So with alcopecia, i believe that once you have taken the
pressure(literally) off your hair, the shedding will happen and stop once the weakened hairs have come out. I
don't think it is going to continue to break until u are bald, since you have already
taken the braids out. To prevent further shedding, you can do a clay rinse or a mild protein treatment, both will be in detail in the link below.
Right now you want to take out those shed
hairs. The hair has already shed the only thing you can do is get them
all out thoroughly so you can preserve the rest of your hair and
eliminate any further matting. How did you detangle your hair after you
took out the braids? Did you finger detangle or use a comb? Did you dry
detangle or wet detangle?
When you had initially taken out your wig, you
should have done a little dry detangling with a lot of oils first, so you could
get out the shed hairs before going into the shower. Otherwise you're
dealing with shed hairs and your hair reverting at the same time-- not a good combination.
afterward you would wet detangle under running water with a really good
conditioner(section your hair and apply conditioner before going in).
This is going to provide your hair with better lubrication so the
tangles just melt away.
Or course you should be finger
detangling as well so you can smooth and rake out the tangles with
nimble fingers instead of just plowing through the tangles with a comb.
If your tearing through knots and tangles, you will end up with splits
that will turn into knots on other strands and re-mattify themselves
even worse, repeating the cycle. This is why ppl lose so much hair when
they detangle with combs and have problem retaining length. This is a
problem i used to have myself.
You also need to be getting out
the shed hairs more often. Do it every other day or daily for a week.
Then you can stretch it to twice a week. This will not cause any
problems, with overmanipulation. It will actually reduce the amount of
manipulation in the sense that you will have less shed hairs piled up
that you have to slide out.
Now, about your conditioner. You want
a really good one with lots of slip that will just melt those tangles
away and make the matting just slide out and be easy to unravel. I
recommend Kinky curly knot today, or trader joes tea tree tingle
conditioner. They provide a lot of lubrication for the strands and make
detangling in the shower a breeze.
Last, look into your hair and
check for split ends and knots after you detangle and clip them or trim.
Because since your hair has been matting and ripping so much, you have
likely developed splits and ssk in the process. You want to get rid of
those otherwise it will just make your hair more prone to matting and
more difficult to detangle with out snaps.
Last look into this regimen called the Max Hydration Method. I
think this will help you a lot. It involves strategic techniques for
moisturizing including deep conditioning. This will be killing two birds
with a stone in terms of getting shed hairs out and etc. Before you get
your product, you can do all the steps 1-4 and end with deep
conditioning.http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937.htmlThere are some adjustments in the mixtures used in the regimen, which i will update the links to here:http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_page71.htmlhttp://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_page67.htmlhttp://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_page65.html