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I think it’s interesting that your hair seems to be shedding more after you started using a strengthening shampoo. I actually had the same issue, but with a different brand– Garnier Fructis Fall Fight. I don’t have an answer to this question but rather just wanted to mention that I had the same issue. Since I switched to a different shampoo, the shedding seems to have gone back to my “normal” amount..
I had the same problem with my hair shedding.Â Things started to improve once I started using sulfate-free shampoos.Â I switched from that to WEN, and started taking hair vitamins (Biotin). Now, my hair is strong, and fall-outs few.. I know WEN is very expensive, but it gets the job done. But if you’re not interested in going that route, then, a sulfate-free shampoo will definitly help.
I would love to know the answer to that question!!! During a single shower I can pull about 30-40 strands from my head. That doesn’t count the constant fall out I have through out the day. My hair is color processed & I only get it done like once a year, that also includes getting a trim. My hair is really long, I’m talking around 4 ft long, it goes past my butt!! I always thought I had bad fall out cuz of the fact that I don’t get it trimmed often & cuz since its so long it tangles really easy. Any insight into this problem would be a great help. At the rate I’m loosing hair now I’m scared I’m gonna be bald by the time I’m 40. And that’s not to far away for me!!! Lol
I wish I could say I was only losing 30-40 hairs at a time. I lose so much I’m afraid to look in the mirror after I towel dry my hair. I’ve been taking biotin for about four months and using Keratin shampoo and conditioner with no results. I too wish I knew what was happening. I know I can’t continue losing like this for much longer. Please help.
My hair has fallen out my the handfuls since I was in my 30s. That was after my first child. It did more after each child. I use all kinds of shampoos including Wen. Which in my opinion is no better or worse. Â I am in my 50s now and I still have a full head of hair. Stop worrying ladies. It happens but not often.
I think you should try a different shampoo. I was using Tresemme and I had very tangled hair and severe hair loss. I also believe stress is a major factor in hair loss. Since I switched shampooÂ and conditioner and changed my diet I have noticed my hair loss is much less. I am also going to try Wen as others have suggested.
I was intrugued by this story. i have long thick hair for being 52 i was vaccuming the otherday lol… doing some spring cleaning the belt broke.. my husbund usually cleans the roller anyway there was enough hair on there for a small wig.lol i just started using aveda invanti and i only use leave in conditioner like carols daughter black vanilla or nick chavez plump and thick i have hair fall out but we shed hair everyday but im not loosing hair or it is not thinning i was wondering if your hair was thinning because of the shredding.. if so you should see a doctor about that you could have a vitamin deficancy.
I had the same problem about a year ago. It was a very stressful time, so that was part of the problem, but also I think it was the shampoo. I was using a specialty shampoo that I got at my hair salon, one that promised to “nourish” the hair. But after a few weeks I was shedding everywhere! It got so bad that I had my hair cut short (which I also think gave it a chance to heal). I have since switched shampoos and the problem has completely stopped. Sulfate-free is definitely the way to go. I’m using Shikai moisturizing shampoo, which is available at health food stores and is relatively inexpensive. I also like Phytojoba from Nordstrom’s. It’s pricey, but I only use a little and I only wash my hair every 4 days. It’s also important to use the right shampoo for your hair type. For years, I thought my hair was coarse and curly (well, wavy), but my stylist said my hair is actually fine and dry. When I switched to moisturizing shampoos, my hair got so much healthier and now it looks great.
Every single hair on your body has three stages: Growth, Shed, Rest. Repeat indefinitely. It’s more than normal to lose hair every day becuase new hair is constantly coming back in. You know how your eyelashes fall out? Well, if they never grew back in, you’d have no eyelashes before you turned five, at the rate they fall out.Â
Hair is always growing.
The average rate is about 100 per day. Of course, if you have long hair, those hundred hairs are going to look like a lot more than 100 short hairs. So if you are growing out your hair, you’re not only paying closer attention to all those hairs, but they seem to be getting more numerous. Not that hair loss doesn’t happen, but as with any aspect of your own body, keep track of it; you’ll most likely realize that it’s normal and you won’t be bald by your next birthday.
By all means, switch to a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, but don’t bother counting hairs. Â
Personally, I found that my hair grew thicker and faster when I brushed it (gently!!) a lot and didn’t wear necklaces often. What’s the correlation? The chain catches and breaks hair at the neckline.Â
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