Jenny's Weight Loss Progress

Maree's Weight Loss Progress

07 June 2010

I hope the hair loss stops soon.... I don't fancy being bald!

Every morning for the last few months the bathroom tiled floor has resembled a hairy carpet.... my hair! It's very disturbing - I don't think the bald look will be very flattering on me. I have searched lots of your blogs for other people's stories about their hair falling out when they have lost weight and it's comforting to know that it is not just me (or Maree) - but I'm still concerned about how much hair seems to come out each day. I'm almost scared to brush it and washing it is even worse! Several people have said it lasted till 9 or 10 months post surgery for them... cripes that means I still have another 2 or 3 months to go! I can see a wardrobe full of headscarves and hats coming if it goes on that long. I went to the hairdresser the other day for a regular cut and she noticed my hair was very dry and fragile.... she even recommended a special shampoo and conditioner made for "mature and fragile hair". She said it would "plump up my hair" - not something I usually want to do to any of my body parts! And of course I bought it - at an outrageous cost compared to my usual supermarket products - but I now have old lady's hair... and I'm a bit freaked out about that. I guess I am lucky I have always had lots of hair, it has always been very thick, because otherwise I suspect there would have been shiny patches of scalp showing through by now! I hope all of you out there in band-land can reassure me that this is just temporary.... my hair has usually been the one part of my body which has not failed me before. If not, perhaps you can point me to some websites with a good range of hats and wigs!!


  1. It will come back and it will stop. Usually by about month 9 or 10 at the latest. Most people don't notice and there's nothing you can put on that will help. Increase your protein if you can!

  2. I take Biotin for hair and nails. It was recommended by others. I am only 2 months out from surgery so don't know if it is working or not. Good luck.

  3. I started Biotin about two months ago at night. I think it has slowed the hairloss a bit. I still get a clump of hair when I wash my hair. I now try to wait and wash my hair every 4th day. My hairdresser also recommended Fish oil (but it makes my joints hurt). My nails are growing like crazy and I know some people didn't find Biotin worked at all. Hopefully it gets better soon.

  4. I'm just catching up on blogs and complained about the same thing on mine. Hope it stops soon.