Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Hair Loss Update - 12 months in (Reposted)

Sorry it took so long to share it! I wrote this in October last year (2011) but then was too upset to post it... I guess the realisation of it being 12 months since my hair loss began.. with little progress (in some areas) and slow progress in others - was a bit overwhelming at the time and I didn't feel like having these pictures out there.  Clearly - I am over that now :)

I think my original post got lost in the wind somewhere, so I am reposting this in defiance. 

I also want to say this: 
"Losing my hair was (is) painful. It is often embarrassing and very exposing. I have nothing to hide behind. I have to make sure my eyebrows are always done. I can't afford to have blemishes or a 'bad skin day' There are only so many scarves, head wraps and hats that one can wear... in the face of this (some may say trivial) adversity I AM STILL STANDING. I have good days and bad days, ups and downs. Days when I could care less (about the missing hair) and days I mourn for my Sisterlocks... even a TWA will do! But despite all of this - I AM STILL HERE."
Thanks to those of you who continue reading and who continually send me messages of love and support. I haven't given up. I hope to see every hair restored.. til then.. I'll just keep doing me"
Originally drafted 31 Oct 2011
Do you remember this (shocking) post: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly ? - when I first revealed the extent of my hairloss?

or how about this (disappointing or encouraging) picture?

Well, as we're approaching the one year anniversary of my hairloss I thought I'd post an update. 

The 8 week treatment I was on at the time, failed. (You guessed that though right? Lol)

After that treatment ended, I had a family holiday, quit my job, frolicked in the summer sun and basically did some destressing.

Look at this now (4 months later):

September 6
September 29

I am using my own blend of essential oils and additives, along with scalp massage and good old fashioned prayer :) Stay tuned.

WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME.... 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 hair affairs.
Twitter - @avocadoholistic


V @ Locks-N-Motion said...

Hang in there sis! I commend you for staying positive. I see growth in new areas so keep doing what your doing because its working.

Kittylocks said...

Thanks again for sharing this. Well done you have taken every measure possible to encourage growth and your hair is growing.

Nubian1 said...

See that's what you need more of. A long holiday where the only thing you think about is what to do on each day. I know you probably already know this, but try and get more relaxed. Meditate more as well, it's the next best thing to actually travelling. Try and recall your last holiday and how you felt then. Many research has shown that the brain can be fooled into thinking you are actually on holiday thus relaxing you and making your body work properly. Dont take my word for it sweetie, do some research.

Much love

msfullroller said...

I agree with Nubian1 as well. I'm seeing growth in new areas too. Keep on doing what you are doing. We're supporting you.


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