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

I have short hair. I know you lose 100 hairs a day, but the amount I lose seems like an awful lot.
I've been CG for almost 3 weeks.
This is the amount of hair I lose from combing with a wide tooth comb after co-washing:
(Yes, I included a picture of a wad of hair. This is semi-disgusting, but curly haired girls are usually very open and understanding)



I know it's kind of hard to see, but it's the size of the palm of my hand. I also lose triple that in the shower. I co-wash every other day.

Normal for short hair?
Any ways to minimize hair loss?

Also, an odd question for those with a side part- Do you seem to get better curls on the fuller side of your part (see my Avatar)? And the fuller side seems to get cleaner when I co-wash, also. It's always a bit stringy on my other side, which is weird since I finger comb my hair back a little as I wash.
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
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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Also, an odd question for those with a side part- Do you seem to get better curls on the fuller side of your part (see my Avatar)? It's always a bit stringy on my other side, which is weird since I finger comb my hair back a little as I wash.
Originally Posted by kellygreen49
Yes! I can't seem to figure out why, but my hair seems to be getting better. I'll have a few days a week where both sides of my head will be looking good, compared to when the less fuller side never did. I can't figure out why though...
Definitely don't feel bad. I lose A TON of hair when I comb in the shower (it varies from a teeny bit to a huge handful, depending on how long it's been since I've combed). Unfortunately, my hair has always tended towards the more brittle and fine (even when it's healthy), so there's not really much I can do to change this.

I've definitely found that conditioning every day and being super gentle and slow with combing has helped minimize the amount of hair I lose on a daily basis. Using a good leave-in and massaging my scalp with coconut oil very thoroughly once every two weeks has also helped "thicken" my hair. In short, doing as much as you can to stimulate your hair follicles will definitely make up for the amount of hair you are losing, which I think varies depending on your genetic makeup, etc. Of course, if this is happening to you all of a sudden, you may want to go to the doctor to check out whether you might have allopecia, which can usually be fixed pretty quickly.

As far as the side part goes, I've yet to master parting in general. I think it makes my hair look lopsided, honestly, so I tend to stick with a middle part to even out my volume.
Fine, porous 3a with some 3b...
Co-wash: Suave Tropicals Coconut Conditioner (with shampoo bars 2x a month) Rinse-out: L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Leave-in: Lustrasilk Styling: CK, Pink Boots, KCCC, AOMM, HESMU, BRHG, CJ Aloe Fix Gel Post-Styling: Apply product to wet hair, scrunch out water with Curls Like Us, diffuse for 5-7 minutes Treatments: Vatika coconut oil, Kama Brahmi oil
My hair is medium length, but I seem to lose a lot like that in the shower too after combing conditioner through with my fingers. I'm not sure how much is supposed to be normal... It actually seems like I lose less hair since I went CG though.
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Products I'm using:
Shampoo 1-2x/week: Organix Coconut
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Gel: LA Looks Sport

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kayemmkay159-
Weird, isn't it?
I'm thinking about finger combing my hair more in the shower- combing it from one side to the other and co-washing in between? Maybe it'd help.
I know that it does help to loosen my hair by putting my fingers on my scalp and moving the hair around a bit. Not really shaking, and not really scrunching, either. Just sort of... fidgeting with it? LOL, I'm not sure what to call it.
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
I <3 second day hair
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Definitely don't feel bad. I lose A TON of hair when I comb in the shower (it varies from a teeny bit to a huge handful, depending on how long it's been since I've combed). Unfortunately, my hair has always tended towards the more brittle and fine (even when it's healthy), so there's not really much I can do to change this.

I've definitely found that conditioning every day and being super gentle and slow with combing has helped minimize the amount of hair I lose on a daily basis. Using a good leave-in and massaging my scalp with coconut oil very thoroughly once every two weeks has also helped "thicken" my hair. In short, doing as much as you can to stimulate your hair follicles will definitely make up for the amount of hair you are losing, which I think varies depending on your genetic makeup, etc. Of course, if this is happening to you all of a sudden, you may want to go to the doctor to check out whether you might have allopecia, which can usually be fixed pretty quickly.

As far as the side part goes, I've yet to master parting in general. I think it makes my hair look lopsided, honestly, so I tend to stick with a middle part to even out my volume.
Originally Posted by PrettyMedusa
I've always lost a lot of hair for some reason. I just recently got blood work to check everything, and everything came out normal. Getting a leave in before I put on gel would most likely help, that'll be my next move (along with the coconut oil).
Thank you!

AnnieKay-
Yeah, I seem to lose less hair when I'm CG also. I know I lose less when I finger comb with conditioner, or just use a comb with conditioner, but the rinsing without combing after wards makes my hair really tangled. I think that's where the leave-in will help as PrettyMedusa brought out.
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
I <3 second day hair
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Also, an odd question for those with a side part- Do you seem to get better curls on the fuller side of your part (see my Avatar)? It's always a bit stringy on my other side, which is weird since I finger comb my hair back a little as I wash.
Originally Posted by kellygreen49
Yes! I can't seem to figure out why, but my hair seems to be getting better. I'll have a few days a week where both sides of my head will be looking good, compared to when the less fuller side never did. I can't figure out why though...
Originally Posted by kayemmkay159
My hair is the same way and I haven't been able to fix it no matter what I try. Weird, huh?
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Oh my goodness, I lose an insane amount of hair every shower. Even just from applying conditioner! I stopped worrying about it since it happened both before and after I went CG, and I never seem to have less hair. My hair has always been very very thick (lots of it) so I figured I could spare a wad every shower, haha.

