MASSIVE BREAKAGE:please help

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ok so i took out my braids, then i did the egg/.mayo PT. during the whole process of washing and taking down my braids i have just too much hair in my hand. the scary thing is that within the clumps of hair i have a lot of curly hair in it. so please help me i have done protective styling,DC,PT and everything else you can think of.
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Try not to panic. Some questions:

How much hair came out?
How long had you been keeping your braids in before taking them out?
How long did you leave the PT treatment in for?
Has this happened before, and if so, what seemed to cause it then?

If you left your braids in for quite a while, you likely accumulated a lot of shed hair that got trapped inside your braids. The result would be that by the time you unwound the braids and wet your hair, all that accumulated shed hair would come out at one time, giving the illusion a bunch of your hair fell out all at once. ... But if we're talking about you losing handfuls of hair, that's another issue.

Protein treatments can cause breakage, but usually it's not that dramatic unless they've been done too often over weeks or months, and especially if they haven't been counter-balanced by moisturizing non-PT treatments (And you say you've been doing DCs too). The other situation where protein can really cause a problem is if you've left the protein in your hair for too long. If, for example, you're leaving PTs on your head for half the day or overnight.
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after reading your advice, i think it comes down to the fact that i need to find a better detangling method, NEVER leave braids for over a month, and less PT. thank you so much
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I think plenty moisture can build the hair strength. I am removing my Senegalese twist I've had for 2.5 months in the next week or so and I've made purchase for major moisture retention. I guess from previous experience I remember how dry my ends were. I'm hoping the pure coconut oil will help with slippage and detangle in the shampoo..my question is should I be using a clarifying poo since I didn't wash as often while the braids were in...

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I am new to the natural scene. I have been relaxing my hair since I was 10 I am 25 now and I have decide to go natural because I am tired of the damage relaxes have done to my hair and I would just rather learn how to care for the hair god gave me. I am 4months into my natural look and I have a LOT of new growth. I have 4a type hair and The problem I am having is that not matter how much I moisturize my hair keeps breaking off. Its my new growth that is breaking and it stays so dry too. I wash and dc once a week, moisturize my hair 2 a day, wrap it at night. Is there anything I can do to stop the breaking?
ok so i took out my braids, then i did the egg/.mayo PT. during the whole process of washing and taking down my braids i have just too much hair in my hand. the scary thing is that within the clumps of hair i have a lot of curly hair in it. so please help me i have done protective styling,DC,PT and everything else you can think of.
Originally Posted by afroniqueyou
It's important to remember that you shed upwards of 150 hairs or so daily and that all of the hairs that weren't 'brushed out' are going to come out when you do detangle your hair, and if you've had your hair up in braids for a while, that could mean a few months worth of shedding is going to occur in that one day when you take them down.

But any protective style where your hair hasn't been detangled in a while is going to have a bit of shedding.

So, unless you've found distinctive bald patches, or the shedding doesn't reduce to the normal 150 or so hairs with more regular grooming (in which case a visit to the dermatologist should help clear things up), I wouldn't worry too much. HTH!

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