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.


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.


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

The Shady Lady is popular.

So is the Motorcycle Mama.


Day-glow pink will brighten
the dreariest of days.

And there’s always that American favorite,
the baseball

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


But the most comfortable
headwear I found
is made from an old
Here’s a link to the
directions on the
American Cancer Society

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


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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