Friday, June 27, 2008

Hair today, gone tomorrow, the final entry...

Okay, when we last left off I had just burnt about half of my hair off and the other half broke off. This is the last of hair I'm going to blog about for a while, since I don't have any of my own left. The photos will be backwards but I'll catch you up. Above is the end result; not too bad, right? And in about a month when we go see the family in Oregon I might not even have to wear the wig all the time because...
...here's how it looked after I shaved it last night and there's a little something there and should be a half inch more in a month. I thought I'd beat the paparazzi to getting these photos on the Internet. I convoed with Brit today and she said that's the best way to go...cell phone cameras and such...
...and here's the original fried hair. Send a heartfelt email to me if you'd like full instructions on how you can also get this look. Disclaimer: Must be 50 years or older, be peri or completely menopausal, or just off your meds before I disclose the secret to this good look. It helps to have a good attitude when messing with one's own hair and using umm...products for...umm...not one's hair type. Once you step out of the shower, where you were safely in the denial environment certain that can't be your hair in those clumps going down the drain, and pull the towel off to see the above, panic sets in. In that panic you try to think what you can do next and what comes to mind is that you have a very good friend who survived breast cancer a few years ago and still has the wigs she had from chemo balding. And voila!!!, you have PERSPECTIVE. Just like that you realize that it's just hair and that it will grow back. It doesn't hurt to have a best friend who's had a brain tumor removed recently either. Heck, I haven't seen my real hair color in over 20 years so this is my opportunity to see what's really going on up there. Until then, it's fun to have some "real" hair to play with (the wig with way more hair than I could ever have). Several folks have mentioned that I should stop messing with my hair which, durrrrr, I clearly can't since I don't have any but I think I'm done for a while.

5 comments:

Julia said...

I am so proud of you for posting those pictures. The first step in overcoming a problem is recognizing it and owning it. So you are on your way to a great new head of hair. Do you remember when you permed my hair at your townhouse and we went out to the patio to rinse it with the cold hose water? All to save me some money. When will we ever stop? We should know by now, that we shouldn't be saving....

Recycled Rita said...

You are cute with a shaved head!
Oh my! What an ordeal you went through! You have a wonderful attitude, keep it up!
karen b...
reycycledrita.blogspot.com

Linda said...

You are very brave! Gig em! Are you coming to Silver Bella?

natalie said...

Oh my gosh....what a thing to go through! Although what with others losing their hair for other reasons, I can see how you can look on the bright side of things. Besides, you look darl'in in that wig!
I actually saw a perm contraption like you have in the picture, in the storage area of an antique store a couple of months ago! We Wim'in have been doing crazy things to our hair since the beginning of time!

Scary Mommy said...

I think you carry it off well! I often think it would be liberating to start from scratch :)