My younger sister Chrissy is the funniest person I know. She says the most random things that make clutch your gut and try to hold your gastric contents in. The other day we were talking about Girl+Hair (Girl and Hair) and potential products for the future. After much brainstorming, she said, “you guys should create a product for edges.” I thought, everyone has a product for edges…how boring. Chrissy believes that edges are like the ‘immunity idol’ in Survivor. To her all you need are…edges and Jesus…LOL!
So as I was perusing my daily trashy reading, I noticed that K. Michelle inadvertently took a swipe at Tamar Braxton’s edges (see image below). *Side eye* I hate when women zing at each other. (Yeah! I call them zingers…little swipes at completely irrelevant things). Tamar snapped back at K. Michelle explaining that she suffered hair loss after the birth of her son Logan. You see, many women experience hair loss after a stressful event, it’s called Telogen Effluvium.
*Cam takes off her beauty bestie hat and puts on her DOCTA hat. (I had a hilarious patient who would scream “DOCTA” every time I passed by his room).*
Telogen Effluvium is a form of non-scarring hair loss and it is due to a change in the regulation of the hair follicle growth cycle. A larger percentage of the hair follicles will be in the resting phase than the growing phase. Therefore, there is more shedding than usual. Anything can cause this like childbirth, major surgery, rapid weight loss, iron deficiency anemia, thyroid problems, significant emotional stress, etc. Most people will experience hair loss two to three months after the stressful event followed by stabilization and regrowth.
So there…that’s Telogen Effluvium in a nut shell, and folks, please don’t make fun of edges :). Stay sangin Tay Tay…we love you and your edges. BTW, my new favorite Tamarism is “Are you sureeeeee?” I always want to punctate a discussion with this. Can you imagine? “Doctor, I prepared the patient for the OR….me…..Are you sureeeee? hahaha!”
P.S. I will actually think about a product for edges.