Thursday, May 20

Shedding - It happens to the Best of Us

Shedding:  Everyones hair sheds. Its a natural process.Shedding occurs when your hair reaches the end of its growing cycle and it naturally falls from the scalp with it's tiny white "bulb" attached to it. The bulb is not the actual hair root, but its the base of the root. See, for every shed hair another hair replaces it. So, if the actual root came out with the hair, you would not be able to produce hair from that same place on your scalp anymore. If a hair does not have that white bulb, then its a broken hair. You will notice that shed hair is usually longer then a broken piece of hair.

Ways to Slow down Shedding
If you see shed hair, don't worry. On average a person sheds about 50-100 strands of hair a day. Now, I think that's a lot of hair to be losing. I personally do not want to lose that much hair in a day. The best way I can help with extreme shedding, is with Garlic!

Garlic is a rich source of a number of vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin B-1 or thiamine and vitamin B-6. Vitamin C promotes collagen growth, makes the hair roots stronger and thus prevents breakage of hair. Thiamine helps to improve the blood circulation in the scalp and which is vital for hair regrowth

Garlic Supplements: Garlic Vitamins are said to decrease the amount of shedding. Do a search on it and you will see a tremendous amount of testimonials on the use of Garlic Supplements.

Garlic Shampoos-- Nutrine Garlic Shampoo is a good one that can help reduce the amount of shedding. If you use this once a week the shedding would decrease drastically. (I have not used this, but heard of many good results)

Garlic Deep Conditioner- Now this is something that stopped my extreme shedding right it in its tracks. The only one I can recommend, because I have used this, is Alter Ego Impact Ego with Garlic. This is a little expensive, but there are so many home recipe's online that you can look up to help reduce shedding. I'll try to post some when I get a chance.

Tea or Coffee Rinses- Ever since I started doing tea rinses(black tea), I have probably 5 shed hairs a day. Just brew some tea or coffee, let it sit until it's cool, then after shampooing pour over hair and scalp, apply a deep conditioner over it then rinse out after 30 minutes. Result- Soft, strong hair with very little shedding!
I will do a whole post on this in the future

As you can see, Garlic seems to do the trick, for me at least. If you have any other  remedy's, shoot me an email!

Here is an article outlining the difference between shedding and breakage. This is very informative. I received some of my shedding info from this.

Shedding vs Breakage


  1. Hi! How many tea bags and how much water do you use for your tea rinses? Thanks!

    1. Sorry for the super late response. I use about 2 teabags for 2 cups of water.


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