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    Gastric Sleeve Member LisaI's Avatar
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    Default Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    VAGINAL CREAM.

    After a LOT of searching online...I'm now trying Monistat 7 vaginal yeast infection cream on my scalp. My hair loss is severe and I have been one of the ones that did every thing right. I took my vitamins, i took my biotin, i ate my protein. But since I also lost about a quarter or more of my hair after my three pregnancies, i was expecting this.

    But now...i have lost at least a third of my hair. its very thin, very straggly, and you can see scalp everywhere ...and it is showing no signs of slowing down or stopping. I've been losing handfuls for three weeks now.

    I started using it today, i separated my hair into one inch strips and apply with my fingers along each part for my whole head. Took about 15 minutes..applied to scalp directly. I will be doing this daily until this tube runs out, to see if i see a measurable difference. I will keep you all posted!

    incidentally....reports from users are more encouraging than not....some even reporting up to an inch or more a month in growth. If i could get an inch of growth, all the baby hairs would fill in the bald scalp. i would be THRILLED.


    Pounds LOST since surgery 111
    Finally reached Onderland 3/1/2013
    Height 5'3" Small frame
    Starting BMI day of surgery : 45.7 MORBIDLY OBESE CLASS 3
    BMI current 26.0 OVERWEIGHT

    my first goal is to get to 141pounds, that will put me in the NORMAL range bmi. My second goal is 120, which is thin and healthy.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member shrinkinggirl's Avatar
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    PLEASE keep us updated! I want to try this as well but I am hesitant- you are absolutely going to make my mind up for me whether I should give it a try! GOOD LUCK!
    richly impatient-
    hastily, hastily turn
    toward the new day!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member scgal21's Avatar
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    I lost quite a bit of hair after the sleeve too...and was expecting it since I always shed after anesthesia. I had my gallbladder out a few months later...more anesthesia...more hair loss. I would love to find something that works. Please keep me posted and good luck!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Its_Me's Avatar
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    Interesting, keep us posted.



    Start weight: 286 (8/28/12)
    Pre-op weight: 272 (10/22/12)
    Goal to weigh what my drivers license says: 225 (3/9/13)
    First goal weight: 199 (7/20/13)
    Second goal weight: 186 - 100 lbs lost ( )
    Third goal weight: 175 ( )
    Fourth goal weight: 150 ( )
    Final goal weight: remains to be seen

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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    Yes, PLEASE let us know! My hubby made a comment about my hair this morning and I would love to find something to help the growth!



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    Can't wait to hear about this. I just read up about this on the internet thanks to your post. They say to mix it with a carrier oil. Using Monistat 7 for Hair Growth | eHow.com

    I'll be interested to see if it works. Please keep us posted.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member LisaI's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    I didn't mix it, I did it straight...i am GUESSING that this is a water soluable cream, since it is made for delicate vaginal tissue. it soaked in INSTANTLY and left no greasy residue at all. I will definitely keep you all updated.

    I am however going to be spraying my hair with a mix of water and argan oil. i have not done it yet this morning, but i took a dropper full of argan oil and the rest water in a tiny spray bottle. i will shake it and immediately spray it on. i did it straight a few days ago and it was too oily, but this stuff also has great reviews for keeping hair healthy, don't know about helping it GROW though.


    Pounds LOST since surgery 111
    Finally reached Onderland 3/1/2013
    Height 5'3" Small frame
    Starting BMI day of surgery : 45.7 MORBIDLY OBESE CLASS 3
    BMI current 26.0 OVERWEIGHT

    my first goal is to get to 141pounds, that will put me in the NORMAL range bmi. My second goal is 120, which is thin and healthy.

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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    I started this yesterday as well after Erce posted about it. I mixed it with olive oil yesterday and then this morning after shampooing rinsed with cider vinegar in water because that kills yeast as well. I'll have hubby measure my hair tonight but for me it's not about growing it fast, I want the thickness back (more hairs per inch of scalp). Mine already grows about 9 inches a year. Not sure how often I'll do it. I'm pretty sure it lasts a while in the tissues so I'm thinking every other day will be enough. Will be interesting to see how it works.
    Best NSV - fitting on a kid's amusement park ride with my 4 yr old grandson!
    CFIDS =Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Also dx with post-bariatric reactive hypoglycemia; and chronic gastritis (both sleeve complications). Permanently disabled.
    Start weight 335, down to 218, up during gastritis. Have accepted there is no way to lose it with my hypoglycemia. Current weight 260. Currently doing 10 day sleeve reset and determined to get back down to my post surgical weight or close to it.

