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Old 01-06-2005, 10:21 AM
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Default Shedding after removing braids?

I know there is supposed to be a healthy amount of hair shed following removal of braids. However, is this normal:

I removed my braids (rows) last night in the dark. Mainly because my son was asleep next to me and also because I get nervous seeing alot of shed hair. I raked through each segment as I unbraided. When I was done, I turned on the light and combed through my entire head of hair with a detangling comb. I got a normal amount of shed hair. I then ran EVO through my hair wrapped it in a cap and scarf and went to bed.

now, here's where I have a ?, This AM, I did a pre-wash comb through. Hair was STILL coming out. I then washed it, again more strands coming out. After washing I placed a deepcon in my hair, combed A TINY BIT and braided it into two braids. Still-more hair. I am wearing a plastic cap, a scarf, a piece, and a hat to work today (it's a very nice hat, so don't go thinking I look a hot ghetto mess). BUT will the hair fall ever slow down? Usually it stops when I blow dry it--this is when I lose what looks like a massive amount as the dryer shaked it all loose. I don't really want to blow dry it, but I may have to.

What is your braid removal/de-shedding procedure? Do you lose hair like i do, or do you get it all with one comb out? HELP PLEASE!

Other thing is i seemed to get more breakage than I normally do. I will not return to that braider again. My hair seemed to grow in the three weeks and I really want to keep braiding, but I don't like breakage.
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Old 01-06-2005, 10:24 AM
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Default Re: Shedding after removing braids?

one thing i will say, even tho u comb and detangle ur hair, sometimes the "fake" hair used to braid is STILL on ur head, and when u wash ur hair, it appears as if u r losing tons of ur own hair which is not the case. HTH
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:15 AM
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Default Re: Shedding after removing braids?

Thanks CH, I was wondering that. i lost this clump of hair that I wasn't sure if it was really the fake stuff or mine. it looked like mine, but i wasn't sure. I decided to let it go, what's the use of crying over it.
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Shedding after removing braids?

more than likely, it was the fake stuff. don't sweat it girl.
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Shedding after removing braids?

ITA with CH. I also use a mild protein before I deep condition when taking down braids to slow up shedding. The last set I removed in Dec. I didn't have much shedding at all. I was surprised but I used Aubrey's GPB right after I shampooed and follwed that with a deep condition. Stopped the shedding in its tracks.
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Default Re: Shedding after removing braids?

I experienced some major shedding after having flat twists in for too long. The girl that washed my hair at the shop was pulling out hair the length of my arm. There were clumps of hair sitting on my shoulder. Very scary. Thankfully it was just dead hair. But seeing it all piled up was pretty weird.
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Default Re: Shedding after removing braids?

I will try using GBP next time Simplycee. Thanks.

BHB, I know that feeling. There were some long hairs coming off last night. All in all, I've had less than I 've had before, but I've yet to blow it dry.
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