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Hair is falling out a lot?!
« on: 04 Oct 13 / 11:53 AM »
My hair is falling out so much recently, I'm not quite sure why?! I fully bleached it for the first time in a few months last week and have been using veggies but it was falling out before then too :( not in clumps but loads and loads of strands! It's worse when I've washed it but if I use a deep conditioner or protein treatment my hair feels really thin and flat... I've been using kpak and Aphogee 2 minute treatment and I'm not sure what else to do! Would a good cut stop it from falling out? Help :(

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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #1 on: 04 Oct 13 / 12:39 PM »
Is it falling from the root or snapping off? Falling from the route suggest something medical, such as stress or alopecia, and I would suggest you see your doc. If its snapping off, then its most likely damaged and would need to be cut 1 inch about eh point of breakage to stop the damage travelling up the hair shaft =]

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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #2 on: 04 Oct 13 / 01:04 PM »
Some of it is from the root yes, but strands are just coming out whenever I put my fingers through it and this has never happened before! I'm gonna take the plunge and have a huge chunk cut off next week and hopefully that will put a stop to it :)

Could anyone recommend some decent shampoos for volume too? I've been looking at that one for horses but I'm not too sure!

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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #3 on: 04 Oct 13 / 01:09 PM »
There are a lot of reasons why hair falls out. One of them is that we, like other animals have shedding seasons. Sometimes, your hair starts falling out more as the folicles end their cycle and release hairs.
 A change in hair care can also cause hair to fall out.
 When I started washing my hair every 3-4 days instead of every other day, I felt like my hair was falling out a lot as it came out in the shower but that is because when you wash your hair, all the hairs that have been shed but get stuck/tangled in the rest of the hair are released. I was only noticing it more because after 4 days, more hair was trapped in the tangles. Certain shampoos make my hair feel limp, thin and very frizzy. Doing conditioner only washing has improved that greatly.

like amy said, there are medical reasons as well such as stress  or alopecia. you can try taking vitamins or go to see a doctor if you feel it is falling out at alarming rates.
The more you worry about it, the worse it can get as stress wrecks havock with your hormones and can cause you to have bad hair and skin.

If its not falling out from the root then it is damage. you can't really fix that apart from with a good cut
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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #4 on: 04 Oct 13 / 02:20 PM »
Thank you! I think I'm going to push my hair back for a few days and leave it to try and gain some natural oils or something. It did start thickening up a bit a few days ago when I used a supermarket brand shampoo/conditioner then I used Aphogee 2 minute keratin treatment and now it's back to being really thin and horrible. I may start taking iron tablets too as I have heard good things about them!

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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #5 on: 04 Oct 13 / 04:21 PM »
It sound like you are over proteinating (is that even a word?) your hair. Lay off the conditioners with keratin or other products which add protein to your hair such as coconut oil. Too much protein can make your hair feel gross.
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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #6 on: 04 Oct 13 / 04:42 PM »
Yeah I was thinking that! I'll stay away from them for a while :)

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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #7 on: 04 Oct 13 / 09:22 PM »
To much protein can also make your hair go brittle and snap off, so I'd say it definitely sounds like you're relying far too heavily on protein.  It should be used no more than once a week on thin/damaged hair and even less than that for thinner and relatively healthy hair.
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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #8 on: 04 Oct 13 / 11:43 PM »
If its from the root it could be various things. A lot of peoples hair changes about every 7-10 years, probably due to hormonal changes as we age. It could be a votamin deficiency of some kind, alopecia, a thyroid problem, stress, you could be pregnant...(both times i was pregnant my hair fell out like mad the first 6 weeks) i would see a dr just to make sure it isnt an iron deficiency or something with your thyroid or something like that. Theyl just draw about 5 little vials of blood most likely.
Always remember to consider what your hair is going to feel like after processing it BEFORE you do it! Test strands, treatments/oils are important when it comes to hair, but the most important thing is patience!

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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #9 on: 05 Oct 13 / 11:29 AM »
Anaemia runs in my family so that could always be a possible reason. If the hair cut doesn't do anything I guess I'll be off to the doctors for checks just to be on the safe side!

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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #10 on: 05 Oct 13 / 02:11 PM »
Ya im anemic too, it started with my forst pregnancy. I dont know why but when i first get pregnant my iron just drops, i think thats why my hair fell out both times. Everyone is different, even if your iron is just a little low it could be making your hair fall out. Then you stress "omg! My hairs falling out! Omg! Whats wrong with me?!" Lol which im sure just makes it worse. If you have family thats anemic im sute you know that it makes you feel fatigued, can fall asleep at any time if its lower, bad bad headaches, i see spots in my vision. It looks like just a huge swarm of gnats is in front of me wherever i look.
Always remember to consider what your hair is going to feel like after processing it BEFORE you do it! Test strands, treatments/oils are important when it comes to hair, but the most important thing is patience!

