Finishing my first 6 treatments was exciting for many reasons. One of those reasons is that my hair will start to grow back!
Since shaving my head in September (ironically my busiest blog visitor day!), my hair has slowly been growing in. It’s not the typical hair growth though. It’s been patchy, with a few completely bald spots right next to patches where hair was growing at a pretty good pace. My head has had a mixture of baldness, peach fuzz and 1 inch strands for a while now. The day of my last treatment I could even feel pieces of hair blowing in the wind when I moved my head around.
While the hair growth I’ve had has been welcomed, I have learned that it is best to shave your head again about a month after the last (aggressive) treatment. This is mainly because the hair that’s been growing is contaminated with the treatment drugs and can grow in a little crazy and a bit wirey.
So, it was time for a fresh start! Joe shaved my head again today. There was actually more to shave than I realized. The red strands clumped together on the floor created a bigger pile than I anticipated. I’ve heard post-treatment hair can grow in differently than the hair that came before it, so I’m curious to see what the weeks will bring in.
It was a good feeling to see my freshly shaved head today. I’ve seen the patchy strands for so long that I just assumed my head would look like that for a while. Imagine my surprise when the shave revealed that my hair has filled in almost every where and is actually quite even across my head now! My dream of rocking a pixie cut at my baby sister’s wedding this summer may become a reality after all.
Happy Saturday, friends! Enjoy this beautiful day.