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On heck me neither! I didn't even bother to buy it. It was the most expensive piece of the treatment and I knew I'd never keep up with it. No I was referring to the Shampoo. Very runny, unlike their other creamy shampoos.

I've been taking evening primrose oil for years for hair loss due to thyroid. I'm hoping continuing that and eating Protein will help my hairloss. But I, like you, am waiting to see if/when I start to lose it. The hair anyway. :)

Huh... interesting texture for a shampoo...

Sometimes I wonder where the heck these women that go to great lengths in their beauty regimen find the time and energy! If my choice is 10 extra minutes in bed or putting on makeup? BED! Now if only Aveda made a combo shampoo/conditioner with a quick-dry element to speed blow drying and styling product all in one step? I'd spend... hmm, I don't even know, but I'm pretty sure it would be an obscene amount. :)

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I am losing a handful of hair everyday and more than I can even think about when I wash it. I started with enough hair for two or three people and hope I wind up with at least enough for me. The thing that I haven't seen anyone else talk about on this thread is my scalp HURTS! If I put my hair up at all (pin bangs or pony tail) I have to put my hand to my scalp when I take it down because it hurts so bad. I looked it up and supposedly it is a side effect of excessive Hair loss.< /p>

My scalp hurts as well. Especially when I change directions (like flick it to the opposite side). I just thought I was being crazy! LOL

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Huh... interesting texture for a shampoo... Sometimes I wonder where the heck these women that go to great lengths in their beauty regimen find the time and energy! If my choice is 10 extra minutes in bed or putting on makeup? BED! Now if only Aveda made a combo shampoo/conditioner with a quick-dry element to speed blow drying and styling product all in one step? I'd spend... hmm' date=' I don't even know, but I'm pretty sure it would be an obscene amount. <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />[/quote']

Daydra you just might surprise yourself post op. I used to be the same way but I have so much more self confidence now so I look forward to spending those 5 extra minutes on myself. A little lipstick and mascara make a big difference!

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My scalp hurts as well. Especially when I change directions (like flick it to the opposite side). I just thought I was being crazy! LOL

I thought I was crazy and that is why I had to search the internet for it. By the time I got through all of the horrible things that could be wrong if you have "scalp pain" I was pretty excited to see "excessive hair loss" as one of the reasons. Just like everything in life perspective makes all the difference!

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That sounds miserable! I'm at a complete loss for advice. (If you knew me' date=' you'd know how alien that is for me. I'm very, very good at telling people what they should do ;) ) But seriously, what might you do to alleviate the discomfort? Does it still hurt if you don't put your hair up? Is it bad enough that you might take Tylenol or something for it occasionally? Wish I had something more useful to you than empathy... (Where the heck is the "hug" emoticon???)[/quote']

Daydra-

I appreciate the empathy and the hug! I try not to put my hair up mainly because I am trying to go easy on it right now. I just grit my teeth and get ready when I start to take it down. Being prepared for it helps some. I am just looking at it as part of the process and it isn't anything I can't stand or work around. Figuring out what was going on helped the most.

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Daydra you just might surprise yourself post op. I used to be the same way but I have so much more self confidence now so I look forward to spending those 5 extra minutes on myself. A little lipstick and mascara make a big difference!

I suppose that is possible, but I don't know that my personality would really fit that scenario. My aversion to doing my makeup, fixing my hair, and wearing fussy clothes seems to be driven by practicality. There have been several times over the years that I've decided I was going to start wearing makeup. New job, getting older, whatever the reason. I'll spend a bunch of money on new stuff (because the stuff I had on hand got old enough that it probably wasn't really safe to use), and then use it for a week, maybe two or three, and that was it. The makeup goes back in the drawer and I go back to staying in bed until the last possible minute! As I'm nearing my adult low weight again (It's only been since 2010), I am finding that I'm actually getting the urge to by women's clothes (not frilly, crap-ified (you'll see that word in Webster soon!) stuff, just items that aren't decidedly masculine or gender neutral). Men's clothes have typically fit me better, and I'm a total tomboy anyway so it works for me. Plus, since I have to dress to work outdoors everyday, being willing to wear men's clothes makes it a little easier to find good, outdoor wear. (Since everybody knows, fat women don't go outside! And if they do, they don't actually do anything, so outdoor wear for plus size women doesn't' actually need to be functional.) We'll see as my body changes, whether or not my body shape and frame will fit women's cuts or men's cuts better. I think I'll refrain from holding my breath, though. :)

Yikes! I think I'd better go to bed!

