Shedding??

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  1. Lovelylocs

    Lovelylocs Well-Known Member

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    What causes excessive shedding? How can you tell if you are shedding too much hair? [​IMG]
     
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    Here are a few things I'm aware of that can cause excessive shedding:

    A major hormonal change where there is a drop in estrogen like post pregnancy or stopping birth-control pills

    A lack of red blood cells to nourish the scalp, meaning iron supplements or eating foods high in iron is needed.

    Certain medications

    Stress

    Stretching out a relaxer too long a period for one's hair.

    I've learned that it's normal to shed up to 100 hairs per day.
     
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    Go to google.com and look up telegen effluvium
     
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    Another issue to deal with regarding shedding is have you changed your hairstyle to not allow the hair that is normally shed to fall out. When I started wearing braidouts, the hair that I would normally shed in a day was not actually falling out and hitting the ground so when I went to wash my hair, it seemed like a million hairs in the drain. So for that period, I REALLY thought I was losing a lot when it was actually quite normal for my hair.
     
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    Lovelylocs Well-Known Member

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    I think that I may have stretched my relaxer out too much. Garlic should cure this right?
     
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    bump
     
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