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

10 Super foods to prevent hair loss

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  • Rosemary

Rosemary is well-known for its culinary value, but few people are aware of rosemary and its history as a medicinal herb. Rosemary has been used for generations to treat various ailments, including digestive problems and headaches. Rosemary is also known to improve circulation, particularly to the scalp. When circulation improves to the scalp, it stimulates hair follicles and encourages hair growth. Rosemary also contains rosemarinic acid, a plant polyphenol that can help protect tissues form free radical damage. The best form of rosemary is fresh, but by all means sprinkle on the extra rosemary any way you can get it!

  • Eggs

Eggs are an excellent source of protein. The protein found in eggs is readily digested and used by the body, which explains why bodybuilders consider eggs the “gold standard” for protein quality. Protein is important to hair because the hair shaft (the part of hair that you see) is made up of a protein called keratin. Protein in your diet helps the body produce keratin, which is fundamental to the structure of hair.

  • Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are one of the best foods you can add to your diet if you’re worried about hair loss. These tiny seeds are full of nutrients that contribute to healthy hair. Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin B6 with just one cup providing 31% of the recommended daily intake. Sunflower seeds are supercharged with vitamin E, zinc and iron. On top of all of that sunflower seeds are also one of the best sources of copper, with a tiny once of sunflower seeds you can get a third of your recommended daily intake for copper.

  • Green Tea

Most people are familiar with green tea and the supporting role it plays in weight loss, but few realize that green tea may also prevent baldness and hair loss. A specific polyphenol found in green tea has been shown to modulate the production of androgens and other hormones. Because of this green tea is favorably suggested to be useful in the treatment of hormone-related baldness.

  • Spinach

Spinach is one of the best dietary sources for beta-carotene and a great source of folate. Spinach also contains iron which helps carry oxygen to the scalp. To maximize the absorption of iron from spinach, add vitamin C rich foods to your meal, it helps enhance the absorption of non-heme iron (the type of iron that is found in spinach) Spinach also contains vitamin E and vitamin B6

  • Carrots

You probably already know that carrots are good for your eye sight, but they are also great for controlling hair loss. Carrots are one of the best sources of beta-carotene, an important nutrient that promotes healthy hair due to its antioxidant properties as well as high quantities of vitamin A. Always choose carrots with a deep orange color, because typically that’s a sign of higher levels of beta-carotene. Furthermore, steaming carrots slightly can ensure that as much of the beta-carotene remains in the carrots as possible.

  • Alfalfa Sprouts

Organic, raw alfalfa sprouts are best for your hair. The alfalfa seeds have a high content of Vitamin C, K, E, A and B complex. They also contain various minerals like silicon, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium, which are vital for hair growth

  • Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds are packed with omega fatty acids, they are also rich in vitamin E, B vitamins, zinc, iron and protein. Flaxseeds contain lignans, disease fighting compounds, which are believed to reverse hair loss

  • Beans

Beans, beans are good for your heart…and your head. Garbanzo beans, soybeans, pinto beans, are a great source of protein. Lentils and legumes are loaded with vitamin E, which promotes blood circulation in the scalp.

  • Almonds

Almonds are ranked as one of the top foods to not only prevent hair loss, but to promote hair growth. Almonds are rich in vitamin E which helps prevent split ends. They are also great sources of iron and proteins. Hair is made up of a protein call Keratin. The iron found in almonds aid in the production of hemoglobin which is vital for the transportation of oxygen to various parts of the body.

5 Ways to Style Thinning Hair

5 Ways to Style Your Thinning Hair

The scalp produces fewer hairs as we age, and the strands themselves get thinner, but just because your hair is thinner doesn’t mean you must look the part.

Get a graduated bob. One of the fastest ways to create the illusion of more hair is to cut it off, lopping off inches and adding strategic layers. Shorter hair tends to look healthier and have more volume, since it’s weighted down by extra inches. Layers add volume too, ask that the layers be concentrated near your face, while the back is left full, to create the illusion of both body and thickness.

Blow dry your hair your hair without a blow dryer nozzle attachment. The attachment can actually flatten your hair more.

When hair is half-dry apply a volumizing product at the roots. Finish drying with a boar-bristle round brush

Adding heavy bang fringe around your face works well to add thickness to long fine hair

 Mid length hair or a long bob with a few light layers and side swept bangs is a versatile style for fine hair. It adds volume and depth no matter your natural texture.

The scalp produces fewer hairs as we age, and the strands themselves get thinner, but just because your hair is thinner doesn’t mean you must look the part.

Get a graduated bob. One of the fastest ways to create the illusion of more hair is to cut it off, lopping off inches and adding strategic layers. Shorter hair tends to look healthier and have more volume, since it’s weighted down by extra inches. Layers add volume too, ask that the layers be concentrated near your face, while the back is left full, to create the illusion of both body and thickness.

Blow dry your hair your hair without a blow dryer nozzle attachment. The attachment can actually flatten your hair more

When hair is half-dry apply a volumizing product at the roots. Finish drying with a boar-bristle round brush

Adding heavy bang fringe around your face works well to add thickness to long fine hair

Mid length hair or a long bob with a few light layers and side swept bangs is a versatile style for fine hair. It adds volume and depth no matter your natural texture.