I was reading everything about cold capping before starting and the general advise was that cutting your hair was not required and it wouldn’t make a difference. I am now half the way through my treatment and I am convinced the advise was constructed based on experiences of people with straight hair.
Here is what happened to me...I would put my hair in a lose bun and leave it alone until wash day. On hair wash day I would gently brush holding my roots (with hair still dry) and wash it. That was fine the first few times, but when the hair started shedding more the hair that was falling during the day (and while washing) would get stuck in the curls and form enormous nots. I lost so much hair trying to get rid of them and at times I had to to just cut the nots 😭
I have now cut my own hair in a bob length and it feels much more manageable. I wish I’ve done that at the begging! If you have curly thick hair I would strongly advice starting with a short cut and keep an eye on those nots forming with lose hair that is shedding - don’t let them accumulate if you have curly hair!
That’s it! Just hoping someone can learn from my mistake/experience. Rocking the wig now and dealing with it.