Zinc to stop/prevent hair loss?
on 7/4/16 6:35 am
Any success stories? I've been getting my hair foiled blond for more years that I care to say - so, I dont know if this is in my head or what, but I'm about 5 weeks out & I have noticed a LOT of breakage- and more hair in the brush. My surgeon mentioned zinc to help- I googled it, and it does say good things about zinc and the correlation to hair loss prevention- but it also says dont take more than 3 weeks?
Anyone try zinc and notice improvements? I was thinking maybe take 2, or 3x a week?
on 7/4/16 6:36 am
I dont know what the heck that smiley is all about... ooops-
on 7/4/16 7:12 am
This is telogen effluvium, and supplements won't stop it. Most patients experience it.
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on 7/4/16 7:38 am
The hair loss will happen - no stopping it, likely only you and your stylist will notice it. It's a result of anesthesia and the body's reaction to much less food, surgical recovery, etc. Mine lasted for about 3-4 months and then regrowth started and everything went back to normal. I did get a shorter layered pixie cut and that helped me to deal with it better.
Surgery: April 30, 2014: HW: 288 SW: 250 Achieved Goal 149 lbs: April 8, 2015 CW: 200 lbs (50 lb regain as of Jan 2021). Fighting every darn day!
I take some extra zinc for immunity boosting reasons...but it never did one single thing for my hair. In fact, while taking it I lost half my hair after VSG. And then I lost a ton of it again after plastics
I've heard that it is the natural process and you only lose up to 15%. I'm only a few weeks post op but I've been taking 10000 mcg biotin and washing my hair with Nioxin that helps with this type of thinning. I won't know if it works until much later, but I'm staying positive because I already feel a difference in my hair. fingers crossed