What IS Daily Normal Hair Loss?

According to the experts it is anywhere from 50 to 150 depending on what site you believe.

As you know I have been losing my hairs at an alarming rate due to stress and an auto immune. This also encompasses diet and many other things!

SO . . . . .

Absofreakinglutely . . . . .

Even if it is curly and difficult.

I did it! 

I am pleased to announce for the past several days I am finally at about 60 in hair loss. However I do NOT brush it more than once a day unless I am getting ready to wash it. I am not counting the hairs whirling around and going down the drain either.

I brush it after shampooing. Yes I use a brush for wet hairs. It is a sandalwood brush. Simply amazing. Using a comb on my already challenged hair seemed to make things worse. Sandalwood brushes quite reasonable in price.

Then when I am brushing  to help the natural oils distribute throughout my head I use a pure boar bristle brush. The linked brush is from Morocco Method. I do not have one of these however everyone raves about them. 

If you are going to use a comb I would recommend a large tooth wooden comb
Rick makes them by hand and they are superb!

Rick not only makes them per your preference, he also inscribes them with what wood and your name. They are quite reasonable in price. He is a great guy give him a call and visit his site!


What does 50-150 hairs look like?


I know you are thinking what I thought.
Can I guess-ti-mate?
YES! I think you can.

These are my hair tools. . .

Either wood or natural bristle for this girl!

The only time I use plastic is when my hair is already brushed smooth and I am trimming it so I can get them all.

IF you are concerned about how many hairs are either whirling down the drain or deciding to camp in your hair brush. . .

Please, Please, Please talk to your doctor. There are many many reasons for hair loss.

Normal Shampoo, Natural Shampoo or No Poo?

It seems everything these days are laced with chemicals some naturally derived some produced in a lab . . .

If you are on the fence about what kind of shampoo to put on your body and hairs this might help you decide.

Remember however that choosing a completely natural/organic/no chemical/no poo shampoo will take a promise and commitment of at least a year no matter how your hairs look!

My road to no chemical hair care is about a year in and I started this because my hairs have been falling out due to an auto immune called Hashimoto’s, which causes the hair loss among other things.

You can read about the many reasons for the hair loss here.

Back to the poo…

I originally started using the Morocco Method on my hairs. It is the absolute best in my humble opinion! However it can get pricey especially if you have long hair.

It has absolutely no sudsing agents and is made completely with botanicals and organic products. You think you need more than you do, so therefore I went through it pretty fast.

PLUS it takes time to get the chemicals and remnants out of your hair.

I went through lots of stages:

extreme tangles (wet & dry)
feeling nasty ( coarse, not clean, slimy-oily, etc)
falling out (more than my usual which is extreme)
dry and brittle
look and feeling dirty
etc . . .

I will not sugar coat this…..
You want to pull your hair out during this process.
Days when you want to just grab a bottle of shampoo from the store and use it!

Apple cider vinegar rinses helped a lot. Depending on how bad your hair feels warrants the level of vinegar ratio to water.

Brushing your hair with a natural bristle  or sandalwood brush is key in getting your hair healthy. It brings your natural hair oils to the surface and distributes them throughout all your hairs.

When Morocco got out of my pocketbook range I decided to explore making my own shampoo. I have come up with a recipe, and it keeps changing, that seems to be working or my hairs are finally CLEAN and healthy.

Does it smell flowery and pretty?
NO. . .
It smells earthy and herbal, kinda like dirt.
It also looks like dirt!
Until I perfect it I do not see the use in adding essential oils and I have essential oils in my hair oil.

AND

In  addition I am still using the Morocco Method creme rinse and conditioners sometimes. Plus hair oil almost everyday.

As you can see in the above image my hairs look healthy and shiny.
Don’t get me wrong there are days still that it is a grease pit and on top of my head! I can live with that.

If you have straight hair you could do the no poo method and use baking soda and apple cider vinegar! Curly haired people will find that very difficult because our hairs tend to tangle more easily and curly hair does not seem to do well with baking soda. Trust me on this I have tried putting baking soda in my concoction!

You can also use liquid castile soap, also grab it at Bi-Mart which is a bit cheaper.
I use it when I cannot handle the greasy for the day or if I have used too much oil!

It is the healthiest it has been in years.

I am here to support you on your journey, just holler!