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    Red face My hair is falling out bad!

    I am 4 months out and have lost 67 pounds, for the past month my hair is falling out by the handful. I have very thick hair but not anymore. I am taking biatin and have bought some of the new garnier shampoo and condition that is suppose to help. I am at the point where I am scared to wash my hair...how long does this last? My doctor said it could last up to 6 months out but just wondering what yall had to say. Thanks



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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    I'm at 6 months and mine has started only falling out when I wash it. Before it was constantly falling out. I left hair all over the place. No matter what people say, you can try everything, getting your protein in, taking biotin, taking zinc, taking folic acid, using certain shampoos, etc... it just happens to some people. I did everything that was told to do and still have lost a significant amount of hair but my nails have never looked better! LOL!

    Best Wishes! It will get better!



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    I'm almost 5 months out and no hair loss so far. Cross fingers!

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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    I watched a youtube vid an they young lady said that when she stop loosing weight, her hair started to grow back. She said she took nothing to stop it she just let it happen. Scares me.....I have a funny shaped big head, I need all the strands to remain.
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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    Ebony you are too funny!!!Lmao



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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    I am almost 4 months out. Mine is just starting to fall out now. I did everything too! So I hope it will help mine not fall out to bad...



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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    I lost a very significant amount of weight a couple of years back (nonsurgically) and lost it really fast. I had lots of hair loss too.
    Like others have said, it had nothing to do with vitamin/mineral/protein deficiency as I was very careful to hit all those numbers and kept my nutrition very high. My hair fell out anyway.
    The good news is that it grew back. So don't worry too much about this, your hair WILL come back, same as before. It's all part of the journey.
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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    At about four months out mine started to fall out by the handful too but it does stop. I didn't get any bald patches but my eyelashes also thinned out and my nails became quite weak. All are fine now. I didn't take vitamins for the first few months and apart from trying different protein things here and there i haven't consistantly taken any of them either as i get everything i need from my food. I thought my hair loss was because i didn't take vits etc but i've read on here posts from people that have taken everything going and still their hair has fallen out. I think it's just a person to person thing that either happens or it doesn't. I know it seems scary, especially when your holding chunks of your hair in your hands but the fall out will stop after a few months. Just eat right and do everything your Dr/surgeon has instructed and you'll be fine.x

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    I am 7 months out and my hair is falling out more than ever.. :-( I am so sad- nothing can be done hope it dies stop soon! Should I stop colouring it? Heellp !


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    Whether you color or not has nothing to do with it. It will pass whn your body chemistry evens out!
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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    My hair started falling out at 3 1/2 months post op VSG. I have fine, medium thickness hair so losing my hair was apparent. At one point I was shedding handfuls in the shower, then when I combed it out, and again during the blow drying. I even took pictures of it in the sink and my thinning scalp! My stylist told me not to blow dry or do anything that might cause more to come out! My bangs are so thin I wear a little girls clip to hold them. The back is long so not so noticeable. I've taken Biotin (10,000 mcg) daily and Evening Primose oil AND vitamins, but the hair loss continued until recently when I noticed it's slowed way down. I'm 8 1/2 months post op now and I think I'm finally nearing the end of what I thought was going to send me into depression! For anyone concerned about hair loss, I think you should prepare yourself for 6 months of thinning hair. It does stop and you won't go bald.
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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    Aww man I thought as long as I got my protein and took my vitamins I might escape the hair loss. I haven't lost any yet but now reading these posts I am getting really bummed out. I have thick hair but I still don't want to loose any.



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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    The only downside I see is that I will probably start to thin my hair in the winter when i need it more and next summer will have it grow back and be hot again.



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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    I've resolved myself that there are sacrifices to everything. I don't want to lose my hair, but I'm preparing for it. I just cut six inches off so there wouldn't be so much weight on the folical, and I'll probably go even shorter when the time comes as it'll give the appearance of thickness. It's a temporary problem. But people will be so flabargasted by my amazing looks--I hope--that they won't notice my shedding. There's not much you can do about it, so make the best of it; find a new color instead.



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    Default Re: My hair is falling out bad!

    Hair loss is a result of rapid weight loss...you can take very vitamin in the world, but it won't help....I am losing handfuls right now too. If you have this surgery....you must resolve yourself to the hair loss....it will grow back.

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