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Old 12-12-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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Post Caring for Telogen Effluvium-affected hair?

Hello curly community!
But because quite a bit of my hair is now in the Telogen, or resting, phase, I no longer have the thick head of bountiful curls most of you ladies are trying to enhance.

** just some background on my TE, you can skip
Never do a level 5-9 bleach job, corrective coloring, and keratin (/formaldehyde) treatment in the same month! Choose one (or better, none... especially the keratin treatment) or forever hold your piece!
In addition to raping my hair and scalp, things got worse after I did study abroad in Japan (bad nutrition, emotional shock, three types of sickness and loss of regular products on hair).

Basically, I've lost 50% or more of my hair, and its indeed still falling.
My question is thisó how can I go about successfully:

...or use a lighter, leave in type?
DETANGLE?!?!?! don't mind using cones here if i'm usin' a shampoo
Style in dry climates

also, should I buy a wide tooth comb? (i feel like the answer is yes, but would a denman be better?)

Any info you provide me would be awesome

Thanks so much!

PS Though my hairs health is continuously bad I doubt I can find a hair twin, but I'm always on the lookout!!
2a-b, medium porosity, fine texture
former straightening junkie; converting to cg
low-poo: everyday shea body wash, ao gbp
cowash: none yet. used to use gf long and trong.

conditioner: ao h/s rose (sstill searching for that perfect 'dish/ leave in)
products: nothin' good :/ will update if i do! <3 but

i diffuse to stop stylin'. lol.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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curly hair should only be detangled when the hair is wet and full of conditioner. You can use your fingers, a wide tooth comb or a pick. The denman is good for distributing product not sure if it's used for detangling.

Basically, you're going to have to wait for your hair to grow out. You've done some seriously damaging procedure (all in the same month?). I would cut off as much as possible and start over.

Make sure you're eating enough protein, taking a multi vitamin (break it in half and take half in the morning and half at night) and add a fish oil or krill oil supplement.

You're gonna need patience.. lots and lots of patience but your hair will regrow. Now you know never to do most of those treatments again.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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Grantswanson--I don't have much to add about your hair except that I agree with crimson... Just needs a little TLC and alot of patience.

Just wanted to say that you seem like you have a great sense of humor and as long as you continue like that you won't have to worry about stress being a culprit of why your hair falls out. I'm sure you'll have that lucious hair in no time!
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