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Is this normal?

itskyrstenitskyrsten Posts: 43Registered Users
I have to start wearing my hair up at work, so I decided I just wouldn't wash it those days I wear it up, which is about 3. I went the full weekend without washing it, washed it today and lost a ton of hair in the shower, plus a ton when I combed it when I got out. Is this normal? I lose the same amount when i wash it every day which I guess was okay, but this was like triple and it was like strand after strand. I'm kind of freaking out. lol.

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  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    Yes it's normal it's the three days worth of hair being removed at once instead of daily


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  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Yup, same thing happens to me. I tend to lose a ton of hair anyway but more so if I skip a day.
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  • bluebonnetbluebonnet Posts: 82Registered Users
    Normal! I only wash my hair every 4-6 days, so I get what looks like a small mouse in the shower each time I wash my hair...so that sounds gross, but it's normal. You're supposed to lose something like 100 hairs a day, so if you wait a few days to wash and comb, you'll have a few hundred more hairs ;)
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  • itskyrstenitskyrsten Posts: 43Registered Users
    Also since I am going 3 days without washing it, my roots tend to get oily...will that eventually go away?? Or do I need to just keep using the dry shampoo?
  • raindearraindear Posts: 356Registered Users
    itskyrsten wrote: »
    Also since I am going 3 days without washing it, my roots tend to get oily...will that eventually go away?? Or do I need to just keep using the dry shampoo?

    As your roots adjust to a less drying regimen, they will produce less oil. If you use a dry shampoo, the roots may continue thinking they need to continue replenishing the oil, and not make this adjustment.
    Be Happy!

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  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    raindear wrote: »
    itskyrsten wrote: »
    Also since I am going 3 days without washing it, my roots tend to get oily...will that eventually go away?? Or do I need to just keep using the dry shampoo?

    As your roots adjust to a less drying regimen, they will produce less oil. If you use a dry shampoo, the roots may continue thinking they need to continue replenishing the oil, and not make this adjustment.

    But I think it can take a loooooong time for that to happen. Personally, my roots never got the memo, even when I'd go about 4 days inbetween washings for almost 2 years.
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  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
    itskyrsten wrote: »
    Also since I am going 3 days without washing it, my roots tend to get oily...will that eventually go away?? Or do I need to just keep using the dry shampoo?

    Before I went CG, I conditioned my scalp to go longer and longer before getting oily (at this point, I can go five days or more before I see any oil. It's not a quick process (for me it took probably six months to go from getting oily by day 2 to getting oily by day 4), but it's definitely worth it.
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  • kygirlkygirl Posts: 13Registered Users
    I noticed this too, after I started wearing my hair curly on a regular basis. My hair started to clog the drain, which it never did when I straightened daily. I freaked out too, thinking I was losing more hair, but it doesn't appear to be thinning and I think it's because I'm not touching it or brushing/combing during the day like I used to. So I think you are fine. :)
  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Posts: 557Registered Users
    kygirl wrote: »
    I noticed this too, after I started wearing my hair curly on a regular basis. My hair started to clog the drain, which it never did when I straightened daily. I freaked out too, thinking I was losing more hair, but it doesn't appear to be thinning and I think it's because I'm not touching it or brushing/combing during the day like I used to. So I think you are fine. :)

    Same here

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