Hair, or Lack Thereof

For a good portion of my life my hair spent it’s time pulled back into a ponytail.  Every now-and-then I’d get a great cute shortish cut. Eventually due to lack of caring it would grow long enough to be pulled back into an up-do.

As a young girl the color was blond. By middle school the color had darkened slightly, which could have been the oil caused by puberty. In high school and early college years I fell victim to the home hair coloring products. Upon college graduation my hair was universally a nice fine straight light brown. It stayed that way until mid-way through my first line of cancer treatment.

Cisplatin robbed me of my hair, among other things. Whole brain radiation caused all sorts of havoc on/in my head. From this point on what grows out of my scalp is a crapshoot.  Fine to course; white to dark brown; straight to curls – you name it, I’ve likely had it with the exception of long hair.

It’s about time that I get my hair cut again. The poof has gotten pooffier. I’m considering to let it grow out a little.  What will it look like? Will it be easier to cover the thinning patches if it grows longer? Will I ever sport the pulled back pony again?

I feel like a walking, talking, mostly hair growing science experiment.

About kimmywink

I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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4 Responses to Hair, or Lack Thereof

  1. G says:

    you’ll be beautiful no matter how it turns out!

  2. Mark says:

    But no grey hair? Whatever comes in, will look good on you!

  3. Lizzy says:

    Mark and G are right. I’ve been told the same :o) I get mine “cut” every 3-4 weeks (just to tame the fluff – how can so little hair be so dang fluffy?) and I’m still rocking the comb-over. But dammit, it’s a hip comb-over, one I think I’ll have forever.

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