My hair is suddenly uncurling and falling out??

potatoamazinggpotatoamazingg Registered Users Posts: 2
(newbie here woot)
Okay so here's my little situation. So at the beginning of this week, i noticed my hair was falling out A LOT more that usual. Like, usually i lose quite a bit of hair every time i finally shampoo. But now every time i get in the shower, i'm losing completely healthy locks (i can see the hair follicles at the ends) and i'm really worried. Within a week i've lost about half of my normal volume and thickness to my hair. Not only that, but my curls that we once about 3a are now about a 2b. Which is making me really upset. I used to not be able to brush my hair curly but now i can easily brush it dry because its so thin. Also, one of my friends told me that my hair seems to be getting less curly everyday.
Can someone help me get my curls back? ;___;

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  • asagiasagi Registered Users Posts: 194
    (newbie here woot)
    Okay so here's my little situation. So at the beginning of this week, i noticed my hair was falling out A LOT more that usual. Like, usually i lose quite a bit of hair every time i finally shampoo. But now every time i get in the shower, i'm losing completely healthy locks (i can see the hair follicles at the ends) and i'm really worried. Within a week i've lost about half of my normal volume and thickness to my hair. Not only that, but my curls that we once about 3a are now about a 2b. Which is making me really upset. I used to not be able to brush my hair curly but now i can easily brush it dry because its so thin. Also, one of my friends told me that my hair seems to be getting less curly everyday.
    Can someone help me get my curls back? ;___;

    Ok check and double check and triple check that you are using the same products you've always been using. If its the same products check your eating habits. Any change there? Also is this change only happening to your hair? What about your skin? Are there other changes occuring to the rest your body? Have you been stressed out lately? If you're answering yes to more than two of these questions then please get yourself to a doctor. This could be a sign of a more serious problem.
    Curl type: 3C/4A
    Strand thickness: Fine-Medium-Thick
    Porosity: low to medium to high (depends on where on my head)
    Density: medium - high
    Co-wash :Tresemme's Naturals Conditioner
    Moisturizer: Aunt Jackie's Girls Baby Girl Curls: Curling & Twisting Custard
    DC: Profectiv Mega Growth Anti-Breaking Strengthing DC
    PT: Hair Mayonaise/Coconut Oil
    Sealant: Jamican Black Castor oil
    Gel: Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Registered Users Posts: 2,075 Curl Neophyte
    Just to pipe in here, you want to see 'healthy' hair with follicles at the end, as this means healthy shedding. If you don't see follicles, it probably means breakage, which means your hair is damaged.

    BUT since you seem to be losing a significant amount I'd go to your GP, to check there aren't any health reasons.
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • potatoamazinggpotatoamazingg Registered Users Posts: 2
    All my products have been the same for quite a while. I recently tried this hair curling thing because my hair was being really uncooperative for a while and i needed non frizzy curls for my concert band performance. I did it for about 3-4 days then as soon as i washed my hair, i noticed i was losing more hair. Also i used a diffuser for 2 of those days (which i think was a bad choice since my hair DOES NOT like heat products, even though i put heat protectant in)
    The area around my eyes and eyebrows have been getting really irritated and dry lately, too
    That's all i can think of honestly.
  • BluebloodBlueblood Registered Users Posts: 1,748 Curl Neophyte
    If you have issues with the hair in other places in your body then go to the doctor and get checked out.
  • naturalhaircarenaturalhaircare Registered Users Posts: 11
    A little over a year ago I noticed that my hair was starting to thin out more than usual, as well. So as most of us do in the modern world, I headed over to my nice little Google box to find out what I could do about it. My research ultimately lead me to the conclusion that the health of my hair was significantly impacted by what I put in my body. When I don't have enough of the essential vitamins and minerals, my hair begins to break and fall out. I started taking a supplement which has made a huge difference. I have made changes to my diet to help with the health of my hair, but I have found that a supplement makes it easier with my life as busy as it gets at time.
  • GypsycurlGypsycurl Registered Users Posts: 15
    I would do a fingertip check of your head to see if you have any round smooth bald spots. You may have alopecia. If you do, there are a number of ways to treat it but you need to see a dermatologist.
  • BluebloodBlueblood Registered Users Posts: 1,748 Curl Neophyte
    A little over a year ago I noticed that my hair was starting to thin out more than usual, as well. So as most of us do in the modern world, I headed over to my nice little Google box to find out what I could do about it. My research ultimately lead me to the conclusion that the health of my hair was significantly impacted by what I put in my body. When I don't have enough of the essential vitamins and minerals, my hair begins to break and fall out. I started taking a supplement which has made a huge difference. I have made changes to my diet to help with the health of my hair, but I have found that a supplement makes it easier with my life as busy as it gets at time.

    Unfortunately if you are severely deficient taking an over the counter supplement without taking the right dose won't help you.

    I have a friend who is Vitamin D deficient who was taking the daily recommended amount of Vitamin D. When her hair started to fall out she went to get tested for for nutrient deficiences amongst other things and now has to take 2.5 times the amount.
  • sfaithjsfaithj Registered Users Posts: 106
    (newbie here woot)
    Okay so here's my little situation. So at the beginning of this week, i noticed my hair was falling out A LOT more that usual. Like, usually i lose quite a bit of hair every time i finally shampoo. But now every time i get in the shower, i'm losing completely healthy locks (i can see the hair follicles at the ends) and i'm really worried. Within a week i've lost about half of my normal volume and thickness to my hair. Not only that, but my curls that we once about 3a are now about a 2b. Which is making me really upset. I used to not be able to brush my hair curly but now i can easily brush it dry because its so thin. Also, one of my friends told me that my hair seems to be getting less curly everyday.
    Can someone help me get my curls back? ;___;

    my hair has been thinning, falling out and curling less too lately. i got my hormones tested, and my hormones were totally wacky. i'm hoping once my hormones get regulated, my hair will go back to normal. another possibility is mineral buildup, or your shampoo may be irritating your scalp or missing some sort of mineral.
    2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

    cleansers: giovanni, curls
    conditioner: curls
    styling: LA Looks sports gel
  • LJ1493LJ1493 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 0 Curl Neophyte
    My daughters hair has always been naturally straight and find like mine. But, she's always had lots of it. She's going to be 14 in three months. Then, about three weeks ago, her hair just started going crazy curly (not tight curls, but wavy curls), and she's said that she's losing more hair than usual in the shower. She did change conditioners and she started using this conditioning cap. I read on here where one woman is Vitamin D deficient. My daughter is lactose intolerant. Anyone have any advice?
  • rachaelleibowrachaelleibow Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 0 Curl Neophyte
    Hi I'm 15 with 3a/3b thin jewish curly hair. My hair is weird because it actually works with humidity, so in the summer my hair is fantastic... but it flattens and gets super frizzy in the winter. Ive tried SO many products to help with the flattening and dryness during the winter. But everything weights my hair down because its so thin :( does anyone have any products they recommend for my hair type!!

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