I got my first post-chemo haircut!
And it only took me 11 months.
Yep, I didn’t let ANYONE touch my post-chemo mullet until about 11 months after my last infusion - is that crazy?? I know lots of women to prefer to keep their hair growth trim and orderly but I honestly think I would have freaked if I cut my hair even the tiniest bit… so I let it grow into a mullet, HA.
I think what bothered me more than the mullet though was the color. I’ve always been blonde and my hair grew back much much MUCH darker than my natural color - the darkest I’ve ever been in my life! It added an even more complicated layer to the feelings I’ve been experiencing through this whole cancer journey of my body not feeling like my own. Like, I looked in the mirror and the person I saw was just so different. Idk, cancer is weird y’all.
ANYWAY, for my first cut the priorities were 1) make me blonde and 2) shape up the mullet. And my stylist KILLED IT! I’m so happy with my current hairstyle.
When your hair is growing back, the back and sides will likely grow in much faster than the top. So, by trimming the back and sides and letting the top stay longer, we’re evening up my hairstyle and giving it all a chance to naturally even out as it continues to grow.
I still wear my hair in headbands a lot but I’ve also been playing with a half-up/half-down Pebbles look, small braids and different parts. I’ve never had short hair before but I actually like it and am finding it quite fun!
Do you have any tips for managing hair growth after chemo? Let me know in the comments!