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Time between washing and hair that comes out in the shower.

ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
The longer between my washes the more hair comes out in the shower and sometimes more tangle. I would assume this is normal. I always have a lot of hair that comes out though, maybe like half a palm full - again this is normal for me so I am not really worried, just wondering.

Does anyone else have/notice this?
3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

Shampoo - GTTTT
Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued

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  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've noticed that too. The longer between washes the more hair comes out in the shower but I think that's just because I'm not brushing my hair and when I finger comb it in the shower it's getting all the loose hairs that would have been brushed out during the old days.
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • destinych3destinych3 Posts: 291Registered Users
    I notice the same thing with myself. I assume it's because all the shed hair accumulated in my uncombed/brushed hair is finally coming out. Still freaks me out to see the ball of hair at the end of my shower, like it may be too much.
    Avi pic: Damp,freshly washed/ DC'd hair
    3c/4a:glasses8:

    :alien:APL and beyond:alien:
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  • pjsmommy12pjsmommy12 Posts: 206Registered Users
    Happens here all the time. Since we loose about a100 hairs day, I guess they all come out at once. I agree that it's a little scary sometimes
    :alien:Heather

    3a, med texture, normal porosity
    poo: one 'n only shiny silver (occasionally)
    co-wash/rinse out: assorted V05 "flavors"
    leave-in/dt: gvp cb
    stylers: ecostyler, bioterra curl cream, salon care aloe vera gel
    hair loves: plopping, clipping & diffusing

    i:love7:sally's


  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    Glad I am not the only one.

    It is a bit scary. But I prefer not washing every day.
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • hauptajhauptaj Posts: 122Registered Users
    Yep, happens to me too. Kinda stinks cause it clogs the shower!
    3a/b
    co-wash: Kirkland (Costco) Hydrating Conditioner
    low-poo: DevaCurl Low-Poo
    conditioner: Giovanni Deeper Moisture Smooth as Silk
    leave-in: Giovanni Direct Leave in
    styling: Botticelli Botanicals FSG, FOTE Aloe Vera Gel, Pink Boots, Batia & Aleeza Bio-Herbal Mineral Sculpting Gel, CHS Tweek, Curlisto Unruly Paste
    Fine to normal texture with normal porosity
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  • rockthecurlzrockthecurlz Posts: 910Registered Users
    Same here. Isn't it lorraine massey that said this is normal because the hairs that we shed get stuck in our curls and can't fall to the ground? I agree that when I see all the loose hairs, it is a bit of a shocker.
  • hipchickhipchick Posts: 350Registered Users
    Happens to me too! I notice I lose less when I wear it straight or wavy. I think I lose just as much then but when I wear it curly it doesn't fall out as easily throughout the day because I never brushed it or ran my fingers through it.
  • dernhelmdernhelm Posts: 84Registered Users
    Yes, this happens to me.
    But....I know that I'm still shedding hair during the day, too.:-?

    Since I stopped using sulfates I noticed that my shedding has decreased.....dramatically. I've read on the boards that some people have had the opposite happen :dontknow:
    very fine/dense/high porosity
    No heat styling

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • wookiemousewookiemouse Posts: 295Registered Users
    Add me to the list. A lot of my problem is tangles - it doesn't tangle in a sleep cap but I only wear that if I'm going for SDH. Otherwise I just pineapple and that makes the underside near my neck ultra-tangled. I'd say easily half a palmful if I go 2-3 days between washes.

    Stacy
    3a/some b, med/high porosity, med texture

    My current HGs:
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut, VO5 Strawberries & Cream
    Conditioner: Deva OneC
    Leave-in: Shea M, Deva B'Leave In
    Cremes: CIAB, pink Boots
    Gels: BRHG

    CG since 2/07 and loving it!
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    +1:happy5:
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
    3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
    My Photobucket Album
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I have a larger hairball when I go longer between washings but I'm not losing more hairs per day. There's just more hair tangled up or trapped in my curls.
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    dernhelm wrote: »
    Yes, this happens to me.
    But....I know that I'm still shedding hair during the day, too.:-?

    Since I stopped using sulfates I noticed that my shedding has decreased.....dramatically. I've read on the boards that some people have had the opposite happen :dontknow:

    Exact same thing for me! When I was using sulfates I was losing a ton of hair everyday. Way more than normal. Since I quit them my hair is growing much faster and I'm losing way way less hair!! It's amazing!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • AnteelaAnteela Posts: 1Registered Users
    I get that too. It doesn't help that with curly hair, we have a lot more strands depending on each other for space. One knotty strand can bring a perfectly healthy clump out through combing. It gets worse the more out of control it gets. I've been finger combing my hair lately. I lose hair still (plus it feels weird!), but it helps :P
  • DownwardSpiralDownwardSpiral Posts: 25Registered Users
    I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one! I was trying console myself with the idea that it is normal to lose 100 strands a day but I recently read that 30 to 40 is more accurate :dontknow: I'm thinking my handful of hair is more than that. Sometimes I'm tempted to count them but I have the attention span of a lemur and I'd never finish!:tongue3:

    I just started CG so it's nice to hear it may get better. Thanks for the info :D
    Jaylee :angel12:

    Started CG 7/27/09!
    Co-poo: Suave Naturals A&W or TC
    Condish and Leave-in: LVPNG
    Gel, etc: La Bella LofC and trying FSG, honey, and AVG
    DT: AO GPB
    Wan'na try: coconut oil
    Looking for: Humectant-free gel and DT

    2b/c, low porosity, fine to average texture
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,677Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Same for me; more hair loss when I wash after skipping a day.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!

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