Hair loss after transplant

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I've seen a few posts about hair loss after transplant. It's now been 4 months since my transplant and my hair started falling out after 2 months. It's now got to the point, when I brush it, it comes out in large amounts.

I've switched to a decent shampoo and condition with biotin and keratin as lots of people have posted this helped them (?)

I also read it tends to stop falling out after 6 months but can do this for up to 2 years.

I know it's due to a major operation/trauma on the body and medication.

Trust me, I'm not moaning as I was literally given hours left to live when I was lucky enough to receive my transplant where I was so sick. I would rather my hair falling out and be alive but just putting it out there for some advice.

Thanks everyone

Nicki x

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  • 1 year on and I'm still losing hair. Not as much as I was but still a lot. Scares me to brush or wash it at times. It does settle though πŸ‘πŸ» xx

  • It's scary isn't it. When I wash it, it comes out as wide as your little finger from the root!!! I hope it settles down as I too hate to even brush my hair at the moment.

    I then always feel pants for moaning about it as it leads me to think of my doner angel and my precious gift of my new liver from that person.

    I can't believe your transplant was a year ago!!!

    Nicki xxxxx

  • Mines not falling out but it is so frizzy and out of condition I'm thinking of getting a wig but have no idea where to go to get a decent one.

  • Im guessing if your hair is out of condition it could also be related to the medication and probably body hormones settling down. X

  • Hope so lol I also ache everywhere , like you I'm not complaining but just saying 😊

  • Look on YouTube for a vlogger called "SugarPuffandFluff". She has done a whole series on buying wigs and compares them for style and money and also where to buy them. It is a great series, which I have watched, even though I'm not going to buy a wig (yet!!) There are other vloggers that she mentions, but she has only bought recently and takes you through her newbie wig journey. I have to say they look amazing.:)

  • Thank you for the info πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Thanks I'll take a look πŸ™‚

  • I know a year already. Honestly hunny sometimes I'm washing it and there's a handful or 2 looking at me from the root down. I've started letting it dry by itself now as I use straightners too feel like I don't wanna abuse it anymore. It's also frizzy so I have to use products to help it. Mad how our bodies change. Xxxx

  • nicki,

    Interesting hair related experience.

    When I was really ill with cirrhosis ( end stage ) my body hair disappeared. Apparently this is a normal symptom due to the hormones being affected.

    Post transplant the hair came back almost immediately, so much so that my scar is far less visible underneath my rejuvenated chest and tummy hair.

    Jim

  • I'm female but ive found since my transplant I have no hair under my armpits. It doesn't grow there anymore for some strange reason πŸ€”πŸ€”

  • Me to - no underarm hair ,little leg hair but chin, I'm female, is coming on a treat !!!!!!!

  • I hear you. I get it where I don't need it. I know the tac can do this. Dunno if anything can be done about it. I think I will ask πŸ‘

  • Thanks for your reply if you find out anything from your consultant let us know xx

  • of course I will xx

  • Hi nikki I sent you a msg on fb a week or so ago. So nice to hear from you I was wondering how you was x. And as for the hair it's only the last month or so mine has stopped falling out. I am starting to get the fullness and condition back, it's also growing faster, not sure if you have had the same but also my nails were so weak and and always breaking and splitting but they are now improving. It doesn't matter what you use to wash your hair with and more about what you eat vitamins and minerals always improve internally and whilst it is falling out don't wash as much and if you have long hair as I did get it chopped off to a bob 😁 I really hope your recovery going well otherwise xx

  • Hi hun. Great to hear from you πŸ™‹πŸ» I hope you have been recovering well?

    My nails were strong and grew really long even in hospital. It's my hair though. I so hope it will soon stop falling out. I don't have very thick hair to start with so a bob won't work. I'm not moaning though - I'm here and I'm loving life again now I'm feeling stronger and my mobile. Able to go on much longer walks. Can go up and down the stairs without it feeling like I have run a marathon!

    Stay well my lovely xx

  • I haven't had a transplant. I had a really heavy duty treatment for Hep C so I'm putting it down to that. My hairdresser used to moan that it was difficult to fit all my hair in the basin to rinse it now it's really thin. I've had a few inches cut off and I keep it tied back. I use that caffeine shampoo from Germany, hard to say yet if it's helping. I also take some tablets for skin, hair and nails. As much fresh fruit and veg as I can get and , of course, vitamin B complex. I'll let you know how it goes, I think it's stopped coming out quite so much but that could be me hoping. xxx

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