Look Good, Feel Good

Happy Monday!

I have been getting this question a lot lately and thought it was time I answered it. The question is “how do you still have hair?”. Well it’s time I spill the beans. I decided to shave my head after the first treatment. It was not falling out yet, I personally wanted to be the one in control. I couldn’t stand the thought of waking up with hair on my pillow.

Anyone who knows me knows that I was a hair freak. I barely let my friend/hairdresser cut my long hair. It was most definitely the hardest part of this journey. I was lucky enough to take my friend Allie with me when I had it shaved. She set across from me with the biggest smile on her face. Love you Allie. Will never forget the strength you gave me that day. I don’t think I could have done it without you.

That same day I had a wig, that was made for me, glued on. So I walked out with what looked like my hair. It was amazing!

I want anyone that is going through chemo to know about this option. It has been life changing. I totally respect anyone that can go through this without wearing a wig. I just know me, and I know that when I look in the mirror, I want to look like I feel good. I really think it’s the reason I’ve had the strength to go through this.

So yes I’ve been wearing a glued on wig for the last couple months. And I LOVE it! You can shower in it and curl it just like your own hair. I had it made for me by a wonderful company called HPI in Nashville. You guys they are amazing! Click on the link above to take you to their website.

Here are a few pictures of mine.

You can even get it colored. I added some highlights in mine.

Anyone who needs any tips on styling a wig you can send me a message and I can help you out. I have a few tips I’ve learned along the way.

So there ya go. Cat’s out of the bag.

Also some questions I’ve asked my oncologist and she’s approved are regarding spray tanning and Botox. Yes she may have laughed. And may have said she’s never had anyone ask about spray tans. But I mean again I want to look good so I can feel good. Both were approved! So get your wrinkle free tan on ladies. You deserve it. 🙂

I found a lot of good information in this book called Pretty Sick: The Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer . It gives all kinds of tips regarding everything from nails to wig tips to fashion advice.

Ok y’all probably think I’m crazy right? Like why am I focused on this when I’m fighting for my life? Well because like I said if you look good you feel good. And I am feeling great!

Wednesday I will start my first round of weekly taxol chemo. I’ll update y’all when I’m through.

Until then…

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I was diagnosed with Stage IIIA Grade 2, HR/PR positive HER2 negative breast cancer at age 31. I am now NED!

10 thoughts on “Look Good, Feel Good”

  1. Absolutely LOVE this!!!! Thank you for the inspiration & honesty once again! You rock girl! AND are beautiful no matter what! Keep up the greatness!!!! You got this xxoo

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  2. That is fantastic! Boy have things changed since I went through chemo. I, like you, shaved mine the same day I started losing it. I just needed that control. I opted out of using my wig because it was so hot and just wore hats. But this is so cool that there are more options now! You’re kicking butt, girl 🙌💕

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  3. I spray tanned too!! I received plenty of stares when I walked into Sun Tan City with a scarf on my bald head. But it made me feel so much better about myself. So glad you are doing well. Hang in there!

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  4. That’s so awesome! I got a wig the second my hair started coming out. I was glad I did so that they could see my hair color and how I styled it. I got the perfect one! I love it and it is very comfortable. It has been 9 months since my last treatment, so my hair has come in. It is wave and quite dense. I am happy with it now that I colored it my “normal” hair color. My wig phase is over, although I imagine I will use it on occasion, since it is such a great wig! Blessings! xox #fellowbreastcancersurivor

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  5. Only good thoughts and prayers headed your way! This is your journey you do it however you want! Look good feel good is a GREAT motto. I’m always praying for you. You got this. Ask any Dr and they will tell you a positive attitude is the key to healing. Best of everything to you Laura. Thank you for sharing your experience ❤️

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  6. Love this! It looks amazing and thank you for sharing. I change my look daily between scarfs, halo wig and ball cap, and I am waiting on my real hair wig. I often wonder what people think when they see me in something different everyday, but when you are fighting for your life, I decide I don’t mind what they think. This option sounds really cool. My dr laughed when I asked about keeping up my Botox. She said she had never been asked that. I have not yet gone back for any since diagnosis because I can’t take getting one more needle, but I may be close to going back. Keep fighting. I have one more AC and then on to Taxol. I hope it is easier for us both.
    Rachel

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  7. Best. Post. Ever. I LOVE that you are being YOU while undergoing this life-changing treatment. LOVE. LOVE. to the LOVE it. And how AWESOME to not have to get a haircut? I would’ve never guessed it was NOT your hair! But … the real thing about this is the beauty isn’t coming from your hair, it’s coming from your heart, your humor, your honesty, and your overall amazingness. You be you, girl, because no one else can be you like YOU can be you!

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  8. I am sorry that you are going through this and truly admire your positive attitude. You truly are an inspiration.
    And your hair does look amazing! Ironically, my mom’s salon is the one who started/created those wigs! I am sure they will be so happy to hear how much you are loving it!
    Keep kicking that cancers butt! 🤗

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