I had had long hair for as long as I could remember. It had always been long, thick, and hit me on my lower back. And I loved it. I have insecurities as everyone does, but my hair was always the one thing I really loved when I looked in the mirror. So you could imagine my horror when it started falling.
Last June my horse, who was my dearest friend for whom my heart beat for, passed away suddenly. I was in absolute shock, and completely heartbroken. I did not eat, sleep, or generally take care of myself for weeks. When I finally started to try to pick myself up again, I started to notice how much hair was coming off in my hairbrush every day. Or, when I would take out my ponytail. I remember standing in the shower and not even wanting to run my fingers through my hair to shampoo it, because I knew I would end up with a hand full of hair. My once long, thick, healthy hair was thin and fragile.
I lost my best friend and I was balding as a 20 year old girl? Awesome! Honestly, my hair motivated me to start eating and taking care of myself again. I made sure I was eating enough, tired to get enough sleep, and started taking these hair, skin, and nail vitamins. After a couple of weeks that turned to months my hairline began to fill in with wild baby hairs, but the length of my hair was still so thin.
I was sick of having the thinned ends of my hair almost bringing me to tears whenever I would look at it, so I asked my mom to chop some off. Then some more, and more after that. My hair now hits about an inch below my collar bones, which is quite the change from it swinging on my lower back! But I have to say, I love it. It made me feel less like the shell of who I used to be, and more like the girl I am today.
When life gives you lemons, get a cute new haircut!
'til next time,