Amount of shedding after 4 days :)
It is said that we lose about 50-100 shed hair per day...sometimes more and sometimes less. I don't think anyone really enjoys this part of their healthy hair journey lol. Seeing hair that you've worked soo hard to keep,on your head, fall to the floor can be frustrating, but know that shedding is going to happen. It is a natural process! Your body is getting rid of the old and making room for the new :) You can tell if a hair is shed when it has a white bulb on the end of it :)
There is no need for concern about the amount of hair lost during shedding, unless you notice your hair is thinning, or you are losing large clumps of hair at an alarming rate. So don't worry about counting every single strand lol!
(An easy and common treatment for excessive shedding is doing a black tea rinse.) I tried this treatment before in the past when I was relaxed, but didn't stick with it long enough to see results lol.
Tonight was wash night and I decided to take note on how much I shed this evening. It has been 4 days since my last cowash, and I haven't done anything to my hair except refresh it with steam from the shower each morning :)
Breakage is something no one ever wants lol. However, it is impossible not to ever have a few broken hairs here and there. It's going to happen! The key is to minimize the amount of breakage
so no long term damage occurs. (Broken hairs are usually shorter than shed hair and don't have a white bulb on the end.)
Things that minimize breakage include:
Keeping your hair moisturized at all times
Staying away from excessive heat, color, relaxers, and harsh manipulation
Avoiding protein overload
Avoiding moisture overload
Keeping your ends in check with trims when needed
Minimizing tension from protective styling, buns, ponytails, puffs, braids, etc.
Washing your hair properly (for me, I now have to wash my hair in sections or twists or else! LOL)
Protecting your hair with satin/silk at night (bonnet, scarf, pillowcase)
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
Remember to be who you are and not the person others think you should be!
Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012