About a month ago, I had like the biggest crisis of my life, -- My hair started falling out in chunks and I was about to die. Not even lying. Those of you who know me, know my hair is in good condition, its not super thick, but definitely not thin, even with a razor cut, the overall feel is still thick. All of a sudden, it started falling out in chunks and all through out the day. I couldnt seem to figure it out,
I dont think I have vitamin deficiency ESPECIALLY since for about 2 weeks I was eating more veg and drinking so much water that I couldnt even imagine lacking nutrients-- and MCD's was so not in my diet. My hair went from being uber hydrated, strong, and not frizzy to becoming super brittle, dry as like the desert and would break easily and it was constantly knotted and so frizzy, that no conditioner could break through it,
I was LITERALLY in panic mode.. BUT I had to nip this thing in the bud. So the first thing I did was change my shampoo and conditioner.
My mom normally gets the "bulk shampoo-conditioners" from Sams Club so I decided to the kind for chemically treated hair, since she colors her hair.. I thought why not-- generally these type of shampoos have more nutrients in them + to keep hair really shiny and healthy and hydrated b/c hair dyes dry out hair..
Gardiner Frutis came out with a new conditioner its in like a raspberry red bottle-- and it SUCKS. I mean it was like using White Rain on my hair-- no offense to people who use it, or non-brand from Dollar Store.. it was just awful. Got rid of that thing, and switched to Vatika Shampoo from the Indian Store, its a shampoo thats consisted of Olive Oil, sometimes other oils, depends on what you get, Henna Treatment, and something else-- cant remember right now.. and Sauve's comparison to Avedas Voluminous Shampoo-- a friend of mine with amazing hair told me she only uses Suave and she colors her hair consistently, and another one told me Aveda's shampoos are really good-- so I thought I'd try this..
I went for a hair cut after that, it had been about 11 months, since I got my last cut, and I thought that was the main reason it was falling out, but I was consistent in taking care of my hair-- I straightened it about 2x a month or curled it, I usually have a hair serum/heat protectant for my hair, I don't put any products in my hair and I oil it regularly with Amla Oil, sometimes mixed with Castor, or whatever I can find.
It was still doing the EXACT same thing! the one thing that was in great shape was literally falling apart, and I started looking bald too :S I wanted to shave it all off. I thought lets just try the vitamins, It had been a month since I stopped cuz I ran out, so..
Anywhos, I had to get my blood work done, thought it maybe Thyroid.. I was hoping atleast, because it would solve soooooooooooo many of my issues-- but FAIL. My blood work was EXTRA normal.. except my good ol cholesterol-- thats obviously my eating habits. But anyway that ruled out so many possible solutions.
I got back on taking ONE A DAY, really 2 a day Gummie MultiVitamins and then I came across this :
HUDABEAUTY reminded me about a vitamin supplement I used to take a few years ago, just to keep the hair/skin nails in tact, Read Here BIOTIN! I went and got that too! I went for my follow up which mentioned Vitamin D deficiency, -- I mean Im not a fan of tans, and B12, and a ton of other blood work I need to get now :( and LASTLY- Olive Oil.. I just put that in my hair 2 nights ago and its amazing right now!
BUT the reason I am writing this today.. b/c to some extent, all of these things have been working
Vatika Shampoo-Keeps my hair Shiny and nourished
Suave's Aveda version- Keeps it Voluminous and untangled
Gummie Vitamins are ALOT easier to take + Biotin is really good for alot of things
Blood work is always good to sort out any issues ur having that u might or might not know of.
Olive Oil- Helps hair re-growth and keeps it shiny and smooth!
BOTTOM LINE! My hair is NOT falling out anymore! and its getting healthy again! I woke up today and thought OMG what a big change! Have to blog it!! So thats my story! Ill keep u posted on my recovery--Im going to switch shampoo + conditioner soon b/c its running out so I will add results to that..
If you have any comments, tips or concerns please contact me!! or comment below! Hope it helps!!