If you're a tri-stater, you know that today's weather was not the best---rain, wind, and humidity. Yuck. So, of course, I picked today to blow out my hair for the first time in nearly 2 months. Why? Because I realized I was afraid to.
If you've been reading for a while, you know all about my hair woes. Back at the beginning of August, I decided not to blow my hair straight for a while. For one thing, the weather made it a losing battle. For another, when my hair is curly it hides both the hair loss & growing-in-spiky-patches really well. But this morning, as I threw more hair into the garbage can, I realized that it's been so long that I was afraid to see what it looked like. And the only way to get rid of fear is to confront it head on (unless you're afraid of grizzly bears, or something equally hazardous). So I blew it out.
(working the side pose)
And this, folks, is why I've been wearing so many hats. It's hard to walk around like this, without feeling like people must be wondering what the heck happened to your head. While I'd like to think that I would just spit out random stories to staring onlookers ("Oh, my hair? Have you ever heard of the Great Scissor Duel? No!? Well, you should see the other guy. I actually took first place!") the truth of the matter is this: When I'm out in public, I'm usually juggling our big jogging stroller, a whiny Maya, and our overenthusiatic puppy . . . I'm barely 2 feet out the door before I've totally forgotten about the state of my head. So I take myself very seriously as I argue with the pharmacist for 10 freaking minutes about why they have-to-have-the-nebulizer-medicine-here-or-there-are-going-to-be-big-problems, and then when I catch a glimpse of myself in the glass at the pharmacy I feel totally ridiculous. (They found the medicine, by the way.)
This is as good as it gets, with some comb-over action:
I'm still losing a lot of hair, but it must be dispersed over my head more, because I'm not finding new bald areas. I'm SO glad that I've been taking pictures along the way, because it's amazing to see how far I've come: