I've never been known for having super-luxuriously thick hair, but I've always had enough to cover my scalp. Recently, (in the last two months), I have noticed an inordinate amount of my hair falling out.
Now, any woman knows that her hair is her crowing glory. Why, what woman isn't concerned with the "right" haircut or covering up those grey hairs when they appear? We sometimes spend years of our lives finding the right stylist who knows just what to do with that little cowlick in the back -- not to mention thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime for products and such.
For weeks, I have watched my more of my scalp appearing and more of my hair disappearing. This is an alarming trend. Firstly, I don't want to go bald before my husband does. I mean, it's cute on my husband. Not so much so on me. Secondly, I don't want to be the lady in Wal-Mart that the little kids point at and ask their moms in a loud voice, "Mommy, why doesn't that lady have any hair?" Sigh. I know that's vanity, but I've had to accept the fact that when it comes to my hair, I'm vain. There -- it's said.
I do have some options.
Option one: I could always buy a wig:
Option two: I could use shave my head and just go with the "I'm bald on purpose look". But I'm so afraid I'd end up looking like this (and then the kids would really point and stare):
And finally, option three:
Sometimes looking on the bright side isn't so easy, because the sun shines there and reflects off my scalp. I'm thinking of only going out at night, with a fundana on my head. Or a large straw hat. It's summer...I could get away with that, right?
(oh...and lest you think I'm kidding about my bald spots - here's proof)
*as a side note - my oldest daughter overheard me talking to someone about this on the phone the other day and she said, "Mom...you need to get your HEMORRHOID checked out! It's probably out of whack." Lands, if a hemorrhoid is causing this, it must be a doosie...I'm hoping for thyroid. I'll keep you posted!
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