For the past several months I have been losing my hair. Not just a little hair but so much I literally leave a trail. I am having some other issues too but my main issue was/is my hair. The curl was gone too.For some time I thought about cutting my hair. Not a drastic cut but shorter and more layers. In fact I even picked style…I know…let’s just forget that it’s Joy Behar.This was not a rush decision….I have been contemplating this for several weeks. So - I finally decided to call my beautician (I have been going to her 7+ years) and see when she had available. I told myself before I placed the call “if she says I can come right now that is a sign to do it for sure!” I called and she could see me right then! Randy was home, both hares were napping – I knew it was time but I told my
magician I mean beautician that I would call her right back. I called Laura for some friend advice - Laura agreed – it was time! So I called my lady back and told her I was on my way! Before I left I printed an 8x10 glossy of the above picture so she would know exactly what I wanted.
Well…35 minutes and $17. dollars later I was in complete shock, denial, and disbelief at what I was looking at in the mirror.
I should add that halfway through the haircut my beautician said “wow – I forgot how much your hair shrinks!” And she had me turned to the side so I couldn’t see what she was doing.
I have been devastated to say the least. I have cried more tears in the past 2 weeks than I did ALL last year and everyone close to me is sick of my complaining about my hair. In fact the other day I was crying to someone about my hair and John overheard me and yelled “MOM – IT’S NOT THAT BAD!”
So here I am the day of the cut:Everyone that sees me that has not heard about my new style is in complete shock and says “WOW – you cut your hair!” And then they tell me they love it, I can pull it off, or it’s spunky like you.
Randy has been so loving and kind to me. I know he truly hates it but he keeps telling me it’s cute and it looks good…and its’ NOT that bad! Randy told me that I could NEVER go back to my beautician – I better find someone new. I told him that I would not need a hair cut for a year – don’t worry.
I won’t be going back to my beautician this is pretty drastic. I am not mad at her and she doesn’t know or realize I was so upset. She didn’t do this on purpose. I have very very curly hair. It will go crazy if you cut any major length off of it.
I am trying to be in a better place with my hair. I had to spend sometime at the cancer treatment center today and I sat next to a 15 year old young lady battling cancer and she had no hair whatsoever. Who am I to complain?!?
I learned today that my iron levels were lower than they have ever been (normal range is 30-120 and mine was around –22) and that is why my hair was doing what it was doing AND some other symptoms I have been experiencing. I took my first infusion today and they have me scheduled for 6-12 more depending on my body’s ability to sustain & build up each infusion.
Fresh start to a new year…a new healthier year!