Sunday, July 29, 2007

So hair. Hair, hair, hair. Hair. All this focus on my hair. I have just about run the gamut with it and can perhaps (almost) say that I can handle the loss of it. In fact, whether I lose my hair or not, I have just about made the decision to cut it. The truth right now is that I am finding it hard to care for it. After one chemo treatment, the amount of energy it takes to wash, rinse, comb, dry and care for it is too much. I have had help the last three washes and while that is nice, I don't want to need help with it. And the reading I am doing about caring for your chemo influenced hair is daunting. Baby shampoos every 3-5 days, pat dry, no dryers, caps to bed to prevent hair loss through friction, etc. Geez. I am starting to feel that cutting it is the right thing to do simply becuase I will feel worse if I can't maintain it. It will take way more physical and emotional energy to baby my hair and study every follicle to see if it is showing signs of falling out. I am tired of it already and it hasn't even started. And with this fatigue, I have to let something go. And I would rather spend the time with my son than with my hair dryer.

So the tentative plan is to go to some expensive salon after Steel Magnolias closes Aug 5th (cause I am still hanging on to the thought I may perform next weekend - let me deal with one delusion at a time please...). I am thinking of some cute low maintanance pixi cut. Layers and spiky? Natalie Portman boyish? Whatcha think? Chin length? I have never contemplated a short do for myself and I am hoping to make it an adventure. I am not promising not to mourn my hair for a bit, but I think I am already thru the worst of it. And I am tired of feeding it energy. So there.

4 comments:

yer mama said...

I just got a pixie cut! I love it, so easy, so cool...

I think you would look really cute with a pixie cut. :-)

eefolsom said...

It's funny you say pixie, cause I swear when I was walking out of the theater on Saturday I was thinking about your hair dilemma and thinking you would look so cute with a pixie cut. I always thought if I had to go through this (yes, sometimes my mind does wander to these thoughts) that I would try out a new hairstyle like every week until my hair fell out. Hey, what other time would you have the courage to do something like that? So there ya go, you could try them both! Go for the chin length first and THEN do the pixie:)

Jooley Ann said...

You'd look great in *any* cut! You've got the bone structure to look fabulous in everything from a chin-length bob to a pixie to a boyish cut. :) Pick whatever strikes your fancy!

That being said, I also love the pixie style. It's just so cute!

tim said...

Well, the practical side of me says go with the pixie, because it would definitely look good on you.

But on the other side I think about the free mohawk you can get from Bird's Barbershop. And who's going to give you crap about your hair right now? It's like a get out of jail free card for crazy hair. I'd totally play it...

:D