Have a good night!

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Oops! Hit post before one of my thoughts were completed! Saying I'd better go to bed was just because I tend to get more verbose when I get tired. Probably seemed totally random in that post!

Night!

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Oops! Hit post before one of my thoughts were completed! Saying I'd better go to bed was just because I tend to get more verbose when I get tired. Probably seemed totally random in that post! Night!

Not rambling. I can relate. I've stopped spending money on skin care products because no matter what they are, I dont keep up with the regimen. Total waste. I've always done my hair in about 3-4 mins, and my makeup in 7 mins. I'm sure I look like that's exactly what I spent too! :P I don't see that changing.

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At 45 I am forced to go for a single process touch up every 3 weeks (prematurely grey). Will I not be able to do this? I can possibly stretch it out to 4 weeks. Will I have to go grey in order to keep my hair? ? My sleeve surgery is Oct 14th.

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I suppose that is possible' date=' but I don't know that my personality would really fit that scenario. My aversion to doing my makeup, fixing my hair, and wearing fussy clothes seems to be driven by practicality. There have been several times over the years that I've decided I was going to start wearing makeup. New job, getting older, whatever the reason. I'll spend a bunch of money on new stuff (because the stuff I had on hand got old enough that it probably wasn't really safe to use), and then use it for a week, maybe two or three, and that was it. The makeup goes back in the drawer and I go back to staying in bed until the last possible minute! As I'm nearing my adult low weight again (It's only been since 2010), I am finding that I'm actually getting the urge to by women's clothes (not frilly, crap-ified (you'll see that word in Webster soon!) stuff, just items that aren't decidedly masculine or gender neutral). Men's clothes have typically fit me better, and I'm a total tomboy anyway so it works for me. Plus, since I have to dress to work outdoors everyday, being willing to wear men's clothes makes it a little easier to find good, outdoor wear. (Since everybody knows, fat women don't go outside! And if they do, they don't actually do anything, so outdoor wear for plus size women doesn't' actually need to be functional.) We'll see as my body changes, whether or not my body shape and frame will fit women's cuts or men's cuts better. I think I'll refrain from holding my breath, though. :) Yikes! I think I'd better go to bed! Have a good night![/quote']

I am your kindred spirit with make-up! I have been wearing it more lately because I am putting a firming cream on my face and I shame myself into wearing it since I am already putting something on my face. I too have made resolutions with the new year or a birthday which usually lasted a week or so. I am hoping that this will help me do better!

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At 45 I am forced to go for a single process touch up every 3 weeks (prematurely grey). Will I not be able to do this? I can possibly stretch it out to 4 weeks. Will I have to go grey in order to keep my hair? ? My sleeve surgery is Oct 14th.

Every thread I've seen on this seems to indicate that coloring doesn't have harmful effects so you should be okay.

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Every thread I've seen on this seems to indicate that coloring doesn't have harmful effects so you should be okay.

Agreed. The reason that people start losing hair after surgery is it just shocks a lot of hair into the resting phase all at the same time. I don't believe it has any effect on the strength or resilience of your hair. I expect that you'll be fine, but your hairdresser will probably warn you if he/she senses anything amiss.

Good luck!

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Every thread I've seen on this seems to indicate that coloring doesn't have harmful effects so you should be okay.

When I colored my hair recently my shedding was heavier the day I colored it and the day after.

Then back to regular shedding.

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At 45 I am forced to go for a single process touch up every 3 weeks (prematurely grey). Will I not be able to do this? I can possibly stretch it out to 4 weeks. Will I have to go grey in order to keep my hair?? My sleeve surgery is Oct 14th.

Prematurely grey- HAHA. Sorry, had to laugh. I have not changed my grey covering schedule, and I see no difference in the amount of shedding. I think it's safe.

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