HELP!!/ Shedding hair/ Post-chemical treatment

Ok, just like a couple of years ago, I'm starting to shed more hair than normal after having had a thermal reconditioning treatment (Bio-ionic straightening) a few days ago. I thought my scalp would react better this time since I went to t professional salon instead of a beauty college.

My hair LOOKS fine, straight and sleek and all, but seems to be coming out little by little at the roots. It doesn't seem to be breaking at the roots; just coming out loosely (I think). I tried oiling it and the hairdresser who did my hair even gave my scalp an oil treatment with lightweight, cleansing oils about 3 days ago. I think that overstimulating it just makes it worse.

I'm thinking the problem isn't so much that it lacks oils; rather the problem is the PH balance.

Any ideas on what I can do to stop the shedding? Should I use cold water on the scalp so that I don't overstimulate it with warm water? Should I use aloe rather than vinegar to try to restore the PH balance? I am only guessing that the PH balance is off....I'm not really sure why it's coming out of the roots after having a mild chemical treatment and the hair looks healthy.

I will also post this at the Straightening board as well....I'm not sure if it belongs at the health problems board or not....


  • Yes, Still PaulaYes, Still Paula Posts: 485Registered Users

    (Help! A great vitamin recommendation would be sufficient at this point....)
  • echokittenechokitten Posts: 1,751Registered Users
    Try GNC Ultra Nourish Hair. Many of us are currently taking it, it's good for skin and nails too.
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  • ashleyerinashleyerin Posts: 36Registered Users
    I had the same problem with bio-ionic. It has been three years since my last treatment and my hair has just stopped falling out. (Not to discourage you). I take the Phytophanere vitamins and they work better than anything I've tried, and I have tried everything!! I get them at sephora, pricey but worth it. Best of luck to you.
    3a-3b (mostly 3b)
    Trying a shorter style at the moment, but starting to get the itch to grow it back out.

    TR Survivor :) My TR is all grown out!
    Fotki PW: curly
  • Yes, Still PaulaYes, Still Paula Posts: 485Registered Users
    I might combine those GNC hair vitamins along with Phytophanere vitamins....guess I'll have to look online for the latter one?

    Wow....I had no idea that Bio-Ionic can be THAT damaging...probably the worst TR on the market. I wonder why it's still on the market being used so frequently then?

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