Hair Loss after Gastric Bypass – Tips for Losing Less and Growing More

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After weight loss surgery, our bodies are forced to live on drastically lower amounts of calories. To compensate for the reduction, all remaining nutrients are channeled to the organs that need them the most and our hair isn’t one of them L

Here some tips to help

  • Make sure you’re getting enough protein

Why is protein so vital you ask? Proteins are necessary for tissue repair as well as for the construction of new tissue. Every cell needs protein to maintain its life. Your muscles, hair, skin, nails and eyes are all made of protein.

  • Massage you scalp

Does massaging the scalp really stimulate hair growth? Yes it does! Beyond the relaxing state of mind a massage to the cranium can put you in, scalp massages will increase blood flow to your hair follicles.

To massage your own scalp:

  • Find a comfortable place to sit, no need to stand up, get comfortable
  • Place your fingers on your scalp in a crisscross pattern.
  • Apply pressure to one spot with each finger
  • Repeat the process moving up and down the hair line
  • Repeat the process for the back and the sides of the head
  • Stay Calm – Take a deep breath and try to stay focused on the positive. Keep a cool head and a warm heart.
  • Most importantly remember, you are your best advocate. If think you’re losing unusual amounts of hair, call your doctor and a hair loss professional

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