And it's falling. A lot. I had a stressful time in June until the end of July when I was eating very little. I was like 98 lbs at 5'4 and I was lacking energy. I think since then my hair started to fall. But now I am healthy. Why is still falling out?
Look how small is my braid! Now, seriously I am really worried.
Most Helpful Guy
I have just read something about hair loss with anorexia, which could have been relevant to your previous stress situation. When your body is depleted of resources then it directs what resources it has to vital organs. Your hair is made up of a protein called keratin. Apparently this can become depleted when the body is starved of resources.
You say that you're healthy now so there is no particular reason why you would be low on keratin, but you could always try keratin supplements for a little and see if it makes any difference. Read up on them first, obviously.
Most Helpful Girl
Have you tried castor oil? Us black women use it all the time to keep our hair from breaking off since its more brittle than yours. Try using it in a hot oil treatment once a week or once every two weeks. And put it on your hair while it's still wet to seal in the moisture. Oils are useless if you don't
Also, cut out shampoo. It just dries your hair and scalp out. When I stopped using shampoo, my hair was fuller and I had way less shedding happening.
Fast forward to 6:08 on this video, and you'll see how her hair change in a month just from using castor oil. She also talks about how to use it.
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