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Ok, I lost 10 pounds in about 6 weeks with diet and exercise (pretty healthy pace right??) Anyway, I got my hair cut the other day and my hair lady said my hair was really dry. I haven't changed anything I've been doing with my hair and I was wondering if losing weight could cause my hair to be more dry??? Has anybody else experienced this???

Wed. Jul 11, 3:13pm

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It's possible, if you're not eating enough fats.

However, being that it's summer, etc., it's more likely that you've spent too much time in the sun, or in a swimming pool, or, that now that you're trying to lose weight, you're showering more often (after workouts?) Shampooing more often will dry out your hair, as will chlorine, etc.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 3:34 PM

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I had a phase in which I was rapidly loosing wt and I felt like I had some hair loss. Since then, I usually take a multi-vitamin and fish oil capsule everyday and an extra multi-vitamin if I am on a diet. I think it helps.
Also, if your hair is dry, try applying some olive oil before you shampoo. It conditions your hair and lessens the corrosive action of shampoo. Hope this helps!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 5:10 PM

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6 weeks of recent dieting won't affect the texture of your hair right NOW but if your diet has been too low calorie or lacking in many vitamins/minerals and fats, you will see the results in your hair as new growth comes in. If your hair is dry/damaged odds are it is from sun/wind exposure, heat styling tools (curling irons, hairdryers etc), over washing, or overprocessing (highlighting, dyeing, relaxing chemicals etc).

And if you current hair situation IS because of your diet-it is your diet of the last 1-2 years to blame (depending on how long your hair is!), not from the last 6 weeks.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 11:08 PM

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Hair loss you might try this it helped me

I had lost about 40 lbs and along the way experienced what I felt was an abnormal loss of hair during the process. I was told weight loss can stress the body and it was important to take a multi-vitamin. I was directed to take a product by Nioxin called “Recharging Complex” which is a daily multi-vitamin supplement that provides super balanced internal nutrition promoting healthy growth of hair and nails and they were right, shortly after taking it my hair not only quit falling out but I could feel new growth start at the base of my scalp.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 7:33 AM

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op here- thanks for the feeback!

Friday, July 13, 2007, 10:10 AM

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