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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    I soooooo hope you ladies have found a miracle cure for this hair loss!! I also had 5 surgeries within a year and my hair is paying for it!! I am starting to see a little regrowth, but not much. I hope you guys see results soon, I would love to see more hairs on my head!!
    ~~Peggy~~
    Highest weight: 249
    Weight at pre-op: 224
    Weight at surgery: 216



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    Gastric Sleeve Member LisaI's Avatar
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    I took picture with my hair parted in the center...up close pic of scalp. because i color my hair and have about half an inch of un colored area showing, it should be easy to see the growth this month in the next photo on the first of march. I'll try to keep details of exactly what i do. if you are one of the women effected by this, its DEVASTATING. over weight women usually try to do a lot with hair and makeup because clothes are never feminine or fun (at least that is MY experience.) its horrible for another reason too...one of life's cruel little jokes. weight loss surgery hair loss usually hits at three to four months post op...JUST when you are starting to see significant changes and feel good about yourself.


    Pounds LOST since surgery 111
    Finally reached Onderland 3/1/2013
    Height 5'3" Small frame
    Starting BMI day of surgery : 45.7 MORBIDLY OBESE CLASS 3
    BMI current 26.0 OVERWEIGHT

    my first goal is to get to 141pounds, that will put me in the NORMAL range bmi. My second goal is 120, which is thin and healthy.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Erce's Avatar
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    I just put it in with no carrier oil, but I do oil my hair with jojoba oil. Seriously, like Lisal said, it just disappears into your hair, no greasy residue (although I've had issues with generic brands being greasy.) I really hope this works for you! Keep us posted.

    ETA: it works for me. If you google images of "Monistat Hair Growth" my comparison pictures are typically the third and fourth to pop up. You should be able to tell they're mine because of the hair color.
    I'm not flashing a pseudo-gang sign. I'm pointing at my awesome Picture Me Broken shirt..


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    Gastric Sleeve Member yankegal's Avatar
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    Monostate 7? I have never heard of this, where did you find out about this? I have done the biotin for over 18 months still very thin hair. I hate it! I put makeup on my scalp it helps to hid the loss



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    Quote Originally Posted by yankegal View Post
    Monostate 7? I have never heard of this, where did you find out about this? I have done the biotin for over 18 months still very thin hair. I hate it! I put makeup on my scalp it helps to hid the loss

    Hey, yankegal! LONG time no see! I hope you will join us in Virginia Beach in May for a East Coaster Sleever MEET UP!
    Anyway, I use FOCUS. It is a powder you shake on your hair where it is thin and it makes your hair appear thicker! I really like it. It comes in different colors. Just google it. It isn't cheap, but it has lasted a really long time. I bought the hair spray to go with it, but you don't have to.
    PLEASE COME TO VIRGINIA BEACH!!

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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    Quote Originally Posted by pack89 View Post
    I soooooo hope you ladies have found a miracle cure for this hair loss!! I also had 5 surgeries within a year and my hair is paying for it!! I am starting to see a little regrowth, but not much. I hope you guys see results soon, I would love to see more hairs on my head!!
    Hey, Peggy...I hear ya...I've had four surgeries since 9/2011. I already had thin hair to begin with. It never "fell out" after the sleeve, but it just stopped growing, so consequently, what I had was just DEAD. It finally started to grow after I got serious and doubled up on my protein. I even got a haircut a few weeks ago - I'm taling about 1/2inch trim - then I had a surgery last week - I think I have to start over now! I am going to try this monistat, though!!! Or...maybe I should just buy a WIG!!!!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Erce's Avatar
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    Default Re: Attempting to regrow lost hair using.......

    I'm kind of a long hair guru, and just FYI, ALL hair is dead. I'll never get why people say you have to trim off the "dead" ends on your hair. No one says that about fingernails, even though it's the same principle.
    I'm not flashing a pseudo-gang sign. I'm pointing at my awesome Picture Me Broken shirt..


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