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I recently went from a natural hair style to a geri curl. My hair comes out when ever I wash it or put moisturizer on it. What can I use to stop my hair from falling out?

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Hi Lettie,

The first thing you have to figure out is what's causing the hair loss. Did it start right after the chemical process? Did you get it done professionally and by someone who is experienced with curls? Was it over processed? Are you experiencing any type of stress?  Also, the products used for curls are so moisturizing, that usually alleviates the dryness that can cause hair loss or breakage. Are you using the recommended products? It could be that the chemical was too strong for your hair and weakened it. I would suggest to use moisturizing products and get protein treatments to help strengthen the hair. You can also take hair vitamins that provide essential nutrients the body needs to promote healthier and stronger hair. I would also suggest an appointment with your doctor to rule out anything internal.  

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Jackie Winn

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I can answer questions pertaining to hair loss, healthy ways to maintain hair, hair cutting, weaves, extensions, relaxers, natural hair, product knowledge, hairstyling and scalp conditions. I continue to study my craft and am always up to date on the latest trends and styles. My focus is to educate people on how to maintain the health of the hair and practical ways that can be duplicated at home.

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I am a licensed cosmetologist in the state of California. I have over 15 years experience. I was an instructor for the cosmetology department at the College of San Mateo. I've also done fashion shows, hair shows and taught beauty seminars and hair care workshops.

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I received my training at San Jose City College Cosmetology. I continue to educate myself by attending advanced training classes.

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