Many curlies are shocked when looking at the hair they shed on washing days. But don’t worry it’s absolutely natural that curlies shed more hair while washing their hair!
Why do curlies loose more hair on washing days?
The answer as to why we shed more hair on washing days than straight haired people is actually pretty simple – we don’t loose a lot of hair on non-washing days:
- Unlike straight haired people we can’t brush our hair daily, but we only comb our curls while washing them, thus we don’t really shed curls on non-washing days.
- And even if we do loose some hair on non-washing days they usually get stuck somewhere in our curls (just like all the bobby pins you’ve lost somewhere in your curls..) and they finally come out when we comb our curls.
How much shedding is normal for curly girls?
So, that’s why we shouldn’t be shocked when looking at the curls we shed after washing our hair. To show you how much shedding is absolutely normal for me, I took two different photos the amount of hair I lost while washing my curls. Because the numbers of non-washing days define how much you shed it’s important to know how many day of not washing my curls I’ve been going before taking the pictures.
If you’re easily freaked out by hair that’s been shed, you’d better not look at the following two pictures (they’re not pretty, but for sure informative).
Although it might seem like a lot of shedding, I’ve shed about these amounts when washing my curls ever since I’m wearing my hair curly. As I’ve never suffered from any king of hair loss I consider these amounts to be normal.
You should do something against shedding, in case….
… you’re shedding a lot more and on top of that you also notice having less hair: There’s a lot of information on this topic in the internet, but seeing a dermatologist certainly isn’t a bad idea either.