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My doc said its the typical shedding cycle of hair normally every 6months, but it can happen sooner for some and mixed with the surgery and how it depletes your body its normal to have a lot of Hair loss. I'm not shedding yet, but my hair is dry at the ends. It seriously feels like hay at the ends I was super shocked because I normally have very thick hair and my ends usually feel full and thick too. But now it feels like dry grass lol. Its so weird I had my husband feel and he even said it felt like dry grass too lol. I'm probably gonna get my ends cut and see if it makes a difference in the tips feeling so dry.

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On 8/4/2019 at 4:32 PM, gabybab said:

I have very thick hair, but I think I have lost about 1/3 of my hair

I also lost about 1/3 of my hair, with 3 distinct bald Patches. It was quite troubling, but a nearly 100# weight loss (so far) is definitely worth it.

I don't think I was getting enough Protein for awhile so I increased it plus using special Shampoo and Biotin supplements. It fell out from about 4-7 months postop...started growing back at about 10-11 months. I'm at 14 months postop now and alot of new hair is coming in.

But the strangest thing...I've always had straight hair but it's grown in curly!!! Not kinky or frizzy, but beautiful curls! And I can pull it out straight too. My hairdresser cut a beautiful style and the curls help cover the small bald patches left. Anyone else have their hair grow in different? I've heard of cancer patient's hair growing in differently, but they usually lose it all.

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Products I use and my new curly hair.

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Hi,
I take Biotin and use Viviscal. It does a great job and I love how it smells and I have a lot of new growth. My hair seems to be growing fast. 20191011_190107.jpeg

5'4"
Starting weight 297
VSG on 7/31/19
Surgery wt: 266
CW 228
GW 135

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I have been blessed m whole life with curly hair (sometimes I curse it) But I have been following the "Curly Girl Method" and I belong to a FB group called Curly Girls where you can find much info on products and such. Your hair is beautiful!

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I’ve lost a significant amount of hair from sleeve, bypass and autoimmune disease. Nothing has helped so far. Biotin is great to try and keep existing hair healthy but I’ve never read anything that says it helps with Hair loss. As your weight and diet stabilize it will come back. I’ve been told 9-12 months

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Yes. I was notified by my nutritionist that this would happen between 3 and 6 months but not to panic as it does not damage the follicle and the hair will grow back. That’s why getting lots of Protein is important. I already had baby fine hair that was growing thin so I ordered and began taking a Biotin supplement. My Hair loss has been minimal but I am having trouble with my fingernails. All I have to do is barely touch something and they break so I am just keeping them short.

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On 10/13/2019 at 14:18, bethow said:

Yes. I was notified by my nutritionist that this would happen between 3 and 6 months but not to panic as it does not damage the follicle and the hair will grow back. That’s why getting lots of Protein is important. I already had baby fine hair that was growing thin so I ordered and began taking a Biotin supplement. My Hair loss has been minimal but I am having trouble with my fingernails. All I have to do is barely touch something and they break so I am just keeping them short.

I started dipping my nails. Sometimes natural and sometimes tips. I do it at home and it lasts for weeks. Makes my nails strong and beautiful!! If you have time it’s really fun to learn and as long as everything behaves, soothing

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My nutritionist told me about this during our first meeting and had me take Biotin since then

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