Here’s a photo blog of my hair before, during, and after chemo. It is amazing how symbolic hair becomes during cancer treatment. It symbolizes loss, transformation, and “new normal” as it grows back differently after chemo (in my case, darker and way curlier!)
Before donating my hair to Locks of Love, April 2007
After my Locks of Love haircut, 2 weeks before starting chemo
In January 2008, when I first moved to Portland (I was still wearing my wig or a hat)
A few weeks later...
And a few weeks later...I still thought it was too short, but my friends convinced me to stop wearing my wig
A few weeks after that, it started getting curly
Me with my sister Hannah in July 2008...it felt good to feel like smiling again
...And a few months later...
Stiiiiilllll growing in January 2009!
In August of 2009, I figured out that if I combed my hair when it was wet, it became straight. Finally, finally straight!
Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico, November 2009
My 31st birthday, December 2009
January 2010, two years after the first picture was taken, my hair was (almost) as long as it was before I started chemo.