Thursday, July 07, 2011
Lost about half my hair yesterday, expect the rest to go today. Got a friend to cut off what was left this morning. Looks pretty good in a sort of 1920s bob sort of way. And it makes my favourite straw hat fit better. I'll probably cut off whatever is left tonight. The hat works pretty well with a lightweight white silk scarf I bought the other day.
There is something viscerally terrifying about your hair falling out. Your frontal lobe, talky, rational brain can tell you all day long that it's ok, that it was expected, that it will grow back, but it doesn't stop that choke of terror when you run your fingers through and come away with a handful. That is something that goes way deeper than talking or rationality.