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Are there any natural hair woman whom have gotten Bariatric surgery? I would like to know about your Hair loss and did your hair change.

After almost 4 years natural, I am just learning my hair and I am wondering will it change or fall out? If, so how long did it take to grow back?

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Almost everyone loses lots of their hair during the first year. It can thin evenly over the head, or have almost bald Patches. It starts growing back in after a year or so.

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I started wearing my hair in it's naturally curly state shortly before I had sleeve surgery. I hoped that if it started thinning after surgery, wearing it curly would help it look fuller. I found a couple of products from Mixed Chicks that I like a lot. Post-op, your hair might change, but you can't know until it happens. If it does change, you'll learn how to work with it just like you did when you went natural. Good luck!!

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I have been fortunate to not have any Hair loss. I am 2 mos out. My hair texture has changed and I have to relearn what works and doesn't. Take your Vitamins and get all the Proteins you can. You should be fine

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Yeap, that was a big fear for me. I had lost a lot during WEN, and blamed menopause. [emoji24] Then over the past year and some looking good. Just had sleeve 1/10 and know what's ahead. Many take all the Vitamins, and Biotin but unfortunately around month 5 or 6 you read the stories. YouTube it. Still good to do vitamins, my biotin and evening primrose, I will not be giving up. I was thinking of amping up juicing in a few months. All those pure vitamins, like a glass a day! Beets, rosemary included good for hair, kale, carrots, keep eating eggs (good biotin source)

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31 minutes ago, Ginsin007 said:

Yeap, that was a big fear for me. I had lost a lot during WEN, and blamed menopause. emoji24.png Then over the past year and some looking good. Just had sleeve 1/10 and know what's ahead. Many take all the Vitamins, and Biotin but unfortunately around month 5 or 6 you read the stories. YouTube it. Still good to do Vitamins, my Biotin and evening primrose, I will not be giving up. I was thinking of amping up juicing in a few months. All those pure vitamins, like a glass a day! Beets, rosemary included good for hair, kale, carrots, keep eating eggs (good biotin source)

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Thank you for the information.

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8 hours ago, southernsoul said:

I started wearing my hair in it's naturally curly state shortly before I had sleeve surgery. I hoped that if it started thinning after surgery, wearing it curly would help it look fuller. I found a couple of products from Mixed Chicks that I like a lot. Post-op, your hair might change, but you can't know until it happens. If it does change, you'll learn how to work with it just like you did when you went natural. Good luck!!

I've got to get that Mixed Chicks stuff, heard a lot of good about it.

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I have been natural almost all my life.

My hair shed terrible. I took all my Vitamins, even expensive hair Vitamins, and my Protein was always over 90 grams a day. My hair grew back even thicker. The texture is the same. I'm 19 months post op.

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I am almost 6 years natural. My hair is about normal- thin density and 4 months po. I feel like im starting to see some excess shedding but i have been keeping my hair in 8-15 chunky two stand twists so I'm not in my hair all the time and redo them like once a week. I feel like if its going to happen it'll happen. Just trying to go with the flow and ride it out. I do a thorough detangle about once or twice a month or when i feel like washing my hair, apply my leave in/ moisturizer twist it and tie it up. I've seen length retention but i do think it's a bit thinner.

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My thick hair thinned a little - not so anyone would notice. My hair became much more delicate and splits It has been almost 2 years since my surgery I have seen no change since I hit goal. Not a huge thing though I am looking for a new style

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