More hair loss with CG?

Laura SLaura S Posts: 33Registered Users
Is it normal to shed more hair in the shower using the CG method? I wash every other day, and consistently drop enough hair to clog my little drain strainer cup.

Maybe, because I'm using a no-poo (DevaCare), I'm scrubbing my scalp harder to get it clean, which causes more fallout? I have medium density hair, and haven't noticed any thinning spots. It's just a little disconcerting when I feel those clumps of hair (well, not clumps per se, but many strands at a time) slide down my back and into the shower!
Keeping it simple so far...
Shampoo/Condish: Deva Care No-Poo, Wella Brilliance Conditioner for Colored Hair
Currently trying: Deva Ultra Defining Gel


  • txwvy32txwvy32 Posts: 161Registered Users
    Not sure. I just wanted to let you know i'm in the same boat, but it's always been like this, even before CG. I wash everyday, once in a while on the 3rd day and I lose a good amount of hair but when I asked my stylist about it (I was concerned) she said it was normal for the amount of hair I have. I have TONS of hair and so naturally i'll lose more than someone with less hair. If I wait and wash on the 3rd day i'll get three times the amount of hair and yeah, that usually fills up the hair trap pretty good. Just make sure you're really gentle in the shower with your hair.
    2(I have no idea what pattern), low porosity, mix of medium and coarse, dense

    *Have just discovered the amazingness that is the "Spritz and Condish" routine* :toothy10::toothy10::toothy10:

    Shampoo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner
    RO: GVP CB, Garnier Triple Nutrition
    LI : Whatever conditioner I used + EVOO or Argon oil
    Stylers: Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Creme, EcoStyler Gel (krystal)
  • tambalinatambalina Posts: 64Registered Users
    A change of seasons sometimes increases the amount of shed for a few people. My family goes through an "Autumn's Hair Fall." Mine lasts a few weeks. I never really notice a difference in my density, though.
    CG Journey Start Date: 08.21.12 Now modified CG
    F/M texture, Med Density, Low/Normal Porosity, Hennindigo
    Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):
    Sulfate wash: CHSTS
    Low-Poo: OMAO
    CO-Wash: IEC, VO5VMT, TNRV
    Rinse Out: YTCarrots, DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCB
    LI: YTCarrots, CCC
    PT: NPF
    Styler: AG:RC, KCCC, LALNC, FSG
    Gel: BRHG+Biotera
  • ChikyuuChikyuu Posts: 268Registered Users
    One theory is that when straight hair experiences shedding it can just fall out and away without you noticing. Curly or wavy hairs send to get stuck once they release, and get removed manually when combing, washing, etc. I've experienced this my whole life and I'm used to it.
    2c or something MODCG Since December 2011!
    New May 20th Routine
    Co-wash:VO5 KiwiLime or VanillaMint
    LI:TN, Regis OliveOil Condish, GVP CB
    Styler: LALSG
    Daily routine: Cleanse, LI, soak with water, scrunch in gel, plop, pixie diffuse, air dry.

  • wavyrachelwavyrachel Posts: 28Registered Users
    I have the same problem. This never used to happen before CG. If you find out the cause or a cure please let me know.
    rocking 2c waves with 3a bangs (on a good day)

    Modified CG

    Low-poo: Yes to Carrots (contains Sodium Coco Sulfate A.K.A. SLS), Live Clean Volumizing
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals
    Rinse-out Condish: Yes to Carrots
    DT and PT: IAgirl's PT, Enjoy Hair Mask (A-cone):sad1:
    Stylers: Joico Curl Defining Cream/Gel:love4:, Joico Joiwhip, He Body Envy Gel, He Tousle Me Softly Mousse, Boticelli Babes FSG, DIY sea salt spray

    I :love4: my difuser
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 884Registered Users
    I too, wonder if it's the hard scrubbing/manipulation. When we used shampoo, the shampoo did the job, and now with manipulation. I wonder if it's a good thing or not. I've scrubbed so hard at times that my scalp hurts in areas afterwards when it's dry. Then i get scared that I'm going to close up pores or prevent hair from growing back. Hopefully those are just stupid thoughts of mine. At least I've never made it bleed, but it's not handling this scrubbing stuff
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG