After seven months of wearing one of my wigs every day to work, I finally decided to be brave and wear my own hair. I use the term “my own hair” loosely because the hair that is growing in is (as described in previous posts) chemo hair. I now have curly dirty blonde hair that is very soft. As I understand it, it will take some time for the chemo curl to grow out. And since I don’t really know how to deal with curly hair, I will likely keep it short until I get my old color and texture back.
Before wearing my chemo hair to work, I definitely needed a haircut. The back of my hair was growing way faster than the top, the beginnings of a mullet. So, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, I had my hair cut into a pixie cut. I never would have predicted I would be sporting a pixie cut right now when 2014 started.
It feels great to leave behind my wigs!! I love having peripheral vision again. It’s so nice not worry about whether my three-year-old is going to pull off my wig in public. Silver linings.