Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

African American Sleevers



Recommended Posts

I am really worried about my hair because I have soft, fine hair...i was sleeved last monday...gonna start taking Biotin, and also going to start using wild growth hair oil...may incorporate Nioxin if need be

btw i am relaxed...if it gets too bad, i will throw in a weave laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@sleeve me plz: I found alot of my information on www.longhaircareforum.com. [You don't have to join you can LURK" until you make a decision, just can't post until you join!] Those ladies on there are AWESOME!!! I grew my hair out for 6 months, I could not take it any more!!! I recruited Ladyvelvet [my Sister] to come over and give me my big chop!!! Honey was she reluctant!!! Anywho . . . long story short I have never regretted a single moment of being natural. If your hair is shoulder length then it will not be a big adjustment for you!! You will be surprised at how strong your natural hair is cause I know I was!! Good luck on your healthy hair journey!!:D

BTW: you can look at my fotki to see my hair progression: http://public.fotki.com/2sweetnsugarland/

I have locks and I am 3 months post op and have lost no hair, but its probably because I do not brush or comb my hair. So right now natural seems the best way not to loose hair.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am really worried about my hair because I have soft, fine hair...i was sleeved last monday...gonna start taking Biotin, and also going to start using wild growth hair oil...may incorporate Nioxin if need be

btw i am relaxed...if it gets too bad, i will throw in a weave laugh.gif

I have locks and i am 3 months post op and have loss no hair, but I also do not brush or comb my hair. So natural and not putting stress on hair with chemicals and combs has saved me this far!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been natural for almost a year. I still have about 2 inches of relaxed hair on top. I wear my hair in wash and go style - usually with some cute headband. I tend to get about an inch cut off at a time so it's been the same length for awhile. I couldn't bring myself to cut it all off at once.

I have locks and I am 3 months post op and have loss no hair. But i also dont comb or brush it. So natural has worked for me this far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Ladies. I've read your posts about going natural and I'm very curious. My hair is currently braided and I haven't had a perm in about four months. Without the braids my hair is shoulder length but I have no problems cutting it short. I need some guidance. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated. :mellow:

I have locks and I am 3 months post op and have lost no hair! But I don't have to brush or comb it therefore it has no extra stress on it. Natural is the best and has worked with the sleeve this far! Thank God!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I finally did it. I cut all of my hair off - all the relaxer is gone. I'm not sure if I like it. Just have to get used to it. I think I look like a boy. At least I won't get have any more Hair loss.< /p>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All,

I think this is wonderful. I know we are all the same but we differ sometimes when it comes to health conditions. I know some medical conditions are more prevelant to Africian Amerians. I am fairly new on the site, and just beginning this journey. I have still not decided on a doctor. I have attended (4) seminars, and now I am trying to make my decision, (based on # of surgeries performed, hospital,how important is the center of excellence award, pre-op, post-op, group mtgs, reviews by other patients of the doctor, and the list goes on). I would like to stay in touch and see how we are progressing throughout this process. (DOINGITFORME)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats on your big chop and I'm sure you do not look like a boy...lol Enjoy your natural hair journey.

Well I finally did it. I cut all of my hair off - all the relaxer is gone. I'm not sure if I like it. Just have to get used to it. I think I look like a boy. At least I won't get have any more Hair loss.< /p>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey '2sweetnsugarland. Thank you for all of the info. Sorry I haven't replied sooner. I was taking a couple of college courses and was a bit overwhelmed. I will definitely check out the website and your fotki. Good luck with your surgery.

@sleeve me plz: I found alot of my information on www.longhaircareforum.com. [You don't have to join you can LURK" until you make a decision, just can't post until you join!] Those ladies on there are AWESOME!!! I grew my hair out for 6 months, I could not take it any more!!! I recruited Ladyvelvet [my Sister] to come over and give me my big chop!!! Honey was she reluctant!!! Anywho . . . long story short I have never regretted a single moment of being natural. If your hair is shoulder length then it will not be a big adjustment for you!! You will be surprised at how strong your natural hair is cause I know I was!! Good luck on your healthy hair journey!!:D

