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I recommend L-Lysine supplement and Ovation cell therapy for hair support. I had REALLY thin hair because I was post-cancer' date=' multiple surgeries, major stress, early onset menopause because of radiation and that was all before I got sleeved. I love the tinted dry Shampoo by Batiste to boost volume and cover bald spots and I try to wash my hair only 2-3 times a week so there's less breakage. My hair has grown out a lot but as I was losing weight I just kept it super short.[/quote']

I have been wondering about Ovation. Worth the cost you think?

Really appreciate the pros weighing this subject. It something we all stress about.

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I already have really thin hair. Wondering if I am going to have bald spots!

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I'm a blonde / Magenta

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I can handle losing a little hair to get my health back, and take control again!!!

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I can handle losing a little hair to get my health back, and take control again!!!

Hush you! Sensible priorities have no place here!

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I colored mine 2 weeks after surgery. No problems here. You must color your hair and you MUST wear mascara at all times! Lol.

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Do you mean Nioxin shampoo? And I agree, husbands and kids cause gray hair... I have been coloring mine Auburn also for YEARS.

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^ it also has a TON to do with the high levels of estrogen. Too much estrogen=nt enough hair. Your fat cells store estrogen and when they're being shed, especially rapidly, your hair will thin. Luckily as far as my hair is concerned, I'm a slow loser and haven't lost any. I also switched to a low/no estrogen birth control pill. There are plenty out there. They're only 98% effective while pills with estrogen are 99% but you should use a barrier method the first 18-24 months anyway to avoid pregnancy while you're in the super fertile zone so 1% shouldn't matter. :)

Which birth control pill did you go on? I would like to discuss switching with my doctor if I'm on one that's high estrogen. I'll do anything to keep my hair!! :)

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Which birth control pill did you go on? I would like to discuss switching with my doctor if I'm on one that's high estrogen. I'll do anything to keep my hair!! :)

I'm on micronor now :)

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I would like to know also was gonna get mine done today i am 3 and 1/2 months post op and the gray is really showing Yolo

I'm a month post-op this week, and I got my hair highlighted last week. I haven't had any problems w/ hair thinning etc. no problems thus far.

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Wait, am I missing something? Does vsg cause you to get grey hairs regardless of age?? Or are the greys unrelated to the surgery?

I sprouted a few grays my senior semester of college.

Chem major problems lol

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I think with coloring hair the thing to avoid is dying it a lighter color. Lifting ot several levels causes stress and damage to hair. Combine that with the stress your body is already going through with the surgery (healing itself and the lack of it's usual food/nutrient intake) you're likely to shed more than the norm if you try to lighten it. I wouldn't recommend exploring the world of blonde if you're a brunette right after surgery.

Also, according to several people who are more than a year out and my dietician, they say the most hairloss is noticed around 6 months postop, not immediately after.

Edited by Jen - a work in progress

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Coloring your hair has no impact on Hair loss. Excess damage might cause breakage.

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I was prepared to lose hair. I cut my hair real short and bought bandanas and turbans and a sleep cap. How and why I did not lose any hair, I will never figure out, since I followed my plan like everyone else here does. 80 g Protein 20,000 mg Biotin 80 ounces Water 800-1000 calories. Your guess is as good as mine. I did take the opportunity to embrace the gray and quit coloring my hair every six weeks. One thing I noticed now that I do not put all kinds of processing and products into it, is that my hair is as soft as a baby's.

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