Hair Update - 11 Weeks Post Relaxer & SheddingThursday, December 13, 2012
I'm going on 11 weeks post relaxer this week and my new growth is very manageable. I still spray my new growth with Scurl No Drip Activator once every 2-3 days to moisten the demarcation line (where the new growth and relaxed hair meet). It's a life saver and my hair loves me for it :)
Unfortunately, this stretch has probably been the worst for me as shedding is my number #1 enemy. Lately, I've been noticing long strands of hair (with the white bulb at the top) falling out, several at a time,when I manipulate my hair. This is alarming to me as I do not shed often. It's to a point where my hair actually feels a lot thinner!!! Lately I've been under pressure with finals, work, events, Christmas parties, etc. I've also had two colds in the past month! There's been a lot of stress, lack of sleep, lack of a properly balanced diet, vitamins and tons of manipulation to my hair (combing, brushing, styling etc.). Horrible huh?!
Well...my game plan is to re-stock my vitamins ASAP. I plan on getting back my prenatal vitamins along with a B Complex, Vitamin C and possibly MSM to help with the shedding. For those of you who don't know, MSM helps delay the shedding phase so that your hair is in the growing phase for a longer period of time, therefore your hair is continuously growing without going through it's normal shedding cycle. Black Tea Rinse will also be on the list of things to do to stop my shedding. I've never tried it before (never had excessive amount of shedding) but I hear the results are immediate and that's just what I need at this point.
As far as relaxing goes, I won't relax until I notice a significant decrease in shedding.
Wish me luck!