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.