View Full Version : Frustrated: Hair Loss or shedding hair?

01-21-2016, 06:09 PM

I'm a bit frustrated with my hair. I'm not sure what type it is; such as 4a or ect. Everytime, I detangle my hair. It's never truly detangled and as the pictures show I suffer a lot of hair loss finger detangling or just touching my hair. The strands just seem to come out in my hand or on my clothes. My hair is everywhere.

I deep condition (weekly) and protein treatment (monthly) with heat, don't comb it or brush, lightly finger detangle from bottom to top, stopped using sulfur shampoos, wear protective styles and all the right things I'm supoose to do to it but yet I'm still losing this much hair. Is this normal? If I touch the hair strands are coming out.

I'm not sure what to do at this point for it. I'm thinking about chopping it all off. I have been natural four years. Is this hair loss or shedding? I have pcos and on birth control. Is this the cause of hormones not in check? I'm not sure. The pile of hair on the pillow is the second pile of hair. Each week I go through this.

I detangle with coconut oil. I have tried to detangle with slippery conditioner. That was just a disaster.

Weekly, I wash, do the loc method. Every other day apply coconut oil to my hair. I have low porosity hair.

P.S I'm not sure why the pictures are showing so big. I uploaded them to my server.


02-29-2016, 02:11 PM
I'm wondering if you are experiencing shedding or breakage. Can you tell if the follicle is still attached to some of these strands; a tiny white bulb at the end of the hair? If so then it is shedding. Unfortunately, I am not sure what can be done for shedding apart from making sure you hair isn't being pulled back too tightly, re-evaluating medications, changing your diet etc. I have a lot more experience with breakage.

Also I lose a great deal of hair when I detangle too, it's been that way for years lol. Sometimes when watching people on YT, I get a false impression of what shedding looks like. Especially considering we lose 100 hairs a day and I wait a week before detangling. If you see your hair thinning out, I think that's more cause for alarm than anything.

02-29-2016, 03:49 PM

Actually most of the time I don't see the bulb. There are small pieces but a lot of long pieces of hair. I detangle my hair every 7 or 8 days. I started to detangle with conditioner which I think has helped some but not a whole lot. I mix water, conditioner and oil together in a bottle. Also, I try to cover my hair at night. If I don't it's just matted and truly a mess to detangle. Still I wish I knew what to do to stop this breakage. My hair doesn't just never seems to grow but I know it is growing. I'm just losing hairs.

03-01-2016, 04:46 PM
I am sorry about your hair loss. It's possible that the breakage is due to hormonal changes or stress. I recommend informing your physician to see if hair loss is a side effect of your birth control, increasing your water intake, and trying not to stress.

Also, try handling your hair less by keeping your protective styles ( with your ends tucked away) in for 1-2 weeks at a time. Moisturize with an oil moisturizer mix that you spray onto your hair vs. applying with your hands. This will further decrease manipulation and could decrease breakage.

I hope this helps!

03-03-2016, 01:10 PM
I think you do too many protein treatments, that looks like protein overload. I've experienced the same exact thing and my hair behaved in the exact same way, it was horrible. I deep conditioned and stayed away from protein in products, coconut oil, and aloe for months and it only got a little better. My only solution was to cut it away.

03-03-2016, 07:03 PM
Yes this is so true. For the longest time I had no idea that I was protein sensitive but the 'protein-moisture' discussions/videos on YT got me convinced that I needed more protein. I started using protein heavy DCs and all the wrong oils (coconut oil fried my hair y'all). Just recently I returned to a moisture based regimen and I notice so much difference.

03-05-2016, 01:10 PM
Also check out your internal. Are you eating enough green, leafy veggies? Omega 3 foods? B12 intake good? Any surgeries with pain meds recently? What about your work environment? That all plays a roll, especially loosing at this rate. Other than that I would seriously consider getting a blood panel done. There's something internal going on and the loss may be a symptom of an underlying issue. Keep us posted!

12-08-2016, 10:04 AM
You Need to Consult best Hair Doctor for these problem ,Shedding Hair is nowadays very common for many people ,and main reason for that is our lifestyle and our poor Diet so don't wait for worst condition just consult best Hair doctor.