Friday, 8 October 2010

Down but Not Out

Hey everybody (and welcome to all the new subscribers, y'all snuck in there on me!!)

I just wanted to say 'Thanks'. I know it sounds cliche - but I really do appreciate every word of support and encouragement.  Even when I am too 'down' to 'blog', I come and read these comments and remind myself that there is plenty of happy still left for me!

What am I going to do next? Well, I'm not going to stop blogging. I have loads of photos and plenty of locks/hair-related material from summer (and earlier) so I'll just go ahead and upload them as originally intended.

I'm also gonna do the 'crazy' and post pictures of the bald spots (before they became one big bald head of course). I've wrestled with that for a while - like - would that be showing TOO much of me? Should i just keep my hair loss private and personal? BUT I have come to the conclusion that - people like Kreyola and Brown Buttahfly inspired and encouraged me with their handling of their own hair loss scenarios - so who am I to withhold a similar blessing from someone else? I will do it... I will.. (hear me psyching myself up lol)!

Anthia-Ofo and an anonymous poster recommended a particular Hair Specialist (US based). I'll let you know how that pans out; and of course, tomorrow is the day I go so the Hair Replacement People in London (((nervous tremble)))).

I miss my hair (it's cold outside!!!) but one of the good things about looking more like Alek Wek/G.I. Jane is that my husband can't call me Lady Predator anymore LOL!!!... seriously - it was not a good look.

And to end on a happy note: here is a pic of me and my sisters back in early June.

Welcome to  These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'!  My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my affair with my hair - my locks.  WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME....


Gigglz said...

I haven't been keeping up with blogs lately and I just came to offer my words of support. You will get through this it is truly just hair and sharing your story is so brave of you.

Kreyola said...

Thanks for the Shout Out. What really keep me going are women like you. People who t talk about their story and daily struggles. Most people want to make it a private thing and I completely understand but if it wasn't for site and blogs like this, I don't think I would have been able to cope. The information out there about sisterlocks and hair loss are horrible. Know this…the posts you and Brown Buttahfly are doing are going to help many women in the future that WILL face this. I will continue to show courage and correct the wrong information as well as document my struggles. Right now all I’m doing is research so I can help my mom deal with this as well. Be blessed and once again thank you for sharing your story.

Titus 2 Thandi said...

When I read Brown Buttahflay's post I immediately thought of you sis.It's really inspiring that you're sharing this 'intimate' part of your life.I've often wondered what would happen if my hair loss would return and I know that i'd handle it just like you ladies have.Thank you.

Unknown said...

You are so strong, beautiful and brave. You will make it through this, and whatever you decide, you will be radiant, because you have such a great spirit!

I refused to even photograph myself after my locks fell out this year, and I am only now becoming more comfortable with my hairline. Without your words of inspiration and all of the information you provided, I would have given up.

You can do this!

Nubian1 said...

I feel for you girl! Continue to be strong! Much love.xx


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