hair thinning :scratch:

I was wondering during the early stages of transitioning did anyone feel that there hair was thinning? Okay so I decided to stop relaxing my hair about 2 months ago. I have been doing the no poo routine, I deep condition twice a week and all that other good stuff. Does anyone think that maybe I should cut my hair so maybe less hair comes out or so that it isnt that noticable? When my hair dries I notice that the ends dont seem as full as it used to be. Its not like I have bald patches or anything but I can definetly tell that I have less hair than before. Its a little scary because I will get globs of hair coming out when I wash my hair. I dont comb it all that much, I follow the rules I only comb it when its wet. Can someone help me?
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I was wondering during the early stages of transitioning did anyone feel that there hair was thinning? Okay so I decided to stop relaxing my hair about 2 months ago. I have been doing the no poo routine, I deep condition twice a week and all that other good stuff. Does anyone think that maybe I should cut my hair so maybe less hair comes out or so that it isnt that noticable? When my hair dries I notice that the ends dont seem as full as it used to be. Its not like I have bald patches or anything but I can definetly tell that I have less hair than before. Its a little scary because I will get globs of hair coming out when I wash my hair. I dont comb it all that much, I follow the rules I only comb it when its wet. Can someone help me?
Originally Posted by muneca4986
Yes, I noticed a lot more coming out but it could also be the weather changing and we tend to shed more during seasonal changes.
I feel like I have handfuls when I wash my hair or even run my finger through. I am also not using the conditioners I normally used after relaxing.

My relaxed ends tended to break more easily when they were wet so I finally cut off the last 3" -- that may not be an option depending how long your hair is.

Speckla
I cut about 3 inches when I was first transitioned to natural and I didn't have a problem with too much hair falling out after that. As a matter of fact, not only was my hair healthier after I trimmed it, but I noticed that it grew faster for whatever reason.

You don't have to cut off 3 inches if that's too drastic for you, but I would highly recommend trimming the ends at least.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

I actually had this conversation with a friend last week who is experiencing this problem. I think it's customary to shed about 50 hairs per day. If you're combing only every 3 days, then you should expect to lose about 150 hairs when you do comb. This can seem like a lot. I think it's also important to distinguish between shedding hairs and broken hairs. When your hair comes out, is it broken off or are they "whole"hairs (this would suggest shedding)? Have you noticed any thinning? Also are you combing with conditioner or using a good detangler and a wide toothed comb? When my friend and I discussed these things, she realized there were some things that she could do differently.

If none of these seem like solutions, you may just need a good trim.

HTH
Last Relaxer: July 2006
It is whole strands of hair that come out. Thank you for the reply. I only comb my hair when I have a conditioner in my hair, or I finger comb it. I think What I will do is cut at least 3 inches off. Lord willingly that will do the trick. Thank you.

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