Cancer Lesson #46: What to Wear on a No Hair Day

Cancer Lesson #46: What to wear on a no hair day.

When your comb starts to look like this, Shave!

and you decide it’s time to do this.

Shave2

It’s important to remember wigs, scarves and hats can offer protection for self-confidence by dented hair loss. In this post, I present options – some serious, some not –for anyone forced to deal with those dreaded no-hair days.
Shave3While you may want to saddle up and ride west,
escape is only a temporary solution.

Cowboy

HardhatSome days, when  you’re feeling
particularly fragile,
a hard hat and safety glasses
can add extra protection.

The Shady Lady is popular.
Shady1

So is the Motorcycle Mama.

Shady

Day-glow pink will brighten
the dreariest of days.
Pink


And there’s always that American favorite,
the baseball cap.baseball

hipsterIf you have crafty friends,
they can knit a cool hipster
cap
(especially nice for
cold winter nights).

tshirt

But the most comfortable
headwear I found
is made from an old
t-shirt.
Here’s a link to the
directions on the
American Cancer Society
website: http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/beauty-guide/new-hair-looks 

Since I lost my hair in the summer,
I frequently didn’t bother with any of these options,
choosing instead to go bare.

nohat

Whatever you decide, I hope you’ll remember what I forgot
when my hair started falling.
It’s only hair.
It will grow back.
Be glad you’ll be there to see it.curl

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3 thoughts on “Cancer Lesson #46: What to Wear on a No Hair Day

    • It was actually my daughter’s idea to document “the shave.” But a fellow survivor also hosted another “shave-off” where a bunch of our aviation friends pledged $$ to American Cancer Society and shaved their heads in commemoration of doing so. It was a complete surprise, a very moving gesture.

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