Yanno, everyone told me I should just go ahead and cut my hair off when
I started chemo and save myself the heartache of watching it turn into a mess and fall out.

They were right.

But I Just. Could. Not. Do it.

Sooo....my hair turned into a mess.....and fell out. Sigh.

See a slideshow of my performance hair before, during, and after the big bad chemo year.

Can you tell which is my "before" hair, which is a wig, and which is my new-grown hair? ;-)
Long Hair Slideshow

Fast-forward from the Great Hair Disaster of 2002 to the new hair of 2004!

The good news is my hair grows fast.....and it's growing back curly!

Check it out - a few twists with my fingers when I get out of the shower, and when it dries I've got the Shirley Temple thing going on. ;-)

No styling products - just L'Oreal Liss Extreme shampoo and conditioner!

Well, I've discovered the worst thing you can do with curly hair is try and brush it straight - aaaack!
July 2004
Hair 2005August 20052005 - A year later, and now it's way past the elbows!

It still curls, but not as radically as when it was shorter - must be the weight as my hair grows.

Salon-grade L'Oreal is still my best friend. I ran out recently and used supermarket shampoo in a pinch - never again!

I also had to make two changes to protect my growing hair from stress and breakage: no more purse over the shoulder, and no more balancing my sword on my bare head!

August 2006 update

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Want to see this hair in motion?

November 2006 update - the same stage 3 months later....

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The longer it gets, the straighter it gets at the top. At this length I'm finally starting to feel like my old self again - only better!

I keep my hair in a slight U-shape and have it trimmed 2 or 3 times a year. I also treat myself to a deep conditioning every couple of months - I highly recommend it!

Hasani hair June 07

August 2007 update - going for a straighter cut

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See it spin! Slow hair spin

Don't worry, everything's gonna be fine! ;-)

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