Lately (this week) I have been experiencing a major shed. Normally I shed about 20 hairs a day and its all cool. But this week I think I have shed about 100 hairs a day and its not loking pretty. I actually have a huge hairball in my room that I will upload next week Monday, just to show you how much I have shed.
At first, I thought it was just hair from weeks of not much thorough detangling. But something I saw on The Long Hair Community pointed to a different reason. Apparently food allergies (such as lactose or gluten) can cause shedding. I fond out earlier this year that I am gluten intolerant or actually allergic (not sure which yet). Unfortunately this week, I had to eat food with gluten or starve to death. Which explains my fresh breakout, hyperacidity and shedding. So today, I decided to quietly starve instead of poisoning myself with something my body can't take. I just have to be really careful with what I eat and really read ingredient labels.
So, if you are having unexplained shedding, a food allergy might be the cause. I will be back in 2 weeks with feedback on whether cutting out gluten worked to stop my shedding.