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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #11 on: 05 Oct 13 / 08:51 PM »
I haven't been tested for it but I'm pretty sure I might have it! I'm constantly tired, have days where I randomly feel dizzy or faint and I'm always pasty too. Think I'll take a trip to the doctors about it! I haven't washed my hair since Thursday, gonna leave it for a while, have it cut on Monday and pray it improves because seeing all these strands fall out makes me feel physically sick wah  :(

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« Reply #12 on: 05 Oct 13 / 09:53 PM »
The lowest my hemoglobin has ever been was 7 and i was SO white. Im fair to begin with but i seriously looked like death. And my hair was just falling out so much i only washed it evrry 2 weeks. Back then i normally washed every 2 days but every single shower just a rediculous amount of hair would fall out. I hope you do go because just taking an iron tablet a day can help with all of it. Some days i end up taking a second if istart seeing spots or my head hurts or im super tired. Its a totally diffetent kind of tired with low iron than just normal tired. If you are anemic + the dr rxs you iron just be sure to take it after eating something to prevent feeling nauseous + it helps it get absorbed faster too. And only take what he rxs you, too much iron can be dangerous.
Always remember to consider what your hair is going to feel like after processing it BEFORE you do it! Test strands, treatments/oils are important when it comes to hair, but the most important thing is patience!

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« Reply #13 on: 06 Oct 13 / 02:31 PM »
Oh bless you, that sounds awful :( I'm gonna try and get an appointment tomorrow and see! I noticed today that the strands of hair that is falling out have a white tip, when I googled it shedding came up but I've never experienced this before :O so glad I'm seeing a hairdresser tomorrow even though I'll probably get nagged at!

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« Reply #14 on: 07 Oct 13 / 02:16 AM »
While you are there they might also want to check your thyroid, like others have mentioned hair falling out (and other symptoms you describe) can also be due to thyroid problems. My hair has thinned so much in the last 2 years... what once took 2 turns of a hair band now takes 4. When I brush my hair loads and loads comes out (from the root), and the same thing when I wash my hair - I know everyone loses hair daily, but this is more than 'normal'. Sometimes when I see all the hair in the brush (and on the floor) and how thin my ponytail feels nowadays I almost want to cry.

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« Reply #15 on: 07 Oct 13 / 02:29 PM »
Ya your best bet is to check with your dr. It could be low iron, and like @RedHeadx said, it could also be a thyroid problem like hypothyroidism or hashimotos. Symptoms for those are pretty similar to anaemia among other symptoms as well. I hope you start feeling better no matter what the cause is and your hair will stop falling out so much, even if its not from a medical issue. Most peoples hair goes through a natural change about every 7 years, that could also be whats happening. Good luck, sending positive vibes your way <3
Always remember to consider what your hair is going to feel like after processing it BEFORE you do it! Test strands, treatments/oils are important when it comes to hair, but the most important thing is patience!

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« Reply #16 on: 07 Oct 13 / 04:21 PM »
I just had a big chunk of hair cut off and it feels better but even my hairdresser was saying how thin it was :( (I did find out that using a barrel brush does wonders on making it look thicker though!) She did mention shedding around this time of year and that I shouldn't touch bleach, even on my roots until the end of the year maybe. I booked a doctors appointment today to have tests and stuff done incase it is something health wise so I guess we'll see :) thank you <3 xxxx

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Re: Hair is falling out a lot?!
« Reply #17 on: 07 Oct 13 / 10:18 PM »
I am shedding almost every year around sept-nov at random for about 2 months, so if you've noticed that before it might be the case... otherwise I second getting it checked :(

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« Reply #18 on: 07 Oct 13 / 10:52 PM »
This is the time of year our bodies do shed more (late summer really, early fall) if youive in the northern hemisphere. During the summer we are typically exposed to more sun, and after a while our bodies start to shed hair, because nature tells our bodies we dont need as much hair, to keep our bodies cooler. Then as it gets cooler out and were not in the sun as much it slows down becayse then nature tells our bodies we need more hair for warmth/protection from the elements. I read about women who would regularly sunbathe on the french riviera, would complain to their hairdressers every late summer about how their hair was thinner + of losing hair more. Its interesting the things our bodies do sometimes.

But, im glad you scheded an appointment. Its better to be safe than sorry. Let us know how it goes!
Always remember to consider what your hair is going to feel like after processing it BEFORE you do it! Test strands, treatments/oils are important when it comes to hair, but the most important thing is patience!

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« Reply #19 on: 08 Oct 13 / 11:13 PM »
In my personal experience, the longer your hair gets, the more it sheds. We lose 100 strands a day. I shed a TON while fingercombing, I have since my hair was about bra strap length, and I have ever since. I still have hair. I agree that you should get it checked out just in case, but it could be just normal shedding.

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« Reply #20 on: 09 Oct 13 / 03:14 PM »
I have noticed less hair falling out since I had it cut, but it's still quite noticeable whenever I wash my hair or put my fingers through it and it's actually worrying! Hopefully things will improve over the next few weeks now I've started taking vitamins and zinc tablets etc.

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« Reply #21 on: 09 Oct 13 / 03:28 PM »
Longer hair often appears as more because it hangs onto other hair strands, maybe the rest is just falling out without being noticed :P

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« Reply #22 on: 10 Oct 13 / 09:02 AM »
I noticed a bald patch this morning and I haven't stopped crying since. I honestly don't know what to do now, the temptation of just shaving my head is too much but the only thing holding me back is where I can find a wig that will look natural enough! I hate this :(

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« Reply #23 on: 10 Oct 13 / 09:41 AM »
Some medications make your hair thin out a lot too, I know people who had to change their contraceptive pill because of excessive hair loss so it could be medication related.

Hope the hairloss stops soon.
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« Reply #24 on: 10 Oct 13 / 11:31 AM »
Oh man :( sorry to hear that, that sounds awful! There are some wigs out there that look quite natural once you hide the center weave, I'll be more than happy to help out and surely others too.

Really hope it stops soon :(

 

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