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    Posted: Oct 21 2004 at 11:35pm
I wash my hair every weekend with Suave Naturals
Coconut Shampoo or Pantene R/N (alternating each
week). I then deep condition with Lustrasilks Creme
Conditioner with Aloe Vera.

I try to get a relaxer every 8 - 10 weeks.

Daily, I use All Ways Instant Oil Moisturizer Leave-In
Conditioner. I also use a wide tooth comb and boar
bristle brush daily.

I axed the use of my flat-iron daily. I no longer wear
ponytails.

I drink 32 oz. of water about every other night and
take a daily multivitamin.

YET, my hair continues to break and shed heavily
daily. It seems to be getting worse and my loss of
length is becoming noticeable. This is very difficult
for me because I am used to having nothing less
than shoulder-length hair.
What could be the issue? I know it may very well be
stress. Anything besides that?
What else can I do in order to revitalize this "mess" ?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 22 2004 at 2:07am

maybe you need a new moisturizer.

also, try doing a protein treatment to help with the breakage and trim and split/dead ends off

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 22 2004 at 6:22am
I heard that suave and Pantene are not good for the hair. Also, you should be taking in at least 64oz. (8 glasses) of water each day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 22 2004 at 8:14am
To second the comments above, also as the season changes, especially to the cold season, hair shedds a lot. Hair grows faster and thincker in summer, but it shedds and thins in winter. May be change of products, like light products (light or medium in heaviness conditoner or moisturizer) work better in summer, and in colder season hair needs more protection, i would switch to a heavier conditioner, heavier moisturizer. I notice my hair is shedding more the past 2 weeks, it's been freezing up in here. I'm planing to get heavier conditoner and moisturizer this weekend. Currently i alternate b/n some product line from my dermatologists and elasta qp, and ubh, i think i need something more to protect my hair. I know it's easy to say, i can't even do it well, drinking water plays big role. 32 oz every night, i will probably make it every night. It's a battle for me to take that 8 glasses of water down my throat, but compare to the result, it's worth it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 22 2004 at 5:03pm

I agree with my BHM sistas. 

I know constant manipulation can also break hair down.  But if that's not the case try doing a deep conditioning treatment such as, Joico K-Pak Reconstruct Deep Conditioner.  This stuff really works.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 22 2004 at 6:08pm
OOh i'd love to try that Is it something exclusive you have to order? or can you find it at beauty supply's like sally's? what was the effect of it on your hair? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 22 2004 at 6:18pm

I would suggest not to brush.  I did a test one month wear I compared one month of brushing only and one month of comb only, and gurl you should see the results.

So ever since then I have not touched a brush and my hair is loving me for it.  I only once a week (before I deep condtion) or when needed with a large tooth comb (K-Cutter).  When I do my daily protective styling which is a bun I use a small tooth comb only to smooth.  I add some S-Curl Moisturizing (it come is a spray bottle) and I only comb the top layer.  This method works and helps to control uneccesary pulling.  I hope that you try this method instead of combing and brushing everyday.

I would stop flat-irnoning daily also.  Heat is a big no-no if you want to grow long hair.  At least in my past expereinces anyways.  It made my hair break and weak, so I have stopped using all heating appliances (blow-dryer, curling irons, and yes even my beloved flat-iron) for good.  I've been six months heat-free and my hair is so full of body and is 100% healthier.  I plan on going heat-free for two more years straight and I would highly recommend that you give it a shot too.  Believe me you will not be dissappointed.

To Lovegrowth you can find the products that Bubblinbrownsug is talking about at your local Beauty Supply.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 22 2004 at 7:02pm
Thanks cinammon!
and i concur, frequent heat and brushing is not conducive to healthy growth! I only use heat when I really need to have the straight hair look. Other than that its all buns and ponytails for me! But I dont think i could live without it completely, You go Cinammon!

Perhaps some hot oil treatments might help Toriemmv?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 23 2004 at 6:43pm

I agree with the girls,

Your hair will tend to shed more in the fall of the year I notice mine doing the same thing. Aslo try to find a shampoo that has Sodium Laureth Sulfate, it's milder on your hair and will not cause it to dry out like Ammonium Laureth Sulfate which both Pantene and Suave contain.

Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate - very harsh
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate - harsh
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) - still harsh
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) - mild, great choice
TEA Lauryl Sulfate - gentle, good choice
TEA Laureth Sulfate - gentle, also a good choice

Actually here is the thread that can explain more about shampoo main ingrediants by piscesgurl :

Truth about Shampoo

Just hang in there and keep looking on the forum for tips.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct 23 2004 at 11:15pm
I hear everyone talk about "proctective styles", 'buns", and ponytails. Ponytails break my hair off....is that just me?
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