My concern though is that it often isn't full length hairs for me, so it seems like breakage. I do what I can to minimize that.
3a/2c, medium texture, thick and dense, normal porosity/elasticity. Cone free since 5/1/09.

Low Poo: JCHCC
Cowash: Giovanni or Suave
Condish: GFTN, SSCC
Stylers: HG is always SSCEJ + LALSG
Some curlies notice more shed in the shower because the shed hairs get caught in the curls and don't just float of elsewhere as easily as straighter haired folks do.

And, since we went there with pics, lol, this is what I lose in a week.



Even with all of that, I still have a ton of hair left, and I have no big thin areas or growth issues.

Many of us are also curlier on one side, regardless of part, which is interesting.

ETA: Lol at the pic; I didn't mean for that to look so.... turdlike.
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Some curlies notice more shed in the shower because the shed hairs get caught in the curls and don't just float of elsewhere as easily as straighter haired folks do.

And, since we went there with pics, lol, this is what I lose in a week.



Even with all of that, I still have a ton of hair left, and I have no big thin areas or growth issues.

Many of us are also curlier on one side, regardless of part, which is interesting.

ETA: Lol at the pic; I didn't mean for that to look so.... turdlike.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
LOL, you're my new CG idol for posting that ^^
And I can tell by just that wad of hair, yours must be really pretty!
It's so much more comforting to know that a lot of curlies lose so much.
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
I <3 second day hair
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Some curlies notice more shed in the shower because the shed hairs get caught in the curls and don't just float of elsewhere as easily as straighter haired folks do.

And, since we went there with pics, lol, this is what I lose in a week.



Even with all of that, I still have a ton of hair left, and I have no big thin areas or growth issues.

Many of us are also curlier on one side, regardless of part, which is interesting.

ETA: Lol at the pic; I didn't mean for that to look so.... turdlike.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Why did you post a picture of my shed hair and dye it red? That looks about right. My one day shed after cowashing and combing looks like a small hamster.
I had a picture of my big glob of hair that I posted in another thread, but I deleted it! I will tell you that it was much bigger than yours, so I don't think you should worry.

These days I brush out my hair before washing it and I find I lose less when I brush than if I were to detangle in the shower.
Speckla, you crack me up.

I did make a hair rat (maybe I should call it a hamster) with that hair for a Tudor costume. I let a weeks worth sit in my comb, but then I couldn't pull it out. I had to cut it off of the comb.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
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Now come on ladies, size really doesn't matter..does it?

This is what came out after shampooing and conditioning before I even detangled with a comb. I wet my hair nearly everyday and have a wad of hair. There was more than that after I combed but the cat jumped on the edge of the tub and got away with it. He was trying to chase the 'hamster'!
My hair is shoulder length.

Now come on ladies, size really doesn't matter..does it?
Originally Posted by Speckla
LOL!!
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
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 lose enough hair to panic just about anybody. Like Sairis, I lose a Lot Less if I try to detangle dry hair before showering, instead of detangling with conditioner in shower. It's like the conditioner just slides the hairs out of the follicles or something, it really freaks me out.

When it was ultralong, I only really "messed with it" once a week, and the weekly loss in that one shampoo day was less than the amount lost on one conditioner-detangle day now. But I don't want to keep it in a braid all the time now it's shorter and looking good, LOL, so I re-do the hair 3-4 times a week, and seem to lose the weekly amount of hair each time.

I am thinking I'll have to go back to dry-detangling.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
I'm glad to read another post about hair shedding. I understand about the average amount of shed hair, but I also read that up to 200 strands per day is acceptable.
My hair sheds more than the average person, but it grows longer as well with protective styling and moisturizing.
I lose a scary amount every time I do my hair, frightens me to look at it sometimes but my hair on the whole never seems to look much different (it is on the thin side though which is why the loss is scary).

Re the side part - my hair is much better on the "thin" side, it curls better, with more definition and generally just sits better.
3b in South Australia.
I lose about 150-200 hairs a day- I tend to leave hair everywhere I go. However my hair is still pretty thick and I ahve been like this for at least ten years, so I'm not too worried.

If you've had your bloods checked (did they check your ferritin stores?) then I wouldn't worry. I don't believe in "normal", everyone is different- the time to worry is if you are dramatically thinning. Your hair looks great!
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Simple Low poo routine: Pure Nuff Stuff Hair bar and shea butter.
Plus occasional Lush American Cream (despite small amount of SLS).

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I lose a lot as well. Never tried saving it for a week, but it would be interesting to see how big it is. lol. It takes forever to get every last hair out of the shower or tub, but if I don't the drains get clogged fast.
The amount you lose just depends on the individual person.
Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
Rinse:
ACV rinse
Detangler/Conditioner:
Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer

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