I seem to be losing more hair now

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
November 30, 2008 10:22am CST
Ever since I donated my hair a few weeks ago, I seem to be losing a lot more of what I have left in the shower. It used to be that there would only be a few strands in the drain, but now it's enough to clog it up a bit. I don't know if they're all falling out in the shower and not anywhere else, or if they're falling out everywhere more than they were. I have tons of hair, so it's not like I think I'm going to go bald. But I think it's strange that I am losing so much hair in the shower now.
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@jukkish (54)
• Finland
30 Nov 08
Donated your hair? What do you mean?
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I kept letting my hair grow very long, the whole way down my back. Once I had at least 10 inches of it to cut off, I had it cut so I can send it to Locks of Love. This organization takes hair and makes wigs out of it to give to children who are undergoing cancer treatment. Since all the hair is donated to them through people cutting at least 10 inches of it off, they don't charge anything for the kids wigs. I've done this twice and plan to keep doing it as long as I have hair :) For some reason though, this time it seems like more of my hair is falling out that I noticed before. I think it might be staying in the rest of the day and just falling out in the shower. When my hair was long it would always be falling out all over everything.
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@GardenGerty (87574)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Nov 08
Well, that makes sense, it fell out more when it was longer because there was more of it to get caught on things and more gravity to pull it down. At first I did not understand why the lenghth would make any difference at all.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Hey reiny~I have been lousy lots of my hair and I don't have alot of hair to lose! It sometimes happens at certain times of the growth season. I have been losing mine in clumps which is really scary because my hair is very thin and I have some bald spots. It really freaks me out. I also have alot of stress. I have actually gone to the dermatologist from time to time to have it checked and she said it was nothing to worry about. I am always filling up the drain with hair. But, when I run my fingers through my hair I get a hand full! At least you have alot of hair so it doesn't matter to you! But, it is a normal thing! Cutting hair is good for hair so it definitely is nothing to be concerned about. What you did will actually stimulate the growth.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
1 Dec 08
You see the topic makes me so nervous that I typed the first sentence wrong! "I have been losing lots of hair" Yes I have lousy hair! You can see how very upset I am about this!
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
1 Dec 08
That's a drag! I do have tons of hair, and my brush has always been full every couple days. I think that I'm not losing as much hair during the day so it's all coming out in the shower... I have no clue, but I am going to keep an eye on it.
• United States
2 Dec 08
I just read an article that says thyroid, low iron levels and stress can all be a cause for hair loss. It also says that we typically lose 100 hairs a day. Here is a link if you'd like to check it out. http://blog.washingtonpost.com/checkup/2008/06/counting_hairs.html
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I think I'm losing all 100 in the shower... I haven't seen any errant strands anywhere else, and I usually pick them off of me in droves.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
1 Dec 08
That's odd. It always seems to me like I must be going bald when I have long hair, but when I have short hair I don't seem to lose any hair at all. But how would I notice when it's so short? Right now I can hardly wait to cut my hair. It is so tangled all the time and really hard to manage. I can hardly wait to donate it. But I want to let it get a bit longer first.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I was at that same point a few weeks ago, it was actaully getting on my nerves. The only thing I can think of for losing my hair is that I'm not losing it all over the place during the day??? Maybe it just all comes loose while I'm washing instead of just all day long.... I still have plenty left (so far!) so it's not that big a deal yet. Just kinda strange.
@GardenGerty (87574)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Nov 08
That is odd. It is more usual to lose hair faster in the summer months. Have you changed shampoo or anything like that? Are you eating healthy and getting plenty of rest? I imagine it will turn around again, soon, but I agree that it is a strange happening.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
30 Nov 08
Nah, haven't swicthed shampoo in over 2 years - this stuff is awesome. Everything's been about the same with me. The only thing I can think is that when it was longer it fell out all day long - I had strands of hair all over the place! Now I guess it's only falling out in the shower - at least that's what I'm hoping...
• China
30 Nov 08
you will be fine if you sleep more times at very night
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I think the same amount of hair is falling out now as before, but it's not falling out all during the day, just in the shower... At least I hope that's what's happening!
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