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Hey guys, I recently got my sleeve in October and I am now so close to my goal weight! I am just scared of Hair loss and would like to know tips or tricks please

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WOOHOO! Congratulations! You will be there before you know it.

There is nothing you can do for Hair loss but be patient and it will grow back. It is natural and can be accelerated by multiple things. Some people lose hair just from anesthesia, Iron deficiency, etc. It is common in WLS because of the lack of calories, your body "dumps" the easiest thing first when fighting. Kind of like why your toes and fingers get frost bite first.

There are a ton of supplements but they don't stop hair loss, they just help regrowth.

Don't stress it, just keep up on your Protein, fluids, Vitamins etc. and you will be just fine.

Wishing you the best!

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1 hour ago, MG83 said:

Hey guys, I recently got my sleeve in October and I am now so close to my goal weight! I am just scared of Hair loss and would like to know tips or tricks please

I was sleeved in September but i still have a ways to go - I’ve only lost 25 lbs - can i ask what you are doing? Are you doing low carb? Just wondering if i can do anything to accelerate my loss - congratulations on your success!

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2 minutes ago, Band2SleeveGurl77 said:

I was sleeved in September but i still have a ways to go - I’ve only lost 25 lbs - can i ask what you are doing? Are you doing low carb? Just wondering if i can do anything to accelerate my loss - congratulations on your success!

25 lbs in two months is GREAT!

Don't compare yourself to everyone else. Everyone is different, different start weight, different metabolism, different diet plans, just different.

You are doing great!

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25 minutes ago, Band2SleeveGurl77 said:

I was sleeved in September but i still have a ways to go - I’ve only lost 25 lbs - can i ask what you are doing? Are you doing low carb? Just wondering if i can do anything to accelerate my loss - congratulations on your success!

I agree that everyone's journey is different! Before my weight gain, I did have a pretty fast metabolism, as far as what I am doing now is just prioritizing Protein and trying to stay away from carbs.

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1 hour ago, kcuster83 said:

WOOHOO! Congratulations! You will be there before you know it.

There is nothing you can do for Hair loss but be patient and it will grow back. It is natural and can be accelerated by multiple things. Some people lose hair just from anesthesia, Iron deficiency, etc. It is common in WLS because of the lack of calories, your body "dumps" the easiest thing first when fighting. Kind of like why your toes and fingers get frost bite first.

There are a ton of supplements but they don't stop Hair loss, they just help regrowth.

Don't stress it, just keep up on your Protein, fluids, Vitamins etc. and you will be just fine.

Wishing you the best!

Thank you so much, since I've gotten the procedure I have been on these forums and it makes me happy to know that other people going through similar journeys are so supportive of newbies like me.

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not everyone loses hair - and some people lose just a little. I didn't lose very much. I could see extra strands in my comb after coming it out (probably twice as much as usual), but just looking at my hair, I couldn't tell a difference - so no one else would have been able to, either.

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So much of this is an individual journey. There are averages & common experiences but a lot of variation too. From whether you’ll lose hair or not & how much you’ll lose & for how long to how fast or slow you lose.

As for the Hair loss, some, people swear by taking supplements to help with the hair loss (biotin is very popular) but their hair loss still slows to their usual rate after 3 or 4 months like most do. I say save your money. Cut your hair if it’s long so your new growth doesn’t take as long to catch up to the length of your remaining hair. Plus short hair looks thicker & bouncier without the weight of longer hair pulling it down. And it doesn’t look as much in the bottom of the shower. 🙂

As for the rate of weight loss, best advice is to stick to the plan you were given by your dietician. Or if you didn’t get one for past the initial staged return to eating, get in touch with them to review what your eating, guidance & other options yiu could include in your diet. But I agree, 25 lbs in 2 months is a good loss. Remember you lose at your rate & your weight loss will slow as you get close to your goal.

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1 hour ago, Arabesque said:

So much of this is an individual journey. There are averages & common experiences but a lot of variation too. From whether you’ll lose hair or not & how much you’ll lose & for how long to how fast or slow you lose.

As for the Hair loss, some, people swear by taking supplements to help with the Hair loss (biotin is very popular) but their hair loss still slows to their usual rate after 3 or 4 months like most do. I say save your money. Cut your hair if it’s long so your new growth doesn’t take as long to catch up to the length of your remaining hair. Plus short hair looks thicker & bouncier without the weight of longer hair pulling it down. And it doesn’t look as much in the bottom of the shower. 🙂

As for the rate of weight loss, best advice is to stick to the plan you were given by your dietician. Or if you didn’t get one for past the initial staged return to eating, get in touch with them to review what your eating, guidance & other options yiu could include in your diet. But I agree, 25 lbs in 2 months is a good loss. Remember you lose at your rate & your weight loss will slow as you get close to your goal.

Thank you that’s great feedback! 🥰

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