PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE!! I REALLY NEED HELP. SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH MY HAIR!

Okay let me start off with my hair type. It's 3b with some 3c curls. My hair is thin. It has tight ringlets and kinks (the 3c part). I have noticed that my hair seems to be thinner. I have been dieting and have lost about 40 lbs, which I read can do that to your hair for a while. I think I have seb dermatitis, but I think that has been getting better. My problem is this. My hair seems to be getting thinner and my curls are becoming suuuuper limp. I'm really, really stressed out about it. I'm deeply attached to my hair. I just need to know what is going on. I haven't cut my hair in about a year and a half. I DO NOT use heat and I haven't colored my hair in about 3 years. I bought some kinky curly come clean shampoo but I've only used it once so I don't know if it could be product buildup. Could I need a good hair cut? Do I need protein? If I need protein is there at home treatments I can use to put protein in my hair? Do I mix it with moisturizer since it can dry out hair? And also, my hair has lost some of it's volume, which it doesn't have much to begin with since it's thin. I just really need everyone's help. I'm sorry for all the questions but I don't know what to do. Also, my hair has grown A LOT. When wet it's down to the middle of my back. I also heard that sometimes that can make curls limp too, but I don't know about that. Thank you so much for reading. Again, I apologize for all the questions. I just want to figure out what is going on. I keep crying over it.

3 Answers

Longer hair can cause limp curls and therefore the appearance of thinner hair. Stressing about it can cause actual hair loss, so try to relax as much as possible. I would recommend going to the dermatologist, considering the possible dermatitis. The doctor can examine your scalp, and tell you if you have actually suffered hair loss as well as treat the dermatitis.
Great advice, Jessi! 
Elle,Don't worry! I've experienced this problem, too in the past. It could be product buildup. I would suggest gently cleansing your scalp once a week. I really like CURLS Clarifying Shampoo - http://Shop.NaturallyCurly.com/product/curls-pure-curls-clarifying-shampoo/ This also works pretty well- http://Shop.NaturallyCurly.com/product/elucence-volume-clarifying-shampoo/Also, try using a mousse and after you get out the shower, dry your hair with an old t-shirt, hanging your head upside down and "plopping". Here's more on how to do that: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/to-plop-or-not-to-plop