Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Below are pictures documenting my "hair journey." It has taken me awhile to work up the courage to share the bald pics. But I sent out a bald pic earlier today on FB and had a GREAT response so I figured what the heck!

Today's post is all about hair! Or the lack thereof I guess I should say. Although that is not always a bad thing! I mean, I haven't had to shave in MONTHS. ANYWHERE! And I get to sleep in at least an extra ten minutes in the morning because I don't have to fix my hair! So being bald isn't all bad :)

But I am ready for my hair to grow back. Above is a picture from about three years ago. As you can see, I used to have REALLY long, thick, brown hair. I've heard that sometimes after chemo hair will come back a different color or texture. So I guess we will see! Yesterday marks one month since my last chemo treatment! According to all the literature I've read, most people's hair starts coming in around this time. I have a small layer of "fuzz" on my head that I never really lost. But I THINK I see a few sprinklings of new hair coming in! And so far, it's looking like I'll still be a brunette!

This is literally right after I had my head shaved! I noticed my hair falling out about two weeks after my first treatment. Hair coming out everywhere gets messy and it can be a little traumatic so I found that it was just easier to have it shaved off.

One of my BFFs, Audra, and I on New Years Eve 2013

I have two wigs that I wear when I feel like going out! Or when I just want to fit in and not have a million people ask me about my life story. One is long/brunette and the other is short/dirty blonde. Can you tell they are wigs above?? I have AMAZING coworkers and they actually held a contest at work to name my blonde wig since I consider it my fun wig!

For everyday wear I usually wear scarves or hats. (Believe it or not your head actually gets cold with nothing on it! I don't know how bald men do it!) The wigs are fun but they get hot and itchy sometimes. I was tired of the scarves and it was warmer outside today so I just went bald! Above is the picture I took earlier today and sent out with the hashtag #nohairdontcare :)

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see the confidence you have - that it's not based on hair - but in knowing you are a beautiful woman, full of love to share, a wonderful sense of humor, and a kind and giving spirit. I am so very proud of you!