was shedding in clumps rather than just strands from all over. I was diagnosed with a b deficiency and started taking more b vitamins, biotin, msm and some extra calcium. My excessive shedding stop, my lost hair grew back, and now I'm back to losing about 100 hairs per day. I have no thinning spots on my head. I have thinner places but they're the same ones I've had all my life.
I also tend to lose a lot of hair when I wash, condition, and style.

I've definitely noticed that I lose less hair in the shower if my conditioner has excellent detangling properties. Then I don't yank out extra hair trying to get the comb through.

Also, I've found a low poo that I really like because it provides gentle but thorough cleansing, yet I have less hair loss in the shower than with other poos. It's the Avalon Organics olive and grape seed shampoo.

No idea what ingredients in other shampoos cause me to lose more hair, but I'm sticking to this one for now.
hair type: 2B/3A
low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab; CJ strengthening (summer only)
winter/spring styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
summer/fall styling: CJ CCCC lite + CJ Curl Queen
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I have also lately have had a lot of hair loss. It comes out in huge clumps (slightly smaller than the size of my fist) when I take a shower, bu even when I touch my hair, strands come out.

I called the doctor, and the nurse said that it might've been because I had pneumonia 3 months ago- she said that hair loss is common about 3 months after major illnesses. I don't know for sure if this is the reason, but it could be a possibility.
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zcurlygirl-
I'm actually more thinking it might be a hormone imbalance? When I take a natural balancing cream for a couple weeks, my hair doesn't shed as much. As in, it's noticeably different. Odd, huh?

melaniesusan-
If I comb my hair in the shower actually with conditioner in it, I lose half the hair I do when I just comb it wet after. So I know my hair must be super brittle, and breaking. But you're giving me the inspiration to start combing it with condish in it again, and try rinsing very carefully. Because a lot of times if I don't comb at my rinse, I can get tangled?

Speckla-
It's amazing what proper vitamins can do. If I don't take a supplement, my face breaks out insanely. I either take an All-one powder vitamin when I can afford it (kinda pricey), or I double/triple up on One-A-Days (surprisingly safe, I googled it).
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kellygreen49,

My hair tangles very easily, so detangling is the #1 property I look for in my conditioners. The right balance of moisture (not too much, not too little) is my #2 criteria.

My two favorite conditioners for detangling are LVPNG and EO Rose and Chamomile. I can't use the EO every day, because it's fairly rich, so I alternate it with LVPNG.

With either conditioner, I can rake it through my hair with only slight difficulty, and then the detangling comb glides right through. I still lose some hair in the process (which I place on the edge of the bathtub temporarily so it doesn't clog the drain), but it's not as much of a struggle.

Also, it leaves my hair virtually tangle-free after I rinse, exit the shower, and comb through again.
hair type: 2B/3A
low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab; CJ strengthening (summer only)
winter/spring styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
summer/fall styling: CJ CCCC lite + CJ Curl Queen
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To prevent hair loss stay away from pvps( plastics), synthetics like wheat protein, soy protein ( yes, some claim these are synthetic!) or anything that is not natural. These all plug hair follicles and create an unhealthy scalp plus the scalp absorbs most nasty chemicals. I still use the "semi- natural" products in my signature in rotation but I am having lots of luck with the totally natural Morrocco Method.
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kellygreen49,

My hair tangles very easily, so detangling is the #1 property I look for in my conditioners. The right balance of moisture (not too much, not too little) is my #2 criteria.

My two favorite conditioners for detangling are LVPNG and EO Rose and Chamomile. I can't use the EO every day, because it's fairly rich, so I alternate it with LVPNG.

With either conditioner, I can rake it through my hair with only slight difficulty, and then the detangling comb glides right through. I still lose some hair in the process (which I place on the edge of the bathtub temporarily so it doesn't clog the drain), but it's not as much of a struggle.

Also, it leaves my hair virtually tangle-free after I rinse, exit the shower, and comb through again.
Originally Posted by melaniesusan
Thanks for the tips- I really want to try LVPNG, but I can't find the kind without the A-cone -_-

Heather0kay-
What is the "Morrocco Method" by the way?
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Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
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I wonder if humans shed more during the summer months. I know my cats do.

I notice that I shed MUCH less in the weeks following an Aphogee treatment. Even though I'm protein-sensitive in the sense that I can't use leave-ins or stylers with protein, treatments or rinse out conditioners with protein work great for me.


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Wash: Elucence Moisture Balancing Shampoo
Condish: Shescentit Avocado/Honey Rinse
Moisture DT: Silk Dreams Vanilla Silk, Crece Pelo
Protein DT: Shescentit Okra Hair Repair Reconstructor
Leave-Ins: Shescentit Coco Creme, Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean, Aubrey Organics Primrose Spray
Stylers: Aubrey Organics B-5, Shea Moisture Curly Souffle


Subject to change!
This thread makes me feel better, to know that others normallly shed 100 hairs daily. Because everyone says 50-100 hairs a day is normal, but I'm at 100 daily!! I feel like I've lost density, but that was when I turned CG and stopped brushing my hair. Since then, it's been the same, but I still miss that "FULL" feeling of having busy hair at times. It makes me feel more insecure with this high amount of shedding. I had low ferritin levels too, but then these docs, no one is responsible to have you get follow-up checks and then you have no idea how it's going, since they dno't believe that low ferritin has to do with hair loss (Not the doctors I have at least). As for dry-detangling, or brushing/combing before showering, that sounds interesting since maybe you're right, maybe the conditioner makes stuff come out easier, but if you've got gel in your hair and stuff is stuck together with PVP, how do you dry detangle without breaking and pulling stuff out?? I just can't see that happening, but I know it sounds like a good idea. But I too, pull out mobs of hair, it's gross and yes it bothers me. Because I'm a ii. density as well, I've not one of you with hair to spare.
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Normal elasticity
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