Treating Hair Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Treating Hair Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery

One of the things I have suffered from over the past year is significant hair loss and slow hair growth. My hair has always been slow to grow but since having my gastric bypass I’ve lost a lot of hair and although it’s not noticeable to others my hair was starting to feel really thin.

Looking for a solution I decided to try out two products, the Follione Anti-hair loss shampoo and Follione’s liquid hair nutrition.

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Follione Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo

The Follione anti-hair loss shampoo comes in a 200ml bottle. Manufactured in the uk, the product has a list of ingredients to help stimulate and fight hair loss.

The shampoo is paraben and silicone free and is used by gently massaging the product into the scalp, leaving in the hair for two minutes and then rinsing.

I followed the instructions and used the shampoo two times a week for the last month.


Follione Liquid Hair Nutrition

The second product I’ve been using is a nutritious liquid which is designed to help maintain healthy hair growth, support the growth of longer and thicker hair and provide the body with the vitamins, minerals, protein and amino acids needed to promote hair growth.

The liquid hair nutrition is orange flavoured. I have to be honest I wasn’t a huge fan of the taste but I really wanted to try this out and see if it could make a difference to my hair.

I had to take 3 teaspoons of the liquid nutrition daily. This was the equivalent to 15mls. The liquid needed to be stored in the fridge and I again took this for 4 weeks.


The results

Well, I have noticed two things. My hair has not been falling out as much when I shower and brush it. This is fantastic and I feel the shampoo is working well to help prevent any further hair loss.

Also my hair has become a little stronger. My hair has grown a little and at a faster rate than I’m used to which is great. The Follione products do work well and I’m going to keep using it in the hope my hair improves even more.

I think it’s going to take some time for my hair to get back to where it was before my operation but I’m glad I’ve found a brand that works well and does the job it claims.

Whilst I have been testing out the hair growth and anti hair loss products my husband John has been using the Follione DTH Scalp Therapy for men.


Scalp Therapy For Men

The product John has been using is aimed to promote hair regrowth for men. John has certainly lost a lot of hair in the past few years. John like me has only been using the men’s scalp therapy product for one month and so far he has not seen much difference. The packaging does say improvements can take up to four months so John will keep using this product and see what happens.

I’ve enjoyed testing out the Follione products and will continue to use the shampoo and nutrition liquid to help improve the condition of my hair.

Angela x

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Disclosure: I was sent the products for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and truthful based on my experiences

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  1. January 5, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    glad you have found something that has worked. my hair is terribly brittle now so need to get something to help it a little x

    • Angela
      January 5, 2017 / 11:37 pm

      yes my bypass did the same thing to my hair. it is getting stronger now for sure.

  2. January 5, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    It’s great that the products are having a positive effect on your hair.

    • Angela
      January 5, 2017 / 11:36 pm

      Yes they sure have and I’m glad i found them.

  3. January 6, 2017 / 9:50 am

    I am so glad you have found something that has worked. I had no idea hair loss would be an issue x

    • Angela
      January 6, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      Thanks Rachel. Hair loss is one of the side effects but it was worth it and it does grow back.

  4. Sarah Bella
    January 6, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Ohh these sound like great products. I love that the shampoo is paraben and silicone free. Also the Follione Liquid Hair Nutrition sounds great. I’m not a fan of orange flavour either but if it works, it’s totally worth it! Glad you’ve had good results! xx

    • Angela
      January 6, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      I agree, sometimes we have to forgo the taste for the product to work.

  5. January 6, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Ooohhh I wonder if this would help my post partum hair loss. 15 months on and it’s still wispy. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

    • Angela
      January 6, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Good question. I’m sure it would as it’s for lots of different people with different reasons for strengthening hair.

  6. January 6, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    I had absolutely no idea that hair loss could be a side effect of a gastric band procedure. Great advice and fabulous that you’ve found something that’s worked for you!

    • Angela
      January 6, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      There are a lot of side effects and sacrifices to make to lose the weight …some temporary and some permanent but yes glad I found a product to help me.

  7. January 7, 2017 / 7:20 am

    I never realised this could happen before after gastric bypass surgery, I’m glad you found something that helps x

    • Angela
      January 10, 2017 / 5:55 am

      Thanks Laura. 🙂

  8. Rachel Craig
    January 11, 2017 / 12:16 am

    First that I have come across the fact that gastric bypass can have an impact on hair. Know of other health conditions having an impact on hair :- such as congestive cardiac failure, hypothyroidism as well as hair loss postpartum ( after having a baby). Though often it is said / written that amount of hair can increase during pregnancy, therefore hair looks and can be thicker and healthier in appearance, due to hormones. Following birth hormone levels are changing gradually back to pre-pregnancy levels. Therefore hair is lost gradually, and tends to return to pre-pregnancy condition etc. Though as you mention hair condition changes following gastric bypass probably nutrition, rest etc impact on hair condition also.

    I always had thick, shiny, healthy hair, till recently. As I have aged hair is becoming dry at times, particularly winter. Oh, how I’d love to have my healthy, shiny hair again. Maybe product would assist.

    • Angela
      January 11, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      After a bypass less nutrients are absorbed and food is bypassed. So yes, less nutrition means less goodness for the hair hence hair loss.

  9. Joseph Dawson
    January 11, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I am not sure what to do to stop hair loss, but liquid nutrition could help

    • Angela
      January 13, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Oh it sure does help

  10. Joseph Dawson
    January 19, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Will try it

    • Angela
      January 20, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      Ooh good luck.

  11. Melanie Burton
    January 24, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    I’m having the same problem with my hair after my gastric sleeve operation

    • Angela
      January 25, 2017 / 12:15 am

      Sorry to hear that. I can be a real pain. I think the hardest part for me is the low vitamins and how it makes me feel so unwell.

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