Please help! So beyond frustrated I wanna cry...

lauren, I have been reading through this post and just thought I would bring up something else that could be causing the problem. If you recently had a baby your body is probably very low on vitamins as well as hormonal changes occuring. I went through this with both of my boys for a good 6-10 months after having them. My hair was actually 2a to straight in some spots. Now I have 3b/3c hair (my youngest is 5). I just wanted to let you know that it may have nothing to do with the products you're putting on your hair but the changes going on in your body. You mentioned post partom hair loss which is what made me think about it. Give yourself a break from fretting over your hair and just enjoy being a new mom. Your hair will bounce back soon.

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Del2C I would love to make my own fsg I just gotta get a strainer with smaller holes to be able to make this, because I already have flax in my pantry. Any suggestions to add to it other than the flax?
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I've seen a video for a gal that uses Aloe Juice instead of water but I've never tried myself.

crazycurls makes a good point too but I know how hard it is to not obsess about our hair.
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lauren, I have been reading through this post and just thought I would bring up something else that could be causing the problem. If you recently had a baby your body is probably very low on vitamins as well as hormonal changes occuring. I went through this with both of my boys for a good 6-10 months after having them. My hair was actually 2a to straight in some spots. Now I have 3b/3c hair (my youngest is 5). I just wanted to let you know that it may have nothing to do with the products you're putting on your hair but the changes going on in your body. You mentioned post partom hair loss which is what made me think about it. Give yourself a break from fretting over your hair and just enjoy being a new mom. Your hair will bounce back soon.
Originally Posted by crazycurlz21
Yeah your body goes through a lot while pregnant (and after) I did a search and I found this site with some people asking questions http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/p...loss.html#diff.

You just have to give it time. I met a woman once that said when she was pregnant her previously straight hair went completely curly. After I think a year she still wasn't completely back to her original hair.

I think somebody mentioned vitamins... Be sure to eat right. Even your diet contributes to your hair.

Just enjoy your baby and your hair will get better with time. (I am sure stressing over it doesn't help either! Stress is never good for the body or mind.)
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Update on lustrasilk: I know you were all rooting for it to work, but no bueno. I even left it on for like 30+ minutes and my hair just isn't absorbing ANYTHING I put on it. It is still as I originally described it feels like an old wig on my head I will try heat next time with it to see if that helps.

crazycurlz I hope you're right and it is just post partum related. I have two children now, and with my first one I just had significant hair loss, but that was it. I know that doesn't rule it out so I do hope that is the case, because then I can just relax and wait this out. As far as my diet I eat very healthy the majority of the time. I eat a lot of protein and fruits and vegetables so I can't imagine that is a factor.

Del thank you for the links I'm going to check them out when/if my kids go to bed tonight

Thank you everyone who gave additional advice I'm going to get one of the strainers as suggested so I can try making my own fsg.

I have two screaming babies aaahhhhh. Thank you everyone will keep you posted on how my hair is doing.
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