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So in October I stopped Protein Shakes because I thought I was eating enough Proteins with my meals. Well I guess I wasn’t my hair is thinning terribly so this month I started drinking Protein shakes again. How long does it take for the Protein levels to build back up in your blood and how long till my hair grows back? Should I drink extra shakes to get some extra Proteins for it to build up faster? Or how many shakes a day is to much? (I drink Premier Protein Shakes with 30g) figured this would be a good time to do a liquid”ish” diet where I drink shakes during the day and one real meal for dinner. I feel like I’ve been eating to much the past couple of months. I’m not longer in Ketosis so I’m thinking if I do this liquid diet my body will start burning fat again(haven’t lost much since November) There’s a photo of my hair to show how much it’s thinned.

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Unfortunately it’s part of the whole ride!! I lost a lot a hair from about 4-5 months to a the year mark, it finally stopped. My hair is so thin on the bottoms but growing so eventually will be good again, until there extensions, tape in ones, work great, ask your hairdresser!

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Hair loss is pretty common. Mine was barely noticeable - but I was "shedding" from about month 5 to month 8. Not much you can do about it other than keep on top of your Protein and Vitamins so it doesn't get any worse than it would otherwise.

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From DFW Bariatric Institute:

"Hair loss after bariatric surgery is very common and very stressful. We all want to achieve great weight loss results and still have great hair. The Hair loss associated with weight loss surgery is called telogen effluvium and has to do with the normal Hair growth cycle. It usually starts abruptly and very seldom lasts longer than 6 months. Human hair has a two-stage growth cycle. The growth phase is called anagen and 90% of our hair follicles are in this phase at any given time. The resting phase is called telogen, which lasts about 1 to 6 months, with an average of 3 months. About 5-15% of our hair is in the resting phase at any given time. It is also known that telogen effluvium has to do with stress to the body and hormonal changes that can occur. Due to the stress more hair follicles can enter into the resting phase. This is important because the hair in the resting phase at the time of surgery is most likely the hair you will shed. This is why your hair sheds between 1 to 6 months after surgery (usually about 3 to 4 months)."

Some people say taking Biotin can help.

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Thank you all ❤️ just got my Protein test results and there a little low so it’s probably a mixture of all. I definitely will go get some Biotin

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Well depends on your Dr but most people need between 60-90g Protein a day...

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I've heard Biotin isn't guaranteed to do anything

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Has the shedding slowed down?

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Yes at one point I was loosing huge chunks everyday I also started nioxin hair care system so that’s helped it slow down quite a bit to

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My nutritionist suggested 60g so I was hitting 60g or just short most days and then others I just didn’t eat so imma bump it up to 80’or 90

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Yeah I usually hit 80-90g everyday I've never had hair fall out but it is growing a little thinner and slower than normal not as thick as normal before surgery.... I'm sure in a few months it will get better...

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I eat a ton of Protein and still have thinning hair. I use a generic version of Rogaine on my scalp, Nioxin Shampoo and conditioner and take Biotin gummies every day. It's not growing my hair back, but at least I haven't lost any more.

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I consistently hit my Protein goals. I still lost A LOT of hair.

Started around 2-3 months post op and kept on going until month 7 or 8. It was very annoying. On the bright side, I got to cut off all my hair into a cute pixie cut.

I am now almost 15 months post of and its almost all back to normal. I can see all these new hairs growing all over the place that are almost as long as my regular hair. Now, my hair is still on the short side, so that helps, and my hair was already on the thin for years anyway...

It sucks, but barring any major issues, your hair will go back to what it was pre-op. Eventually.

Good Luck!

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22 hours ago, PudgeBeGone said:

So in October I stopped Protein Shakes because I thought I was eating enough Proteins with my meals. Well I guess I wasn’t my hair is thinning terribly so this month I started drinking Protein shakes again. How long does it take for the Protein levels to build back up in your blood and how long till my hair grows back? Should I drink extra shakes to get some extra Proteins for it to build up faster? Or how many shakes a day is to much? (I drink Premier Protein Shakes with 30g) figured this would be a good time to do a liquid”ish” diet where I drink shakes during the day and one real meal for dinner. I feel like I’ve been eating to much the past couple of months. I’m not longer in Ketosis so I’m thinking if I do this liquid diet my body will start burning fat again(haven’t lost much since November) There’s a photo of my hair to show how much it’s thinned.

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It never grew back for me.

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