Two days after receiving my diagnosis, I went to the hairdressers and got my long hair chopped off. I’ve had long hair since my early 20s and I always thought that if I needed chemo I would cut it in stages so I don’t go from Pocahontas to Halle Berry overnight LOL. I decided to have shoulder length asymmetric hair. At this point, I really didn’t care about my hair and was still processing the diagnosis. Once it was cut, I loved it! I remember thinking I should have had this cut ages ago. It’s a shame it won’t stay like this for long!
Losing your hair is one of the side effects of chemo, and to be honest I really don’t care. It will grow back eventually and a lot of women have said that their hair has grown back thicker after chemo so…what’s the big deal? I’m looking forward to 6 months of not having to worry about washing, drying, styling my hair, shaving my legs, waxing the lady bits and my upper lip! Unfortunately, the eyebrows will disappear but I draw them on anyway! Another positive is that I get to have fun with wigs and accessories. Let the fun begin! (I know this is easy to say now, so will let you know how I am when I actually have clumps of hair dropping out!).