This is the last photo of me BC...Before Chemo...taken in June just a few days after my cancer diagnosis. I've worn my hair like this (or very similar) for YEARS...having my hairstylist Laci dye my roots and occasionally add highlights. I was sure there was gray (I prefer "glittery") hair mixed in, and I wasn't ready to go "au naturale" just yet.
When the doctors talked to me about my cancer treatments, they told me that the specific drugs I would be taking would probably not cause me to lose my hair, although it's always a possibility. I was so thankful for that! But when I mentioned coloring my hair, I got a big "NO!"...for a couple of reasons.
1. Any extra stress on the hair weakens it and could cause hair loss much more likely.
2. The drugs may very well affect the dyes in the hair color and make them do whacky things, like turn weird colors. So basically, it would be a waste of money and time because I wouldn't get the color I wanted or expected.
So...I decided that glittery hair was better than no hair, and I quit coloring it...at least for this season of my life.
So after 4 months of no root touch-ups, the glitter is showing through.
Not sure how I feel about it yet, but it is what it is...and I've got bigger fish to fry right now.
Laci is wonderful and has been putting a gentle rinse on the bottom sections each time, to try and lessen the root line and make the transition more gradual.
I'm not very good at selfies...
I never look where I should. Hard to look at the camera and press the button at the same time.
Anyway, gone is the blonde hair and my REAL hair is growing in.
Perhaps I'll like my natural color, perhaps I won't. I can always go back to the former look.
But for now and the next few months...
...I'm embracing the glitter.