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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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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Sarah - let them be small says
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
yes my bypass did the same thing to my hair. it is getting stronger now for sure.
It’s great that the products are having a positive effect on your hair.
Yes they sure have and I’m glad i found them.
I am so glad you have found something that has worked. I had no idea hair loss would be an issue x
Thanks Rachel. Hair loss is one of the side effects but it was worth it and it does grow back.
Sarah Bella says
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
I agree, sometimes we have to forgo the taste for the product to work.
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!
Good question. I’m sure it would as it’s for lots of different people with different reasons for strengthening hair.
Tracy Morgan says
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!
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.
Laura Clark says
I never realised this could happen before after gastric bypass surgery, I’m glad you found something that helps x
Thanks Laura. 🙂
Rachel Craig says
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.
After a bypass less nutrients are absorbed and food is bypassed. So yes, less nutrition means less goodness for the hair hence hair loss.
Joseph Dawson says
I am not sure what to do to stop hair loss, but liquid nutrition could help
Oh it sure does help
Joseph Dawson says
Will try it
Ooh good luck.
Melanie Burton says
I’m having the same problem with my hair after my gastric sleeve operation
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.
Where can I purchase the shampoo and other products you mentioned? I’m almost 7 months out from gastric bypass and my hair is still falling out like crazy. It’s sooooo depressing. Thanks
I have looked and I can’t seem to find this product online anymore.
I had my gastric bypass April 30th. I regret it, and I’m so mad at myself for making the decision to do it. I feel alone on this road. I can’t eat, I can’t drink, I’m allergic to the protein whey in the shakes….I give!!!
I regret mine too
Kathy L. says
What do mean?! Can’t find the product online anymore!! Why mention a product, if we can’t get it? 😡