BTW: you can look at my fotki to see my hair progression: http://public.fotki.com/2sweetnsugarland/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just want to say hi to everyone. I too am in Atlanta. I am just starting this whole process so I won't be having surgery until early 2012, if I am lucky. I don't have the insurance right now, but will be changing once open enrollment rolls around in Nov. Right now I am attending seminars trying to find the right surgeon. I know that the insurance I will be switching to requires 6 months of supervised diet and exercise visits, so I will start that with my PCP in June. I look forward to getting to know you ladies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome aboard!! We are happy to have you here. :)

Just want to say hi to everyone. I too am in Atlanta. I am just starting this whole process so I won't be having surgery until early 2012, if I am lucky. I don't have the insurance right now, but will be changing once open enrollment rolls around in Nov. Right now I am attending seminars trying to find the right surgeon. I know that the insurance I will be switching to requires 6 months of supervised diet and exercise visits, so I will start that with my PCP in June. I look forward to getting to know you ladies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All! Thought I check in.... well I am about 14 weeks out and only down 53 pounds. I am happy with that though I thought it would be more. But I was having a talk with my girlfriend who said that a slower weightloss is what I need not to bring any sideeyes from my job (I work in public health in the obesity and physical activity field), to get my husband use to my changes (he has not complained that I am "too thin" yet.) She think the slow weightloss allows him to get use to my body in phases. He likes big women. He maaried me at my highest of 331. My hair is holding up. I have been keeping it braided up with either tree braids or a sew-in. When I do take it out, I deep condition and let it stay ot for about a week to see how or if it shedding. My skin look okay (my breast area is the worst). I told my hubby that I will propably get a breast job at the end of my journey ;-)

I just came off a 9 day stall, so yes stalling does keep happing for me at least once a month. I haven' t worked out in about 23 days by doctors orders. I have a seperate condition that is demanding no physical activity until after my second round of meds are completed and I have another chest X-ray.

So overall I am pleased. I know this is a marathon and not a race. My next overly ambitious goal is to be at 200 pounds by my daughter's 1st birthday July 6. I have 28 pounds to go. I don't think I will make it but shooting for it gives me motivation. I go back for my medical check up in 7 days, so I hope to get approval to workout. If I do, then I have a chance.

hope you ladies are doing well and feeling great. Have a blessed day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi everyone, I will be 41 this year. YIPPEE. I am just starting the process but hope to have the surgery this year. My hubby is not so enthusiastic about it but I am doing this for me. "All of my life" I have had boobs and butt. When I was 11 my grandmother passed and my mother and I were both wearing 34C’s can you imagine being the only girl in the 4th grade with boobs. I skipped training bras so for these to go, I am okay with that, it will allow me to wear a lot of styles I have not been able to because of my "girls"…..fast forwarding to today, I am a 40K. Yes, I have to pay good money to tame these "girls". J I have my initial consult on this week along with a nutritionist appointment. I am hoping because I have seen my PCP for weight issues for the last 18 months will count and I won’t be delayed too much. My only concern is I have fibroids, borderline anemia and I had a major accident almost 3 years ago that left me with a titanium rod in my leg. I do have a co-morbidity of hypertension so maybe one will cancel out the other.

ATL-I am so glad you started this topic as I have questions about hair loss—I am natural and keloids, if anyone has had to deal with those.

Thanks for posting everyone—it helps us newbies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Hesitant but hopeful

      Hey October Surgery friends...how are you doing? I've lost 15 lbs since surgery on 18th.42 lbs overall. Wearing clothes that feel great. Had a bout of cold and stomach flu and still having some nausea off and on after that but getting better, I think. 
      Seems like I fill up and have minor pain quicker when I eat hot foods rather than cold. Anyone else notice this?
      Still sooo glad I did this.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Merri Beth  »  SamaLotus

      Hi I just saw that you are in Las Vegas too. We are going to the same center. Dr Laduc in same office as Dr Atkinson, is doing my sleeve on Nov. 28th.  I wish you the best!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Jessica100858

      24 days and counting down til surgery 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Bunny78

      Just over 2 weeks post-op….I’m getting there
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Voogs  »  KimA-GA

      always look forward to your updates, Hope you are well.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×