I finally tried the relaxer mid step protein treatment with Aphogee 2 minutes protein conditioner and it made such a big difference. My hair didn't feel flat like it usually does for weeks after a fresh relaxer. I didn't want to try it because I was worried about my hair reverting but that didn't happen. I also lost very little hair. In fact I washed my hair three days after the relaxer and lost about 3 to 5 strands. This felt so weird, I don't remember the last time I lost so little hair. I usually lose large amount of hair that I worry about combing my hair. I had my hair in cornrows for about two months and the last three weeks I made ayurveda tea with some powders and fenugreek seeds and sprayed it on my hair almost daily. I noticed I didn't lose as much hair when I took the braids out. I also sprayed my hair once with rice water few days after taking the braids out. But I doubt the rice water is the reason my hair stopped shedding. I suspect it's the ayurveda tea. I will keep using the tea and and apply rice water once in a while and hopefully this means the end of hair loss for me.