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not much you can do about it - if it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen... Just know that it's temporary - it should all grow back.

Hair loss can be a side effect of any major surgery (or of other things, too, like childbirth). It's due to trauma to the body. I think it's probably seen more often with bariatric surgeries than with other major surgeries because in addition to the surgery trauma, we're taking in very few calories those first few weeks/months after surgery.

I lost hair from months 6-9. Fortunately, I didn't lose much - no one would have noticed. And it all grew back.

about all you can do is keep on top of your Protein and supplements so it doesn't get any worse than it would otherwise.

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I'm 7 months post op and my Hair loss started 4 months after surgery, after loosing over 40 pounds. I'm fortunate it didn't come out in clumps, just got very thin. I had my hair cut/colored 3 weeks ago and my stylist showed me all the little fuzzy new Hair growth that I can now see all over my head. My dietician told me many patients see hair loss for up to a year after surgery. Protein and Vitamins are the key to slowing the loss and growing new hair (it's all protein). A temporary side effect of our journey to better health.

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Mine lasted from months 4-6. It stopped after that. Now I am in month 9 and its actually growing back and getting thicker again.

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Mine gew back crazy thick. Got kinda scary for a while though! This, too, shall pass:)

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Your natural Hair loss cycle accelerates due to the shock of the surgery & reduced calorie intake - excess stress on your body. I also think the oestrogen flush we have as we’re losing weight probably adds to it like the hair loss it causes in a lot of pregnant women or after childbirth.

This is hair you would have usually shed over a longer period of time concentrated in a short time frame. But just like new hair grows when we shed at our usual rate, new hair is growing in while we lose at the accelerated rate. It’s just the new hair is growing at it’s usual rate so it’s going to take time to catch up.

There’s nothing you can really do to stop it or slow it down. The hair you’re losing is already dead & ‘scheduled’ to fall out & be replaced. All the supplements can do is maybe make your new growth stronger.

I just cut my almost waist length hair to shoulder length so the new growth wouldn’t take as long to catch up to the hair I had.

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So I’ve lost a lot of hair but again, only noticeable to me. I knew this going in and I made my peace with Hair loss pre op. Here’s my question to everyone though- my hair is very dry and frizzy, but I’m having problems finding nourishing/frizz fighting products that don’t weigh down my fine, long, thin hair. Any suggestions?

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I think the anaesthetic messes with your hair causing it to become frizzy & dry. Mine went like that too & I had to wait for it to grow out. I tried a couple of hair masques/treatments but ... 🤷🏻‍♀️ Hair oils can be helpful to smooth frizz & add lots of shine. I still like moroccan oil (not good for blondes apparently though) but any of the argon oils are good.

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On 06/02/2021 at 12:38, blackcatsandbaddecisions said:

So I’ve lost a lot of hair but again, only noticeable to me. I knew this going in and I made my peace with Hair loss pre op. Here’s my question to everyone though- my hair is very dry and frizzy, but I’m having problems finding nourishing/frizz fighting products that don’t weigh down my fine, long, thin hair. Any suggestions?

Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil (the whole line) is great!

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