All posts tagged: Hair After Chemo

Hair Diaries

When I had finished my treatment, the first thing I wanted to know, was how long it would take to grow my hair back. How long until it covered my scalp? How long until I could style it? How long until I could colour it? How long until I could pull it back into a ponytail? How long until I could curl, straighten it etc. I wasn’t sad when I lost my hair, I’d entered fight mode and I knew this was just part of the process. I was more worried about my loved ones, because hair loss provides that visual and stark reality that I was fighting cancer. I was worried for my beautiful girl who was eleven at the time and I was worried that I might scare my seventeen-month-old baby boy. I cut a lot of my hair off before I lost it. I went to just below my shoulders, I look at this photo now and actually think it looks really long (compared to my hair now, yet at the time …