‘Why on God’s green earth would you shave your hair again?’ That was the response I got from my Ma when I told her I was going to shave off what bit of hair that had started to sprout up. In the past two weeks my hair has grown at a fantastic rate. I am a little unsure of the hair colour though, parts are pure blonde and there are a few brown strands too, not a bit of ging to be seen. Understandably, many people who have lost their hair to chemotherapy the last thing they want to do is shave off what precious locks they have reclaimed. Why would you do this you ask?
The hair that had started to grow was extremely fluffy and felt a little weak. It felt very delicate and didn’t feel like my own. It was growing at an uneven pace; some strands were up to a quarter inch long while others were just surfacing. It was nearly looking worse than the full bald head. I looked more like a man according to my sister, cheers loving sister! Many hairdressers advised me to get rid of those early growing locks. The hair had started to grow when the chemotherapy was still in my system and the quality was impeded. So goodbye hair once again, although this time it was not such a shock. I actually like it now; it kinda looks like I just shaved it off for the craic as opposed to the bald hair loss look. I can see the dark hue of hair growing all over now, it feels healthy to touch. So now it’s time to grow, official hair watch has begun!