Just after Christmas my shedding increased from 140 to 230 hairs a day. The picture I took early january was not up to date after only 15 days, in mid January I have probably taken the most horrid pictures of my hair.
It was weird to see for the that it looked like more than half of it had disappeared, I kept taking pictures hoping for a better outcome, but all of them were bad in some way.
I tried spreading out my hair less for the photos, but it did not help much, and honestly..its not really a solution, trying to keep the hair from spreading out, that is what it naturally does.
I looked into the mirror, hoping I would see my hair in its old state, but I did not see what I was used to.
(109cm) This was the worst picture taken, I had my ends oiled because they were really thin and flyaway. Normally oiling my ends does not make things look worse, but I guess it did here since the difference of the thickness - top / bottom, is just so significant. I have lost mostly long hairs it seems.
I was later assured that it does not look as drastic IRL though and I felt a bit relieved. But imagine the horror that day when pictures and video turned out like this..:(
A more accurate freshly washed picture:
(109cm) Its still thin to about BSL or midback length but it tapers more gradually. I still decided to shorten it a bit though, I trimmed 3 times in January all together. Most trimming I have ever done to my long hair.
Around mid January, I also discovered the effects of beer and re-fem...and that was when my hair stopped worsening I feel. I do shed a little bit more than normal, but that gives me hope soon to be back to normal.
Now here is a picture after the 2nd small trim:
(107 cm) This was taken January 28th. My hair is exactly classic length here. I don't feel too bad about shortening a little bit, it makes the tapered half look "shorter". Since I slowed down the loss, I have the weird feeling that a tiny bit of thickness grew down, the hair on my crown feels fuller and when I twist my hair into a bun I feel more density closer to my head if that makes sense.
It is absolutely crazy how strongly one can feel the slightest changes in hairs thickness...I don't think I am imagining it, but we will see in 2 months.