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Question #45209 posted on 05/24/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was scanning the archives through use of the fantabulouso "I'm Board" button and stumbled across Board Question #34064 about shampoo. Now, I've been using Herbal Essences for years and years and many people tell me that my hair is some of the healthiest they've seen. But lately (as in, only the past few weeks, not the years I've been using Herbal Essences) my hair HAS been coming out a lot in the shower. I guess what I'm asking is, if sodium laureth sulfate is so bad for your hair, why is my hair so healthy? And why did my hair just recently start coming out more (not that it's a problem, I have very VERY thick hair, so...)? Thanks!

-My friends say I have yummy-smelling, "princess" hair

A: Dear princess,

Like you, I'm not at all convinced that sodium laureth sulfate is really bad for your hair. You may want to check out Board Question #36564 for a couple more responses about that, which were partially in response to the question you referenced.

—Laser Jock
A: Dear princess,

Have you been really stressed lately? Gone through any significant life changes? That makes my hair start falling out faster.