I think I say that I’m surprised or amazed at my hair growth in every one of these posts, but I truly mean it! I am really enjoying seeing the changes in each of these comparison photos.
Many years ago, before I had any kids, my hair was medium thickness, fine, and on the almost curly side of wavy. A good product, scrunch, and blow dry would leave it nicely curly. As the years have progressed and with each child birth, though it kept the same consistency, my hair got straighter and straighter. Finally, after the birth of Rachael in 2008, it was quite relaxed with only a few waves near my scalp.
Here is how my hair looked on my first day of chemo in September of 2014.
And here’s what it looks like now, just 5 months after it started growing again!
It’s definitely coming in wavy, but the texture does actually feel a little different. Maybe more coarse, but that could be a result of the extra gray that I now have. My gray hairs are super coarse, wild, and unruly! It does appear to be generally the same color, though.
I finally feel as though I’m at a point where I don’t stand out so much. I am not an attention seeker and it has made me very uncomfortable being stared at (by adults who should know better). I’m glad to be mostly out of that phase!
It seems as though I’ll be in a really awkward phase of growth pretty soon. Fine hair that is also wavy poses a styling challenge for sure – basically, even the tiniest amount of any product (including completely natural ones) make my hair look like I’ve been doused with a vat of grease. Fine hair does not hold product well and does all sorts of crazy things. Add to that the fact that fine hair that also happens to be wavy can get quite frizzy and ridiculous! So, I guess this will be a learning curve and I might just find myself being stared at again, but for completely different reasons.
My eyebrows and eyelashes remain about the same as last month. No noticeable difference, but I’m hopeful my eyebrows will fill in a little. They were quite light in color to begin with, but they are even lighter and more sparse now.