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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Is My Hair Falling Out?

Is My Hair Falling Out?

I realized something yesterday—I think my hair is the longest it's ever been. It currently stops about two inches below my bra line in the back. It's fun having longer hair... I've always been a shorter-haired, chin/shoulder-length kind of girl. But you know what I'm noticing? It seems like my hair is falling out! 

Here's what I do to my hair on a usual basis. I wash & condition (a couple times a week) with Joico or Yes To products. After the shower, I loosely wrap my hair in a towel for about 10 minutes to absorb moisture, and then I just let it down and let it air dry—without brushing or combing it (my hair dries rather straight and tangle-free). I don't use many products (the occasional beach spray), and I occasionally use hair spray. I don't usually tease it and I never use heat styling tools. On the days when I wake up with 2nd day hair, I put in a little dry shampoo and put it up into a pony/bun/braid—nothing too special.

So... basically—wash, shampoo, air dry (no brushing or combing), and the occasional dry shampoo when it's dirty. That's all. It's a really easy routine, but am I missing something? All day, I find stray hairs on my back, on my clothes, around my office, and if I even touch the bottom of my hair, it seems like strands come right out. I claim to be the hair expert, but then why does it seem like my hair is falling out? Am I the only one in this hair battle?

Now, I've spoken to a friend about this, and she suggested that since I don't usually brush it, that the hair falling out is what most people probably catch in their brush in the morning. Also, I've heard that when your hair is longer, more does seem like it's falling out. Long-haired ladies, is this true? It honestly makes me want my short hair back (and we all know that Daniel wouldn't complain if I cut it, because he encourages me to do it daily... see this post for proof)! Anyway, does anyone have any advice? Maybe I'm just being paranoid... but any input is appreciated!

9 comments:

  1. The longer your hair is the more apt you are to notice it falling out, I guess. I have long hair, somewhere around your length, actually might be longer, and it seems like my hair is everywhere. It is. I think my hair falls out more due to the side effects of a medication I'm taking but I notice my hair everywhere because it is so long.

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  2. My hair goes to about the hollow of my back, its fine and very layered.

    All the fallout is because you don't brush it a lot. I only brush out my hair on the days I wash it (about 3-4 times a week) the days I wash/brush the hair that comes out is much less. On the days I don't wash/brush its normally in a ponytail or bun, when I wash it the next day it seems like a ton of hair comes out in the shower.

    Maybe start brushing your hair when you get in the shower =)

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  3. I doubt your hair is falling out. I use to have waist length hair and IT WAS EVERYWHERE. It was even on clothes I didn't know I had!
    I now have a pixie cut and it still falls out the same amount as when it was longer, but I just don't notice it as much because it's shorter.

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  4. My hair is a bit longer than yours and it feels like it's falling out all the time. And I am constantly being told how healthy my hair looks.
    Alesha <3

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  5. It's a combination of all things mentioned presumably. I brush my hair a lot (I do the 100 strokes a day with my tangle teezer)and since I started doing that I haven't had that problem anymore! Also, like the others said, you notice longer hair a lot more. A loss of 100 hairs a day is normal so I wouldn't worry too much! Your hair looks gorgeous btw :)

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  6. You'll notice it more yes because it is long as there's more of it now to get caught on your chair backs, clothes etc... and wind round the rolls inside the vacuum like a rope! Sounds like your hair is falling out and regrowing at the normal rate, the strands you cast off are just very long and dark and so you're noticing them. Don't worry about it, perfectly normal!

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  7. Thanks Catherine! I think you're right... and thank goodness!

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  8. Most likely, it's paranoia coupled with the fact that your hair is longer and darker than it has been.... but if your willing to take a risk for the sake of luscious locks here's what i did:

    I had an issue with thinning broken hair despite the fact that I almost never use heat and I've never died my hair. After some research I discovered my shampoo could have been the culprit. I started on a regimen called "No Poo" which has pretty much saved me. If you Google you can find an abundance of bloggers who've done it, as well as how to do it.. To be completely honest the first few weeks are terrible, but after the adjustment period I wound up with the best hair of my life.



    Maybe a new blog challenge?

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  9. Hey Marissa! I've actually talked back and forth with a girl who did that and I do think it's worth trying... kind of scary to think about in the beginning... but I'll go ahead and look into it. Might not do it, but it's worth a look! Thanks!!

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