The photo on the left was taken about 3.5 years ago, a year before I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and before I started losing an excessive amount of hair. The photo on the right is today. You can probably see it is now shorter – in fact, over 12″ shorter. I love the new cut my trusted stylist Hillary did – she’s amazing and has been so supportive of my entire process. Simultaneously I’m missing my old look – I loved having long hair. I think because the cut was motivated by the need to balance the effects of my disease, not because I just wanted a change, you know?
Thankfully, it seems my massive shed is slowing and we see a great deal of new hair growth. I still have a lot of work to do but thankfully, things appear to be moving in the right direction and I’m hopeful the worst is behind me. I’m so appreciative of my village and my team who keep me moving forward, provide support & encouragement.
Bye long hair… many I’ll see you again someday. Maybe. Maybe I’ll decide I like this long bob, shorter hair look better. At least I can still pull it back into a pony tail or a messy twist. And, there is always extensions, right? Right.