Well Friday was a big milestone… drum roll please….. I had my first haircut!!!
Yep short back and sides for Gemsy!
Well ok, not quite the first haircut of my life but my first one since that bloody poison robbed me of it!
The thought of losing my hair was the first thing that came into my head when I was told that Chemo was “recommended” as part of my treatment plan.
I remember that day well, I still remember the car journey home and asking hubby “will you still love me with no hair?”
“Braving the shave” definitely helped me to cope with the trauma of losing it by “taking control of the situation” and for anyone reading my blog who is about to start chemo I would definitely seriously consider shaving it off before the large clumps of hair come or in your hand.
On the plus side my wigs have been amazing and I’ve had a lot of fun with them but I am not going to lie, I’ve had my moments of grieving for my long locks back.
One thing I never really thought about though was the “growing back” bit. Every week I’ve been taking a “Saturday selfie” of my hair growth since I finished chemo. As each week has passed something “new” has happened to my hair, from a few sprouts to to looking like a little chick with my fuzzy stuck up hair.
It really is an amazing transformation when I look back at the selfies. There is a bit more grey than before but I’ll choose grey hair over being a baldy any day -sorry Dad 😉
The magic “Rosemary” oil I have been using has definitely helped!
Well only 3 more months and I can slap on some hair dye, apparently you shouldn’t dye your hair for 6 months.
I might have to celebrate with a gin, I definitely think first haircut is classed as a “special” occasion on my “only drinking” on special occasions!!